Cast Iron Bollards
Broxap’s cast iron bollards are made from high quality materials for a premium architectural profile. Our cast iron bollard range is also available in ductile iron for more high demand applications.
The castability and fluidity of cast iron results in a superior looking bollard, delivering a range of decorative styles, clean modern forms and classic street bollard designs.
Dating back to the 19th Century, bollards were first used as a safety measure as London’s population boomed and the streets became more hazardous.
Today they are still protecting pedestrians as well as marking out different pathways and traffic zones, forming barriers to prevent damage to buildings and property and providing access control.
Cast iron bollards offer good wear resistance and excellent hard landscaping where detail is important.
All cast iron bollards from Broxap can be cast in either grade 250 grey iron or grade 450-10 ductile iron for enhanced sturdiness.
The strength and weight of both metal castings result in sophisticated bollard products with good surface appearance and durability.
Among the most traditional designs is the Manchester Cast Iron Bollard. This resembles a cannon shape. There is some question as to whether actual canons from French boats were repurposed as bollards following the Battle of Trafalgar, or whether canon-makers had to find a new use for their existing gun moulds. Either way, wooden bollards were slowly replaced with cast iron ones.
And as all things come full circle, timber bollards are again very popular in locations such as country parks, schools and residential estates. Bollards are also available in a wider range of materials with Broxap offering steel bollards, polyurethane bollards and recycled plastic bollards as part of its extensive range.
Grade 450-10 ductile iron is usually chosen for its impact resistance and yield, often used as crash barriers to minimise damage from vehicles.
Some cast iron bollards can also be converted to post and rail arrangements, or combined with chains and panels for an effective barrier option.
The traditional shape and style of many cast iron bollards make these a popular choice for waterside locations such as marinas and harbours.
Broxap offers a number of customisable options with cast iron bollards ranging from the addition of decorative painted bands, reflective bands and colour coating to the addition of logos and crests and waterside specification paint treatments.