Buyers Guide

Flagpoles Guide

 
A guide to choosing a flagpole

Choosing a flagpole may seem like a minefield, but if you break down the task into several key areas, it should prove a relatively easy exercise. If at any point you require additional help, please do not hesitate to contact the Flags and Flagpoles sales team on 01509 501180.

There are several factors to take into account:

  1. Location & Height of pole
  2. Flagpole Material
  3. Your Budget

 

Location & Height of Flagpole
We have many different heights of flagpoles, ranging from 4.5 metres (approx 15’) to 10 m (approx 33’). One of the most popular sizes we do is the 6 metre pole, approx 20’ high. Key factors to consider is the height of surrounding buildings, trees or any wires from telegraph poles, power lines etc.

 

Flagpole Material
The main types of materials used in the manufacture, these days, are aluminium or fibreglass. Both of these materials are relatively maintenance free, and should last many years. The aluminium poles tend to be sectional, whereas the fibreglass poles are usually a single piece tapered pole. Our aluminium range of flagpoles is our most popular.  As they are sectional poles, they provide excellent value and durability, and are economic to transport to site. We have 2 different specification poles to suit every requirement.


Our Fibreglass range of flagpoles offer excellent value, a single piece tapered pole for a prestigious look at a great price.  A low weight, high strength pole with a smooth, dirt repellent surface.


NB – the carriage cost to transport a single piece pole can be quite high – please call us for a price – 01509 501180
NB All of our flagpoles are supplied complete. The only additional item you will need is a flag!


Internal / External Halyard
Halyards (the rope used to hoist a flag) can be external or internal for greater security, noise reduction & aesthetic appeal.
We would recommend an internal halyard system if the pole is close to the road or public areas – to prevent theft or damage of the flag.

 

Your Budget
A flagpole ¨should¨ be a one off purchase.  Please choose the one that best suits your requirements:

 

Under £100                  BOLD = BEST SELLER / RECOMMENDED


3.6 metre 3 section aluminium flagpole 50mm pole diameter
4.8 metre 4 section aluminium flagpole 50mm pole diameter
6 metre 5 section aluminium flagpole 50mm pole diameter
6 metre 2 section aluminium flagpole 50mm pole diameter
6 metre 2 section aluminium flagpole 60mm pole diameter

 

Under £250


6 metre 2 section aluminium flagpole 60mm pole diameter internal halyard
6 metre internal halyard fibreglass flagpole – tapered pole
8 metre external halyard fibreglass flagpole – tapered pole

 

Over £300


8 metre internal halyard fibreglass flagpole – tapered pole
10 metre external halyard fibreglass flagpole – tapered pole
10 metre internal halyard fibreglass flagpole – tapered pole
Our prestigious range of Aluminium Architectural Poles – POA

 

Guide to Flagpole Terminology

Finial                                       The decorative ¨top¨ affixed to a flagpole – usually mushroom shaped, onion shaped or round, white or gold.

Halyard                                   The rope used to hoist the flag to the top of the pole
                                               
Cleat                                       Where the halyard rope is tied off to keep the flag hoisted

Ground Sleeve                       The sleeve that the pole slots into when erecting a standard flagpole

Hinged Base plate                  The base plate used with a single piece pole

 

For more information on any of products please visit our website www.flagsandflagpoles.co.uk, email sales@flagsandflagpoles.co.uk or call 01509 501 180