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How to choose a flagpole for your business premises

21st Feb 2023
By sarah-jane grainger |
Advice |

With HM The King’s Coronation celebrations soon upon, us many businesses are looking at ways to celebrate. If your business is looking to fly the flag for HM King Charles III and the Coronation celebrations, here are our top tips to finding the right flagpole for your requirements.

Step 1: Choose your flagpole product

When it comes to selecting your flagpole, there’s a wide range to choose from. You can choose a bespoke or off-the-shelf solution for business flagpoles. As a guideline, the most commonly chosen product for a business premises is a six-metre glassfibre flagpole with a hinge base. And this suits a great deal of locations, however, if you’re based in highland or coastal areas, you’ll need an extra-strong flagpole to withstand the elements; for this we recommend our ultra-heavy-duty commercial glassfibre flagpole range.

Another solution is the wall-mounted banner pole which works well for retail and urban locations, where space is more limited. This is a popular option for city-centre hotels looking for flagpoles for their building exterior.

You may need a totally bespoke product if your business has more specific requirements. As an example, if your premises are in a listed or historic building, or if access restrictions limit installations, we can advise you.

Harrison Flagpoles is the UK’s only manufacturer of glassfibre flagpoles and the UK’s leading flagpole authority. Our specialist engineering team is here to help and can inspect your site to offer tips on materials, thickness, height, finish, finials and more.

Step 2: Pick your flag

Next up, you’ll need to pick your flag and getting the size right is imperative, you can find out more about choosing the right size for your flag in our handy flag buying guide.

From national and county flags to Pride flags and flags to celebrate the King’s Coronation, we offer a wide range of stock design options, and should you require a bespoke design, our talented design team can fulfil this for you.

Modern flags also have more options available than ever before when it comes to materials. Our standard choice for digitally printed flags is polyester – light, flexible and cost-effective. For a more durable, luxury finish, you may choose a handsewn flag, made and finished by our team of seamstresses here in the UK. For added durability you can add anti-fray netting to any of our printed or handsewn options to extend the life of your chosen flag. Find out more about the recommended lifespan of flags in our guide here.

For those switching to sustainable options, many more customers are now selecting our eco-friendly flag material-  Harrison Eco™ Flag– made from single-use PET plastic bottles and industrial polyester waste that would otherwise end up in landfill.

Step 3: Find your perfect location

While the most appealing option may be to install your flagpoles outside your site entrance, there are many more factors to consider. Firstly, safety and access need to be assessed – for example, there may be ground or overhead cables in the way. All flagpoles require some degree of digging to cement the ground sleeve in place, so our installation team can guide you on the safest locations during their initial site survey if you are unsure

You may also need to secure planning permission. Permanent flagpoles are considered advertisements under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, so it’s important to speak to your local council first.

Step 4: Arrange installation and maintenance

The final step involves liaising with any third parties, such as other construction contractors, to get your project completed on time.

As the UK’s leading expert on flags and flagpoles, and the only UK manufacturer, we offer an end-to-end service to guarantee safe and stress-free installation of all of our flags and flagpoles, including our jubilee flagpole packages. Our technical teams can project-manage from start to finish, in line with any other renovation work that may be taking place.

In many instances, it is the construction contractors that contact us regarding client flagpole projects and instructing a contractor to manage these types of projects certainly has its merits, especially when it is a specialist flagpole requirement or part of wider restoration or development project.

As Constructionline Gold Members, we work to the highest quality health and safety standards, meeting the Safety Systems in Procurement scheme criteria. We also complete all our projects to ISO 9001, complying with the latest environmental and quality guidelines, as well as the Health and Safety Act 1974.

As part of our warranty for our flagpoles, we advise an annual service of your chosen pole, carried out by our experienced team. If you have an existing flagpole and are unsure if it is in working order, contact our team who will be happy to assist.

To find out more about our pole warranties, and to answer any other questions you may have about buying a flagpole for your business premises, whether that’s a factory, retail premises, office or hotel, read our Flagpole Buying Guide.

For more information on flagpoles, flags or installation advice, speak to one of our experienced team. Browse our King’s Coronation flag and flagpoles here or find out more about Harrison Flagpoles, the UK’s leading flagpole specialist.


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