Since 1980, our experienced and friendly team have been working with customers to identify their flagpole requirements. Each year we produce around 15,000 flagpoles, but how are they installed and what should you be avoiding?
Useful tip: When choosing the location for your flagpole(s), take note of the installation area. Check for suitable drainage and avoid issues with cables, pipes or overhead obstructions such as telephone cables and trees. Once you have confirmed the area is clear and safe for installation, follow these steps for a successful install:
A common mistake when installing a flagpole, is putting it in the wrong place. Before you even start digging the foundations, make sure you double check the location where your flagpole will stand. Are there cables or pipes under the ground you intend to place it? Also think about any buildings, vehicles or power lines it may be in radius of.
Read our previous blog about what you need to consider when buying a flagpole for windy conditions. But in terms of installing one, we would strongly advise you to delay it to a day that’s a little less blustery. The last thing you want is a leaning flagpole, and once the cement has set that’s exactly what you’ll have in strong wind.
When your flagpole is delivered, they’re not the smallest of items! It can be tempting to just lay it flat on the floor, but we would always recommend you should try and and erect the flagpole as soon as possible. If that’s inconvenient, then at least ensure it remains in the protective wrapping and it stays dry.
Harrison Flagpoles are a leading flagpole manufacturer in the UK. Our global reputation has been crafted over 40 years, supplying to some of the biggest brands and events from around the world. We also offer a complete installation service for your flagpole(s) if this is required. Our friendly team are on hand to discuss your options, whether you need a flag or flagpole for commercial purposes, for an event or even just your own personal use. Call us on 01325 390 195 or send us a message by completing our online enquiry form.