Attractive and Functional Bollards Made from GFRC
GFRC is among the top materials for architectural elements today. Its customizability, durability, and simpler installation make it popular for everything from ornate domes to cladding. These features also make it a leading material for bollards. GFRC meets the safety requirements necessary for bollards while providing an attractive appearance when one is needed.
GC Products, Inc. is a GFRC fabrication company specializing in custom architectural elements. Bollards are a functional aspect at the majority of properties, but we continue to emphasize craftsmanship and quality with each GFRC or GFRG product we produce. With our design capabilities and available technology, we can also create custom bollards that are as much an architectural feature of your property as they are a safety measure. Call us at 916.645.3870 to talk over your ideas and learn more about what we can do.
Why Designers, Developers, and Property Owners Choose GC Products
Bollards are an essential feature for safety and security, but have begun to feature as an architectural element due to the styles possible with materials like GFRC. Most often placed between walkways and roadways or parking lots, bollards provide an added layer of protection against pedestrian injury.
GFRC bollards provide a more visually appealing option to a plain pipe, metal bollard, or alternative plastic cover by adding a GFRC cover over a steel interior that provides the structure and acts as a substantial barrier for vehicles. The GFRC can be designed to match the exterior style of the property where it is installed.
At GC Products, we have been fabricating custom GFRC architectural elements for decades and . Our range of design experience enables us to create GFRC bollard covers with the right styles and features for properties like:
- Shopping Centers
- Hotels and Casinos
- Government Properties
- Parks and Open Air Venues
The GFRC cover provides an aesthetic addition to the bollards with a variety of shape and finishing options. Designs range from simple geometric shapes to complex custom designs, all of which are possible with our state of the art GFRC fabrication process at GC Products.
Benefits of GFRC for Bollards Covers
GFRC is suitable for permanent bollards in a variety of sizes and shapes. Based on the steel interiors you are using and any architectural style, we can design GFRC covers for:
- Post Bollards – Our standard designs for post bollards include cylindrical, rectangular, and conical styles with various heights possible.
- Ball Bollards – A ball bollard has a sphere mounted either directly on the ground or set on a plinth.
- Planter Bollards – A planter bollard incorporates space for flowers and shrubs. Like other bollards, the planter box and GFRC cladding for it can be in any shape or size.
- Custom Bollards – When conventional designs do not suit your property, we can fabricate GFRC bollard covers in endless styles and shapes. We work with your designs or our engineers can help you create the design that matches your needs.
You can also finish the GFRC bollards in multiple ways, enabling you to meet safety requirements with bright colors or match an aesthetic with imitation stone or coloring. Each bollard is finished on site during the installation process and can be updated over the years.
The installation process is also simple with GFRC. We fabricate each bollard cover to your specifications and ship them to you. Because they are lightweight, you can place most bollards without heavy lifting equipment. This has the added benefit of making the entire process more affordable as well.
Once installed, GFRC bollard covers will remain durable for years. The material is waterproof and resistant to cracking or chipping. It can also be cleaned when needed.
If you are seeking an alternative to traditional bollards for your property, contact us at 916.645.3870 or through the contact form to talk about the options for GFRC bollard covers.