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O&M Information for Oak Timber Bollards


Oak bollards are commonly used for various purposes, such as traffic control, pedestrian safety, and decorative landscaping. Proper operation and maintenance (O&M) of oak bollards can help ensure their longevity and functionality. Here is some information on the O&M of oak bollards:Timber Bollard
Cleaning: Regular cleaning is essential to maintain the appearance and condition of oak bollards. Use a soft cloth or sponge and mild detergent mixed with water to clean the surface of the bollards. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals that can damage the wood.
Timber bollard
Protective Coatings: Oak bollards can benefit from protective coatings to enhance their durability and resistance to environmental elements. Apply a suitable wood preservative or sealant to protect the wood from moisture, UV rays, and insect infestation. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the specific product you choose.
Regular Maintenance: Maintain the integrity of the oak bollards by sanding and refinishing them periodically. Sanding helps smooth the surface and remove any splinters. Apply a fresh coat of protective finish, such as varnish or exterior-grade paint, to maintain the appearance and protect the wood.

Weed Control: If oak bollards are installed in areas with vegetation, ensure that weeds or grass do not grow too close to the bollards. Overgrown vegetation can retain moisture and promote decay. Regularly trim the surrounding vegetation and remove any weeds or grass around the bollards.

Snow and Ice Removal: During winter months, it’s important to clear snow and ice from around the bollards to prevent damage caused by freeze-thaw cycles. Avoid using de-icing chemicals that may be harmful to the wood. Instead, use gentle methods such as shovelling or brushing off snow.

Mild Steel Galvanised Bollards

Bollards add protection to your landscape or site and are aesthetically appealing to the eye.

What is a bollard?

For these out there asking: ‘What is a bollard?’ – road bollards are brief and sturdy, vertical posts used to manage avenue traffic, forestall ram-raiding assaults and adjust entrances and exist to unique areas.

You’ve in all likelihood viewed many special patterns of bollards in public areas, regularly lining the avenue or blockading car get right of entry to in an in any other case open space.



Why Powder Coated Yellow?Mild Steel Galvanised Bollard

Bollards are designed to protect against accidental crashes. Still, you will want to

make sure your bollards are noticeable enough to grab the attention of distracted

drivers. Search for bollards in eye-catching colours, such as bold yellow, to add

visual security for your site or building.


Check out our range of bollards here < Timber Bollards – Stainless Steel Bollards – Steel Bollards – Telescopic Bollards >


The fascinating history of the shopping trolley

Shopping Trolleys

IF THERE’S one invention that demonstrates just how far technology has come in the past 80 years it might be the humble shopping trolley.

It seems so simple, and certainly something we all take for granted when it’s time to load up on groceries each week, but it hasn’t always been so easy.

Once upon a time shoppers had to struggle with the limitations of wicker or wire baskets. That is, until in 1937 the owner of the Humpty Dumpty supermarket chain in Oklahoma came up with what at the time was a revolutionary idea: put a much bigger basket on wheels to allow people to keep shopping.

It was an idea that would end up netting Sylvan Goldman his impressive fortune and was later hailed as a piece of innovation that drove the force of American capitalism.

But it didn’t catch on right away.

Men thought they were effeminate and women were reminded of pushing baby strollers — a task they had apparently had enough of.

Seeking to sway public opinion the 39-year-old inventor took out a number of newspaper ads to promote the new grocery store feature.

“Can you imagine winding your way through a spacious food market without having to carry a shopping basket on your arm?” read one.

However they proved ineffective. In a 1977 interview with CBS, Goldman recalled the difficulty he had in getting the American public to embrace his invention.

Goldman persisted and hired attractive men and women to walk around his stores pushing the shopping carts — a move that proved to be a stroke of genius.

Once they were eventually deemed fashionable enough, the carts took off. Not only did his business go through the roof, Goldman began selling his creation to other supermarket chains and by 1940 he had a seven-year waiting list.

The process leading to the shopping trolley was by no means a straightforward one.

In the end, inspiration for the design of the trolley came from a wooden folding chair in Goldman’s office.

Looking at the chair while sitting in his office one day, it came to him. What if he put wheels on the bottom of the chair and had a second base on which to hold another basket?

According to the folklore, he raced downstairs to find the store handyman Fred Young and the pair spent hours tinkering with a design.

After the first attempt with a wooden chair collapsed under the weight of the basket they designed another using a metal frame.

The design soon evolved into what Goldman called a “folding basket carrier” and he filed the invention with the patent office — a move that helped spawn a real estate and retail empire worth half a billion dollars by the time he died in 1984.

The larger, single basket successor to Goldman’s initial design is still in use today.


Who was the inventor of the shopping trolley?


Sylvan Goldman


The Importance of Access Control

The purpose of such Access Control systems is to restrict access where necessary so that the number of people entering and exiting can be better monitored.

Access control is an updated and effective method of ensuring that access to a business system, certain areas of a premises or physical and virtual resources are restricted, either by an authority or a business.


The purpose of such systems is to restrict access where necessary so that the number of people entering and exiting can be better monitored.

Access control is an updated and effective method of ensuring that access to a business system, certain areas of a premises or physical and virtual resources are restricted, either by an authority or a business.

Additionally, access control is a means to protect people within an organisation from unauthorised entry.

It also stops staff and visitors from gaining access to potentially dangerous areas such as warehouses.

Furthermore, for businesses looking to track and monitor the flow of people around a building, there are various access control systems that fulfil this objective too.

Our family of mechanical gates offers an extremely effective yet economical access security solution.

As reliable as it is practical, the mechanical gate is designed to be used in areas to positively indicate the entrance/exit flow and is particularly suited to

where maximum security is not required.

The gate is designed to open through 90 degrees and return to the closed position under spring tension. A standard feature of these gates is the ability to

be opened in the reverse direction by firm body pressure to give an emergency exit facility.

A simple adjustment negates this facility when used as an exit.

Access control systems help restrict entry to areas of a business premises containing hazardous waste, expensive IT equipment and sensitive information. These restrictions help reduce theft, damage and more.

Remote access

Some sites aren’t guarded or staffed 24/7. There are occasions when suppliers, contractors and delivery drivers require access outside of business hours.

Highest security access control

Full height turnstiles are the ultimate in security and control of foot flow through an entrance/exit point.

They provide secure closure of passageways and are well suited for checkpoints where high security and attractive design are equally important.

Protect your business with access control


By investing in an access control system, businesses will benefit from a system which:

Helps protect assets such as expensive equipment

Creates a safe working environment for employees

Provide data on staff movement, timekeeping and productivity

Reduce the potential for breaks ins and theft

The Importance of

Trolley Shelter Anti Roll Back Strip


Our Trolley Anti Roll Back Strip is designed to complement our shopping trolley shelters. Providing that extra security preventing shopping trolley from rolling back out of the shelter onto oncoming or parked cars.

Antil roll back strip


Why Anti Roll Back Strip Is A Must



 How To Install

Anti roll back strip


One anti–roll back strip should be fitted at the front of the shelter with the leading edge level
with the outside of the front hoop and an equal gap left to the left
and right side.

Usually fixed using 4 x M6 x 60 Coach screw and expansion plug


How to install your shopping trolley shelter from Store Fittings Direct.

Our Dalby Shopping trolley shelter itself is an elegant shape, made from aluminium with lots of gentle curves and glazed with 6mm clear polycarbonate.  In order to fit the space available it was designed for entry from one side.   The back consists of 3mm aluminium sheets powder coated in two shades of grey, curved from top to bottom, preventing any view into the shelter from the adjacent car park, whilst a gap at the top enables air circulation.  The roof is clear 6mm solid polycarbonate that was cold-curved during fitting, as is the vertical panel on the side opposite to the entrance.  The glazing was fitted using our P226 screw-down glazing bar and in line with current legislation 50% of the shelter sides are open to the elements.

Trolley shelter


1.All concrete pads should be laid and given sufficient time to harden before shelters are installed.
2.Tarmac should be laid new, or made good to a maximum depth of 50mm over the concrete pads before shelters are installed.
3.Tarmac should be clearly marked to identify the position of the external perimeter of each concrete pad.
4.Approximately 3-4 shelters can be erected per day, therefore sufficient pads should be laid
prior to shelter installation to allow for consecutive working days for the total quantity of shelters
to be fitted.


A suitable secure storage area (compound) will be required prior to delivery to site. This needs to be large
enough to accommodate the total number of shelters required.
Check that ground works have been carried out and made good as per previous ground work section.
Main assembly of the shelters must be undertaken within an area of 6 car parking spaces around the parking
bay that is to be the final fixed position of the shelter as described in the “Working Area” paragraph below to
avoid unnecessary manual handling issues.
A clear working area must be provided incorporating a total of 6 car parking spaces, 1 space either side of
the parking space the shelter is to finally fixed to and three spaces directly behind. This area should be made
safe for working by erecting Herras fencing around the perimeter as per AWOW V5.


Check all parts have been supplied correctly.

Assemble end and middle brackets as shown above. Use M8 x 16 Hex Head Bolts, M8 Nyloc Nuts and
M8 Washers.
• Quantity required for each shelter is:
o 4 x Middle Bracket
o 8 x End Bracket


•Assemble lower steel railings. Do not fix railings to concrete until step 5.
•Slide assembled brackets and loose bolts into loop channel in the following quantities.
•Front loop requires 4 end brackets for horizontal beams (see detail A), 2 M8 x 16 bolts for side stiffening bars and 1 M8 x 40 bolt in the middle for the trolley park sign and top stiffening bar.
•Middle loop requires 4 middle brackets for horizontal beams (see detail C), 3 M8 x 16 bolts for internal support beams.
•Back loop requires 4 end brackets for horizontal beams (see detail A), 3 M8 x 16 bolts for internal support beams.
•Loosely assemble loops to railings using M8 x 25 bolts, M8 washers and M8 nylocnuts (see detail B above).
•Locate and fix side and top internal support beams to tie loops together using the loose M8 x 16 bolts, M8 washers and M8 nylocnuts.Secure middle internal support beam at top centre of loops. Fix the 2 other internal support beams either side at equal height.
•Locate and tighten horizontal beams on to brackets on one side at a height of 755mm from the bottom of the loops to the centre of the beam / brackets.(see detail A/C above).



• Bend 2 glazing panels into loop channels on opposite side of the trolley park to the 755mm high fixed horizontal beam.
• Slide glazing around loop in channels and locate onto 775mm high horizontal beams.
• Locate 2 horizontal beams above glazed panels and secure to brackets as per stage 2.


•Repeat stage 2 for all glazing panels, finishing with locating final 2 horizontal beams at 755mm high to ensure the trolley park is even.
•Tighten all M8 fixings except M8 x 40 front top centre fixing.
•Rivet 4x side support bars through side glazing panels to internal support beams as shown, 12 places in total. Again ensure trolley park bars are even on both sides.



• Slide sign into top centre stiffening bar and using the M8 x 40 bolt mentioned in stages 2 and secure with M8 washer and nyloc nut.



•Move and locate trolley parks to centre of concrete pads. Concrete pads should have been pre-installed by others to suit the attached layout. Chemfixtrolley park in position with two chemfixfixings per leg. (See detail C above).
•If hitch rail is included in installation, locate hitch rail in appropriate position and fix using 200mm long chemfixstud (see detail D above).
•Fix hitch rail to horizontal beams as shown using U-brackets and offset spacers as required (shown above).
•Clean all debris from drilling from work area.



Anti Roll Back Strip ( If Required )


One anti–roll back strip should be fitted at the front of the shelter with the leading edge level
with the outside of the front hoop and an equal gap left to the left
and right side.







•Fixing Kit:
•69 No M8 x 16 Hex Head Z/P
•16 No M8 x 25 Hex Head Z/P
•1 No M8 x 40 Hex Head Z/P
•85 No M8 Nyloc Nuts Z/P
•85 No M8 Large Washer
•12 No FIX-90036 4 X 16 LARGE HEAD POP RIVET
•Chem fix Kit:
•1 -Tube Chemfix380ML (C/W 2 Nozzles)
•16 -M10 X 200 Resin Anchor Stud / Nut / Washer
•16 -1.1/2 X 3/8 Mudguard Washer ZP
•Anti Roll Back Strip
•4 -M6 x 60mm coach screw
•4 -M6 rawlplugs
•4 -M6 washers
•13mm A/F spanner.
•Soft mallet.
•Socket Set
•Impact Driver
•110v SDS Drill & 12mm drill bits
•Large Chemical Resin Gun
•Rivet Gun
•110v Generator

Attractive, safe and reliable, we supply a wide selection of manually operated gates which are particularly suited to where a lower level of security is required. Their ergonomic design and the quality of engineering ensure that our gates look great and perform as required time after time. All our mechanical gates have an emergency break-out feature which means the gate arm can always be forced in both directions in case of fire or other emergency situations.

The gates can be used for making entrances, exits and pedestrian passageways. They can partition and block off rooms and efficiently direct customers from the entrance to the cash desk. You can easily combine and integrate these gates with our other entrance and customer guidance systems.

Choose a gate with or without key lock, a Mechanical Push gate, an Emergency Exit Gate or our Bi-Directional Gate. They all have different features to fit your needs.

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Make An Entrance with Automatic Access Entrance Gates

Your Entrance is the first experience your customer has.

The AlphaGate Automatic Access Entrance Gate – THE BEST IN CLASS AUTOMATIC GATE

The Alphagate MKII is the most advanced and fully featured automatic gate that Store Fittings Direct have created and has established new standards in the marketplace. The Alphagate MKII introduces many new features and latest technology components which provide; flexibility, simplified gate configuration and easy interconnection between multiple gates.
The Alphagate MKII has an emergency safety anti-panic feature and an audible alarm that will sound if the gate arm is pushed into the anti-panic mode. The gate is equipped with an automatic reset of the gate arm.
The Alphagate MKII can be configured for Standard, Welcome, Secure, Cleaning and Self-Checkout modes, all built in to the new control board of the gate. A new function of Alphagate MKII is the “soft-opening/ soft stop” functionality which limits the amount of torque generated in the opening and closing process to improve the long term performance and reliability.
The Alphagate MKII can also be fitted with the Childsafe function which can instantly stop the gate arm when a child/customer is behind the gate arm or to re-open the gate arm when a customer has crossed the zero position.

The Alphagate MKII comes finished in bright chrome or powder coated in any colour of your choice. Enquire for details.

Installation service available




“Our aim is simple, to provide customers with the most flexible and comprehensive shop shelving available along with friendly, first class customer service and support.”

-Chris (CEO)

For more information about Store Fittings Direct and how to procure the company’s products, please visit the company’s website via or call 0116 318 4182.


About Company:

Store Fittings Direct is working in partnership with one of Europe’s leading suppliers of store equipment and fittings, with a turnover of £300 million. The Group is the market leader in the Nordic and Baltic countries, and one of the largest in the UK, and Central Europe.

Media Contact:

Company Name: Store Fittings Direct

Contact Person: Chris

Email: [email protected]

Contact No. 0116 318 4182

Address: Unit 4
Newtown Grange Farm Business Park
Newtown Unthank,

Country: United Kingdom


Osmio Sanser Sterilising Spray

The year just gone has been an eye-opener in terms of personal hygiene and that of the environment we live and work in. As one, we’ve had to ramp up our hygiene levels in the face of a potentially deadly threat that faced the entire world. We’ve been shown that, no matter how stringent we were with our cleaning habits before the covid-19 pandemic, they weren’t good enough!

It’s been hard for individuals as well as for businesses, schools, hospitals and other institutions, yet with everyone working together we’ve seen superb efforts in many countries that have surpassed expectations.

Yet, there’s been an underlying problem that faces us all: the lack of affordable, environmentally friendly cleaning products for the home, workplace and other environments. Having to buy more hand cleansing and cleaning agents than usual has taken a chunk out of the household budget, never mind that of a business, but the answer is here. Let us introduce , the item that does it all for you at a price you can afford.

Osmio Alcohol Free Hand Sanitiser SprayWhat is The Osmio Sanser Sterilizing Spray?

We’ll begin by explain what Osmio Sanser is not, and that’s an alcohol-based product. Now don’t take this the wrong way: alcohol cleaners are good; they do the job, and they help a great deal. But there’s a problem, and it’s one you’ll have experienced having used this type of product: alcohol absorbs fat. That’s why it leaves your skin dry and often irritable after use. That’s not going to happen when you use Osmio Sanser and here’s why.

He simple fact is that Osmio Sanser is not a cleaning product in the traditional meaning of the word. You have your favourite cleaning agent that you buy from the shop and spray onto surfaces before you use it. And then you have your favoured hand cleansing product that’s become a must-have item for around the home every day. Osmio Sanser is both of those, but in a different way.

Osmio Sanser is a device that creates an environmentally friendly, chemical-free and active cleaning and sanitising agent. It does so using an electrical charge, tap water, and table salt. That sounds too good to be true, right? We can assure you it’s not, so let us explain the basic science behind it so you get a better idea of what it’s all about.

What Makes it Special?

We know that what we’re saying sounds like a fairy tale, so we’ll try and simplify the process. The Osmio Sanser is a device that generates a cleaning solution you can use on your hands, on surfaces, on products and more and that you can use safely. How does it work?

The Osmio Sanser looks a lot like a modern sort of kettle. Inside it is an innovative electrical system that produces a substance known as Sodium Hypochlorite. It might sound fancy and such, but in fact it is the combination of salt, water and an electrical charge. Now sodium hypochlorite is used in many bleach products, but usually alongside other chemicals that make such products potentially harmful and sometimes extremely corrosive to certain materials.

On its own, sodium hypochlorite – in the form produced by the Osmio Sanser – is a harmless substance that cleans everything you want and is safe for children and pets and entirely natural. How does the Osmio Sanser make the sodium hypochlorite? That’s the clever bit!

Creating the Cleansing Agent

The Osmio Sanser has a reservoir into which you put 500ml of tap water. Nothing special, just water straight out of your tap. You then add 12g of table salt. Again, nothing fancy, just the salt you use for your daily meals. Next you plug the Osmio Sanser into a USB port from which it draws its charge. In no more than 10 minutes the device has done its job and you have a usable, natural and environmentally friendly cleaning agent that will remain active for 3 days.

Whether you’re looking at this as a householder or as a business owner – or even as the manager of cleaning business – you can see already that there are many attractive benefits to the Osmio Sanser: it’s green, it uses no chemicals other than salt, and it’s effective. But there’s more to it than that, so let’s talk about how the cleaning products industry has changed in the last year, and where Osmio Sanser can help.

Some Numbers to Consider

Sales of hand cleansing products have grown by more than 800% during the covid-19 crisis. In fact, all cleaning products have experienced a significant increase in demand in the last 12 months. The cost increases to businesses are clearly quite evident, as even the smallest business will have needed to change its way of approaching regular cleaning.

Bear this in mind: Osmio Sanser creates a solution that can be used as a general cleaning agent, as well as for cleaning surfaces, bins, fridges and toilets. It’s worth noting that sodium hypochlorite is used as a treatment for eczema, so it’s kind to the skin. You immediately do away with the need for one-use plastic bottles of bleach, so your green credentials are further enhanced. It’s an all-in-one cleaning product that comes as a ready to go device – all you need to add are the water and the salt.

Think of the potential users: bus and taxi companies, trains and other public transport, schools and colleges, offices, retail outlets and homes – Osmio Sanser can be used in all of these safely and effectively. But here’s the bit you want to know: what does it cost? To produce 500ml of cleaning agent that you can then spray on your surfaces using the Osmio Sanser costs 2p. Two pence. We’ll leave that with you for a moment!

This is a truly innovative product that reduces your cleaning costs, improves your eco-friendly credentials, and is safe and cheap for all to use. Talk to us now for more information on Osmio Sanser, we’re here to answer any questions you may have.

New Hanging Double Sided Window Displays

Grab the attention of onlookers with the outward facing, sunlight readable Hanging Double Sided Window Display.

Once your customers are inside the building you can then use the inward facing display to reinforce your message further.

“All of the Professional Monitor products come with a 3 year warranty as standard”

Transform window displays with our NEW Hanging Double-Sided Window Display. Designed for store fronts these dual sided Digital Signage screens have an outside facing display with a brightness of 700cd/m² and an inward facing display with a <strong>brightness of 450cd/m² ensuring that both screens are viewable to their audience. Despite being a double-sided display this remarkable solution has an incredible super slim lightweight design; with a depth of just 23mm they are thinner than most single sided screens. With an integrated ceiling mounting system this truly is an easy all-in-one solution for retail/restaurant window displays.

Available in 43” and 55” models the features of the Hanging Double-Sided Window Display.

The new Hanging Double-Sided Window Display are in stock now and available for immediate dispatch.

CHF Solutions Ltd t/a Store Fittings Direct,
Pera Business Park,
Nottingham Road,
Melton Mowbray,
LE13 0PB

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday 9:00am til 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am til 3:00pm
Saturday to Sunday CLOSED

About us

We are Store Fittings Direct, your store fittings, warehouse & shop equipment provider for the UK and Europe.
Store Fittings Direct is a trading name of CHF Solutions Ltd, a limited company registered in England & Wales 
Registered number: 12316756. 
VAT Number: 337339585

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