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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

Positioning

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

GROUND WORKS

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.

ALLOCATING & PREPARING THE WORK / STORAGE AREA

1. STORAGE PRIOR TO ASSEMBLY
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.
2. REVIEW GROUND WORKS
Check that ground works have been carried out and made good as per previous ground work section.
3. LOCATION OF ASSEMBLY
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.
4. WORKING AREA
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.

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

1. CHECK PARTS
Check all parts have been supplied correctly.
2. ASSEMBLE BRACKETS

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

3. ASSEMBLE SHELTER SKELETON

•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).

 

4. FIX FIRST CLEAR GLAZING PANELS

• 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.

FITTING THE GLAZING

•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.

SIGNAGE

6. FIX SIGN

• 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.

FINAL FIXINGS

7.FIX TO CONCRETE

•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 )

Positioning

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FASTENER LIST
•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
TOOL REQUIREMENTS
•13mm A/F spanner.
•Soft mallet.
•Socket Set
•Impact Driver
•110v SDS Drill & 12mm drill bits
•Large Chemical Resin Gun
•Rivet Gun
•110v Generator

Award Winning and Leading Digital Signage Supplier; Store Fittings Direct is Helping Businesses Adopt State-Of-The-Art Digital Advertising Solutions

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1st July, 2018. United Kingdom –

The way promotional content is shown to the potential customers has a lot to do with the increase in sales because if customer is king of the market, then the content is king in marketing. Therefore, with the help of digital signage, interactive and real-time content is portrayed that makes a massive difference in capturing the attention of customers. And with the award winning service of market leading digital signage solutions provider; Store Fittings Direct, businesses can jump on this fast moving technological bandwagon and make it to the first row.

Store Fittings Direct provides an extensive range of digital signage products including but not limited to Digital menu board, Digital Signage, Touchscreen kiosk, Digital advertising posters and so on. And unlike typical printing signage, digital signage enables marketers to reach an audience more effectively and in real time. Using the conventional methods, it is almost impossible to make any revisions once the sign is in place. However, with digital signage, the information is not only conveyed more quickly and printing cost is saved, but businesses also have the benefit of updating the content whenever they want.

Digital Signage is exploding in every industry, from retail to corporate lobbies, from hospitals to trade shows to educational institutes and so on. The key benefit of using digital signage is that it grabs attention through its lively graphics coupled with moving text that compels the passers to stop and look what the screen is displaying. According to a survey, 8 out of 10 shoppers enter a store just because the digital sign catches their attention. And being the leading digital signage supplier, the core philosophy of Store Fittings Direct is based on equipping business with this leading mode of futuristic advertising to skyrocket their sales.

 “Market leading Digital Signage suppliers – No business should be left behind.”

-Chris, CEO.

For more information about Store Fittings Direct and how to procure the company’s products, please visit the company’s website via https://www.storefittingsdirect.co.uk/product-category/digital-media-signage/ or call 0116 318 4182.

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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: 1st Floor Gateway House 4 Penman Way Grove Business Park Leicester LE19 1SY

Country: United Kingdom

Website: https://www.storefittingsdirect.co.uk

Safeguard and Protect

Back-of-house areas are particularly susceptible to major impact damage due to the weight and size of the traffic there, with the constant movement of fork-lifts and articulated trucks.

Buildings and infrastructure elements such as exposed walls, support columns, docking bays and even power supply units can suffer serious damage due to the power of these impacts.

In addition, damage to valuable assets such as roller shutter doors, cold rooms and freezers, specialist storage equipment and racking systems not only is expensive but can seriously effect their efficient operation, with potential knock-on effects on the sales floor.

To protect your warehouse and service yard fixtures, fittings and general environments from hard hits and bumps, Store Fittings Direct provides a comprehensive range of specially designed, heavy duty damage protection products.

Our floor and wall mounted asset protection products will not only lower your operating costs by reducing the need for costly repairs and replacements, but will also provide a safer and cleaner working environment for your employees.

Whatever your needs, with several options within each product category, Store Fittings Direct’s tried and tested products are up to the task.

Store Fittings Direct, a Name of quality is helping Food Business Increase Sales by Equipping Them with Cutting-edge Digital Menu Boards

1st July, 2018. United Kingdom –

Gone are the days when the typical printed menu boards were used by the restaurants, food halls and cafes etc. Now is the time of digitalisation and every business is focusing on making people’s lives easier with the use of digital products. And when it comes to a digital menu board, it works as a two-sided thing that benefits both the businesses and the customers. It provides massive reach and attention capturing for businesses and helps customers in deciding with lively graphics that display different meal deals. To equip businesses with such incredible technology, Store Fittings Direct is providing with different digital signage solutions and one of them is digital menu board or digital advertising poster.

Store Fittings Direct is a market leading digital signage solutions provider that has an extensive range of award-winning digital signage products including the digital menu board, digital advertising poster, touch screen kiosk and the list goes on. The digital menu board saves a lot of time, effort and especially money. If you have a change in your menu and want to depict it on your menu board, you can do it easily by just programming the digital menu board to show what you want it to show.

A digital menu board increases the upsell rate as the board will be showing complimentary items that people may want to buy with their food. This cannot be done on printed menu board as it does not have a lot of space to fit every food suggestion, but with digital menu board, you will have plenty of space as you can just rotate the content that is shown on it. Also, a digital menu board will reduce the perceived wait time for a customer as they can pass their time by watching trivia, fun facts or promotional content on a digital menu board. This will reduce the rate of customers abandoning the restaurant due to long lines.

With a plethora of benefits, the digital menu board is something every food business should consider. And what better suppliers of these boards than Store Fittings Direct that is a pioneer name in the industry. And the best thing is that not only their digital menu boards are long lasting but are affordable as well. So virtually any business can get the benefit of the digital menu boards, and this is the aim of Store Fittings Direct; to equip businesses with digital signage solutions.

“Market leading Digital Signage suppliers – No business should be left behind.”

-Chris (CEO)

For more information about Store Fittings Direct and how to procure the company’s products, please visit the company’s website via https://www.storefittingsdirect.co.uk/product/digital-advertising-menu-boards/ or call 0116 318 4182.

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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: 1st Floor Gateway House 4 Penman Way Grove Business Park Leicester LE19 1SY

Country: United Kingdom

Website: https://www.storefittingsdirect.co.uk

Barrier Rails & Uprights

Helping customers to navigate your stores and buildings more easily and safely, Store Fittings Direct’s customer guidance systems are a stylish and cost effective way of directing customers or creating a physical barrier.

They are a great complement to our gates, and together provide a comprehensive, flexible and user friendly solution to manage your customer flow. The systems are modular and can be used in a variety of ways, including staircase guidance solutions and as safety barriers on mezzanine floors and around travelators.

Our balustrade and handrail systems comply with all necessary Building Regulation requirements and British Standard recommendations for structural stability, safety and accessibility.

CHF Solutions Ltd t/a Store Fittings Direct,
Unit 8A
Middle Enterprise Road
Enterprise Village
Old Dalby Trading Estate
Old Dalby
LE14 3BU

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. 
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