The new look of an enduring iron bollards product from Reliance Foundry unites the security, landscaping and architectural elements of properties.
Reliance Foundry has found a way to improve on one of its more
popular, classic iron bollards designs to expand its use to meet the
varied needs of a property.
For years the R-7535 bollard
has been a recurring bollard choice because of its simple, stylish
design elements. Traditionally, this bollard was ready to install right
from casting. By adding additional machining after casting, but before
coating, this bollard now is now a decorative, fluted architectural post with a smooth, domed top. By adding this additional tooling, the design of this bollard has been expanded to 3 different uses:
1. As a security post cover to fit over a cement or steel security post
2. As a stand-alone bollard for perimeter definition, landscape
accent, to protect property features (such a hydrants, utility lines or
building corners), or to provide pedestrian direction
3. As a bike parking stand when bike accessories added
For a property that requires any or all of the above - the same
bollard style can be incorporated across all needs to provide
cohesiveness and integrity of the design. Combining functional
architecture with design is a skill, and Reliance has made it that much
easier for the outdoor bollard items to meet this need. Especially when
it comes to the security posts, which normally are considered more of a
necessary (and ugly) element from a designer's point of view. Made of
steel or dull grey cement - they rarely add little aesthetic value.
Designer Kristen Wall stated, "As a designer, when you can provide
cohesiveness in architecture, design and functionality, the end result
The ability to have decorative elements in security post covers
is especially beneficial in restoration projects, where perimeter
security often protects valuable artifacts and elements of culture.
Reliance has also added upgraded the base detail and cast rings on
two other models for the same reasons. The Reliance model R-7595 bollard
has a large ball top; and the model R-7593 bollard is similar, but with
a smaller ball top. Both bollard models are produced in ductile iron
and can be used as steel bollard post covers or as stand-alone,
Architects, landscapers and designers have embraced the makeover of
the R-7535 bollard and its similarly tooled companions, making this
product one of the best-selling bollard items for Reliance.