Flagpole Installation

Flagpole Express Ltd is one of a few UK based companies who specialise in the production and installation of flags, flagpoles and banner display systems.

Installation of a ground mounted flagpole

1 - Ensure the site is safe to work, cone off working area if necessary.
2 - Mark out and dig the foundation.
3 - Once the hole is complete put the bottom part of the hinged base or ground socket in the hole.
4 - Ensure the base is level, use a spirit level.
5 - Pour cement into the hole and set foundation.
6 - While the foundation is setting put the spoil in designated area.
7 - Assemble flagpole and connect the flagpole to the hinged base using the hinge pin.
8 - Once the foundation has set walk the flagpole up to a vertical position needs two people.
9 - Level flagpole and put the locking nuts on the base.
10 – Attach the flag to the halyard.
11 – Hoist the flag.

Flagpole foundation recommended sizes

Please note this is only a guide line...it may need to be adjusted depending on the ground and location.
4 m flagpole foundation size 300 mm x 300 mm x 500 mm deep.
5 m flagpole foundation size 350 mm x 350 mm x 600 mm deep.
6 m flagpole foundation size 400 mm x 400 mm x 650 mm deep.
7 m flagpole foundation size 450 mm x 450 mm x 700 mm deep.
8 m flagpole foundation size 500 mm x 500 mm x 750 mm deep.
9 m flagpole foundation size 550 mm x 550 mm x 800 mm deep.
10 m flagpole foundation size 600 mm x 600 mm x 900 mm deep.

When installing your new flagpole please be aware of ground level drains, electric cables,
gas pipes, data cables, water supplies, telephone lines, trees and overhead electric cables.

Buildings - ensure that when the flag is flying it doesn't rub against a wall.
Other flagpoles - ensure there is enough space between flagpoles for flags to fully fly.
Always have internal halyard systems if there is a high chance of the flags being stolen.

We provide a regular flagpole maintenance service many people have their flagpoles installed and then forget to arrange for regular maintenance. Our poles are manufactured from the highest quality materials but if you want to achieve the longest life span out of your flag pole it is wise to arrange routine maintenance on a regular cycle. We can help you just call one of our sales team on the number above,

When you buy flags it is important to take care of your flags. Just like when you buy flagpoles a maintenance program is vital to get the best life span from your purchase,

Flags in wind and rainy conditions

We recommend that you don't fly flags in strong winds, please note that if it is windy at ground level it will be a great deal worse at the top of a flagpole, heavy rain combined with strong winds are the worst conditions for a flag and flagpole, as the rain increases the weight of the flag and then in turn when the wind gusts there is a huge increase of force against the flag pole and halyard, prolonged use in these weather conditions will cause damage to your new flags. You should never fly any flags in force 7 or above weather conditions,

Maintenance and inspection of Flagpoles, flags and banner systems is a legal requirement in three different statutory regulations,

The Health & Safety at Work Act requires;

"Maintenance of it in a condition that is safe and without risks to health"

Building regulations require;

"The inspection and maintenance of any services, fittings or equipment so provided"

Town & Country Planning regulations require;

"The advertisement must not endanger any person"
"Any structure or hoarding used must be maintained in a safe condition"

The owner is also responsible for the maintenance, inspection and necessary repair of the structure or area that it is fixed to in order to comply with the above Regulations.

It is imperative that the installation does not go ahead if it is apparent that the structure to which the product is being fixed to is inadequate to provide a fixing that is compliant with regulations or will lead to failure.

We as company is not obliged to provide a maintenance and inspection programme however we do offer this service,

Owners are not obliged to take the maintenance contract offered by Flagpole Express Ltd.

Ultimate responsibility for maintenance and inspection rests with the owner,