Finding Your Perfect Flagpole

Create an unmissable impression with a custom-made flagpole.

For more than 180 years, Flagmakers have created flags and flagpoles for some of the most respected and notable organisations in the world. Fulfilling the intricate requirements of everyone from Armed Forces and Emergency services to Hospitality, Retail, and Private Gardens.

Take advantage of our experience and expertise to design, build, and install a bespoke flagpole guaranteed to make an impact and be a statement of quality for years to come.

Design Your Perfect Flagpole

No matter your level of experience with flagpoles, we highly recommend you discuss your project with one of our flagpole experts, who are here to help you understand the different flagpole types, options to choose from, and which high-quality material is right for you.

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✓ Custom-made to your exact specifications

Your flagpole will be custom-made to your exact specifications. Using the finest materials and state-of-the-art tools, our UK based production facility will work tirelessly to ensure your flagpole is the superb solution to all your display needs.

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✓ Let's Get It Right

Whether you’re looking for a traditional pole to make a statement or a contemporary option to help boost brand awareness, our highly skilled and talented workforce are on-hand at every step to help you purchase the perfect flagpole.

✓ Expert Assistance

Choose Flagmakers and benefit from expert assistance in everything from design, to installation, to ongoing maintenance, ensuring your flagpole and flags always looks their best.

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Our Success Stories

We work with a huge variety of customers, from world renowned brands looking to create the ultimate first impression to homeowners wanting to add a feature to their front or back garden. Take a look at a few of our high profile clients below.

Most Common Flagpole Questions

Do I need planning permission before installing a Flagpole?

To install a flagpole permanently, you will need planning permission from your local council.

Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, flags come with the definition of an ‘advertisement’ and their display is controlled by the Town and Country Panning (Control of Advertisements) Regulations 1992.

However, under Schedule 2 of the regulations, the national flag of any country, including the Union Flag, is exempt from advertisement control provided ‘Each flag is flown from a single vertical pole and neither the flag nor the displays any advertisement additional to the design of the flag’.

Our experience is that in general planning permission is straight forward to obtain, particularly if there are other poles in the area which form a precedent. Our team can help you with this and provide all the information you will need for your application.

Internal or External halyard?

You can choose from either an external or internal halyards on a flagpole. The internal halyards are vandal proof and also aid with noise reduction. With the rope rigged on the inside of the flagpole, it gives the advantage of added security, durability, and does not interrupt the flowing line. 

Which Flagpole is the best option for me?

The height of your flagpole should reflect its surroundings and the buildings on which it is attached or stands in front of. Here is a guide to suggested sizes:

  • A 6m height would suit a 1-2 storey building.
  • An 8m - 10mm height would suit a 2-3 storey building.
  • A 12m - 15m height would suit a tower block, stadium or prestige site and ideal on sites with more than one pole.
  • A 20m height would work well with major development site, visible from a long distance.

Our most popular flagpole height is 8m - suitable in a wide range of locations.

Where Can I Install A flagpole?

If placing in the ground, flagpoles need to have a solid foundation, to ensure it is stable and able to withstand the forces that wind will exert on it. The dimensions of its foundation will depend on its height; as a rule, an 600mm x 600mm x 800mm cube of concrete will suit most poles up to 8m.

If installing  flagpole on a building, you can choose either a vertical or an angled bracket. Vertical brackets are mainly used to fit a pole at the top of the building, adding extra height, whilst Angled brackets project a pole into a street, well above head height, making them more visible and prominent and are commonly used on shop fronts. Our angled brackets are 45 degrees as standard.

What sort of flagpole will I need for my use?

Permanent flagpoles are suited to any location where it remains in a fixed position such as in front of a business premises. They may be used for flying either a National flags or business brand flags. Temporary poles are a surprisingly common requirement and can be secured in a variety of ways:

  • Directly into the ground, using guylines to secure.
  • Using a heavy base, usually holding water when in place to create weight and making transportation easier.
  • Attached to a vehicle - with brackets or using a drive on base.

What size flag will work best?

You need to fly a flag that suits the size of your pole; too big or too small and it will look out of proportion. For standard landscape flags a good guide is that the longest (top) edge of the flags should be a quarter of the height of the pole; for example, a 2m x1m flag would be ideal for an 8m Pole.

Portrait flags don’t tend to follow quite such strict rules, as the width is never more than 1.2m but the depth of the flag can vary and can sometimes be half the length of the pole. On an 8m pole therefore you could fly a flag 4m high. You may also consider a pole with a rotating arm, but be aware that a very large flag will cause extra wind loading on the pole itself and should be used with caution if high winds are expected.

 

What type of flagpole is the best?

A standard pole with a halyard and finial is the most common ensemble and the most traditional type. The finial at the top is in the shape of an onion and the halyard (rope) allows the flag to be hoisted. All flag types can fly from this type of flagpole.


Rotating arm

Fitted to the top of the pole, it holds the flag out on permanent display and ensures the message or design is displayed regardless of wind strength. It rotates to follow the wind direction but is only suited to portrait orientation flags.

Base options

Permanent poles generally come with the option of either a ground sleeve or a hinged base. The Ground sleeve is an economic and simple solution, suitable for poles which won’t need to be lowered regularly. The hinged base makes installation and maintenance much easier and enables the pole to be lowered with ease for cleaning.

How long can I expect my flagpole last?

All our permanent poles come with a 10 year guarantee.

Both Aluminium and Glassfibre poles have a super tough resin-coated finish which is impervious to all that our weather can throw at it. Flagpoles should be lowered and cleaned periodically and the halyard should be checked for signs of wear and replaced if necessary; this alone can often give the whole pole a brand-new look.

Flagpole Jargon

Finial - the ‘cap’ at the top of the flagpole, usually a rounded mushroom or onion shape. It can be the same
as the pole or in gold or silver.

Halyard - the rope used to hoist the flag up the pole.

Cleat - the small metal or plastic fitting used to secure the halyard in place once the flag is hoisted, usually
positioned about 1.5m from the ground allowing easy access.

Step Tapered Pole - usually refers to Aluminium poles and made in sections that slot together when installed; a larger diameter of tube is used at the base to give extra strength.

Smooth Tapered Pole - usually refers to Glassfibre and Architectural flagpoles and comes in one piece and is a smooth conical shape, with a larger diameter at the base, gently reducing in diameter up to the top.

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Service & Maintenance

Flagmakers can provide regular and detailed inspections of your flags and flagpoles to ensure they’re kept in top condition.

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Flagpole Installation

Whether you’re looking for one or a number of flagpoles, we can manufacture and install them at your location.

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