We’ve been making flag and flagpoles since the 19th Century. Joining with other successful businesses across the 20th century, we have formed a team of experts and passionate flag makers to provide a first-class service for all things flags and flagpoles.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional pole to make a statement, or for a modern and contemporary option to help boost brand awareness, we can help you choose the best flagpole for your promotional needs.
Find Your Perfect Flagpole
What You'll Need To Consider...
We want to help you find the perfect solution for your needs. Before you get in touch for a quote, think about the following elements and it will help us identify the best flagpole for you.
- Where will it be located? Indoors? Outdoors? On a wall? Does it need to move?
- How tall does my flagpole need to be? Feet? Metres? Storeys?
- What flag are you looking to fly? Size? Orientation? Should it flutter?
- What is your budget? Initial product? Ongoing maintenance?
If you're purchasing a flagpole for the first time, or have any specific needs for your project, we strongly advise you to speak with one of our experts who will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have and work closely with you to ensure you get the perfect solution for your requirements.
Ground Mounted Flagpoles
Most people think of a ground-mounted system when they think of a flagpole. A permanent structure to display flags that is installed in the ground, and a superb way to create an eye-catching and impactful welcome to any location.
We work with clients in every industry imaginable and supply them with robust hardware solutions to suit their needs. From schools and government buildings, to high end retail or construction sites, we provide ground-mounted flagpoles that make a statement.
Flagpoles installed into the ground combine functionality with elegant design and are the perfect display system for traditional flags or portrait style banners. All our ground-mounted flagpoles are made to order from our production facility in Derbyshire and can be manufactured from a range of lightweight, strong, and durable materials.
Our team of flagpole experts and engineers will use their knowledge and experience to find the flagpole that suits your needs. We’ll learn everything we can about your site so that we can advise you on the options available including hinges, halyards and a variety of other finishing touches.View Options
Wall Mounted Flagpoles
The ideal flagpole solution for city centre venues or locations with limited space who still want to make a statement. Wall-mounted flagpoles are often shorter than those installed in the ground and can be considered a less permanent solution to displaying a flag.
Flagmakers offer a range of wall-mounted flagpoles that can be custom-made to suit the needs of any business. We’ve created bespoke flagpole solutions that adorn the walls of luxury hotels, government and embassy buildings, and some of the most recognised retail brands in the world.
We work with all our clients to find the flagpole most suitable for them. From the choice of material your flagpole is made from, to the angle of the bracket fixing it to the wall, we can create a wall-mounted flagpole that suits your building and fulfils all your needs and requirements.
To get the most out of your flagpole, we offer bespoke solutions and easy-to-arrange installations. Begin your consultation with our team of flagpole experts to learn more about the options available for your wall-mounted flagpole, ask questions about planning permission, and more.View Options
Did you know that flagpoles do not have to be placed permanently? We’re proud to supply a variety of portable flagpoles four our customers. Choosing a portable flagpole means they can easily be moved and offer a flexible way of displaying your flags and banners. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor settings, an easy-to-move flagpole is an ideal choice for many businesses.
Explore our line up of mobile flagpoles and choose the elements and features to suit your needs. Flagmakers offers a wide variety of bases for your flagpole depending on the ground type, a choice of materials for the pole, and heights suitable for any location.
Flagmakers works with several clients and industries to create custom-made display units and temporary structures. Selecting the versatility of a portable flagpole allows businesses of all types to regularly move their advertising or branding around a site, country, or even the world.
Choosing a portable flagpole does not mean your product will be at a lower standard. We work with the finest quality materials to create portable flagpoles that are just as robust, tall, and professional as mounted flagpoles.Portable Flagpoles
When buying ceremonial flags and flagpoles you expect the highest level of quality. Flagmakers proud to provide organisations and governments across the UK with flagpoles and accessories that meet all necessary standards.
Using materials of exceptional quality - that are expertly produced and beautifully finished - our ceremonial flagpoles are regularly used at events and ceremonies, and as permanent displays to honour traditions. We offer a variety of stands, carry straps and ceremonial accessories to ensure everything is perfect for your display of ceremonial flags.View Options
Our trusted team of trained professionals is ready to install your hardware. Ensure many years of trouble-free usage with expert advice on site-specific requirements, positioning and more. Our team is ready to help with the knowledge, skills and tools for a hassle-free installation that suits you.Flagpole Installation
Flagpole Servicing & Maintenance
Be sure your hardware is safe and smart with regular checks from Flagmakers. Don’t let an unused or badly maintained pole compromise the impression you want to give. Book in for 6 or 12 month service intervals where we will inspect everything from foundation to fittings and advise on best practise going forward.Service & Maintenance
Frequently Asked Questions about Flagpoles
Which option is best for me?
The height 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 height is 8m - suitable in a wide range of locations.
Where Can I Install?
If placing in the ground, it will 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 placing 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 pole 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.
Do I need planning permission before installation?
To install 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.
What type is 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.
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.
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.
Can I get my pole professionally installed?
competent builders should be able to do install for you. However, we do provide information
about preparing a suitable foundation or effectively installing brackets.
Alternatively, and recommended, our installation team can deliver and install for you. They have
had many years of experience and can overcome a variety of challenges. Most importantly, our team is
experienced in working at height and hold the relevant industry certificates permitting them to install
competently. Most of our poles are supplied with installation added, giving much-needed reassurance to the owner that their pole will remain safe.
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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Use this quick reference table to pick the features most important to you.View Options
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