Flagpoles for sale UK
At Flagmakers, we supply, install, and service the finest flagpoles in the UK.
Our flagpoles are made of high-quality materials and are custom-crafted to your requirements. They are professionally constructed and finished in our Derbyshire production facility to make a statement in any indoor or outdoor setting, utilising only the finest quality material to ensure that they are durable and long-lasting.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional flagpole to make a statement or a contemporary flag pole to help boost brand awareness, we can help you choose a premium flagpole for your promotional needs.
To meet your flagpole requirements, we can make flagpoles out of a range of lightweight, robust, and long-lasting materials. We can go over the options with you so you can make the best decision.
Our flagpoles provide a stable foundation for your flag, but we are also committed to delivering the best level of customer service for you, so we can install and maintain your flagpole to ensure your flag is always flying at its best and its quality remains intact.
Meeting Your Flagpole Needs
We aim to assist you in finding the best flagpole for your needs, whether you need a sturdy wall mount flag pole or a portable flag pole to travel across the country. Consider the following criteria before contacting us for a quote and this will help us in determining the ideal flagpole for you.
Location of Flagpole
Do you require your flagpole to be positioned indoors? Do you want your flagpole to be outside and weather-resistant, or do you want it to be mounted against a wall and require additional bolts? Or do you believe you'll have to relocate it when the time comes? Consider that for a moment.
Height of Flagpole
This factor is key, if you’re expecting a 10-foot flag pole and you know this is going to be the case just let us know to allow us to meet your needs. From feet, meters to stories, nothing is off-limits. We are happy to provide this.
Type of flag
When it comes to flagpoles, it is critical to first determine what type of flag you want. The size, orientation, and flutter needs must be determined so that we can decide which quality flag pole will help your flag stand tall.
Budget for Flagpole
We will, of course, require a budget for the flagpole product as well as information on how we can meet your needs. Is it just the flagpole you need or do you need ongoing maintenance? If so, let us know and we will evaluate the total cost and meet your budget requests.
If you are purchasing a flagpole for the first time or have any special requirements for your flagpole project, we strongly suggest you contact one of our experts. Our flagpole service and maintenance experts will happily answer any questions you may have and will work closely with you to guarantee you get the best solution for your flagpole needs.
Most Popular Flagpoles
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Flagpole Supply, Installation & Servicing in the UK
From start to end, we collaborate with a diverse range of clients, from residential housing to world-renowned retails, to create a bespoke flagpole solution. Our flagpole professionals take great pride in ensuring you have the best flagpole for your needs. Check out a small sample of our work below and get in touch with us to discuss your flagpole project.
Flagpole Installation in the UK
Our trusted team of trained flagpole professionals and engineers are ready to install your flagpole hardware. Ensure many years of trouble-free usage with expert advice on site-specific flagpole requirements, positioning, and more. Our Flagmaker team is ready to help with the knowledge, skills, and tools for a hassle-free flagpole installation that suits you.
Flagpole Servicing & Maintenance in the UK
With regular tests from Flagmakers, you can ensure that your flagpole is secure and smart. Don't let a neglected or poorly kept pole detract from the overall impression you wish to make. Schedule a 6 or 12 month service interval where we will evaluate everything from the foundation to the fittings and advise on best practises for the future.
Frequently Asked Questions about Flagpoles
Which Flagpole is the best option for me?
The height of your flagpole should reflect its surroundings and the buildings on which the flagpole is attached or stands in front of.. Here is a guide to suggested flagpole sizes:
- A 6m flagpole height would suit a 1-2 story building.
- An 8m - 10mm flagpole height would suit a 2-3 story building.
- A 12m - 15m flagpole height would suit a tower block, stadium, or prestige site and is ideal on sites with more than one pole.
- A 20m flagpole height would work well with a 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 Type of Flagpole Do I Require?
Permanent flagpoles are suited to any location where it remains in a fixed position such as in front of business premises. Flagpoles may be used for flying either a National flag or business brand flag. Temporary poles are a surprisingly common requirement and can be secured in a variety of ways:
- Placing a flagpole directly into the ground, using guylines to secure.
- Using a heavy base, usually holding water when in place to create weight and make transportation of the flagpole easier.
- Attached the flagpole to a vehicle - with brackets or using a drive on base.
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 Planning (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 straightforward to obtain, particularly if there are other poles in the area which form a precedent. Our flagpole team can help you with this and provide all the information you will need for your application.
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.
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 flagpole professionally installed?
Competent builders should be able to do install your flagpole 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.
Speak with one of our flagpole specialists and we will do our best to assist you. If you are unclear about the flagpole you require, we will gladly point you in the right direction and work with you to ensure that you get the most out of our services.
We understand that some of the words and phrases above may be unfamiliar to you, so we've defined a few of them below to make it easier for you to follow.
The cap is at the top of the flagpole, which is typically shaped like a mushroom or an onion. It could be the same material and colour as the pole, or it could be gold or silver. They can also be utilised decoratively as they come in a variety of shapes.
Flagpole halyards are available in rope, lanyards, wire-center halyards, and stainless steel cable. A flagpole can be rigged in a variety of ways, but the halyard is primarily responsible for the flag's movement up and down the flagpole.
Flagpole Cleats are used to secure the halyard of your flag to the pole and keep it riding high. Cleats are available in either metal or plastic and are often placed 1.5m above the ground to enable for easy access.
Step Tapered Pole
Step Tapered Poles are made of aluminium and come in sections that slide together when installed. A bigger diameter tube is utilised at the base of the flagpole to provide more strength during severe weather conditions and to help the flag fly high.
Smooth Tapered Pole
A smooth tapper pole is made of glass fibre and is commonly used as an architectural flagpole. Smooth tapered poles have a smooth conical shape with a larger diameter at the base and progressively decreasing in diameter up to the tip.