Aluminium posts have a smoother, more polished finish compared to steel posts and are about 3 times lighter. Aluminium posts are used more frequently where appearance and weight is of greater importance.
Steel Posts are finished in a textured grey plastic coating and are generally used for industrial applications such as highway signs, and where larger panels are to be used. Steel posts are about 3 times heavier than aluminium posts.
Wide base posts are used when road signs require illumination to be added. The base of the post is wider to accomodate electrical fittings.
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» Standard Road Traffic Sign Posts :: (Product Ref: RTPOLE)
Sign post Price
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All our signposts include baseplates AND post endcaps
Advice on Fixing Signposts
We strongly recommend the use of below ground base plates
when installing signposts. These prevent the rotation or removal
of the posts after the concrete has set.
Sometimes it is easier to cast a concrete foundation without
supporting the weight of the post.
It can also be an advantage to undertake the groundwork before
taking signposts to the site. In these instances it can be
particularly useful to use foundation sleeves. These ribbed
plastic sleeves can be pre-cast into concrete foundations
allowing signposts to be light cast or sand filled at a later
Baseplate (left) Foundation Sleeve (right)
Sign Post Mounting
There is no hard and fast rule about how deep a hole should be dug for receiving a sign post but the table below is a rough guide and is a good starting point. If you are at all unsure, please contact your local civil engineering department for confirmation.