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Special Offers.

£ 99.00 +delivery and VAT

Aluminum flagpole
5M height
White powder coated finish
Complete with halyard, cleat and white truck top
Includes 5ft x3ft Printed St George or Union flag
Optional quality sewn 1.5 yard Union Jack flag extra £34.00
or quality sewn St George extra £18.00

Customer Testimonials

Blyth Hall Flagpole, Newport.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my personal gratitude to you, and your colleagues for carrying out the task professionally, skilfully efficiently and most importantly, safely, during difficult times for the entire country.

I shall send photos of the completed job for inclusion in you portfolio.

Many thanks

Derek
(Fife, Council)

Flag Poles
faqs

Flag Poles faqsThere are many questions (faq) about flags and their usage that frequently asked. Below we will try to address some of the most often asked questions.

Q.) Which is the correct way to fly the Union Flag (Jack)?

A.) The broad White stripe should be uppermost in the upper hoist (flagpole) corner.

Q.) Do I need planning permission to erect a flagpole and fly a flag?

A.) Whilst there is no definitive answer to this question, a general guide is that if you want to fly the Union flag there is no need for planning permission. However if you intend to use a Company flag or an advertising flag you may need planning permission. A call to your Local Authority is advisable if you are unsure. (This applies to U.K. only)

Q.) What is the life expectancy of a flag?

A.) This is every flag manufacturer’s nightmare question because there is no answer that will satisfy everyone! We cannot give a guarantee of a wearing life for a flag because we have no control over the many variables involved ranging from weather conditions to environmental factors. However there is no reason why your flag should not give many months, if not years, of service if it is made from a good quality material such as woven polyester. Remember though that no matter how high the quality of the fabric and manufacturer, any flag will eventually wear out. Bear in mind that a flag is subjected to a significant amount of abrasion during use. To give 2 extreme examples, a ship that sails from Europe to America can easily wear out a set of flags in the space of a 4 or 5 day crossing if the weather is severe. On the other hand a sports club who use their flag on only a dozen or so occasions a year in predominantly good weather conditions can expect their flag to last in excess of 10 years. Please also refer to the next question about when to fly your flag.

Q.) When should I fly my flag?

A.) The obvious answer from a flagmaker to this question will be “as often as possible”! Nevertheless, putting vested interest aside, there are some basic guidelines to observe:-

Unless your flag is to be illuminated you should not fly it at night because nobody will see it and the weather can often be worse at night than in the daytime.

Do not fly your flag continuously, as this will cause undue wear and tear. If possible raise and lower it each day as this allows the cloth to “rest”.

If the weather is severe take your flag down to extend its life. (You wouldn’t leave laundry on a washing line in a storm, so why do the same to your flag?)

Q.) Should flags be washed or dry-cleaned?

A.) NEVER dry-clean flags as the chemicals used will damage the cloth. Please refer to us for guidance as even washing of flags is not recommended.

Q.) I want a custom designed flag, what designs should i use?

A.) The most practical advice is to keep it simple, using simple imagery with the minimum amount of text (if you use text at all). Don’t overcrowd the flag with details, as it will lose its impact. The flags with the greatest impact are usually the ones with the simplest design. This may seem paradoxical but it is true.

Q.) If i decide to use text should it read correctly on both sides of the flag?

A.) In general the answer is No. To make a flag read correctly it will usually need to made double sided or at the very least it will need to have a panel added to the reverse side to make it legible from both sides. Adding a panel in this way can make the flag look unsightly. Neither of these methods is particularly satisfactory because the both make the flag very heavy and thus less likely to fly well. Consider too that using either of these methods adds appreciably to the cost.

Q.) What size of flag do i need?

A.) When deciding the correct size of flag for your flagpole, it is necessary to know it’s location i.e. ground mounted, roof mounted, wall mounted etc. A very rough guide for ground mounted poles is 3 feet of length for every 10 feet of flagpole height. Thus a 20′ flagpole would require a 6′ long flag. This size can be increased when the flagpole is mounted on top of a building but there is no simple guide for this because the height of the building as well as other factors need to be taken into account. Regardless of where the flagpole is mounted, you should take care to ensure that the flag will not chafe or catch on any parapets, stay wires or other projections as this will cause rapid wear and/or irreparable damage. When considering the format of your flag you may choose the “portrait” style flags that are long and narrow and are particularly suited to tall, thin logos or designs. We will gladly give advice if required on this aspect of flag usage.

Q.) How should I best take care of my flag?

A.) As with any item a little thought and attention will help you to maximise the life of your flag. We set out below some basic guidelines, some of which are addressed above, nevertheless they are worth re-stating:-

Try to take your flag down each night as it won’t be seen and this will significantly increase its life.

Never fold or roll your flag when it is wet, as this will cause mildew. Always ensure it is thoroughly dry before storing away.

Do not fly your flag in severe weather. It will wear out very quickly and could be damaged beyond repair.

NEVER dry-clean your flag and seek our guidance if you are considering washing it because this needs to be done very carefully, if at all.

Regularly inspect your flag for signs of fraying or wear. Immediately take it down at the first sign of damage and return it for repair. The old adage of ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ is especially apt when dealing with flags because, once the fly end becomes frayed, it can deteriorate into an irreparable condition very swiftly.

We will happily give advice about the care of your flag and can offer a full repair service, providing your flag has not been too badly damaged.

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