Telescopic Bollards

Our range of telescopic security posts (or retractable bollards) are a proven deterrent against vehicle theft, ram attack and are ideal for restricted access control. Used by major motor dealers for forecourt protection, retractable bollards are a reliable and popular choice.

From commercial roller shutter protection to driveway bollards to protect your car, the latest push-button lock technology provides a cost-effective, yet easy to use, solution to your requirements.

Telescopic bollards outside of a building

We offer a variety of finishes including galvanised and powder coated, polymer and stainless steel, all are available in varying dimensions. Our telescopic security posts are Sold Secure approved to ensure only the highest of quality. Why not contact us today for more information or browse our full range of security bollards?

Retractable Bollard Key Benefits


  • Quick and Easy Installation
  • Versatile: There are a variety of finishes available, including galvanised, powder coated, polymer and stainless steel.
  • Sold Secure Approved: Ensuring the highest of quality.
  • Heavy Duty: Even though they retract, these bollards are made from tough material and can withstand punishment. 
  • Suitable for range of environments: From private driveways, to public paths, car parks and entrances.
  • Latest Push button lock technology: Making things easy for when you need them or don’t!
  • Cost-effective: Our retractable bollards come at competitive prices.

Telescopic Bollards Examples

There are many reasons why retractable bollards might be needed on a property. They are the perfect deterrent for vehicle theft, protect against ram attacks and can restrict access at a push of a button.

An example of a commercial use of these retractable bollards would be a motor dealer group. The motor dealer group not only wants to deter vehicle theft, but they also want to protect their vehicles from damage. They need a security solution which can be active during out of office hours but deactivated when their dealership is open.  Telescopic bollards are the ideal solution in this case!

For a private residence, our telescopic security posts also make great driveway bollards and car park bollards. They are the perfect solution for protecting high-value cars from the risk of crime. The easy installation and simple push button lock technology makes for a cost-effective domestic, security deterrent from vehicle theft.

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Q – Do you manufacture your own telescopic bollards?

A – Yes! We have grown into one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers bollards in the UK. We have a purpose-built manufacturing facility situated on the motorway network in Yorkshire, and supply products anywhere within the UK and Europe.

Q – Do you Install the Retractable Barriers?

A – Yes. Our fully trained installation engineers carry out installation works throughout the whole of the UK.

Q – Are your retractable bollards Sold Secure?

A – Yes. All our products are sold secure.

Q – What finish should I have?

A – If your site is located within 7 miles of the coast, then stainless steel should be the finish you choose. The stainless steel is the only material that won’t be affected by the salt air. All other materials will rust and corrode in time.

If your site is located over 7 miles from the coast, then the choice of material is down to you. Galvanised steel offers a low maintenance solution as it doesn’t require any cleaning or upkeep.

How Do Retractable Bollards Work?

Retractable bollards must be dug into the substrate as the body slides completely into the ground receiver when not in use. Therefore, in order to keep your retractable bollards in the best possible condition over a long period of time, prior planning and installation by a trained engineer is crucial.

Once your retractable bollard is installed, you should introduce a maintenance schedule to keep the product in the best possible condition. Over time, dust and debris can accumulate and will need proper cleaning in order to keep the bollard in working order. The bollards moving parts will also need to be removed and lubricated periodically.

The bollards themselves are manually lifted out of the ground when in use. When they are not required, they can simply be lowered back into the ground. When they are in the ground, they are safe to passing Vehicles and Pedestrians as there are no protruding parts.

Due to the nature of these retractable barriers, drainage is very important to ensure a long lifespan. If the barrier receiver fills with water, it can increase the wear on the bollard itself and the installation. Therefore, a prior consultation with an engineer will highlight the drainage process is crucial. 

Next Steps…

Here at CT Safety Barriers, we strive for the best possible performance and quality in all retractable bollards we produce in our UK based, purpose built, manufacturing facility. We are an ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certified company that understands in safety, there is no room for error.

For further information on our retractable bollards call us now on 01977 666 818 or complete an online enquiry form.