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DIY Security Bollard Installation. 

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Following a few simple guidelines you can install Ramco Security Bollards yourself. 

Tools Needed: 

  • Tape Measure
  • Spirit Level
  • Breaker
  • Stone cutter - for block paving
  • Post Spoons
  • Grafter Shovel
  • Buckets
  • Trowel

Material Needed:

  • Postcrete
  • Gravel for drainage
  • Tarmac or sand for finishing
  • Water

Installation Method

  1. Check that your bollard works, lowers and raises correctly and locks and unlocks. Also make sure you have all 3 keys. These are usually wrapped around the bollard under the top plate. 
  2. Decide where you want the security bollards. If you are installing in an entrance ensure that the gap between bollards or any opther obsturction (wall or gate post etc. ) is no more than 1.5m. 
  3. Check or scan for services. You may need to run your water to get an accurate read with some scanners. 
  4. Cut a 200mm x 200mm square  in your top surface or if the ground is block paved then remove enough blocks to access the excavation area(s). 
  5. Break up any hard surface with a breaker or bar. 
  6. Using your post spoons start to dig to a depth of approximately 900mm. 
  7. Once at depth add your pea gravel (or any type of gravel will do). To get your bollard up to the level you require you may need to retro fit your Ramco Bollard a couple of times. 
  8. PRO TIP - Make sure your lock is facing into your property and not outwards. 
  9. Now you are at the level you require. Ensure you are inline, square and level side to side and front to back. 
  10. Add more of your chosen gravel around the bottom of your bollard and pack down with a long piece of wood is best. 
  11. Using the substrate you have removed start putting this back in around the bollard and continue to pack it down nice and tight till you get to approximatly 300mm from the top. 
  12. Making sure your bollard is level and tightly packed, test that your bollard travels up and down correctly and nothing is impeading its full range of movement. 
  13. Time to concrete. Mix your concrete as instructed and pour around the bollard ensuring concrete is under the top plate leaving no gaps. You can square this off if you have blocks or tarmac or continue to the top if you have a concrete driveway. 
  14. Using your trowel finish the concrete or add your blocks or you may have to wait for the concrete to go off before adding your tarmac top layer. 
  15. Once your surface is how you want it and the concrete is set left your bollard and check its range of movement and lock. We recommend that you leave the bollard down for at least 24 hours to let the concrete cure. 



Ramco is a name that is synonymous with protection and security, and Bison Products is proud to be associated with bringing those values to UK homeowners with Ramco systems for driveways.

Car crime in the UK is rife, and in the UK, a car is stolen on average every ten minutes. The rates are higher in urban areas, though the anxiety surrounding it is the same wherever you are in the UK.

Although you may feel that having your car parked on a driveway makes it more secure, there is also a school of thought among insurance companies that a car parked on a driveway is often more at risk of key theft than if it were parked in the street.

Whatever the whims of your insurance company, the installation of a security post on your driveway will act as a real deterrent for any potential passing thief. Meanwhile, it will give you peace of mind at night or if you go away on holiday, leaving your car parked up on your driveway.


Ramco UK products are available through Bison Products, and we’re able to best advise what combination of bollards will give you the best security for your driveway. Depending on the width of your driveway and the model of the car you own, Bison can install a line of bollards that will deter any attempts at car theft.

All security bollards are ‘anti-ram’, manufactured in steel and zinc coated for additional resistance to corrosion. These telescopic security posts sit in a steel sleeve under the ground when not in use, sitting flush with the top plate so they cannot damage your vehicle. When locked in place, most bollards stand about bumper height (there are variations in height) and house an internal locking bar for extra security.

Every Ramco security post comes with a two-year guarantee if installed by one of our experienced and professional fitters.


If you’ve been endlessly searching for “bollard installation contractors near me”, give yourself peace of mind and protect your family’s vehicles with our range of great-value telescopic security bollards for driveways. We are always at the end of the phone if you would like to chat through your needs in more detail; be sure to visit our contact page or simply give us a call at 01283 215097.

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