It is been said that the terminology of bollards was originally derived from the word “bole” that means tree trunk. After that this terminology was extended and the word came out to bollard. This word was then introduced the first time in Oxford English dictionary around the time of 1884. In that time the term’s meaning and its definition was ambiguous and vague. But over the passage of time when it came in to practical applications, people gave meaning to it by associating various ways of application for it.
As the term was officially introduced in 1884 but bollards are way much older than these, these are used by people not for just hundreds of years but for over thousands of years. Even in the time of Roman Empire these were used without even knowing the official term for this. Bollards Perth are a way to represent or increase the beauty of the surroundings. These reflect the tradition and culture that is being followed in that place and these are usually designed according to them. Even now a day the bollards that are following traditional ways take inspirations from ones that were being used around 17th and 18th century.
Initially the bollards were used in marines and for ship posts but now a day these are commonly used for safety and security purposes such as in some building or controlling the flow of traffic in some busy road. In past when people had no yards or curbs in their streets or around their houses they used this technique to mark their territory. But with the development and increase in security threats and traffic overflow problems bollards are used to secure the perimeters.
Some of the bollards are designed just to direct the vehicles and control the flow of traffic therefore these are designed in such a way that these do not damage the car even if its hit with hit. But on the other hand if bollards are used to protect some building then their material is used in such a way that can stop or at least slow down the car and save the area. Some of the bollards are strong enough that these can also bear bombardments.
There are many number of applications in which bollards can be used such as visual path guides, secure and safe building, vehicles control or provide parking. Another way to use the bollards is to light up some path. This way bollard is used to enhance the beauty of some place and adds a elegant aspect in it.