Sourcing a tapered aluminium pole in UK

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  • 20 Sep 2020 14:15
    Reply # 9250439 on 3055881

    The smaller column was a couple of hundred quid cheaper..

  • 20 Sep 2020 13:51
    Reply # 9250403 on 3055881

    Hi Peter,

    I bought a 12m post top column from these people in the end. They were terrific to deal with.

    It cost me £1130 including delivery and vat.

    I’m very pleased with it. I coated it with Nyalic 

    a clear resin found by David Tyler, it was expensive but very hard.

    Here are the PDF’s of mine, and also the smaller 10m column. I’d had to go with the longer one as the advice on this forum had been to only use the length above the door cutout, NOT to use the shorter one and weld the door cutout in position in order to utilise the whole length.

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  • 20 Sep 2020 04:15
    Reply # 9249699 on 3055881


    I see you've completed your conversion.... congratulations!

    Where did you end up sourcing the aluminium tube from?


  • 28 Mar 2020 16:38
    Reply # 8864110 on 3055881

    I’ve just heard back from The Hampshire Flag Co..

    For their 12m Architectural Aluminium flagpole the specs are..

    base Ext diameter 165mm

    Top 76mm

    weight 41kg

    They didn’t mention the wall thickness or alloy.

    As the quote was £2092.88 + delivery + VAT, I’ll be sticking with the lampost option..

  • 11 Mar 2020 00:50
    Reply # 8820225 on 3055881

    Hey Peter,

    No, they haven’t replied to my email..

  • 10 Mar 2020 23:42
    Reply # 8820141 on 8486363
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hey thanks Asmat,

    i’ll give them a call..


    Did you have any luck with Mallatite?


  • 13 Feb 2020 08:26
    Reply # 8744472 on 3055881

    Has anyone ever contacted The Hampshire Flag Company to see what they would be prepared to offer? Their heavy duty architectural flagpoles, and possibly the GRP poles, might be suitable for use as a mast.

  • 12 Feb 2020 13:44
    Reply # 8742365 on 3055881
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hi Christopher.
    This subject has been quite thoroughly discussed here.

    I suggest you have a look


  • 12 Feb 2020 13:00
    Reply # 8742310 on 3055881

    Hi folks,

    I did make some enquiries about light poles a few months ago for my Wylo II project, and was unsurprisingly given the brush-off by ALC.  I'd be interested to hear the result of any discussions with Mallatite.

    I have been toying with the idea of making up composite masts (i.e. Ali tube with a tapered wooden topmast, as per Annie's Fantail), but the longest tube that seems to be available off the shelf (even from a giant like Thyssen Krupp) is 5m (possibly 6 if you're lucky).  What do people think about the idea of joining two of these with an internal sleeve, say of 2m length or so, riveted or screwed in position?  My rig is due to be based on Asmat's schooner rig, but with a slightly higher aspect, so the mainmast needs to be about 12.5m (12.8 is what I actually worked out, but I think I could get away with 30cm less) from keel to truck.  With 5m tubes, I could make a 10m length from aluminium  with a 2.5 / 2.8m wooden tapered topmast.  The foremast is 8.9m, so if I could source a 6m tube it would be ideal, but could probably make do with a 5m tube and 4m of wood.

    Grateful to hear any thoughts...

  • 05 Jan 2020 22:23
    Reply # 8486363 on 3055881

    Hey thanks Asmat,

    i’ll give them a call..

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