WIND TUNNEL TEST

How do our clients approach the all-important issue of wind loading created by placing banners onto lamp columns?

In our experience, our clients normally deal with this in one of three ways.

1) Pragmatic approach:  In consideration of our proven track record and our vast knowledge on wind loading and banner physics, the vast majority of clients are happy to install our BannerFlex products onto their lamp columns.  Practical considerations will be the age of the column, diameter of the pole, size of banner proposed plus any other signage already installed.

2) Installation of a test site:  If a client is unsure of the suitability of the columns then we can arrange a test site of one Bannerflex system and one printed banner (free of charge for all Local Authority contacts).  The length of the trial can vary from 1 – 3 months and observations made at 30 day intervals.  We are happy to work in partnership with the client during the observation stages as required.

3) Scientific approach: Some of our clients prefer to employ the services of lamp column testing specialists.  This often involves a small tracked vehicle being used to test the physical integrity of each pole with ability to detect any element of decay.  We can put you in touch with companies that offer this service and can supply no-obligation quotations.  Once the integrity of the columns is established, a full banner campaign can be implemented using the same considerations as above.

Wind Tunnel Test

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At these early stages in assessing suitability of banners, our technicians at Brushwood Design Ltd are very able and willing to work closely with the client to determine the correct approach and impart our huge knowledge on the subject of wind loading and how to offset its effect onto lamp columns.  We are also able to put you in touch with contacts within many other Local Authorities that can endorse the success of our product and our high levels of service.

Warranty:
BANNERS ARE TEMPORARY SIGNAGE & MUST BE REMOVED PRIOR TO ANY HIGH WIND OR STORM IN EXCESS OF 65MPH

It is the responsibility of the customer to satisfy themselves that the lampcolumns they are proposing to use with this system comply fully to EN40 regulations.

BannerFlex Europe provides a five-year “Return to Base” warranty against product design, manufacturing and its wind-spilling capabilities as outlined and assuming proper installation methods. During this warranty period, we will replace or repair the BannerFlex brackets. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser and is in lieu of all other warranties either expressed or implied for a period of five years from the date of purchase. We will not warrant the following: SHIPPING; customer is to bear all shipping expense to return the unit to us. LABOUR & EXPENSES; associated with the removal or installation. DAMAGE; caused by misuse, neglect abuse, accidents, alterations, corrosive environments and any other abnormal service conditions. This warranty specifically does not include product damage due to weatherconditions rated F-0 and higher (65mph) on the National Weather Service Fujita Scale. Claims against the warranty must include:

1) Clear pictures of installations, including proper banding & 2) National Weather Service reporting based on the day of inquiry. Customers will recognize that performance related products like our Bannerflex products require occasional maintenance including checking for loose banding and/or the replacement of bands. We encourages customers to remove light pole banners from poles when a known F-O or higher storm is expected.

BannerFlex Patent: Protected by US Patent #4880195

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BannerFlex Europe.Com is a wholly owned subsidiary of:

Brushwood Design Ltd
Unit 8&9 Hacche Lane Business Park
Pathfields, South Molton
North Devon
EX36 3BQ

Tel: 00-44-(1)769 574501
Fax: 00-44 (1)769 574661
Email: info@bannerflexeurope.com