INSTALLATION: WHO DOES IT?
As a general rule Local Authority customers find the installation of the banners and banner systems most cost effective using their own Street Lighting Departments or Council Contractors. Business customers tend to use the services of independent contractors familiar with the outdoor media environment, or they use our own nation-wide team of installers. In any case, we are more than happy to provide technical support and on-site training as required.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR INSTALLERS:
Installation is very easy to get right - but also easy to get wrong; so please make sure that the installer reads the installation instructions carefully and follows the procedures to the letter. The installer must understand how the system works and how that keeps the banners tight. The final appearance should be a tight, trim banner installation.
FREE OF CHARGE INSTALLATION ADVICE SERVICE:
We are always happy to provide free of charge technical advice if required by one of our dedicated installers, please contact us for assistance!
FIXINGS REQUIRED FOR INSTALLATION:
Of equal importance is the quality and specifications of fixings used to install the brackets to the lamp column. We recommend that you use our Tamtorque high tensile stainless steel bands with worm drive mechanism, which are available in a wide variety of sizes to suit any diameter of post.
Choose between the hand held 'T' bar screwdriver that can alter its angle of drive for even greater torque or a special drill bit for speed and efficiency - our own fitters use both for even faster fitting. The stainless steel geared bands offer the great advantages of a tamperproof fixing, can be adjusted once installed, are re-usable and speeds up installation by over 50% compared to traditional banding on a roll.
TIP: use your cordless drill to take up the 'Slack' in the band and use the 'T' bar screwdriver for the final 2 turns to get the best grip.
Banding Options: Traditional stainless steel banding on a roll can be used if preferred but it must be 19mm, and each band must be long enough to wrap around the post and bracket 2 ½ times to allow for double banding. Be sure that your fitter is well acquainted with the traditional banding tool method and understands how the buckling system and the specialist-banding tool operates.
Allow 50 minutes for your first banner installation and once the basics have been mastered allow 20 minutes per banner on-site. Subsequent banner changes allow 10 minutes per site. These timings are based on using a telescopic platform for access and a team of 2 engineers.
Full installation instructions for all systems can be downloaded as a PDF from the product pages.
It is recommended that a new installation be visually inspected 2-4 weeks after initial installation to insure that the banner is tight and trim, and once a month thereafter, and after any high winds/storms. Full maintenance guidelines included in general installation instructions. PLEASE NOTE: LACK OF ADVISED REGULAR INSPECTIONS AND MAINATENANCE WILL INVALIDATE THE WARRANTY.