New innovation flies the flag for construction contractors

SCOTTISH construction firms can now benefit from a new innovation which allows three-metre aluminium flagpoles to be installed onto standard shipping containers used as site offices and stores.

The container flagpoles system allows contractors to make building sites more visible to visitors and passers-by as soon as work starts and before main site branding is installed.

The innovation has been launched by Harrison Flagpoles. Featuring a ‘twist and lock’ mechanism, the company said it believes it is the first manufacturer in the UK to design, build and launch a shipping container flagpole system.

Housebuilder Redrow was the first company to use the innovation and is initially using the container flagpoles for both branding and wayfinding at a number of sites in England.

Harrison Flagpoles sales and marketing director, Anthony Leonard, said, “Our container flagpole system enables construction companies to become highly visible as soon as work starts on site. As far as we are aware, we have achieved a UK first by being the only company in the country to design, build and launch this type of flagpole innovation.

“Once a site is up and running, our container flagpoles can also be used as wayfinders to various locations on site such as first aid stations or security. We are able to provide clients with an integrated service from supply to installation and service, whilst also providing custom designed, branded and manufactured flags for the containers.”