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Hi there, my name is James Strachan but everyone calls me Shug. My Grandfather started calling me that name when I was a wee lad and itís kinda stuck. So please call me Shug.

Iíve been a metal fabricator and metal artist for years. If it can be made from metal then Iím your man. My family thinks Iím the ďMr. Fix itĒ person in the family and I suppose I am. Iíve got a knack of working things out and then finding a solution. And if that means having to make something from metal, then itís all good.

So how did I start with these parking bollards?

I got a call from my cousin one day and it went sort of like this,

ďShug! You need to help me, these ^&*%$*# people keep stealing my car spot. Itís driving me mad!Ē

This situation was getting to him. Heíd work all day and be looking forward to a relaxing night with his family, only to get home and see some thief in his park. Heíd have to find a park in the street, sometimes miles away!

So I dreamed up a parking bollard (at this time I didnít even know what a bollard was) and made a rough model out of some scrap steel. I gave it a lick of paint and bolted it in. To my surprise it did the trick. Cuzís park was safe once again.

This success created a little problem.

Other tenants in his apartment block wanted a bollard. And then they told their friends and word spread. Before I knew it my workshop was converted into a parking bollard production house.

That was a few years ago now. Since then Iíve added to my product list and have an entire range of bollard devices that should keep you out of trouble. Hereís some of what I do,

* Parking Bollards
* Protection Bollards (concrete and steel)
* Ram Raiding Protection
* Custom Bollards

All of my products are made here in my Bayswater factory. Iím obsessed about quality. Nothing bugs me more (other than car park theft) than those cheap and nasty imports from overseas.

I use quality Australian steel and accessories. All of my designs have been engineered by me and have been thoroughly tested. All units come with an unconditional guarantee and I stand by them. If for some silly reason they donít live up to your standards or they fail in any way, I will personally ensure they are replaced or your money refunded.

Iím also a bit of a nutter for service. After years in the industrial market I know the bad reputation many businesses have. I work hard to ensure Iím not one of those. I answer all emails and respond to your calls quickly. I like to work hard and make sure you have your issue solved.

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Location
Australia
Melbourne, Victoria
Member Since
April 2011
Last Sign-in
Jul 30, 2015

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