Help & Advice

Frequently Asked Questions

Windsocks are designed to show the wind direction and give a general indication of relative wind speed. Windsocks are used at airports, helipads, seaports, military installations, chemical plants and in other areas where high wind speed can be dangerous (such as highway cross wind). Get some more information about our windsocks here.

There is no straight forward answer to that. It all depends on the colour, fitting and size to be able to define a price. To give you an example though: An orange windsock that is 4 ft long with a mouth ring and a rope harness will cost you with us £53 excluding shipping and VAT. Have a look on our windsock pageto get some more information or go straight to our online shop to buy a windsock from stock. 
The delivery costs depend on different things such as size and weight. The freight costs are either defined by weight or volume metric weight. To give you an example: The shipping costs for one 4 ft windsock with mouth ring and rope harness is £12.50. Delivery costs for a larger windsock is £17.50. These costs are based on a single unit delivered to the UK mainland excluding Highlands and Ireland. All windsock prices in our online shop include shipping costs but exclude VAT.
When ordering a windsock from stock, you should receive it within the next 3-5 working days. If you are buying a custom made windsock, the delivery time depends on a few things such as how many windsocks you ordered, the factory workload etc. We always deliver as soon as possible. Give us a ring on +44 (0) 1245 230 700 to find out the delivery time for the windsock you ordered.
Quick visible wind direction indication is essential where safety cannot be compromised such as: landing and taking off at an airport or helipad; leak of ammonia from a refrigeration unit; composting site to monitor odour. In some cases legislation and directives require the use of a windsock. To get a windsock from our standard range, go to our online shop.
The simple answer to this is it depends on a number of important factors including: operating environment; country legislation and directives; the location of the mast which the windsock will be attached to; height of the mast; necessary clearance to allow free rotation of the windsock.
For expert advice on windsocks or windsock equipment please call us on +44 (0)1245 230 700 or send us an email.

It is possible to use our windsocks with an existing windsock mast or pole. You will be advised to check if the mast is safe to operate and it has the right swivel system to attach the windsock you have selected. If you do not have a swivel system call us on +44 (0) 1245 230 700.
The majority of windsocks are used for a safety application and are fluorescent orange for maximum visibility in the USA, UK and many areas of the world outside of Europe.
Customers in mainland Europe generally use striped windsocks in red and white, or, orange and white, or, black and white combinations.  We have our own manufacturing facility so can provide windsocks in many colour combinations.
We can also colour-match standard colours in line with company logos or corporate identity as closely as possible.
You would also need to check local regulations that might dictate the colour that you need to use.
Yes, just call us on +44 (0) 1245 230 700, and we will be happy to help you with a free quote. It is as simple as that.
The simple answer to this is it depends on the windsock pole or mast and more specifically on the swivel unit at the top of the mast. If you don’t have a swivel system, take a look at our swivel systems.
Swivel arm system – A windsock mast with a rotating arm will typically need a windsock with a harness and attachment clip. This is the most popular in UK. 
Swivel frame system – This unit has a rotating single ring or frame in situ on the mast, the mouth of the windsock is offered up to the large ring of the rotating frame then secured with cable ties to the ring or frame.

Make sure the harness wires/rope are not crossed when attaching the windsock to the swivel arm.

As there are many windsock manufacturers and many variations worldwide, please call us on +44 (0) 1245 230 700 for expert advice

Download this PDF to see how you can attach a windsock to a swivel arm or swivel frame.

Windsock masts may be roof- or wall-mounted but may require special brackets or fixings. You need to determine the structured integrity of the proposed mounting location.
Ground-mounted windsock masts are typically bolted to a concrete foundation for stability. In some cases the base plate may be bolted or welded to a metal structure.
You can download product data sheets about our windsocks here.
The life cycle of a windsock will depend on a variety of things including climate,pollution, exposure to UV, temperature extremes and location. Every material will eventually fade or wear out. We produce premium quality windsocks and we expect ours to last as long as, or, longer than other manufacturers. We use tried and tested commercially available components.
Please contact us on +44 (0) 1245 230 700 for free expert advice.
On average in the UK inland climate our windsocks may last approx. 1 year.

Yes, we proudly make our windsocks at our dedicated manufacturing facility in the UK.
The method for lowering a windsock mast varies according to the type of mast and where it is mounted. Ground-mounted masts are generally hinged at the base, or, pivot to ground level to allow the windsock to be changed. If the mast is fixed to a wall, or mounted on the roof, it may be designed to lower. If the mast cannot be lowered or is situated in a hazardous location, a mobile access platform or scaffold may be required to gain access.
In every case safety is paramount when you lower the mast, and one or more people may be required to achieve this easily and safely.