Mobile Phone Networks
We own the designs for over 60% of the towers and monopoles
in the UK’s mobile phone networks.
With a 70 year history in lattice tower production and the more recent acquisition of Alan Dick Towers and Masts, FLI has a full range of off the shelf options which can save on design costs. Lattice towers typically provide a more flexible solution compared to monopoles, allowing for additional antenna and providing more flexibility in the feeder installation and good access to the telecoms equipment. They are also easier to extend for future additional antenna or users.
FLI manufacture various types of Lattice Towers from slender single user options to large multi user switch structures.
FLI provide a full range of monopoles as an alternative to lattices for urban or semi urban environments. Our monopoles are available up to 30 metres and can be designed to support between 1 and 4 users or sets of antenna. Monopoles are the slimmest structural option and our dual, three or four user models can be shared between operators to help with planning issues.
For sites with planning constraints or specific aesthetic requirements FLI has designed a selection of telecom masts in the form of artificial trees. Our trees have been installed for all the major networks in many locations throughout the world and are used as solutions in sensitive areas such as Snowdonia and Canary Wharf.
FLI have built and installed guyed masts around the world and have a large selection of parallel mast modules with guy attachments designed for these applications. They are the most structurally efficient and cost effective way to support equipment at height, if the land is available to accomodate the guy footprint.
With full in-house design, fabrication and installation capabilities, FLI can offer any necessary upgrading and strengthening work. In many projects, additional equipment is required, necessitating strengthening and provision of new mounting steelwork. Upgrades can also include staircase, ladder and platform installations, anti-climb or fall arrest additions and of course remedial repair works to existing structures.
Global Design Checks & Structural Analysis
FLI can survey and analyse existing towers or masts, with a view to adding equipment or extending. We can determine whether strengthening is required, if it is feasible and devise a solution. FLI can also assess foundation stability and undertake condition surveys. As we own the designs to both Alan Dick and FLI towers, we are uniquely placed to offer the most comprehensive and well informed Global Design Checks available.