Tapered Poles

Tapered poles are the most efficient and economical way to manufacture poles.


Tapered lighting poles can be either circular or multi-sided in shape. Tapered poles are the most common pole as their form of construction makes it easy to vary the capacity and stiffness if the pole by varying any of the following:

  • Increasing overall diameter of the pole which is not restricted to set sizes (unless a die is required such as for round tapered poles)
  • Increasing the taper of multi-sided poles (i.e. increase the base diameter of the pole so the sides are more sloped)
  • Increase the number of flats on a multi-sided pole (i.e. 8, 12, 16 or 20 sides)

These poles are base plate mounted and hot dip galvanized after fabrication and can be powder coated or painted in the colour you require. These can be used in a variety of scenarios including pathways, parks, schools, car parks and sports fields basically everywhere.  Standard pole heights are 3.0m – 40.0m depending on customer’s requirements (larger poles can be custom designed). Every product supplied by GM Poles is designed and certified by an Australian Registered Engineer.

GM Poles also offers:

  • Foundation Cages/Bolts
  • Engineer certified foundation design
  • Soil Testing
  • Installation of footing
  • Erection of pole