Metal Barriers

What Are Metal Barriers?

Metal barriers are vital in ensuring safety and control in various off-highway settings. Our Armco barriers are typically made from galvanised steel, with a powder-coated finish to ensure they’re strong and have high visibility. Designed to control or impede vehicle movement in designated off-highway zones, metal barriers are a crucial element of onsite and pedestrian safety.

Whether it’s about managing the vehicular flow on construction sites, an industrial facility, or private property, all our barriers serve as the first line of defence against potential accidents. These safety barriers are designed for durability and reliability and can withstand the toughest conditions to serve their purpose in all weathers.

In a nutshell, our metal barriers aren’t just safety products but also an investment in the well-being of your personnel, visitors, and assets. Trust Armco Direct to safeguard your spaces with our top-quality, resilient metal barriers.

If you’re looking for a practical solution to off-highway road safety, look no further. Here at Armco Direct, we offer a wide range of metal barriers such as racking protection barriers, pedestrian guardrails, and concrete barriers that are designed to keep pedestrians, vehicles and your site safe.

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What Are The Benefits Of Using Metal Barriers?

The benefits of using metal barriers are numerous, let’s take a look at them:

Improved Safety

Metal barriers form a protective shield that regulates traffic and prevents unauthorised or accidental vehicle movement. Whether it’s a construction site, private property, or industrial complex, our barriers help prevent potential accidents, protecting people and your assets.


Crafted from high-quality galvanised steel, our barriers are incredibly durable and built to last. They can withstand the wear and tear of daily use, offering you a long-term safety solution.


With a wide range of designs and sizes available, our metal barriers can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your site. Whether you need to control traffic, protect pedestrians, or secure a perimeter, there will be a barrier that fits your unique needs.

Easy Installation

Our metal barriers are designed with user convenience in mind. Not only are they very easy to install and can be repositioned according to your needs, but they’re a flexible and cost-effective choice for off-highway safety.

Common Features of Metal Barriers

When buying steel barriers from us, you can expect the following:

Robust Construction

Our metal barriers are made from high-quality galvanised steel, ensuring durability and resistance against harsh conditions and heavy use.

Versatile Designs

We offer a variety of sizes and styles to meet the specific needs of your site. Whether you require crowd barriers, heavy-duty ones or a general safety barrier, we’ve got you covered.

Corrosion Resistance

Our metal barriers are often galvanised or coated to prevent rust and corrosion, ensuring they remain durable for years to come.

The UK's No.1 Provider of Off-Highway Road Barriers

Here at Armco Direct, we’re proud to be the UK’s leading provider of off-highway road barriers. With our commitment to safety, quality, and customer satisfaction, we’re proud to have earned a reputation as a trustworthy brand that our customers rely on.

For more information about our barriers, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer service professionals. They’ll be more than happy to assist you with any questions or requests you may have.

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Why are they called Armco Barriers

Metal Barrier FAQs:

We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about metal barriers below:

What does a metal barrier do?

The purpose of a metal barrier is to absorb the impact of a collision. By absorbing the force, the barrier then protects pedestrians, vehicles and other areas from harm. They’re commonly used in factories, warehouses and near crowds to ensure safety and security are prioritised.

What are roadside barriers called?

The barriers you see on the road are referred to as Armco barriers due to the fact they’re composed from galvanised steel.

What are other types of barriers?

There are various other types of barriers that exist to protect pedestrians and off-limit areas. For example, crowd control barriers are frequently used at concerts and other events to ensure the public remains out of harms way.

What size are metal barriers?

A a general rule, the average metal barrier is 2.3m wide & 1.1m high. However, this will vary between providers, as there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ situation. When purchasing a metal barrier, important factors to consider are strength, cost and the reputation of your provider. That’s why choosing a provider like Armco Direct is so beneficial, as you can be sure that you’re working with experienced industry professionals. For more information about purchasing from us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. We’ll be more than happy to help assist you with your purchase.