Road Barriers

Here at Armco Direct, we’re proud to be one of the UK’s leading providers of road barriers for off-highway road protection. Our road barriers are designed to provide reliable and robust safety solutions for a variety of applications.

Whether you need to protect pedestrians, property or machinery, our road barriers are an ideal choice. Made from durable materials such as steel, they’re built to withstand even the most demanding environments, providing you with long-lasting protection.

Available in a range of sizes and configurations to suit your specific requirements, our team of experts can work with you to find a barrier that meets your unique needs.

Double sided Armco Barrier

What Are Road Barriers?

Road barriers are safety features that have been designed to prevent vehicles or pedestrians from entering certain areas. Road safety barriers are sometimes also referred to as traffic management products, as they ensure safe pedestrian access. This type of barrier is typically used to protect buildings, machinery, and personnel from accidental collisions, and is commonly found in car parks, industrial sites, warehouses , distribution centres and service yards.

Buildings & Storage Barriers

What Are The Benefits of Using Road Barriers?

Here are just a few benefits of using road barriers:

Improved Safety:

Road and pedestrian barriers provide a physical barrier that can prevent vehicles and pedestrians from entering restricted areas. Not only does this improve overall safety for both drivers and pedestrians, but it helps to significantly reduce the risk of accidents and injuries.

Protection of Property and Machinery:

They can also help to prevent accidental collisions with buildings, machinery, and other property. Long-term, this will save costly repairs and downtime, which can significantly impact productivity and profitability.


This type of barrier is also a cost-effective solution for protecting property and machinery. They are often less expensive than other safety measures, such as installing new fencing or walls for vehicle safety, but they’re sturdy than plastic road barriers. This makes them a great long-term solution.

Why Choose Armco Direct? The No.1 Provider of Road Barriers

We’re proud to offer a wide range of high-quality road barriers and bollards that meet off-highway standards. Our products are durable, long-lasting, and designed to provide maximum safety for pedestrians and drivers alike. Our quality road and traffic barriers have earned us a reputation as one of the leading providers of road barriers in the UK.

We also understand the importance of customer satisfaction, so we take every step to ensure that you’re informed, engaged, and confident in your purchase of a barrier or bollard from us. When answering any questions you may have, we provide clear product specifications and information so you can make a decision about which product is right for you.

Not only this but our Armco barriers are made from high-quality steel galvanised to BS EN 1461, which has the strength required to stop a moving vehicle but is also flexible enough to bend. By bending, it ensures that the force is absorbed by the barrier, meaning that the impact is spread out over a larger area and dispersed.

If you’re not sure which type of road barrier is right for you, then our experienced team are here to help. We offer free quotes and advice, so you can get the product that best meets your needs.

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Why are they called Armco Barriers

Road Barrier FAQs:

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

What are barriers called on the road?

Barriers on the road are often referred to as armco barriers or crash barriers. They are used to protect people, vehicles and property from the impact of a road accident and work by absorbing the energy of a collision.

What is the strongest road barrier?

The strongest road barriers are made of galvanised steel, such as the ones we sell. Our products meet all off-highway standards and are designed to provide maximum safety for pedestrians and drivers alike.

What is the most common road barrier used?

The most common type of road barrier is the Armco barrier. This type of barrier is made from galvanised steel and is designed to absorb the energy of a collision, allowing it to spread out over a larger area. Here at Armco Direct, we offer a huge range of barriers to choose from so you can find one that meets your specific needs.

What is a Bollard barrier?

A bollard barrier is a sturdy, short, vertical post designed to guide traffic and protect from intrusions. Bollards can be made from various materials, including steel, concrete, or even plastic. They are widely used to secure sensitive areas from vehicles, such as pedestrian zones, bike lanes, and shop fronts.

What is the difference between a bollard and a barrier?

The primary difference between a bollard and a barrier lies in their form and function.

Bollards are typically individual posts installed in a series. They are usually used where the goal is to prevent vehicles from entering an area but still allow pedestrians and bikes to move freely. Bollards are often used in urban environments, on paths and sidewalks, and in front of buildings to protect the area from accidental or deliberate vehicle intrusions.

On the other hand, a barrier is generally more extensive and serves to completely block access to an area. They come in many forms, including guardrails, gates, fences, and walls. Barriers are typically used when you want to stop pedestrian and vehicle access to an area or divert traffic in a particular direction.