Screw Fixed Barrier
The Screw Fixed Barrier can be used to protect both temporary and permanent installations, is quick to install and more discreet than the Freestanding Barrier.
The clever bit is a stretchy cord, that fits snugly into the top of each post, drawing a neat line in the air, avoiding the distraction of that dreadful droopy rope, and because the elasticated cord makes a straight line, it blends with the architecture of the building helping the barriers to become less obvious and ensuring the artwork is the object of attention. Our Screw-Fixed Barriers are used to protect Picasso’s ‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’ at The Tate Modern. When sold 2011, it was the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.
Installation of the Screw Fixed version of our barrier system is very straight forward. Just screw the base plate to the floor. These fixings are then hidden by a simple cover plate that fits over the post that supports the elasticated cord. This defines restricted access, but gives to the touch thus avoiding tripping or injury.
Dimensions and Finish
Our Screw-Fixed Barriers are available in two hardwearing versions; stainless steel or mild steel with a powder coated finish. The barriers are 385mm high with a 100mm base that provides a neat but sturdy fixing. The upright has a diameter of 20mm and the base is 5mm deep.
Other finishes are available on request.
Useful tips and guidelines
It is important to select a barrier finish that will blends well with the environment and minimises visual impact and to assist this process, our standard cord colour is a neutral grey. However, in areas where it is important to draw attention to the line we can supply cord in a range of colours that will enhance the contrast. These are white, red, black or yellow.
Because these barriers have a rigid fixing the tension on the cord can be greater and it is possible to increase the distance between barriers up to a maximum of approximately 2.5 metres.
Whenever possible, barriers should be placed in a symmetrical fashion in front of an artwork, as this maintains good overall visual harmony.
1 x Upright with Top Cap and Turret
1 x Cover Plate
1 x Base Plate
1 x Connecting Bolt
1 x Allen Key
What’s not included: Elasticated Cord, Wall Terminators, Screw Fixings
Key Features of the Screw Fixed Barrier
- Suits both temporary and permanent displays
- Suitable for timber floors
- Neutral, clean lines that blend with the environment
- Very easy to install
- Elasticated cord that gently tugs without tripping
- Modular components to accommodate informative signage and tie-back to wall
Download the installation instructions below or contact our support team on:
+44 (0)1769 572389