Surface Mounted Barrier

The Surface Mounted Barrier can be used to protect both temporary and permanent installations, is quick to install and more discreet than the Freestanding Barrier.

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As with the other barriers, the neutral finish and simple clean lines of the Surface Mounted Barrier sit comfortably within the museum, gallery and display environment, gently reminding the public of its presence without clashing with the display or decor.

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Price: £72.00 (Excl. VAT)

Key Features of the Surface Mounted 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

Protecting Masters

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 Surface Mounted Barriers are used to protect Picasso’s ‘Nude, Green Leaves and Bust’ at The Tate Modern. When sold in 2011, it was the most expensive painting ever sold at auction.

Installation of the Surface Mounted 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 Surface Mounted 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 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 Elasticated 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.

What’s included

1 x Upright with Top Cap and Turret
1 x Cover Plate
1 x Base Plate
1 x Connecting Bolt
1 x Allen Key

You may also require: Elasticated Cord, Wall Terminators, Screw Fixings


Download the installation instructions below or for any questions contact our support team on:

01769 572389


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