Essentials Freestanding Barrier (400mm)

The easiest and most cost effective barrier (complete with elasticated cord) you can buy. Just push the cord into the patented 'self grip top' and replace the cap; that simple.

$120.54 (ex VAT)
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Product Description

Redrawing The Line: Absolute have developed the Essentials Freestanding Barrier 400mm which comes as a kit complete with 2.5 metres of grey elasticated cord, and featuring a patent-pending 'self grip top' design that makes assembly and adjustments effortless.

This barrier's clean design is a stylish solution for budget conscious projects. It's finished in Dove White that will blend comfortably in a wide variety of settings and features non-slip pads that will ensure it stays put and leaves no marks.

Our neutral finish and clean lines sit comfortably within the museum and gallery environment, as well as, corporate, retail and civic facilities. An elasticated cord connects the barriers and draws a straight line in the air, blending with the architecture and ensuring that the artwork is the object of attention. Our Essentials Barrier has modular accessories such as Wall Terminators that allow clean tie-backs directly to the wall.

Key Features of the Essentials Freestanding Barrier 400mm:

  • Each barrier is delivered with 2.5mtrs of grey cord ready to install
  • Elasticated Cord fits easily into top of the upright
  • Easy to assemble and layout with instructions included
  • Neutral, clean lines that blend with the environment
  • RAL Colour 7047
  • Stable Base with non-skid /scratch pads

Our 400mm Essentials Barrier is also available as Essentials Surface Mounted Barrier 400mm.

Product Specification

Diagram explaining the dimensions of the 400mm Essentials Freestanding Barrier.

Type: Stanchion Barrier (Freestanding)

Material & Finish:  Mild steel powder coated in 'Dove White' RAL 7047

Dimensions:  400mm high x 230mm diameter base, 20mm diameter upright

UK Installation Instructions PDF:  Coming soon

Video Instructions: Click here to view


Expert Advice

Whenever possible, barriers should be placed in a symmetrical fashion in front of an artwork or exhibit, as this maintains good overall visual harmony.

For the best finish, it is important to ensure that the cord maintains a level straight line between barriers. We recommend spacing between barriers to be 1.5m to 1.8m. This will help the barriers to blend discreetly with the environment and not overcrowd the display.

The recommended maximum distance of 1.8m is to maintain a taught cord and prevent sagging.

What's Included


  • 1 x Dove White upright and base
  • 2.5 mtrs grey cord per barrier, continuous length of cord for 2+ barriers
  • 1 x Bolt
  • 1 x Allen Key

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Museum Grade

Museum grade products, designed for all settings. We design and manufacture high quality products in the UK to display, protect and explain artworks as well as to guide and inform visitors. Absolute has built a reputation for innovative, high-specification solutions for museums and galleries around the world, which are available for use in all types of environments, from attractions and hospitality venues to airports, restaurants and everything in between. For more information about how our product solutions could support or enhance your space, please contact us.

Delivery Information

Every effort is made to despatch the same day for orders placed before 13:00, this is subject to warehouse capacity and stock availability. We use UPS courier service; all prices are calculated on weight at the checkout and are delivered by the courier between 8am – 6pm. Please contact us if your delivery country is unavailable for website ordering, this will be shown during checkout. Also note that international orders delivery time does not include customs clearance. Further information about delivery please contact us.


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