Essentials Surface Mounted Barrier (400mm)

The easiest, 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.

$83.79 (ex VAT)
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Product Description

Redrawing The Line: Absolute have developed the Essentials Surface Mounted 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.

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 Essential Barrier has modular accessories such as Wall Terminators that allow clean tie-backs directly to the wall.

Key Features of the Essentials Surface Mounted 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


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


Product Specification

Diagram explaining the dimensions of the 400mm Essentials Surface Mounted Barrier.

Type: Stanchion Barrier (Surface Mounted)

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

Dimensions:  400mm high x 100mm diameter base, 20mm diameter upright

UK Installation Instructions PDF:  Coming soon



Expert Advice


> Read our expert guide: Choosing Art Barriers for Traditional, Transitional and Contemporary Spaces - Click here to read


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. 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 2.5m.

What's Included


  • 1x Dove White upright
  • 1x Base plate
  • 2.5 mtrs grey cord per barrier, continuous length of cord for 2+ barriers
  • 1x Bolt
  • 1x 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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