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Temporary Motorway Barriers

Our team can supply and install Varioguard and Barrierguard 800.

At GKTM we provide temporary motorway barriers for hire in Ireland. Our hire service can also be complemented by our installation service, carried out by trained professionals.

The two best suited traffic management barrier alternatives for high speed works are Varioguard and Barrierguard 800.

Varioguard steel safety barrier

Varioguard offers unique energy absorbing features and enables rapid installation, delivered to site in pre-bolted 12 metre lengths.

It is a galvanised steel safety barrier, with a unit length of 4,000 mm, a height of 900 mm, and a base width of 700 mm. A box beam on top of the unit is connected by SIGMA type posts to the unit base. These posts are bi-directional, and because the system is bolted together, they are field replaceable. The standard element has a weight of only 400 kg, and incorporates an integrated drainage section of 120 mm x 70 mm.

In the rare event of an unforeseeable accident, such as a heavy goods vehicle overturning, Varioguard is designed to deform progressively. This feature, combined with the wide profile of the foot section ensures that there is no possibility of the system overturning.

Varioguard Features & Benefits

Tested and Approved

Varioguard is extensively tested at different performance levels, with test lengths that reflect lengths of need. Tests according to BS EN 1317:1998, at performance levels T3, N1, N2, H1, and H2 have been successfully completed.

Small Footprint

Varioguard only takes 40cm of carriageway and allows for a remarkable saving of road space compared to standard barriers, as the foot of the barrier can be driven over and also fitted with horizontal markings, thus providing an ideal solution where road space is limited.


Varioguard absorbs the energy of errant vehicles by a combination of self weight, catenary action, and the mass of the impacting vehicle on the unique foot section of the barrier.

Barrierguard 800 steel safety barrier

GKTM are the agents in Ireland for Barrierguard 800 temporary steel barrier system.


Barrierguard 800 is is a lightweight, energy absorbing, longitudinal steel barrier commonly used for motorway works, but it can also be used in low speed environments.

This type of safety barrier can be installed on both temporary and permanent locations, thanks to its 20+ years life cycle. This Chapter 8 compliant barrier is notably versatile, suitable for both high and low speed environments.

Barrierguard 800 Features & Benefits


1 metre of Barrierguard 800 weighs only 90kg, but thanks to it’s unique “QuickMount” connector design it provides a substantial resistance to lateral impact forces. This allows a high strength/low weight construction.


Highest safety standard

BarrierGuard 800 has been crash-tested and approved to meet the highest performance standards in the world. The safety barrier holds the European certification EN 1317 pts 1 & 2 – T1, T2, T3, N1, N2, H1 & H2, and has proven to contain a 13,000kg bus at 70km/h and 20° and a 7,500kg truck at 50km/h and 45°.

Rapidly deployable

The barrier is transported to the site on a truck carrying upto 180m and can be installed very quickly. On average a team of 3 will install 1km in a 10 hour shift. The barrier is also easily replaced in case any sections get damaged.

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