How to secure your site using concrete barriers

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If you need to secure any kind of area quickly, concrete barriers are an extremely effective option. Easy to transport, but providing strong and secure protection, barriers can be shipped directly to you, off-loaded and even positioned exactly where you need them in a short amount of time.

Whether you are working on a construction site and need to ensure that an area cannot be accessed, or if you have vacant property with a need to deny access to trespassers, concrete barriers can be ideal.

Better yet, they are affordable. At Maltaward, we offer a wide range of concrete barriers available to suit any budget – we can even offer buying and hiring options. So, here we take a look at how you can secure your site with concrete barriers.

What can concrete barriers do?

Concrete barriers actually have a wide range of uses depending on the needs and requirements of your site. They are perfect for restricting access to specific areas for both vehicles and pedestrians. A line of concrete barriers clearly delineates where individuals are allowed to access.

However, these are not the only uses. Barriers can also be valuable for crowd management, traffic control, creating entrances and exits, and more.

There are barriers available in a huge variety of sizes and shapes, from Kentledge blocks and temporary vertical concrete barriers (TVCBs) through to large quarry rocks, which can provide a more natural appearance, if the visual aspect is important.

Assess your needs

To understand how to secure your site, you first need to establish exactly what your needs are. As such, the first step is a full assessment.

At this point you need to establish what you are trying to achieve. Are you simply blocking access to vehicles? Do you need to account for both vehicles and pedestrians? Do you need some form of access to the site to be available at all times?

It may the case that you already have some kind of site protection in place, such as fencing. In this case, you would be after a solution that encompasses both the fencing and the blocks.

When you understand your needs and requirements, you can make a decision on which types of barriers you require and how they can be placed.

Getting the right sizes

With weights ranging from 1,400 kg or lower, to 2,500 kg and higher, as well as being available in a number of different shapes and sizes – there is a concrete barrier that will be perfect for your needs.

Many concrete barriers can be interconnected or stacked to form a much larger barrier if that is what your site requires.

No matter how large or small scale the project is, concrete barriers can be an ideal solution.


Of course, not all sites need to be entirely shut off at all times. This is where the flexibility and easy movement of concrete barriers comes in useful.

With the right tools, concrete barriers can be swiftly moved, meaning that if you need to provide access at certain times of day, but keep the site secure at others, this can be easily accomplished.

Barriers are also extremely useful when used in conjunction with other security measures.

Work with professionals

It is especially important with regard to concrete barriers to work with experienced professionals. At Maltaward, we are specialists in civil engineering and have extensive expertise with concrete barriers. We would be happy to help you with all of your needs – contact us today.

Bill G
Bill G
1 July 2024
Very good customer service, competitive price and good communications. Delivery driver was safety conscience, careful and efficient. When I was uncontactable for the 2nd delivery and driver needed access to the sluice through security gates, Maltaward contacted our "national customer contact centre" who provided a contact number and the delivery was made. A big thank you to the company and driver for their persistence and patience. Would highly recommend this company.
Steph Davies
Steph Davies
2 November 2023
I have been using Maltaward for about 12 years, mostly using their traveller eviction services. They have always been very helpful and easy to deal with. No fuss, just get the job done! More recently in my new company, I have brought them in to use utilised their vacant security services. They have worked with me to provide the correct service for our specific requirements. They have a common sense approach to everything. I really cannot recommend the team enough. They have been without a doubt the best security company I have been involved with.
Tom Lampard
Tom Lampard
2 November 2023
Everyone, and I mean everyone!, from the office team to the guys that drop the barriers, at Maltaward is very responsive, polite and genuinely helpful! I have used them at several sites and they have never let me down!
Syanne Mara
Syanne Mara
23 January 2023
Amazing service as always with a quick response time. Maltaward always have a solution to all problems and execute any works or requirements swiftly and thoroughly.
Julie Curtis
Julie Curtis
23 January 2023
Excellent product & delivery. We have ordered from Maltaward several times and we can't fault them.
21 November 2022
Quick turnaround and a good job. Many thanks .
Ian Rhoden
Ian Rhoden
26 August 2022
Great experience Keith was top-notch
Declan Goldie
Declan Goldie
9 August 2022
I have used maltaward for years. Jim has been very helpful throughout this time. Thanks
Sally Atkins
Sally Atkins
1 July 2022
Just wanted to say a big thankyou to your driver Del, although he didn’t like nettles :) he carried out the job with no bother. Would highly recommend Maltaward

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