Unafor Semi-Permanent HVM Solutions

For the public realm, events, al fresco dining and storefront protection

Our range of Unafor semi-permanent HVM solutions offers robust and flexible safety protection while providing IWA-14-1 rated HVM protection with 2.8m penetration at 3500kg at 48kph, which blends into its surroundings. The IWA 14-1:2013 V/1500(M1)48/90:00-rated system enables you to add and remove a range of barriers quickly and easily as and when your needs change, providing a lightweight HVM system that can be removed and installed by hand without any lifting equipment, utilising a special key to unlock the upstands.

Ideal for pedestrianisation, low traffic neighbourhoods, outdoor dining, events, and storefront protection our Unafor systems combine ‘The Core’; a galvanised steel shallow mount foundation system, and a choice of barrier options, including the Unafor Planter, the Unafor Green Screen Planter, the Unafor Bench, the Unafor Bollard, the Unafor Bike Rack and the Unafor Al Fresco Dining barrier (branded or unbranded). The system offers robust protection from vehicle as a weapon attacks, and effective traffic management, while delivering an aesthetically-pleasing installation that blends into the streetscape and enhances the public realm.

Technical Specification

  • Height: 500-600mm from finished floor level.
  • Diameter: 125mm
  • Depth of foundation: 200mm
  • Material: Galvanised steel

Security Rating

IWA 14-1: 2013
V/1500 (M1)48/90:00
V/3500 (N1)/48/90:2.8

How the Unafor system works: The Core

The Unafor system has been designed for rapid deployment by a single trained technician once a foundation system called ‘The Core’ is in place.

Unafor Core requires no extra rebar and has a structural foundation depth starting from 200mm, making it a viable solution for almost all environments. Paving or surface finishes between 100mm and 150mm deep can be placed around the sockets, enabling the installation to blend into its surroundings. The sockets can be supplied with cover plates, allowing them to be removed, resulting in easy access, easier maintenance and a practically invisible foundation when the system is not in use.

The innovative Unafor foundation design features an innovative click and lock mounted installation method, enabling posts to be inserted into foundation sockets and locked into place with a firm and stable fit. The all-in-one foundation means installation time for the HVM system is kept to minimum, making pedestrianisation, storefront protection, and event security fast, safe and simple.

The speed and ease of use of the Unafor system makes it an ideal solution for event organisers that hold regular events in the same location and need effective protection with rapid deployment every time. For stadia and sports venues, the Unafor semi-permanent HVM system is an ideal solution for Zone Ex locations to provide as-needed protection against vehicle incursions on match days for ingress/egress routes. It’s also the ideal choice for pedestrianisation and outdoor dining, allowing local authorities to pedestrianise certain streets during the spring and summer months or the Christmas period, for example, or on certain days of the week. It provides an attractive way of protecting high street businesses from ram raid attacks and errant vehicles too, preventing the costs and business interruption associated with storefront crashes.

Our range of Unafor HVM safety and security barriers

The flexibility of the Unafor impact-rated semi-permanent pedestrian protection system means that you can select some or any of the barriers on offer and all can be used with your Unafor Core foundations.

Unafor Steel Planter

This is a robust, elegant IWA-14-1 rated planter that looks equally at home in a contemporary city or a heritage setting. Available in galvanised, untreated or corten steel, with rounded or rectangular edges, these custom-designed planters are made to order and installed using the Unafor foundation system. We will work with you to tailor your planters to the dimensions required to fit the specific needs of your local site.

Unafor Green Screen Planter

The Unafor Green Screen planter system features a lattice for greening, enhancing the public realm environment while offering IWA-14-1 rated protection for pedestrians.  Available in galvanized, untreated, or corten steel, these planters can be powder-coated in any RAL-colour, or in an exclusive matt, sand-blasted finish to suit your installation.

Unafor Bench

Providing the aesthetics and functionality of street furniture with certified IWA-14-1 protection, the Unafor Bench is available in galvanized, untreated, or corten steel and can be powder-coated in any RAL-colour, or in an exclusive matt, sand-blasted finish to meet the design requirements for your location. Custom-designed with round or rectangular edges, Unafor Benches are made to order with dimensions fitted to suit your specific needs.

Unafor Bike Rack

A practical addition to any urban environment, the Unafor Bike Rack uses The Core and IWA-14-1 rated click and lock posts to offer a convenient place to lock up bicycles, while protecting pedestrians.

Unafor Al Fresco Barrier

The Unafor Al Fresco Barrier protects diners and pedestrians, while providing easy demarcation of the dining area. Useful for zoning pedestrianised areas with multiple hospitality outlets, this solution can either be provided as a metal barrier or as a customised banner mounted between two IWA-14-1 rated click and lock posts.

Unafor Bollard

Fabricated from high-quality materials this IWA-14-1 certified bollard system is available in rectangular or rounded formats and can be fitted using The Core foundation system, aligned to the proportions of your site.