Many of the team at Smartraft® Ltd have over 30 years experience installing, supplying, sub-contracting and managing Vehicle Restraint System (VRS) projects. This vast amount of experience along with commitment and devotion to the VRS industry has resulted in the amazing innovation that is now known as Smartraft®.

Our teams, when discussing the everyday problems we face in our industry, and aware of the desire for innovation, continually challenge what we do every day and look for safer, better, quicker, more environmentally beneficial solutions.

As a result, Smartraft® was initially developed as a concept and theoretic calculations were completed. From these calculations, a first prototype mould was designed and the initial Smartraft® foundations produced.

From there, extensive testing has been undertaken with conclusive results to ensure the Patent Pending Smartraft® product is fully compliant to highway specifications including CD377, BS EN 1317 and Series 400.

Smartraft® is approved for use with several proprietary Vehicle Restraint Systems and compatible with non-propriety systems. Smartraft® has now been installed on numerous projects, from local authority roads, major trunks roads and high-profile Smart Motorways, including A14 Huntington to Cambridge and M4 Jct 3-12 Smart Motorway.

Smartraft® is an engaging and exciting product that continues to be developed to make highway construction safer, more efficient and beneficial for designers, contractors and road users, not just in the UK, but also worldwide.

We are all looking forward to the continued journey that Smartraft® Ltd and its related modular designed products will bring.

Client Compliments

This scheme had challenged conventional approaches to barrier restraints. Working in collaboration with Arbus and Highways England, the team developed a really innovative approach that is already creating a safer environment for all. Arbus were innovative in their approach to designing this barrier solution and it was exciting to be involved following a long term relationships with the teams,


Mike Thompson, Divisional Manager – Ringway

Everything was great as always. A big thanks for all your help and efforts to get this project completed.


Kemal Bakici - Balfour Beatty

I thought I’d like to put out a BIG WELL DONE to all that have made a fantastic effort over the past few weeks to achieve where we are today on the A1 switch. Fantastic effort and collaboration from all those involved in making the switch go very smoothly and safely. It’s a pleasure to work with direct labour and sub-contractors who really care about safety and quality, and prove we can work in tight potentially dangerous areas by cordoning off their work sites to ensure plant pedestrian interface is maintained at all times and still get the job done on time. You are all a credit to your companies.


Senior General Foreman - A14 Integrated Delivery Team

Well done it looks a very good job, done in quick time and as promised. The TM was spot on.


Contracts Manager, Ringway.

Congratulations to everybody for the great achievement in opening the Swavesey westbound to traffic. This is even more special because we’ve done it on time hitting another one of our critical milestones. Thank you all.


Roadworks Manager (S4) - A14 Integrated Delivery Team

Hill & Smith are proud to have worked alongside Arbus to deliver the A14 flagship scheme; supplying all the Vehicle Restraint Systems for this project was a great achievement! Hill & Smith provided VRS technical support to the clients from the beginning which supported Arbus and wider A14 team in ensuring the project was successfully completed.


VRS Manufacturer, Hill & Smith

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