Smartraft® is an off-site pre-fabricated, modular concrete foundation to allow for the safe, quick, efficient barrier installation. There is no requirement for pre-site ground testing as off-site testing has proven results.

Foundation depth required for installation of Smartraft® is just 200mm, so problematic services, underground structures and other ground obstructions can all be overcome with this one simple solution.

Smartraft® can be installed in any standard highway ground conditions. On new-build projects the ground can be left 200mm low, ready for installation removing the risk of excavating completely.

On prepared ground, installation outputs of 75m+ per hour can be achieved and is up to 20 times quicker than traditional installation methods, reducing the time spent on-site, the number of mobilisations and traffic management required.

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    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