The company was formed in 1975 to carry out painting of structures to be installed as part of the growing North Sea oil industry. Since then Barrier has carried out contracts totalling millions of square metres of surface protection, working for most major oil companies and on almost all the major projects in the UK sector.

Barrier Ltd - Specialist Coatings

Over the past 20 years, the company has introduced Passive Fire Protection, Architectural and Insulation Services, Pipeline Coatings, Subsea Insulation, Scaffolding, Containment and Access.

Barrier has expanded into the Petrochemical market, carrying out corrosion and passive fire protection on pre‑assembled steelwork, in-situ on both new and upgrade work to refineries in the UK and worldwide.

The company has also expanded in to the marine market carrying out corrosion protection and scaffolding to Ministry of Defence ships and nuclear submarines. It has also been involved with the upgrading of FPSOs, supplying all our services including tank coatings to the cargo tanks and water-ballast tanks.

New companies have been formed to extend the capability of the company into markets where its services are required, especially in the EEC, Scandinavia, Canada, the Middle and Far East. In countries where the training of local labour in offshore procedures is appropriate, joint venture companies have been formed.

Barrier Archiectural logo

Designer, supplier and installer of Architectural and Insulation systems, including ductwork for HVAC and Modular Accommodation units.

Barrier Fire Protection logo

Applicator of Passive Fire Protection systems including Epoxy Intumescents. Manufacturer of fireproof panels and boxes.

Barrier Syntech logo

Applicator of Syntactic Insulation to subsea manifolds and pipelines. Manufacturer of Syntactic Bouyancy for ROVs and subsea flowlines.

Aquaseal Rubber logo

Manufacturer of rubber or synthetic components, ranging from cut gaskets to specialist fabrications, mouldings, extrusions and mandrel-built hoses.