Types of water filled barriers: which is best to hire for your site?

Our customers often find that their projects don’t justify the cost or logistics of hiring crash rated concrete barriers, but they still require safety barriers within their worksite. They need barriers to create parking zones for contractors, cordon off no-go zones and surround small hazards or exclusion areas like existing light poles for example.

The ideal choice in this situation is to use water-filled barriers which provide safety and protection on the worksite, are easier to install than concrete barriers, and can be shifted around the site relatively easily as circumstances change.

Why choose water filled barrier hire for your civil construction projects?

Water filled barriers are a cost-effective solution Read more

Which‌ ‌crash barriers‌ ‌are‌ ‌approved‌ ‌in‌ ‌Queensland?‌ ‌

Approved temporary crash barriers for roadwork and on-site use

Here’s a simple guide to the different types of barriers available for hire for your next civil construction project. We carry a large number of barriers in our Brisbane and Toowoomba yards, ready to roll out to your project.

But how do you know which barrier is best for your job?

Let’s take a look at the barriers commonly used by our customers on civil, infrastructure and roadwork projects.

Barriers can be broken into crash rated and non-crash rated types.

Crash rated barriers are typically used wherever vehicles are passing close to the worksite, for example, larger roadwork projects involving a Read more

Compactors, barriers and more for The Northern Road upgrade

Equipment hire for major Sydney road upgrade

PROJECT: Northern Road Stage Upgrade Stage 5 & 6

  • 10,000 linear metres of concrete barriers
  • Rollers and compactors
  • Lighting towers
  • Plastic water filled barriers
  • Steel road plates

About the Project

NSW RMS awarded CPB Contractors the contract for The Northern Road Upgrade Stage 5 & 6. This $300M project is expected to be delivered by 2022, doubling a 13km section of one of Western Sydney’s busiest arterial roads.

Stretching from Glenmore Park to Luddenham, The Northern Road upgrade project will upgrade road infrastructure to a divided four-lane alignment and create public transport lanes, ultimately creating transport links with Read more


What our happy customers say

We promise fast, safe, professional and friendly service – here’s what some of our customers have to say:

  • Peter
    Hazell Bros Group

    I’m very happy with the service from Orange Hire. The quality of the plant… I wouldn‘t change anything..

  • George
    Mack Civil

    You guys have done a great job and have come a long way in the past few years.

  • Stephen
    JNC Group

    The team is very super friendly, nothing is ever a problem and issues are dealt with in a timely manner.