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Ground anchors secure the heavy duty netting

Ground anchors secure the heavy duty netting

This small but productive fish farm contains around 1,000,000 fish at any one time and damage or loss through hungry predators can be problem. Platipus ground anchors were used to secure the heavy duty netting that was needed to safeguard the growing fish from...

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Preparations for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

Preparations for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021

Preparations for RHS Chelsea Flower Show are already in full swing. It was great to see some familiar faces yesterday & get a sneak peek at Taina Suonio's 'Finnish Soul Garden' & Gareth Wilson - MCIHort MPGCA 'Blue Diamond Forge Garden', built by Ross...

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Counter uplifting an underground walkway in Northern Ireland

Counter uplifting an underground walkway in Northern Ireland

A solution was required to counter uplift for this underground walkway connecting two buildings on opposite sides of a road in Co Derry, Northern Ireland. 12 Platipus Anchors with 120 year design life were installed. The wire tendon was then passed over the walkway,...

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Friday’s BBC Gardeners World Programme

Friday’s BBC Gardeners World Programme

The Platipus Rootball Fixing System with Plati-Mat & Piddler Tree Irrigation were featured on Friday's BBC Gardeners World Programme. We are very proud that the 'What Lies Beneath' Garden, designed by Professor David Stevens FSGD, FCI Hort, won Gold & Best...

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Iinflatable water park in Hungary

Iinflatable water park in Hungary

Something different for a Friday! 40 x S6 and 16 x S8 anchor systems were used to secure this fantastic inflatable water park in Hungary. Have a great weekend everybody. [dsm_image_carousel _builder_version="4.10.4" _module_preset="default"...

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Vertical Garden for Strawberries

Vertical Garden for Strawberries

Every garden, no matter how small, has some vertical space, be it a wall or other suitable structure, that is perfect for populating with plants. The Platipus G-WALL® is an ideal living wall system for annuals, perennials, succulents, tropical and edibles such as...

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Vegetation growing through a 20m dry-stone wall

Vegetation growing through a 20m dry-stone wall

Vegetation growing through this 20m dry-stone wall was causing buckling and fracturing, so Platipus Percussion Driven Earth Anchors were driven through the spaces between the stones to reinforce the structure. As this was a public facing structure our recessed bronze...

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Platipus ARGS ground anchors against wind & rainwater erosion

Platipus ARGS ground anchors against wind & rainwater erosion

Combining a suitable geotextile, supplied by Geosynthetics Limited, with Platipus ARGS ground anchors provided an effective vegetated solution against wind & rainwater erosion on this Millwood Designer Homes development in Hawkhurst, Kent. From installation to...

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Maggie’s Centres in Southampton are looking stunning!

Maggie’s Centres in Southampton are looking stunning!

The gardens at the Maggie's Centres in Southampton are looking stunning now that they are fully established. We are incredibly proud to have contributed to the project by providing the tree anchoring systems to secure the Hillier Nurseries Ltd trees. The centre was...

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Last week’s webinar with Jamie Butterworth

Last week’s webinar with Jamie Butterworth

We really enjoyed listening to Jamie Butterworth for this weeks Platipus live webinar. He gave us an interesting & entertaining insight into his award winning gardens at RHS Chatsworth & RHS Hampton Court, along with a fantastic overview of his stunning new...

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Barratt Developments plc project

Barratt Developments plc project

Some nice photos of this prestigious 169 unit Barratt Developments plc project overlooking the sea at Honeycombe Beach in Bournemouth. During excavation into the hillside, Platipus ground anchors provided permanent lateral restraint to counteract overturning moments...

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The importance of protecting our structures

The importance of protecting our structures

With extreme weather events becoming a regular occurrence it is increasingly important to protect your structures from uplift in the case of high winds. Platipus earth anchors are an extremely reliable and effective solution for most frame designs and are suitable for...

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Platipus Marine Anchors in Croatia

Platipus Marine Anchors in Croatia

To help protect our blue planet we have developed a range of marine grade anchoring systems suitable for underwater and shoreline applications. These solutions are less intrusive than concrete and have minimal impact on the environment. This can be seen from the...

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Platipus S8 Anchor Systems at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, NZ

Platipus S8 Anchor Systems at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, NZ

We provide support for many temporary structures from grandstands, seating, staging to film sets. With many ICC cricket fixtures taking place this weekend we thought we would look back at a project we did at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, NZ where Platipus S8 anchor...

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That’s why we use bronze anchors

That’s why we use bronze anchors

Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture archaeologists have made a once-in-a-lifetime discovery on a HS2 project in Hillingdon, a rare hoard of over 300 bronze Iron Age coins, dating back 2175 years. And that’s why we use bronze anchors on permanent projects requiring a...

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Royal Horticultural Society Hampton Court Garden Festival

Royal Horticultural Society Hampton Court Garden Festival

Mandy Balcombe had a lovely day meeting various talented designers and contractors at the Royal Horticultural Society Hampton Court Garden Festival. She was thrilled to spend time with the highly talented Jamie Butterworth and Alan Williams on their RHS Feature Garden...

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