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Platipus is 40 years old!

Platipus is 40 years old!

Today Platipus officially celebrates our 40th birthday. We would like to say thank you to all of our customers and employees who have supported us over the past 4 decades. We look forward to working with you for many more years to come.

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We are at FutureScape 2022

We are at FutureScape 2022

If you are attending FutureScape Event today be sure to visit Mandy Balcombe and Ricky De Abreu on Stand C92 where they will be very pleased to answer any questions on tree anchoring, irrigation, living walls and our latest innovation Plati-Guard Tree Protection Mesh....

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Today we remember and honour the brave who gave their lives so we could live ours. Thank you. #remembrance #remembranceday #lestweforget #respect #peace

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National Engineering Day 2022

National Engineering Day 2022

Today we are proud to celebrate National Engineering Day and how engineering can #ImproveLives. This may be creating a solar park to generate clean renewable energy and reduce the effects of climate change, designing pipeline infrastructure to deliver valuable...

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Navy Pier in Chicago

Navy Pier in Chicago

Some fantastic photos of Navy Pier in Chicago captured at different times of the day. The pier boasts shopping and dining options along with a botanical garden, a Ferris wheel and many seasonal activities. To alleviate stability and safety concerns on the pier, caused...

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Building and Maintaining Strong Defences

Building and Maintaining Strong Defences

Gabion Wall Stabilisation in the Brecon Beacons. Earlier this year, Platipus Anchors provided Percussion Driven Earth Anchors to stabilise this failing wall which protects several properties from flooding. Read the full article below or in the Autumn Edition of the...

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Platipus Ground Anchor installation for Erosion Control

Platipus Ground Anchor installation for Erosion Control

Erosion control is the practice of preventing or controlling the effects of wind or water in land development, coastal areas, river banks and construction. Effective erosion control manages surface runoff and is an important technique in preventing water pollution,...

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Green 2022 at the Flanders Expo in Gent, Belgium

Green 2022 at the Flanders Expo in Gent, Belgium

Another week another exhibition. Today we are at Green 2022 (25-27 Sep), the trade fair for private and public green sector, taking place at the Flanders Expo in Gent, Belgium. Ricky De Abreu and Julien Veyret will be showcasing the range of Platipus Tree Anchoring...

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We are at South East Construction Expo in Crawley

We are at South East Construction Expo in Crawley

Today we are at South East Construction Expo in Crawley, West Sussex. If you would like to find out more how Platipus Earth Anchoring Systems can support or stabilise your Construction applications Max du Plessis would be pleased...

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Platipus at GaLaBau 2022, Nurnberg

Platipus at GaLaBau 2022, Nurnberg

Today is the start of GaLaBau 2022 (14-17 Sep) in Nürnberg, the leading International Trade Fair for Urban Green and Open Spaces. Matthias Klatte, Ricky De Abreu and Bianca Curnick are super excited to be showcasing the range of Platipus Tree Anchoring &...

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We are at EuroGeo7 in Warsaw!

We are at EuroGeo7 in Warsaw!

Fantastic first day for Warren Glover and Julien Veyret at EuroGeo7 in Warsaw, Poland. If you would like to find out more about our range of anchoring solutions for erosion control, slope stability and earth retaining structures visit them on Stand MB30....

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Temporary bridge on the A7 motorway in France

Temporary bridge on the A7 motorway in France

Platipus Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) providing additional support for this temporary bridge on the A7 motorway in France. Working with our partner EURO-TEC we were able to respond to this urgent request supplying nearly 400 anchor systems in less than a...

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What is achievable in 6 weeks with out G-WALL

What is achievable in 6 weeks with out G-WALL

Before and After photos showing what can be achieved with the Platipus G-WALL Modular Living Wall System within just 6 weeks. As we expected, this Geranium G-WALL looks absolutely stunning! [dsm_before_after_image...

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An interesting project – Riverbank in Powys, Wales

An interesting project – Riverbank in Powys, Wales

This interesting project using Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) to secure gabion baskets on a riverbank in Powys, Wales. The gabion wall was being undermined from scouring, putting the houses on the riverbank at risk should it fail. The gabions were stabilised...

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The hottest day on record this week

The hottest day on record this week

UK could have its hottest day on record this week, with temperatures forecast over 40C. Trees planted strategically on main roads in the cities, living walls on buildings and vertical forests on skyscrapers help keep our cities cool and avoid the “urban heat island...

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Visit us at RHS Hampton Court – Stand HC363

Visit us at RHS Hampton Court – Stand HC363

The Platipus G-WALL Modular Living Wall and Tree Anchoring System have been used in the design of the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) show garden at RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival. Feel free to visit the stunning APL garden or pop along to the...

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Platipus at IGS UK Symposium

Platipus at IGS UK Symposium

We had a fantastic day at the IGS UK Chapter Symposium at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Regional Sales Manager Warren Glover and Specialist Projects Manager Stewart MacArthur have been showing engineers how Platipus Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) can be...

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Glastonbury Festival 2022

Glastonbury Festival 2022

We celebrate the return of the Glastonbury this year, just like the other 210,000 revellers. On many occasions we have had the privilege of anchoring the main speaker stands either side of this iconic Pyramid stage. With 70 performance spaces and more than 1000...

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SGD Symposium 2022 at the Hilltop Building – RHS Wisley

SGD Symposium 2022 at the Hilltop Building – RHS Wisley

We are super excited that Mandy Balcombe and Ricky De Abreu from the Platipus Landscape team will be showcasing our G-WALL® Modular Living Wall System at the SGD Symposium 2022. The symposium's motto for this year is: "PAST - PRESENT - FUTURE: Finding answers to the...

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Today is World Green Roof Day!

Today is World Green Roof Day!

Today is World Green Roof Day! Towns and cities globally are going green to adapt to climate change. Green roofs also provide vital wildlife habitat and make life better for everyone. The Platipus G-ROOF Structural & Drainage System is ideal for intensive roof...

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Platipus at RHS Chelsea 2022

Platipus at RHS Chelsea 2022

We thought we would start off our RHS Chelsea '22 appreciation week with a bang! This is a collage of Platipus at Chelsea over the years. We love getting involved with the industry, meeting our friends, and helping out as often as we can. [dsm_image_carousel...

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Great day at Geotex Glasgow

Great day at Geotex Glasgow

Great day at GEOTEX in Glasgow. Warren Glover gave an engaging presentation, to an audience of engineers, on how Platipus Percussion Driven Earth Anchors (PDEA®) can be used for erosion control, slope stability and earth retaining structures. Why not continue your own...

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Intersolar Europe 2022

Intersolar Europe 2022

Busy first day for Warren Glover and Julien Veyret at Intersolar Europe 2022 in Munich. If you would like to find out more about our range of anchoring solutions for Ground Mounted, Floating Solar (FPV), Retrofit and Off-Grid photovoltaic applications visit them in...

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Visit us at Intersolar Europe 2022 in Munich

Visit us at Intersolar Europe 2022 in Munich

Don't miss your opportunity to visit us at Europe’s largest solar trade fair Intersolar Europe 2022 in Munich from 11 - 13 May 2022 in Hall A6, Stand 213 to learn about our range of anchoring solutions for Ground Mounted, Floating Solar (FPV), Retrofit and Off-Grid...

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is happening between 9 to 15 May 2022. The official theme is ‘loneliness’ and, across the week, we encourage you to build meaningful connections with your friends, family, colleagues and communities. Let’s Connect!

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Carl Reeders had a fantastic time presenting our G-WALL Modular Living Wall System to some enthusiastic students at Capel Manor College this week. #learning #education #environment #livingwalls #greenwalls #gardendesign #landscaping #landscapedesign...

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First day of the RHS Malvern Spring Festival

First day of the RHS Malvern Spring Festival

First day of the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Ricky De Abreu and Mandy Balcombe are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our Stand #356 (ROW 4) and showing everyone the new G-WALL Modular Living Wall starter kit available at a special show price. Come along and...

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Come & See Mandy and Ricky at the Malvern Spring Festival

Come & See Mandy and Ricky at the Malvern Spring Festival

Our amazing team of Mandy Balcombe and Ricky De Abreu are on their way to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival where they will be flying the Platipus flag. We are super excited to be attending this show as exhibitors and look forward to meeting all the visitors who come to...

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Happy Earth Day 2022!

Happy Earth Day 2022!

Earth Day was first held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG including over a billion people in more than 193 countries. This year’s theme is to Invest in our Planet and you can read more about it here:...

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Come & see us @ GEOTEX Cardiff – 26th April

Come & see us @ GEOTEX Cardiff – 26th April

Come & see Alan Richardson at GEOTEX Cardiff on the 26th April at the iconic Techniquest Science Museum. GEOTEX is a unique, free to attend, independently run series of Construction Industry seminars which focus on Ground Engineering. Joining Alan will be other...

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Slope Stabilisation at Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

Slope Stabilisation at Birmingham Health Innovation Campus

Slope stabilisation design between a rail line & a proposed high voltage substation on a new campus at The University of Birmingham. In collaboration with Bruntwood SciTech, University of Birmingham, Geo-Environmental Services Limited & Geosynthetics Limited....

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G-WALL Modular Living Wall Systems are being assembled

G-WALL Modular Living Wall Systems are being assembled

Spring has arrived and the sun is shining! Platipus G-WALL Modular Living Wall Systems are being assembled / installed ready to transform bare boundaries and spaces into vibrant colourful living walls. Create your own amazing living wall: Platipus Direct  ...

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Platipus at Rail Infrastructure Networking London ’22

Platipus at Rail Infrastructure Networking London ’22

We are excited to be exhibiting at the Rail Infrastructure Networking (RIN) event from 9:30am on Thursday 10th March at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London. Come and meet Max du Plessis and Stewart MacArthur who will very happy to show you how...

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World Engineering Day 2022

World Engineering Day 2022

Today we are proud to celebrate World Engineering Day. We thrive on providing innovative anchoring solutions for a diverse range of engineering applications and industry sectors globally. Need help with a project? Get in touch today!

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Free ‘Concept to Completion’ Webinar – 27th January

Free ‘Concept to Completion’ Webinar – 27th January

Join us for our first ‘Concept to Completion’ webinar of 2022, in conjunction with Geo-Environmental Services Limited. Jonathan Tingley, Technical Director, will present this innovative slope stabilisation design between a rail line & a proposed high voltage...

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Landscape Designers Hendy Curzon built this

Landscape Designers Hendy Curzon built this

Landscape Designers Hendy Curzon built this G-WALL in the grounds of their Design Studio so that they could try different plant combinations to see what produced the most visually effective results for upcoming design projects. The 4m² green wall, using the G-Wall...

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Jeff Curnick’s 10th anniversary here at Platipus

Jeff Curnick’s 10th anniversary here at Platipus

Our first post of the year marks Jeff Curnick's 10th anniversary here at Platipus. The photo on the left shows his very first site visit to a vineyard in 2012 with a current profile picture next to it. Jeff now heads up the Export Department & I think you will...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the Platipus Team, we wish you all a healthy, happy & successful 2022!

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Merry Christmas from Platipus

Merry Christmas from Platipus

The Platipus Team would like to thank you for your continued support throughout 2021, wishing you a Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy & successful 2022! Our offices will be closed over the festive period, from 23rd Dec 2021 returning on 4th Jan 2022.

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The anchoring point for any vineyard trellis system

The anchoring point for any vineyard trellis system

The anchoring point for any vineyard trellis system is usually the most important part of the structure & we really appreciate it when a client lets us know we have helped them in challenging site conditions. This customer establishing a new vineyard explained...

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