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Supporting National Tree Week – 2021

Supporting National Tree Week – 2021

Supporting #NationalTreeWeek, the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. Across the country, people will be planting thousands of trees to mark the start of the winter tree planting season. There are many solutions to support your newly planted tree. Today we look at...

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GEOTEX Birmingham

GEOTEX Birmingham

It was great meeting new contacts and networking with our Ground & Environmental Engineering industry friends at GEOTEX today. The event took place at the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum located right next to the first brand new intercity terminus station...

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The National Tree Week 2021

The National Tree Week 2021

  The National Tree Week is all about celebrating our trees and planting as many as we can. Platipus developed the first tree anchoring system which has become a critical factor in safely planting any semi to mature trees, whilst maximising their natural...

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Highway project on the A9 in Nîmes

Highway project on the A9 in Nîmes

Highway project on the A9 in Nîmes, France. Platipus S4 Ground Anchors, supplied by EURO-TEC, were installed to provide erosion control for this slope. Full case study coming soon. [dsm_image_carousel _builder_version="4.14.1"...

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Great attendance at FutureScape Event 2021

Great attendance at FutureScape Event 2021

We had a great day at the FutureScape Event yesterday meeting some lovely people. If you are attending today be sure to visit Mandy Balcombe and Ricky De Abreu on Stand C93 where they will be very pleased to answer any tree anchoring, irrigation and living wall...

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Concept to Completion webinar in with OGI

Concept to Completion webinar in with OGI

Join us for our ‘Concept to Completion’ webinar in conjunction with OGI Groundwater Specialists Ltd. Eur Ing Dr Stephen Thomas MBA FICE CEng will present his innovative design comprising of groundwater management, slope reinforcement & erosion control from the...

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

  Today we remember the brave who gave their lives so we could live ours. Thank you.

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Fantastic attendance at yesterdays webinar!

Fantastic attendance at yesterdays webinar!

Fantastic attendance at yesterdays webinar with Kate Gould, we thoroughly enjoyed listening to her talk us through the design of this amazing garden & how she overcame some of the challenges presented by the site. Thank you to everyone that attended we hope you...

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We will be presenting at GEOTEX Leeds tomorrow

We will be presenting at GEOTEX Leeds tomorrow

We will be presenting at GEOTEX Leeds tomorrow. It is an excellent chance to hear from experts in the ground & environmental engineering industries, plus the opportunity to have a chat with the team of specialists during the coffee & lunch breaks.

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Sheet piling solution – Hybrid Design

Sheet piling solution – Hybrid Design

This 3.5m high road embankment affected by scouring and flooding resulted in some shallow sliding of the bank face inducing cracks in the adjacent footway and bus lay-by. Furthermore, a potential deep seated failure could...

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Fitted Anchors and concealed fittings at the Premiere League

Fitted Anchors and concealed fittings at the Premiere League

With the The Premier League returning this weekend after the International break, we look back at a project that we completed providing anchor points for a pitch cover at Wolves F.C. The anchors were installed & proof tested to an engineered design, all fittings...

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Upcoming events in November and December

Upcoming events in November and December

It has been great to be back at GEOTEX in Bristol today, for the first time since early 2020. Some very interesting presentations from expert speakers within the Ground & Environmental Engineering industry. Update your knowledge at one of the next events in Leeds...

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Supporting World Mental Health Day

Supporting World Mental Health Day

Supporting World Mental Health Day today. There are many ways to improve your mental health, one of which is the impact that nature has on your mental and physical wellbeing. Here at Platipus we have the pleasure of working within the landscaping industry; improving...

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Learn more about all of our solar solutions

Learn more about all of our solar solutions

In situations where traditional foundation solutions have failed or are failing, due to incorrect installation or unsuitable ground conditions, a selection of bespoke wire stay solutions are available to help stabilize the array and provide additional restraint...

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Floating solar arrays

Floating solar arrays

Floating solar arrays are a direct response to the lack of space. They preserve valuable land & represent a serious alternative to ground mounted PV systems. As directional change of solar panels can reduce electricity production, it is critical that a floating...

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The wonderful Garden Designer Hannah Phillips

The wonderful Garden Designer Hannah Phillips

We have had a great week so far at RHS Chelsea Flower Show with lots of fun and laughter. We have met some fabulous people along the way including the wonderful Garden Designer Hannah Phillips, who's amazing G-WALL design was one of the top entries in last year’s...

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Off-grid & standalone Photovoltaic Systems

Off-grid & standalone Photovoltaic Systems

Platipus ground anchors are perfectly suited for most off-grid & standalone systems. The anchors can be easily installed by hand with simple tools & unskilled labour, removing the need for specialised equipment. As the anchor system & installation...

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The Queen’s Green Canopy Garden

The Queen’s Green Canopy Garden

We are very proud to have supplied David Dodd (Outdoor Room) with Platipus Deadman Tree Anchoring System with Plati-Mat for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden entitled 'The Queen’s Green Canopy Garden'. This garden has been created in support of the initiative to...

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Concept to Completion webinar with Geosynthetics Limited

Concept to Completion webinar with Geosynthetics Limited

Join us for our ‘Concept to Completion’ webinar in conjunction with Geosynthetics Limited. Targeted at Developers, Designers and Contractors, Max du Plessis (Platipus) and Eddie Emblen (Geosynthetics) will demonstrate how combining ground anchors with suitable...

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

We are very excited to be displaying our G-WALL Modular Living Wall System at RHS Chelsea Flower Show next week, 21st-26th September. To find more visit stand 512 where Carl Reeders, Mandy Balcombe & Ricky De Abreu will be happy to help.

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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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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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A pipeline without adequate Buoyancy Control

A pipeline without adequate Buoyancy Control

A catastrophic example of what happens to a pipeline without adequate buoyancy control. There is still time to register for this week's free webinar on Pipelines. Aimed at Designers, Contractors & Pipeline Owners it will provide a practical insight into how earth...

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G7 Summit 2021

G7 Summit 2021

As the G7 leaders meet at the Carbis Bay Hotel & Estate today, to discuss shared challenges over a three-day summit, we reflect on the part we played in the construction of this beach front regeneration & conferences facilities. Very impressive!...

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Join us for our next live ‘Industry Specific’ webinar. Aimed at Designers, Contractors & Pipeline Owners it will provide a practical insight into how earth anchors can be used as an economical solution to counteract buoyancy and support associated pipeline...

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Happy World Ocean Day!

Happy World Ocean Day!

A healthy ocean is a critical part of the solution to the climate crisis. To do our bit to help to protect 30% of the blue planet we have developed a range of marine grade anchoring solutions. These are less intrusive than a concrete dead-weight and have minimal...

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Retaining Wall in Papamoa region, New Zealand

Retaining Wall in Papamoa region, New Zealand

This retaining wall is part of an upgrade to the access for a reservoir that is crucial to the water supply in the Papamoa region in New Zealand. Platipus Anchors were used to provide the extra support to the wall that was required to widen the road on this steep...

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What our Customers Say: Christine Mulinder, Garden Designer

What our Customers Say: Christine Mulinder, Garden Designer

G-WALL is the perfect backdrop for a range of architectural and visually striking plants to give vertical interest. It’s easy to assemble, install and maintain, allowing plants to develop into a stunning, ever-changing, dramatic display. - Christine Mulinder, Garden...

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Slope Stabilisation in Thailand

Slope Stabilisation in Thailand

Some lovely photos of a recently completed Slope Stabilisation project in Thailand by our distributor Vigor Merger. 450 Platipus S4 ARGS Systems were used as part of the slope protection scheme at Pha-Daeng Beach in the Chumphon Province. A really neat...

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BPS welcomes first residents into power station

BPS welcomes first residents into power station

38 years after Battersea Power Station was decommissioned the first residents move back into the Grade II listed Switch House West. We are thrilled to have been specified as preferred tree anchoring system to secure all of the trees on the stunning roof gardens....

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