Why are we called Earth Anchors?
In a nutshell, we make anchors that going into the ground. But like every story, there's more to it than that. Earth Anchors was founded over 50 years ago by Derek Towshend. At the start, our main product was the BT anchor. This was a cable guidewire system that stopped BTs wooden pylons from falling over. Rather than taking heavy machinery in a tight space or across a golf course to dig a hole for concrete. The BT anchor could be hand-carried into location and hammered into the ground vertically, then locked in place with an underground barb. This provides a cable tie-in spot with a pull out strength of 6-8 tons. The system was very successful with approximately 250,000 units sold and mostly still in the ground today.
This "ground anchor" eventually evolved in smaller variants which were combined with a selection of street furniture that could now be installed in a grassed area without the need for concrete in a matter of minutes.
Over the years our furniture range has grown and evolved. We were one of the first companies to start using recycled plastic lumber purchased directly from Netherlands for our seating. Due to its popularity and practicality, this (along with dog waste bins) quickly became a big seller.
Nowadays we have a vast range of products, consisting of picnic tables, dog waste and litter bins, seats and benches, notice boards, and memorial options to go on everything. And all of these are compatible with our first ever product, the Earth Anchor.