About us

About Us

About Us

Earth Anchors is a leading outdoor furniture supplier to schools, councils, government organisations, commercial businesses, and individuals. Founded over 50 years ago as a casting supply company, we have constantly evolved to changing markets to ensure we supply only the highest quality products and consistently meet our customers’ requirements through outstanding quality of service. Our product range is extensive, and we can provide bespoke and customised furniture as well as standard products.

Proud Supplier To

We’ve supplied some of the largest and well know companies in the UK. Our everyday customers are predominately village, town, and city councils, schools ranging from pre-schools to universities, landscapers, parks and playground maintenance teams, DIY enthusiasts, as well as businesses in the hospitality sector such as pubs, cafes, restaurants, and the construction industry.

Made in Surrey

Our recycled plastic furniture is made to order in our Surrey factory.


We are bringing single use plastics to an end by converting industrial waste in to consumer products.

To make this happen we’ve setup our own factory in Surrey so that we can design and manufacture our own products from recycled plastics. This works to reduce our own waste, as the off cuts and left overs from manufacturing are shipped back for further recycling.

Quality Ensured

We source the highest quality recycled plastics from all over the county to manufacture our outdoor furniture and have complete control over the craftmanship and quality of all our products. We rely on our skilled team of makers who craft every product as though we are going to take it home to use ourselves.

The Factory

Our production facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, including CNC routers, automated saws and custom drilling machines, which ensure consistent quality during manufacture. Combined with traditional hand tools we are well equipped for furniture assembly.

Frequently Ask Questions

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Can I have a quotation?


Do you cut lumber to order?

Yes, tell us what you need and how many and we will put our saw to good use.

Do you hold stock

We always try to hold stock of our most popular products such as the recycled plastic tables and planters. But its always best to email your requirements to ensure that we haven’t sold out.

Can I collect my goods

Yes, once we have informed you that your items are ready you can collect them and save on delivery.

Do you have a show room?

We currently don’t have a showroom, but we stock plently of items and there is often a required item on the factory floor. Call us and we can arrange for the desired product to be viewed.

Why are we called Earth Anchors

Legacy! The name Earth Anchors has stuck since the company’s inception because we use to solely design and make ground fixing anchors. These were primarily used by BT to hold down their telegraph poles using a cable tension system. We still sell anchors, but smaller ones for fixing down picnic tables, bins, benches and the occasional guide wire for a tree or mast.

Our History

Originally known as Townshend Castings, Earth Anchors was established in 1965 by Derek Townshend. Initially catering to clients’ needs for cast metal products like pump housings, the company collaborated with designers, engineers, and foundries to deliver bespoke solutions.

Recognising an opportunity with BT’s telephone pylon rollout, Derek engineered a cable anchor system for manual installation, ideal for sensitive areas, such as in between houses or on golf courses where heavy machinery cannot cross. This became the first of many “Earth Anchors”, with 250,000 units supplied to British Telecom over the span of 20 years.

Over time, Earth Anchors diversified its offerings to include outdoor furniture, leveraging its expertise in ground anchoring. Today, Earth Anchors continues to innovate, providing sustainable solutions for various industries rooted in decades of engineering excellence.

Over time, smaller versions of this anchor emerged, and we expanded our product range to include a collection of outdoor furniture specifically crafted to utilise this distinctive ground fixing method. This approach facilitated swift installation into grass without requiring concrete, enabling same-day furniture set-up. As the popularity of both the ground anchors and furniture soared, Townshend Casting phased out, leading to the rebranding of the company to Earth Anchors Limited.

Over time, we sought new materials with superior properties to wood, leading us to recycled plastic. We were pioneers in using it for furniture, initially importing it from the Netherlands, the sole manufacturers of recycled plastic lumber in Europe. With our range of recycled plastic seats, benches, and planters expanding, we brought production in-house in 2019.

Now, we are a leading supplier of recycled plastic furniture and lumber, although our association with BT has ceased. Our smallest anchor kit, the EA1, finds widespread use in various businesses for fitting picnic tables, garden benches, and outdoor furniture.

Earth Anchors is well known for our ground anchor kits (hence the name) used for installing outdoor furniture into soft ground.

The soft ground anchor allows for quick installation into grass, mud, or any surface that is not concrete or tarmac. We supply these to countless companies that sell similar outdoor furniture to our own for use on recycled plastic picnic tables, teak garden benches, or park seats. Along with our range of hard ground fixing kits we have a solution for every ground type.

We have outstanding feedback

See what our customers have to say

From the moment you choose Earth Anchors, we are here to provide an excellent service. While we believe the quality of our customer care and products speaks for itself, we encourage you to hear directly from our satisfied customers. Please see some testimonials below.

We generate results for our customers

Google Rating 4.9 / 5

160+ Reviews

“Had the best customer experience. They offered to cut some posts as we were unable to fit them in our car. We were shown around the premises which was very informative and learnt a lot about the products offered. The composite posts are fantastic and will be perfect for our decking frame. Would highly recommend this company for their products, communication and service..”

Richard Lewis

“Very good communication, fast shipping, and great quality items. Regularly order from them and have never had any issues!”

Rebecca Hathway

Purchased, Cube Planters

“Earth Anchors were quick to respond to my questions and the product was delivered faster than expected.

An easy business to deal with, professional and friendly.”

Isabel Davies

Purchased, Recycled Plastic Finger Post



Marie Hibbler

Purchased, Cast Bronze Memorial Plaque

“Absolutely delighted with the bench.

Your customer service has been excellent. So refreshing in today’s world.

Delivery time was very good and the product as described. No disappointments.

So appreciated.”


Purchased, Teak Memorial Plaque


So very pleased thank you Stephanie and all the team.”

Peter F.

Purchased, Engraved Surrey Seat

“Professional organisation, quality product, delivered on time. Acknowledged my online order immediately and provided delivery updates throughout the process. Highly recommended. “

Mike Roy

Purchased, Composite Lumber