Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. Please give us a call if you can’t find the answer you are looking for.

What ground fixings are available?

All our steel seats and benches come with holes for bolting to a hard standing. For fixing to a soft standing such as grass you will need to use our large ground anchors which pass through the leg tube to form a permeant fixture.

Alternatively our seats can be used with a FastDek base as a substitute for a concrete pad.

What colours can we have?

We have a selection of standard colours for out steel seats and benches which are available at no extra cost. For something more bespoke you can choose from one of the 200 different colours found in the RAL Classic colour range.

Are armrests available?

Yes, all our steel seats with backrests can have armrests fitted.

Our Forest-Saver, Parklane and Frigate seat can have up to 4 armrests. If you order a seat with two armrests, they are fitted one at either end, unless otherwise requested.

How are the anchors different to spiral ground anchor?

Unlike a spiral ground anchor ours are non-removable once in the ground and have a much higher pull out strength. This is because the barb (which holds it down) is at the tip of the anchor approx. 50cm below ground, where the soil is heavily compacted.

What is the difference between the EA1 & EA2 Kit

Our EA2 kit is the starter kit which comes with a set of reusable installation tools. You will only need a single EA2 kit and from there you can install multiple EA1 Kits.

The tools allow you to hammer the anchor in to the ground without damaging the top of the anchor or accidently driving out the fluke too early.

You will still need a hammer and screwdriver to fit these kits.

Can a ground fixing kit be used on a competitors product?

Of course! Its imperative that all outdoor furniture in public spaces is safely fixing to the ground to prevent it from theft, accidental tipping or unwanted repositioning.

For timber and plastic furniture our EA1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 & 8 are suitable depending on the ground type. For cast iron and steel seats our EA6 kit has a plate that can be drilled to match non Earth Anchors products and bolted on.

Can you attach a notice board to existing posts?

Yes. We offer a sign channel modification to all our aluminium noticeboards. This allows the notice board to be affixed to existing post or railings using stainless sign fixing clips. When purchasing, don’t forget to tell us the size of the posts, or the type of rails so that we can supply you with the correct brackets.

Not sure if it’s going to work? Contact us and send an image of your desired location and preference on notice board and we can advise.

Are aluminium notice boards easy to vandalise?

While aluminium notice boards are lightweight and durable, making them easy to move and install, one of their most significant benefits is their resistance to vandalism. The strong aluminium frame makes and shatter-proof polycarbonate window is highly resistant to vandalism.

In addition, aluminium notice boards are equipped with lockable door, giving you an extra layer of security. Whatever the setting, aluminium is an excellent choice for durability and peace of mind.

In the worst case, spare locks and doors are possible to purchase and easy to fit.

Are aluminium notice boards lockable?

All aluminium notice boards come as standard with keys to ensure the safety of your information. The type of lock will depend on the size and design of the notice board. A dual-door notice board uses a slightly different lock and key than our single-door notice boards.

For notice boards in areas with a strong community, we can modify the lock to not require a key but still remain lockable and weather-proof. Either way, all aluminium notice boards are equipped with some form of lock to keep your information safe and secure.

Are aluminium notice boards weather-proof?

Yes. Aluminium notice boards are an excellent choice for outdoor use, as they are weather-proof and have a seal that protects the notices and posters inside from getting wet. The aluminium is also resistant to rust, so you can be confident that your notice board will last for many years.

There are many different styles of aluminium notice boards available, so you can choose one that best suits your needs. Whether you need a small board for a few notices or a large board for a range of different posters, you will be able to find an aluminium notice board that is perfect for you.

Are children’s picnic tables environmentally friendly?

At Earth Anchors, we are proud to offer recycled plastic children’s picnic tables that are highly sustainable. The recycled plastic used to make the picnic tables is diverted from landfill, reducing our reliance on natural resources while keeping furniture waste out of the environment.

These recycled plastic picnic tables are not only a durable outdoor seating option, but they also promote a responsible lifestyle that helps minimise the global waste stream while still delivering an excellent product. Our quality products are made from socially responsible, ethical material.

Can children’s picnic tables be used in commercial settings?

Yes, children’s picnic tables are commonly used in commercial settings, such as restaurants, cafes, schools, and daycare centres. These tables provide a comfortable and safe space for kids to eat and play, making them a valuable addition to any business that caters to families with young children.

Are children’s picnic tables easy to clean and maintain?

Yes, children’s picnic tables are easy to clean and maintain. The recycled plastic children’s picnic tables can simply be wiped down with a damp cloth and mild soap, and due to their no absorbant nature, they are resistant to stains. That’s why they come with a 25-year guarantee.

Can children’s picnic tables be used indoors or outdoors?

Yes, there’s no reason why our children’s picnic tables can’t be used indoors as well as outside. The tables are made of recycled plastic, a weather-resistant material that can withstand the elements, making them perfect for any outdoor setting, but would also be suitable for an indoor or undercover play area.

Are children’s picnic tables safe for kids to use?

Yes, children’s picnic tables are designed to be safe and sturdy for kids to use. The tables are made of durable materials and have been tested to ensure that they can withstand the weight and movement of little ones.

Can I use a wheelchair-accessible picnic table with pushchairs?

Yes! wheelchair-accessible picnic tables are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. Not only do they provide wheelchair users with a comfortable experience, but wheelchair-accessible picnic tables also ensure pushchairs have plenty of space at the table too.

With a variety of shapes and sizes available, most pushchair models can fit comfortably at wheelchair-accessible picnic tables — and there’s usually room to spare! So if you’re planning on entertaining wheelchair users or guests with pushchairs, rest assured that wheelchair-accessible picnic tables are your ideal choice.

Are there any special considerations for wheelchair-accessible picnic tables in hot, cold or wet weather?

In cold or wet weather, you may need to take some additional steps to ensure the accessibility and comfort of wheelchair-accessible picnic tables. For example, you may need to clear snow or ice from the area around the table to make sure the user can easily roll up to it. You may also need to add a waterproof cover or canopy to the table to protect the user from rain or snow. Finally, you may want to consider providing additional heat or shelter for the user to ensure their comfort and safety in cold or wet weather.

What should I consider when choosing a picnic table for wheelchair users?

Always think about the location. Ask yourself, can a wheelchair safely and easily get to this table? If its going to go on grass a concrete base, large enough to accommodate the table and wheelchair needs to be laid. Alternatively our fastdek base can be used instead of a concrete base to create a hard standing.

What are wheelchair-accessible picnic tables?

Wheelchair-accessible picnic tables are tables that are designed to be used by people in wheelchairs. These tables typically have special features, including spaces along the picnic bench that allows wheelchair or pushchair access, making them easier to use for people with disabilities.

Can I personalise a recycled plastic bench in memory of someone?

If you’re looking to personalise a recycled plastic bench in memory of a loved one or special event, we offer the option to add an engraved inscription or plaque with our memorial benches . Plus, we’ll send you a mock-up of how it will look before it’s made. Choosing recycled plastic not only honours your loved one or event in a unique way but also helps support sustainable practices.

Will recycled plastic seats and benches ever get splinters or crack or rot?

Regarding recycled plastic seating and benches, there is no need to worry about the unsightly and painful splinters or cracks that can develop with traditional wood furniture. Recycled plastic park benches and recycled plastic bench materials are durable and long-lasting, and they also never require painting or staining. And unlike wood, recycled plastic material will never rot due to outside elements like moisture or insects. So not only are recycled plastic options a more environmentally-friendly choice, but they also provide added peace of mind for parks, schools, and other outdoor spaces needing reliable seating solutions.

What is recycled plastic seating made of?

Recycled plastic seating, such as recycled plastic park benches or recycled plastic benches, is made from a blend of plastic waste such as hay bale wrapping or drinks bottle manufacturing. Used plastics are collected, sorted, washed, and processed into plastic lumber, which is then used in the manufacturing process to create recycled plastic seating products. Not only does using recycled plastics reduce waste and support sustainability efforts, but it also ensures that our seating products have a long lifespan and can potentially be recycled again at the end of their use. So not only are recycled plastic seating products environmentally friendly, but they are also a practical choice for outdoor spaces.

Can I buy a picnic table in a custom colour or finish?

You certainly can! We offer a range of custom colour and finish options to choose from, so you can tailor your outdoor table to fit the aesthetic of your outdoor space. Give yourself the flexibility to choose whichever size and colour suits you best.

Can outdoor picnic tables be used for commercial or public spaces?

Absolutely, yes. Nowadays, outdoor picnic tables, particularly heavy-duty picnic tables that are designed for outdoor use, are favorites of public spaces and commercial projects all around. Whether it’s a school playground, city park or outdoor restaurant patio, outdoor picnic tables bring a classic outdoor charm and also provide seating comfort and durability.

Made from weather-resistant materials, they are designed to look good season after season without any need for extra maintenance. And in addition to robustness, those outdoor picnic tables provide plenty of seating with the least space consumption.

Schools and parks benefit greatly from outdoor picnic table seating, with custom options available such as height-appropriate school picnic tables. So go ahead and invest in the outdoor picnic table of your choice to equip your commercial or public space with practicality and style at the same time!

How do I choose the right size picnic table for my space?

It’s important to consider how many people you’ll be seating and how often the table will be used. For large outdoor spaces that need to accommodate a lot of people, heavy-duty models are usually best suited for the task. On the other hand, if you need outdoor picnic tables mostly on a seasonal basis, maybe for outdoor events or school picnics, smaller, more lightweight tables may meet your needs.

It’s important to also consider size when choosing an outdoor picnic table. Measure the allotted area where the outdoor picnic table will be placed and make sure to select one that will fit comfortably within the space while providing enough room for people to move around freely.

What are the most common materials used to make outdoor picnic tables?

The most common materials used to make outdoor picnic tables include steel, wood, stainless steel and recycled plastic. Outdoor picnic tables play a vital role in outdoor entertainment as they provide a gathering space that can withstand the wear and tear of outdoor elements.

Will I get a draft layout before the inscription is done?

Yes. Every customer for a commemorative product is provided a draft layout showing how the plaque or bench engraving will look before its sent to production. At this moment you can make changes to the design and layout.

We require all customers to provide approval on the draft before it can be produced.

What fonts can I have on my engraving?

We have over 100 different fonts to choose from. Most common choices are Arial, Times new roman and Comic sans. These are all available in bold and italic.

Do all memorials need to be on benches and seats?

Not at all. You can add a memorial inscription to anything on our website. Whether it’s an engraving on a table, a plaque on a planter, or a donation message on a dog bin.

How do I maintain my bench?

All our benches are designed to be maintenance free. If left untouched, the iroko and teak will eventually weather to a soft silver colour. If you want to keep them looking fresh they will need an application of teak oil every year. We can apply the first coat in the factory for you.

Our recycled plastic benches require nothing other than a clean to get any built-up grime off every few years.

Do I need permission to install a bench in a public location?

Yes, councils have dedicated departments that handle commemorative seat enquiries. We work closely with a large number of councils and can advised how best to get a seat in a park.

Contact us and we can provide more information on who to contact.

How do I order a memorial seat?

You can buy direct from our website, choose a bench, your commemorative option and wording then pay. Once we receive this order we send you a draft layout for you to approve and can advise an estimated delivery time.

Alternatively, contact our team and tell them about what you are looking for and we will be able to advise you of the available options. If you wish to have a plaque on your bench we can design it for you and seek your approval before it is made. There are various mounting options available.

Shipping to the US

We can only ship the following items to the US when purchased through the website.

All EA kits (EA1 to EA9)

Costs can be found using the Calculate Shipping feature.

How much is shipping?

Shipping costs can be found using the Calculate Shipping box on the cart page. This will only work once you have added the item to your cart and entered a valid postcode.

Prices are valid to any location in the UK.

If in doubt, please give us a call.

How to use an Earth Anchor kit

Most of our ground fixing kits are very straight forwards to install. It often involves attaching the metal bracket to a table leg using the screws provided and then either hammering an anchor in or drilling down through the bracket to fit a bolt or rawl plug.

Installation instructs are provided in each kit, or you can find them here. For our EA1 & 2 kits you can watch the video to see how to install and how they work.

What size concrete base will my table require?

Dimensions for an appropriate-sized concrete pad for your piece of furniture can be found at the bottom of the product description.

Alternatively, use a FastDek for rapid deployment of a picnic table without the mess and fuss of using digging and mixing concrete.

Installation service

We offer a comprehensive installation service in the southeast on all of our products. Ask for a quotation to find out how much it will be.


Looking to have a bin repainted? We can do pyrolytic cleaning and repainting on our Sentinel, Big Ben and Bensham 82 & 145Ltr.

A cheaper alternative than replacing an existing bin and we can also offer a repair service if necessary.

Bins are returned looking like new with all new hinges, locks and liners.

Litter bin spares

Most bin spares can be found under “bin spares”, these include keys, liners, locks and lids. If you cant find it on that page you will need to speak to us to arrange a spare component. But don’t worry, nearly everything is replacable.

What maintenance do tables require?

All of our tables are meant for public spaces, so they have been designed for minimal upkeep. Recycled plastic and stainless steel have no maintenance requirements at all. Painted steel tables should have any surface damage patched to help prolong the lifespan of the paint. We can supply colour matched paint on request.

Picnic Table Assembly

All of our picnic tables are delivered in kit form (with the exception of the Monolith) and require some light assembly work. For detailed knowledge of what is involved, visit our installations page so you can be ready for your table delivery.


Returning items

Returns can be arranged via email or phone calls. If the item is free of damages or defects you may be liable to a collection fee.

Personalised products cannot be returned.

What is an “Anchor”?

When we refer to “Anchors” we are talking about a mounting method which is a steel tube, with a point, that you drive into the ground with a slide hammer. Allowing the rapid installation of our furniture in grass or mud, without the need for concrete or digging.

It’s our own system (hence the company name) which we designed originally for anchoring BT pylons.  This evolved to be shrunk down so it is compatible with a range of seats, benches, tables and bins.

When will my item arrive?

Lead times can vary depending on the product, order size, personalisation, and season. On average we aim to fulfill your order or part of it within 4 weeks. Although we stock a large number of finished products, we offer so many colours and options that some items are kept unpainted or flat packed.

A good rule of thumb is, the smaller the item, the quicker it will be despatched. For a precise lead time, please contact us.




Can I order any replacement parts?

Yes – Please contact us & we will send out any replacement part you need.

How long do I have, if I want to return an item?

From your delivery date we are happy to accept any returns within 14 days.
Please note the item will need to be returned in it’s original packaging (including a pallet if your item arrived on one).

Do I need install a base under my piece of furniture?

No – You can secure your product to soft ground by using a ground anchor kits or FastDeks

What size is the parasol hole in my picnic table?

Our tables will accept parasols up to 47mm wide. If you would like this to be larger, please contact us.

What Ground Fixings do I need?

We split the ground into two categories, “hard” and “soft” ground. We define “soft” as grass or soil and “hard” as concrete, tarmac, paving slabs or bricks.

From there we’ve made a selection of kits for multiple scenarios to ensure you can always fix your item of furniture down.


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