Helical Anchors & Screw Piles

Anchor Systems (International) Ltd was the original inventor of the helical anchor to which we hold the UK registered design.

Our helical anchors can be used as an alternative to our lower capacity Vulcan Earth Anchors in areas where access is difficult and heavily restricted and where the use of any machinery or plant is completely impracticable. These are easily installed using a small hand-held bar or lightweight auger equipment.


  • Lightweight
  • Installed by hand
  • One single component
  • Cost effective
  • Durable
  • Re-usable
  • Removable
  • Instant loading capacity
  • Zero plant required
  • Can be easily load/proof tested if required
  • Limited soil damage
  • Suitable for any displaceable ground
  • Bespoke designs available
  • Large stock available


Screw Piles

The Screw Pile is an alternative to the helical anchor that works in a similar way and can be used for foundations for buildings, bridges, home extensions and for underpinning repairs. Screw piles, like helical anchors, are quick to install, requiring no concrete or wet trade and producing no muck away either.



Our range of helical anchor solutions are mainly used for the securing of working lines and rope access at the top of large embankments, so a workforce can safely abseil down the slope to perform maintenance. Our helical anchoring systems have been heavily adapted for their many benefits over other alternative systems and are designed for loads between 100kg and 2000kg. Our range of 5 different sizes are available in lengths of 400mm to 2000mm. Bespoke designed helical anchors and systems can easily be designed by our helpful and knowledgeable team to meet all your specific requirements.


  • Rope access systems
  • Tethering
  • Security point(s)
  • Bridge foundations
  • Building foundations
  • Temporary structures
  • New build foundations
  • Extension and conservatory foundations
  • Wind turbine installation
  • Foundation repairs and underpinning
  • Wide of domestic garden uses
Sidekick Helical Security Anchor

The Sidekick-SekuritĀ®

The sidekick is a neat small helical anchor that comes in an easy to carry bag, complete with a wooden bar. This nifty little set is designed to be carried easily whilst biking, hiking and camping and can quickly be installed, using the wooden bar, in any displaceable ground to give you an immediate security point to lock your bike or equipment to.

Screw Piles

There are 3 different models of the screw pile available, the 60R, 76R and 89R. These offer a safe working load of between 48kN and 250kN. The 60R and 76R can both be installed using handheld equipment if required, and all three models can by installed using an excavator.

For more information on loading capacities and installation equipment please see our brochure here.