Our experience in the environmental and geotechnical sector dates back to 1998, having worked for various independent and 'global' consultancies on contaminated land, waste management, nuclear and geotechnical related projects. Born out of the last financial crash, Groundsmiths was established in 2009 to serve Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire given the lack of 'client-focused' consulting engineers. Since then we have completed over 500 projects and have developed close working relationships with various small-scale developers who are involved with the regeneration of brownfield and greenfield sites for commercial and residential end use. We have also worked with many homeowners who have either extended their existing dwelling, or completed new self-build projects on small plots of land.
Our work centres on providing flexible and responsive solutions to problems associated with the redevelopment of land that may potentially be affected by geotechnical issues and/or soil, groundwater and ground gas contamination. We encompass all aspects of site characterisation and work closely with a select group of fully insured professionals from structural engineers to planning consultants, civils and drainage engineers and architects who are local to the area.
What we do...
Stage 1 LCRM Risk Assessment
Preliminary geotechnical and environmental risk assessment (desk study)
Intrusive Ground Investigation
All aspects of geotechnical and environmental ground conditions assessment
Stage 3 LCRM Remedial Strategies
Method statements and Verification reporting in accordance with LPA / YALPAG requirements
Ground Gas Monitoring
With risk assessment in accordance with BS8485
Factual and Interpretative Reporting
In accordance with current UK guidelines
Why choose us?
Competitively priced fees
Residential and commercial development sites covered
Proactive and reliable
Retained and respected client base
Complete end-to-end service
Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance
Good relationship with regulators