Hello...

Welcome to Groundsmiths. 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 after the financial crash in 2009, we established ourselves to serve Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire given the lack of 'client-focused' consulting engineers in the area. Since then we have completed over 500 projects and have developed close working relationships with various developers who are involved with the regeneration of brownfield and greenfield sites for commercial and residential end use. We have also worked with many local 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 like-minded professionals from structural engineers to planning consultants, civils and drainage engineers, and architects.

No problem is too small. Call for an informal chat or to arrange a site visit to discuss your requirements.

LCRM Stage 1 Risk Assessment - CMRA - Ground Investigation - Environmental - Geotechnical -
LCRM Stage 1 Risk Assessment - CMRA - Ground Investigation - Environmental - Geotechnical
- LCRM Stage 1 Risk Assessment - CMRA - Ground Investigation - Environmental - Geotechnical
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What we do...

Stage 3 LCRM Remedial Strategies

Remedial Strategies and Verification Reporting in accordance with DCLWG and YALPAG requirements for soil and ground gas

Stage 1 LCRM Risk Assessment  

Preliminary geotechnical and environmental risk assessment (desk study) including CMRA

Intrusive Ground Investigation

All aspects of geotechnical and environmental ground conditions assessment

(we no longer do BRE365 percolation tests though)

Ground Gas Monitoring

With risk assessment in accordance with BS8485

Factual and Interpretative Reporting

In accordance with current UK guidelines

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Structural engineers we support

Terry Lee Associates

Peak Engineers
 
SinMa Ltd

J.A.M Structural Ltd
 

Why choose us?

  • Excellent local knowledge of ground conditions to be encountered

  • Competitively priced fees

  • Quick turnaround

  • Residential and commercial development sites covered

  • Proactive and reliable  

  • Complete end-to-end service

  • Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurances

  • Good relationship with local regulators

  • Straight talking. No flannel

Some recent projects...
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Tupton, Chesterfield (January 2021)
Wingerworth, Chesterfield (December 2020)
Holmesfield, Derbyshire (December 2020)
Oriel Road, Sheffield (December 2020)
Grangewood, Chesterfield (November 2020)
Coal Aston, Derbyshire (October 2020)
Apperknowle, Chesterfield (October 2020)
Upper Haugh, Rotherham (September 2020)
Shuttlewood Road, Bolsover (August 2020)
Clay Cross, Chesterfield (July 2020)
Fallgate, Derbyshire (May 2020)
Fir Street, Sheffield (March 2020)
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Brampton, Chesterfield (January 2020)
Clay Cross, Chesterfield (September 2019)
Stretton, Chesterfield (January 2019)
Woodhouse, Sheffield (January 2018)
Swanwick, Derbyshire (November 2017)
Peak Resort, Chesterfield (January 2017)
Dunston, Chesterfield (November 2016)
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