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.
What can we do for you? Call for an informal chat or to arrange a site visit
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
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 contamination
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
Why choose us?
Excellent local knowledge of ground conditions to be encountered
Competitively priced fees
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