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ABOUT US...

Groundsmiths (UK) Ltd was established in 2009 to service Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Sheffield and the surrounding areas. Since then we have completed over 450 projects and have developed close working relationships with a client base of self-builders and developers who are involved with the regeneration of brownfield and greenfield sites for commercial, industrial and residential end use.

 

Our work centres on providing solutions to problems associated with the redevelopment of land that is often affected by mining legacy, geotechnical issues as well as soil, groundwater and ground gas contamination. We encompass all aspects of site characterisation and work closely with a select group of fellow professionals including structural engineers, planning consultants, civils and drainage engineers, architects and drilling contractors who are local to the area.

 
 
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WHAT WE DO...

  • Phase 1 (Desk Study) preliminary geotechnical and geo-environmental site assessment;

  • Phase 2 geotechnical, mining and contaminated land investigation;

  • Phase 2 factual and interpretative reporting;

  • Phase 3 remediation method statements, validation sampling and verification reporting;

  • Coal Mining Risk Assessment (CMRA);

  • Ground gas monitoring, risk assessment and validation of membrane installation;

  • Agricultural and manufactured soils testing (compliance with BS3882:2015 and CLEA);

  • Liaison with Local Authorities, the Coal Authority, NHBC, Building Control and other regulatory bodies and more...

 
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ROTARY DRILLING...

"Those old miners have a lot to answer for!"

Drilling is often an integral part to the investigation of a development site, but unfortunately the risks and costs associated with the assessment and treatment of ancient coal and ironstone mining are often overlooked, or misunderstood at best. Chesterfield and its surrounding area is 'mining country' so there's every chance that your development could be affected by shallow mining legacy if you are building here.

Groundsmiths have worked on many development sites with complex mining legacy. We are ideally positioned to assist you with your scheme, so contact us to discuss your requirements.

 
 
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Structural engineers we support

Terry Lee Associates

Peak Engineers

 

SinMa Ltd

Gary Pagdin

J.A.M Structural Ltd

Some Past & Current Projects...

 
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BRECKLAND ROAD, WALTON

December 2017

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DUNSTON ROAD, CHESTERFIELD

November 2016

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GARRANDALE, DERBY

May 2019

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OUTRAMS WHARF, LITTLE EATON

May 2019

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HIGHSTAIRS LANE, STRETTON

October 2018

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DERBY ROAD, SWANWICK

October 2017

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ORIEL ROAD, SHEFFIELD

December 2020

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GRANGEWOOD, CHESTERFIELD

November 2020

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STONE CLOSE, COAL ASTON

October 2020

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BROADLEYS, CLAY CROSS

July 2020

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FIR STREET, SHEFFIELD

March 2020

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NEW HALL ROAD, CHESTERFIELD

January 2020

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UPPER HAUGH, ROTHERHAM

September 2020

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BRAMPTON, CHESTERFIELD

September 2020

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SHUTTLEWOOD ROAD, BOLSOVER

August 2020

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CONEY GREEN, CLAY CROSS

October 2019

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BARRACK ROAD, APPERKNOWLE

September 2019

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SALTERGATE, CHESTERFIELD

June 2019

 
 
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info@groundsmiths.co.uk

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