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. Formed after the financial crash in 2009, we established ourselves to serve Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and the surrounding areas given the general lack of good 'client-focused' consulting engineers. Since then we have completed over 500 projects, work on a nationwide basis, and have developed close working relationships with numerous developers who are involved with the regeneration of brownfield and greenfield sites for both commercial and residential end use. We have also worked with many local landowners who have either extended existing dwellings, or completed new self-build projects.
Our work centres on providing flexible, responsive and cost-effective solutions to problems associated with the redevelopment of land that is affected by geotechnical issues, mining legacy, 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, drilling contractors to civils engineers.... and architects, to achieve regulatory sign-off.
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...
Coal Mining Risk Assessment, Coal Authority permit applications, data review, investigation and treatment supervision/verification
Factual and Interpretative Reporting
In accordance with current UK guidelines
Ground Gas Monitoring
With risk assessment in accordance with BS8485
LCRM: Stage 3 (Strategies and Validation)
Remedial Strategies and Verification Reporting in accordance with DCLWG and YALPAG requirements for soil and ground gas contamination
LCRM: Stage 1 - Risk Assessment
Preliminary geotechnical and environmental risk assessment (desk study)
All aspects of geotechnical and environmental ground conditions assessment
Windowless sampling, cable percussive boring, rotary openhole/coring, chemical and geotechnical soils testing
Why choose us?
Knowledge of local ground conditions
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
Retained client base.