Hello...

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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
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What we do...

Mining Legacy

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)

Site Investigation

All aspects of geotechnical and environmental ground conditions assessment

Windowless sampling, cable percussive boring, rotary openhole/coring, chemical and geotechnical soils testing

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Why choose us?

  • Knowledge of local ground conditions

  • 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

  • Retained client base.

Some more 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)
Fallgate, Derbyshire (May 2020)
Fir Street, Sheffield (March 2020)
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Brampton, Chesterfield (January 2020)
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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