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    Geotechnical Site Investigation

Coal Mining Risk Assessment:

FIXED PRICE £ 395 + vat

The new terminology includes Coal Mining Development High Risk Areas — The Coal Authority in July 2011 formalised their requirements in relation to planning applications (except householder developments) in England, Scotland and Wales and introduced new terminology relating to Coal Mining Development Areas.

Coal mining development high risk areas

Phase 1 Desk Study:

Phase 1 GeoEnvironmental Desk study
With a site Walkover Survey — £800 +VAT

Phase 1 GeoEnvironmental Desk study
Without a site Walkover Survey  — £550 +VAT

Phase 1 Site Audit and Desk Study

A phase 1 desk study should always precede any ground investigation. Ideally it should also be accompanied by a walk over survey conducted by an experienced practitioner.

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Radon Monitoring & Detection:

Radon Survey
One Day with Radon Survey Report — £950 +VAT

Areas covered include England, Scotland and Wales. Sites with surface hardstanding e.g. concrete an additional cost will be incurred for ground penetration. For large development sites repeat visits may be required at an additional cost

Please contact us to discuss your site-specific requirements.

Radon Survey and detection

Development of Brownfield Land

What are Brownfield Sites?

Most of the land that was once used for industry in this country laid redundant for many years. But where demand for residential and commercial property is high, and available green spaces are low, brownfield sites have become an increasingly popular development opportunity. Brownfield land is seen as a great development option and everyone is keen to see brownfield sites brought back to life.  Contact us for Geotechnical Site Investigation Services.

Brownfield land

Geotechnical Site Investigation News

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Flood risk assessment for planning

A flood risk assessment is required when making a planning application for a development which is located in the floodplain or in an area affected by flooding. You need to undertake a flood risk assessment for most developments within one of the flood zones. Find out more about Flood Risk Assessments
When do you need a Phase 1 Desk Study?

When do you need a Phase 1 Desk Study?

When do you need a Phase 1 Desk Study? If you are planning to develop a site, whether it is a large-scale commercial development, a residential development, or an extension to an existing property,  you will generally need to complete a Phase 1 Desk Study as part of your planning application. But when is the ideal time to get the phase 1 desktop report?

Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year From Earth Environmental & Geotechnical

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical would like to wish you and all those close to you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.However you plan to spend your time over the festive season, we wish you health and happiness and hopefully a time to relax with those close to you. Have a great Christmas and we look forward to 2022
Why are Mining Risk Assessments Important

Why are Mining Risk Assessments and Coal Mining Risk Assessments Important?

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If you are planning a new development, or extending a property it is essential to have a thorough understanding of what you are building on. So why are Mining Risk Assessments and Coal Mining Risk Assessments Important With over 150,000 abandoned mines across the UK and more than 130,00 properties within just 20 metres of a mineshaft, historic mining activity still impacts current developments, so having a detailed risk assessment could be essential for your site planning proposals.
John Grace Reading Office Board Of Directors

John Grace Joins Board of Directors

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical are delighted to announce that John Grace has joined the board of Directors. John joined Earth Environmental & Geotechnical in 2018 and has headed up the South Regional Office for the last 3 years, growing the business and providing a wide range of environmental and geotechnical services throughout the south.
Radon Monitoring and Detection

Radon and New Building Developments

Radon Monitoring and Detection for New Building Developments | Radon Monitoring and detection is an essential assessment required in risk areas throughout the UK. But how do you know if the land that you intend to develop is at risk from radon? Earth Environmental & Geotechnical can help with radon monitoring and detection. Residential, commercial and future developments need to know if there is a risk of radon exposure, or if radon exposure is occurring.

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical

Earth Environmental have vision, to provide high quality, cost effective and pragmatic Geotechnical Site Investigation, Mining, Geotechnical and Geological Risk Assessment to our clients.

We take pride in our work, we enjoy our work, and we are very committed to provision of timely services at a reasonable cost with clearly presented solutions.

We are a consultancy of  experienced Engineers, Geologists, Applied Environmental Engineers and Environmental Scientists.  Our long term aim is to provide a national service delivered by local offices, run by technically proficient staff with a strong business acumen.

Phase 1 Desk Study

We offer a fixed price of £800 + VAT for a Comprehensive Phase I GeoEnvironmental Desk Study including a Site Walkover Survey of a site that is less than 5 hectares in size.

A Phase 1 Desk Study is a preliminary risk assessment report of a development site, often required for planning applications.

Coal Mining Risk Assessment

The Coal Authority in July 2011 formalised their requirements in relation to planning applications (except householder developments) in England, Scotland and Wales and introduced new terminology relating to Coal Mining Development Areas.

We offer a fixed price Coal Mining Risk Assessment for £395.00 + VAT.

Plate Bearing Test

The Plate Bearing Test (or Plate Loading Test) is an in-situ field test used to determine the ultimate bearing capacity of rocks and soils and anticipated settlement beneath an imposed load.

Radon Monitoring & Detection

In partnership with Radonova we provide Radon monitoring in existing commercial and residential properties. We are also launching our new service – Ecotrak®. This allows for assessment of radon soil gas. Ecotrak® monitoring allows developers make an informed decision whether a NEW residential or commercial property requires radon mitigation measures.

Earth Environmental Our Values

Our aim is to maintain a vibrant and dynamic working environment where clients and employees expectations are always considered, responded to and achieved.  As a group of people we are committed to our core values and constantly measure ourselves individually and collectively against our own personal high standards and the expectations of clients.  Our core values are:

  • Our clients should trust our reputation, service and opinion
  • We firmly believe that we are here to provide pragmatic technical solutions including Geotechnical Site Investigations
  • We entered this business because we are scientists and we want to continue being passionate about our work
  • Our personnel are all experts in their field
  • We will always provide a good service

Geotechnical Site Investigation – Case Studies

Basement Impact Assessment

Ground Investigation And Basement Impact Assessment

Earth Environmental were commissioned to undertake a deep window sample borehole ground investigation and basement impact assessment at an existing property in London. The property had limited access for a proposed deep basement development (circa 6-8m) Access to the drilling locations required all drilling equipment to be transported through the occupied property which excluded many typical drilling techniques (which often require vehicle access as a minimum).
Stability assessment golf course

Slope Stability Assessment & Remedial Design Wilmslow Golf Club

Earth Environmental were requested complete a slope stability assessment and develop remedial designs at Wilmslow Golf Club. This was to assess the stability of a slope by the 18th green. For a number of years there was slippage of the footpath at the top of the slope. Following a heavy  period of rain in February 2019 the slope moved by approximately 500mm with a classical circular slip evident.
Site Investigation for New Residential Development

Environmental & Geotechnical: Site Investigation Residential Development

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical have been involved in Environmental & Geotechnical Site Investigation for a residential development in Barrow in Furness Cumbria. A previous consultancy practice had conducted a site investigation (and remediation strategy) on the site and concluded that half of the site required a piled foundation solution and extensive remediation including gas protection measures.
Assessment of ground conditions

Soil & Groundwater Treatment with Remediation Strategy

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical have been involved in the assessment of ground conditions on the site for a number of years. The site is a shopping park which is being redeveloped and rejuvenated. Part of the site was a former fuel retailing facility which ceased trading over thirty years ago. There were no records relating to the operation or decommissioning of the site.
Slope Stability Assessment

Geotechnical Appraisal Cliff Collapse Newquay Cornwall

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical (Southern) Ltd were commissioned to undertake a Geotechnical Appraisal for cliff stability of a site near Watergate Bay in Newquay, Cornwall. HM Coastguard had reported a section of the cliff had collapsed in early 2020. As part of the study, a Phase I Desk Study was carried out, including obtaining a site-specific geological and ground stability report.
Geotechnical Site Investigation and coal mining risk assessment

Site Investigation and Coal Mining Assessment in Bristol

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical (Southern) Ltd were commissioned to undertake a combined coal mining assessment and geo-environmental site investigation for a site in Bristol for a proposed new residential development. The site was located in a development high risk area associated with mine entries and possible shallow depth unrecorded mine workings.

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