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Coal Mining Risk Assessment

FIXED PRICE £425 + VAT

If your site is in a Development High Risk Area, you must submit a Coal Mining Risk Assessment to your Local Planning Authority.

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

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.

Coal Mine Gas Risk Assessment

FIXED PRICE £375 + VAT

 

Coal Mine Gas Risk Assessment may be required if your development site is in a coal mining risk area. This assessmnent will identify if complex mine gas is a risk on your site and steps that need to be taken to minimise the risk.

Basement Impact Assessment Hackney London

Basement Impact Assessment

FIXED PRICE – £995 + VAT

If your proposed development includes a new or extended basement you may need to submit a Basement Impact Assessment also known as a BIA as part of your planning permission application. This risk assessment report will assess the impact of the development on drainage, flooding, groundwater conditions, and structural stability.

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Site Investigations 

Ground Investigations

Site investigations and Ground Investigations are conducted to establish ground conditions and the composition of the ground beneath a development site before construction starts. Site investigations are required to determine soil and rock’s engineering properties and how they will interact with the sites development plan. Earth Environmental & Geotechnical provides a comprehensive range of site investgations to support planning permission requirements.

Radon Surveys for Risk Assessment

Radon Surveys

Radon Survey, Detection, and Monitoring Services.

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical provides a Comprehensive range of Radon Survey, Detection, and Monitoring Services. Radon exposure is a serious risk to health. Residential, commercial, and future developments need to know if there is a risk of radon exposure, or if radon exposure is occurring. All employers, landlords, public sector buildings, commercial property owners have a legal requirement to ensure that their buildings are safe.

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Geotechnical Site Investigation News…

Radon Surveys for Landlords for Housing Act 2004 compliance

Managing Radon in Social Housing

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Radon in Social Housing: Landlords Responsibility, Housing Associations & Social Housing providers should know their properties' Radon risk. All Landlords have a responsibility to their tenants under the Duty of Care and the Housing Act to provide a safe home. Radon is identified as a potential hazard in dwellings in the Housing Act 2004. Housing associations and Social Home providers, and/or property management company must therefore demonstrate that they have considered radon in their risk assessments and taken appropriate action if required.
Soil management during construction

Movement of Soil on Construction Sites

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If you move Soil Waste on or Between Construction Sites, Make Sure You Are Compliant. There is a CLAIRE voluntary waste code of practice that construction sites should follow. The DoW CoP enables the direct transfer and reuse of clean naturally occurring soil materials between sites. Remember, the improper dumping of contaminated soil is not only detrimental to the environment but can also result in significant financial penalties.
Earth environmental and geotechnical material management plans service

Engineered Fill – New standards for NHBC

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The National House Building Council (NHBC) issued new standards for engineered fill earlier this year. This new chapter 4.6 Engineered Fill gives guidance on meeting the technical requirements and recommendations for using engineered fill to support residential developments external work and infrastructure. NHBC Chapter 4.6 Highlights the importance of geotechnical investigation, ground models, appropriate lab testing, earthworks specification.
Basement Impact Assessment Hackney London

What is a Basement Impact Assessment?

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If your proposed development includes a new or extended basement you may need to submit a Basement Impact Assessment also known as a BIA. This risk assessment report will  assess the impact of the development on drainage, flooding, groundwater conditions and structural stability. A basement impact assessment typically refers to an evaluation carried out to understand the potential effects or consequences of constructing a basement or excavating below ground level in a particular area. This assessment is important for several reasons:

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical | Site investigation, Phase 1 Desk Study

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical provides an extensive range of site investigation services. Including subsurface investigations, trial pits, rotary drilling, and ground investigations. We offer Phase 1 desk study and a full range of risk assessment services for planning applications: coal mining risk assessments and Flood Risk Assessments

Earth Environmental has a 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 the provision of timely services at a reasonable cost with clearly presented solutions.

We are a geotechnical and environmental 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 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.

Site Investigation

Earth Environmental & Geotechnical provides an extensive range of Site Investigation Services for clients to inform construction designs and satisfy conditions for planning applications, building control departments, The Environment Agency. 

Flood Risk Assessment

A Flood Risk Assessment, also known as a FRA, is a report that details the main flood risks to a development site.  The FRA is frequently needed as part of the planning application for a development

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.

 

Soil Waste Classification

Soil Waste Classification
Waste soils are classified into Hazardous, Non-hazardous & Inert

Soil waste classification is a legal requirement for any waste material identified for landfill, disposal, or reuse off-site. Correct soil waste classification can reduce costs. Earth Environmental & Geotechnical provides a Comprehensive range of services for effective waste management including Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC).
SOIL WASTE CLASSIFICATION AND WAC

Geotechnical Site Investigation – Case Studies

Radon Monitoring of School Grounds

Radon Monitoring in Bristol

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Large parts of Bristol and the surrounding area are in High Risk zones for radon levels. Radon Monitoring and detection is an essential assessment required in risk areas throughout the UK. Earth Environmental & Geotechnical recently worked with a School in Bristol using MARKUS 10 instruments that allows for in-situ measurement of radon gas in soils. The Markus 10 can provide a clear understanding of the radon levels in the soil of your School site and can quickly allow for an informed decision whether the site requires radon mitigation measures.
Site Investigation and Mineral Resource

Geotechnical Site Investigation and Mineral Resource Assessment

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Earth Environmental & Geotechnical North East were commissioned to complete Geotechnical Site Investigation with Mineral Resource Assessment and a Mining Risk Assessment. Mineral Resource Assessment and a Mining Risk Assessment were compiled which satisfied the insurance company and the development could proceed, so the client was delighted.
Rotary Sonic Drilling boreholes for samples

Site Investigation and Sonic Drilling Boreholes

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Earth Environmental & Geotechnical Regional Office South was commissioned to complete a  Site Investigation in Guildford which led to Rotary Sonic Drilling Borehole Investigations. Ground investigation works were undertaken to support the investigation, design and reconstruction of a roadway and bridge embankment which had suffered significant subsidence due to badger activity.
Geoenvironmental Phase 1 Desk Study and Site Investigation in Reading

Phase 1 Desk Study and Site Investigation

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Earth Environmental & Geotechnical Reading office was commissioned to undertake a geo-environmental phase 1 desk-top study and subsequent ground investigation in an unoccupied residential property to examine ground conditions for foundation design and to assess the soil and ground gas contamination levels for the future development.

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