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    Environmental & Geotechnical Services
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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.

Geoenvironmental desk study liverpool shopping park

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

John Grace Reading Office Board Of Directors

John Grace Joins Board of Directors

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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

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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.
GeoEnvironmental & Mining Consultant for Head Office

New GeoEnvironmental & Mining Consultant for Head Office

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Meet the Team: Earth Environmental & Geotechnical welcome Heidi who will be based at their Head Office in Stockport Greater Manchester. Heidi has just joined us as a GeoEnvironmental & Mining Consultant in the Stockport office.
Phase 1 Desk Studies Graduate

Soil Logging Courses to Phase 1 Desk Studies

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From Soil Logging Courses to Phase 1 Desk Studies, it’s been an exciting 1st Month as a Geography and Geology, Graduate! Since starting at Earth Environmental & Geotechnical on the 7th September, Bethany’s first few weeks of training have been exciting and extensive. She has already been involved in Phase 1 Desk Study reports and completed several training courses, including soil logging and first aid.
Top 50 UK Geotechnical Consultancy Businesses.

We are 34th Largest Geotechnical Consultancy Practice in UK!!

Earth Environmental and Geotechnical we are delighted to be recognised in the Top 50 UK Geotechnical Consultancy Businesses. This year we are the 34th largest Geotechnical Consultancy practice in UK. This is a fantastic result achieved through the dedication and expertise of our brilliant team.
CMRA

Coal Mining Risk Assessments for Planning Applications

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Here at Earth Environmental & Geotechnical we are routinely commissioned to provide Coal Mining Risk Assessments (CMRA) to accompany planning applications. A CMRA is required when a relevant development falls within a Coal Authority development high risk area, due to either former underground workings, potential shallow mineworkings or abandoned mineshafts.

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

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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

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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

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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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