ESTABLISHED, SAFE, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY & ACCREDITED

SPECIALISTS IN SITE INVESTIGATION

EXPERTS IN GROUND INVESTIGATION

ABOUT US

Established in 1961, we are the UK's largest, privately owned, independent, ground investigation contractor, providing quality geotechnical and geoenvironmental data throughout the UK. We deliver an extensive range of ground investigation services for the purpose of informing on the physical and engineering properties of the ground (soil & rock), and any potential contamination issues.

Our offering is complemented by a dedicated surveying team that provide utility tracing and detection services and our in-house, accredited soil and rock testing laboratory

WHY CHOOSE US

You can be rest assured that we are renowned for our standards, taking pride in our accreditations which include ISO, OHSAS, UKAS, RISQS and UVBD to name a few. We take a no-nonsense, safety-first approach to all our ground investigation processes, giving you the confidence and reassurance that your project is in safe hands and completed to the highest professional and technical standard.

Our investment in R&D and our innovative approach to rig and plant development and use of information technologies differentiates us from our competition. We welcome the prospect to engage with you at the earliest opportunity to advise and assist in the site investigation planning and provide a cost-effective approach. We pride ourselves on our delivery of robust, quality data to help mitigate the ground risks associated with your project.

ALL UNDER ONE ROOF

From desk studies to utility surveying and detection, vacuum excavation through to intrusive ground investigation and soil/rock testing, complete with geotechnical and geoenvironmental reporting. We do it all.

 

SURVEYING & UTILITY TRACING

Our team is highly experienced in utility detection, mapping and topographical surveying. We use the latest sub-surface technologies including electro magnetic locating (EML) & ground penetrating radar (GPR), together with traditional survey techniques and CCTV inspections, to provide you with a complete solution for utility mapping & detection.

SITE INVESTIGATION

We boast a 150+ strong, multi-disciplinary team of geologists, engineers, drillers, lab technicians and surveyors and an impressive fleet of 29 technologically advanced rigs including our in-house designed P60 slope climbing rig. Together with our accreditations and in-house experience, we have the resources and capabilities to take on a variety of ground investigation projects from simple trial pit investigations to multi-million pound major schemes.

LABORATORY TESTING

Our UKAS accredited laboratory offers an extensive range of geotechnical testing for both soils and rocks including testing for aggregates and earthworks. We provide classification testing through to effective stress and ring shear testing in accordance with BS1377 and BS EN ISO 17892. We also offer a range of tests on rock, following ISRM Standards. Our quality system is certified to ISO 17025.

The only place where you’ll get the perfect solution for all your industry needs.

OUR CONTRIBUTIONS​

KEY MARKETS WE SERVE

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RAILWAYS

We’ve been working on the railway infrastructure for 15 years and have delivered over a thousand rail projects throughout the UK.

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HIGHWAYS

We hold approved subcontractor status for several Asset Support Contracts and many local authority highway departments.

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UTILITIES

We have provided ground investigations for the UK's utility sector including water, power generation, power transmission and gas, since the 1960s. 

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COMMERCIAL

We regularly undertake projects in sectors including local authority to central government, house builders to commercial/industrial developers & regulatory/compliance work