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Your Initial Site Appraisal

Who is the report for?

Aimed at clients considering land acquisition at the pre-purchase and/or pre-planning stage, the Initial Site Appraisal report comprises a concise desk based report providing our experienced interpretation of preliminary geotechnical and geoenvironmental data, that helps you get a better understanding of the potential ground associated risks and liabilities that might come with a new site.

  • What are the likely foundation types?
  • Will I be able to use sustainable drainage options?
  • Are there any indications the site may be contaminated?

Experienced guidance on these, and many other questions help reduce the likelihood of unforeseen ground conditions.

Why choose this report?

Online records are reinforced with data from our own in-house comprehensive database of over 35,000 ground investigation projects carried out over the last 50 years. This allows a unique insight into the likely geotechnical, geological and environmental characteristics of land, based on ‘factual borehole and trial pit records’, rather than reliance on just published or ‘anticipated’ conditions.

Such a wealth of data is instrumental in tackling the opportunities and problems that new projects may present.

All our reports are prepared by Engineers who understand the development process and are experienced at identifying potential liability or other possible issues that may affect development at an early stage.

What is included?

Our report provides more than just a ‘hazard rating’ with a concise factual site specific appraisal covering the following:

  • Geology
  • Borehole Records
  • Geological Hazards
  • Groundwater
  • Mining
  • Radon
  • In-house Records
  • Groundwater Vulnerability
  • Groundwater Source Protection Zones
  • Flood Risk
  • Preliminary Geotechnical Assessment – Swelling and Shrinkage Potential, Foundation Type, Bearing Capacity, Settlement, Excavations, Soakage Potential, Land Stability
  • Potential Sources of Contamination
  • Conclusions and Recommendations

All of the above enables us to accurately assess the potential risks that could affect a site.

How much does it cost?

We are able to offer this service within a guaranteed turn – around of five working days following receipt of your order. The launch cost of this service is just £350 +VAT.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about our services or would like to discuss how we could help you, please get in touch using our contact form below, or alternatively full contact details can be found here.











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