Blog Posts

  • Site Investigations: A Simple Guide

    Introduction Ever wonder how we ensure the ground beneath us is safe for building homes, commercial buildings or offices? Site investigations help us understand the condition of the land, including its soil, water, and potential contaminants. This guide will walk you through the basics of site investigations. Why Do We Need Site Investigations? Key Steps…

  • The Role of Percolation Testing in UK Land Development

    In the United Kingdom, sustainable land use is not just a matter of good practice—it’s a necessity driven by both environmental concerns and legal mandates. Central to this, is the percolation test, a procedure that determines the absorption rate of soil for the installation of septic tank drainage fields, also known as soakaways. Let’s explore…

  • Unearthing Cornish Geology: Diversity Beneath the Surface

    Cornwall, known for its scenic coastlines and picturesque villages, is also a land of extraordinary geological diversity. This rich geological foundation is a tapestry woven through millions of years, telling stories of earth movements, volcanic activity, and mineral richness. Understanding this variety is crucial for anyone interested in the region’s natural history, mining heritage, or…