Architects and Surveyors

Desk Studies

For any development, anywhere, the information revealed will inform the whole project. A good desk study should save on project & Ground Investigation cost.

Ground/site investigation

We can arrange and undertake cable percussive boreholes, trial pits, insitu testing. The data can then be reported factually or interpreted for use in the

Basement Impact Assessment

We can provide full basement impact assessments; from GI through to reporting and detailed design inputs (if required).

Structural Sampling

Taking of samples (concrete cores and cubes) for off-site testing. Ferroscanning and Magnetic Particle Inspection undertaken and reported.

Lintels and Beams

We can provided calculations and construction details for lintels over openings or beams and columns to support other loads. Such calculations might be needed for

Soakaway testing

Soakaways designed to BRE 365 and to comply with the requirements of the building regulations, including the testing to inform the design.

Slope Stability

Both embankment and cutting slopes should be designed, once enough is know about the ground it is time to undertake a slope stability analysis.

Coal mining risk

We undertake coal mining risk assessments nationwide. Our fees can be as little as £330 (exc. VAT) depending on the scope of what is needed.

Rafts, floors and slabs

Proper interpretation of the ground conditions design leading to efficient design means: the correct ground testing to determine the sub-grade reaction modulus and its determination

Pile design and analysis

Soil-structure interaction analysis can be undertaken to inform an efficient design. In difficult ground conditions this will prove considerably beneficial.

Retaining Wall

Where required we can help with the design of retaining walls of all types.

Surveying (inc Topo)

Topographic or building surveys can be undertaken of your site, based on which the project can be designed.

Flood Risk

Flood Risk Assessments (FRA) and Flood Consequence Assessments (FCA) undertaken.


We can effectively design and specify earthworks and help supervise them such that they are independently verified.


Having identified the ground conditions at a site an appropriate foundations can be chosen (strip foundations, raft foundations, piles etc.). These can then be designed

Interested in one of our services?

Use the contact form, email address or telephone number to get in touch.

01749 400 101

Address GOWN Engineering Ltd, Three Winds, Downside Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4FH


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