Developers & Property Investors

Ground/site investigation

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

Planning permission

Assistance in producing planning applications can be provided. Including application completion, collation and drafting of drawings, local research to help with a smooth application.

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.


Once site ground conditions are identified, appropriate foundations can be chosen. These can then be designed such that the most economical solution is used.


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


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

Rafts and slabs

Designs and construction details for floors and slabs can be undertaken.


When soil conditions are poor and/or loads are large it may be economic to employ piles either as foundations or to transfer lateral loads in

Retaining Wall

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


Open channel, foul drainage, surface water drainage, drainage connections and fall can all be designed and specified ready for construction.

Lintels and Beams

We provide calculations and construction details for lintels over openings or beams and columns to support other loads which may be needed for building regulation

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.

CAD & Drawing

We can draft your project for planning or building regulation submissions or so that you can communicate your requirements to a builder.


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

Structural Sampling

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


Geoenvironmental phase one and two studies and investigations carried out cost effectively and diligently. Sample testing and reporting.

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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