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

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 design.


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

Rafts and slabs

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

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.


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 compliance etc.

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 Survey

With over 25 years surveying experience, our survey team at Gown Engineering Ltd are on hand to provide a tailor made and cost-effective solution to meet the exact requirements of your project.

We utilise the latest in surveying techniques, software and hardware (including Total Station, GNSS/GPS, Drones and Laser Scanners) to suit your timescale, budget and specification so that sites are surveyed efficiently and accurately, providing a pre-determined output format that suits you best.

Gown Engineering Ltd travel throughout the UK offering highly detailed and precise surveys to all sectors.

Services we offer include (but are not limited to):

  • Land Surveys (Topographical Surveys)
  • Measured Building Surveys (Floor plans)
  • Building Elevation
  • River profiling (EA specification cross and long sections)
  • Road Surveys
  • Section 38 / Section 104 / Section 278 Adoption Surveys
  • Embankment / Ditch Surveys
  • River Surveys
  • Earthworks Surveys
  • Drainage Surveys
  • Isopachyte Models
  • Cut / Fill Earthworks Calculations
  • Orthomoisaic and Aerial Photos

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or advise of how we can help.

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.

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.

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