WWII Ordnance – Is it still a risk?

risks, surveys, unexploded ordnance, UXO, WWII ordnance
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“Is WWII Ordnance really a threat?” is the question I get asked the most. Alternatively I often get told by many (unqualified) clients that “WWII ordnance is not a threat! It is over 70 years old, it didn’t detonate and therefore is not a risk.” This should not be underestimated… WWII ordnance is still very much


Fire Insurance Plans


Groundsure’s Fire Insurance Plans report helps you see the past more clearly for contaminated land assessments. High resolution historic imagery featuring Charles E. Goad plans, presents information more clearly and in context for better contamination risk assessments. Why this report? Reveals type and scale of industrial activity, including types of material used, such as asbestos,


Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) – How to reduce risk on sites

We invite you to join our free webinar based on UXO surveys and site mitigation measures to reduce risk on sites. In this session we will cover: How to select the appropriate technique to mitigate your risk Non-Intrusive UXO Survey Intrusive UXO Survey Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Engineer Removal or In Situ Detonation UXO Reporting [...]...

Groundsure launches new ‘Avista’ environmental search report for UK homebuyers


Groundsure, the leading authority on environmental risks in the UK, today launches Avista – the most comprehensive yet concise residential environmental search report for property buyers and the conveyancing sector. The report, which covers all environmental risks from planning and infrastructure searches to flood risk and contaminated land, is the first of its kind to


How does Avista assess planning applications?

Using information supplied by local Planning Authorities dating back 10 years, Avista filters and presents this information to help you understand possible changes to the area around the property. Please note that even successful applications may not have been constructed and new applications for a site can be made if a previous one has failed.


How does Avista assess overall ground stability?

Avista assesses ground stability at the property by examining natural and artificial geological cavities and structures that may increase the local potential for subsidence. Mining hazards, sinkholes and other natural cavities, and the potential for previous holes in the land to have been filled in with materials that are not structurally sound (e.g. in the


What does the flood insurance rating mean?

The flood insurance rating is provided to us by JBA and is the overall combined risk of their river, coastal, groundwater and surface water hazards. It indicates how likely it is that there could be difficulties insuring a property for flooding in the conventional way. It provides a property specific assessment, giving a rating of


How does Avista assess flood risk?

Avista looks at the potential for river, coastal and surface water flooding in order to assess the overall combined flood risk to the property. It will identify if the property is located in a flood storage area, meaning it is especially liable to flooding due to being situated on a functional floodplain. The report also


How does Avista assess contaminated land risk?

Avista assesses the risk of land contamination using sources that give details of historical and current use of the land where the property is situated. These uses include the location of landfill and waste sites, petrol stations, and any industrial sites or processes that may have taken place, or be licensed to take place on