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, for clear contamination risk assessments

  • The only report to feature seamless stitching of Charles E. Goad plans of a similar age

  • Full OS Mastermap site plan and any gaps in the historical maps filled with contemporary Groundsure mapping provide a clearer impression of the whole site

  • Dynamic scales make maps more comprehensive and easier to read


Fire Insurance Plans

This report feature Charles E. Goad plans that, in addition to showing the materials used in building construction and the location of water supplies, show the location of particular fire hazards such as chemical storage and processing areas, ovens and other such areas that are of interest to contaminated land practitioners.

The plans were produced from 1878 until 1970 for the most important towns and cities in Great Britain at that time using a scale of 1:480 (1 inch to 40 feet). As a result, coverage for these towns varies.

Groundsure’s Fire Insurance Plans cover relevant sites up to two hectares in most major UK cities including Manchester, Coventry, Sheffield, Plymouth, Cardiff, Dover, Goole, London, Glasgow and more.


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*Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisers. Please refer to our terms and conditions. **Average turnaround times are 1-4 hours for sites up to 2ha.

How do I order a report?

If you already have a Groundsure account you will need to log in using your user name and password and select the product(s) you require.If you do not have a Groundsure account, one must be set up, even for single pay as you go orders. This can be done using the create an account function.

How do I download a report?

All reports will be delivered by email to the designated email address. If necessary, you are also able to include an additional email address before placing your order. However, if the file is too big for email, a download link will be emailed to you. Alternatively, you can download any report from your Order History.

What does 'Order in Progress' mean?

Order in progress is a status we assign when your report or data is being produced. You will receive your product within the defined turnaround time.If you order states “with Groundsure”, this is because you have submitted your order with a site plan and we are working on digitising your site boundary, or because the site drawn exceeds our standard pricing options. Orders will be placed within 24 hours, and a member of the team will be in contact if we require further information.If you order states “On Hold”, this is because one of our environmental consultants has raised a query with your order. This query will have been emailed to you.

How do I cancel a report?

Cancelling an order ‘in progress’ can be dealt with via your Groundsure account. If the order you wish to cancel is already complete, please contact us and the team will advise you on our cancellation policy.