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Small diameter drilling or small bore drilling

The concept of small bore rotary rock drilling or slimhole drilling as it’s known in the USA or microdrilling a term which has recently been coined in the UK has been around since the late 1950s. The method requires a powerful self- propelled compact drill rig capable of advancing a small diameter drill string at…

Sheffield City Council to reconstruct castles missing Great Bastion in Inner City

Last year Sheffield City Council announced spectacularly breathtaking plans to reconstruct the medieval Great Bastion, Moat and Drawbridge of Sheffield Castle as part of the re-development of the Inner City. While some might call it Disneyland in the City many in Sheffield are strongly in favour and excited by the Councils bold redevelopment plans. Links…

Another great days drilling in Richmond

Photograph taken last week in glorious bright sunshine and blue skies of the magnificent view over the beautiful River Swale Valley, the Yorkshire Dales and Richmond Castle with light snow cover on the hills in the background. Site investigation in spring doesn’t get get much better than this amazing Yorkshire scene! Eat your heart Geoinvestigate’s…

Barnard Castle Walls Achilles heel and missing bastion

Sitting high upon its sandstone bluff overlooking the sheer cliffs of the River Tees  – the question that has been asked is – did the indomitable medieval Norman fortress of Barnard Castle and bane of the Scots have one great geological weakness and did the castles medieval master builders know this? Was the Achilles heel…

Site Investigation Services in Cumbria, Kendal and the Lake District

Let Geoinvestigate quote for you next Site investigation, geotechnical, geo-environmental or contaminated land investigation in Cumbria and Kendal. With 3 offices, highly qualified and experienced professional staff, and its own drilling equipment, Geoinvestigate is best placed to give the most competitive and professional service in the area. It’s difficult after a long with Winter here…

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