Geophysics

Our dedicated team regularly undertake and interpret geophysical and metal detector surveys, rapidly providing information about large areas

Whether used prior to submission of a planning application or as the first stage of work required as part of a planning condition, the results of an effective geophysical survey can be used to inform a decision on the location, scale and necessity of any further, intrusive site investigation. Gradiometer (magnetometer) survey is frequently the most cost effective method of non-intrusive investigation, enabling large areas to be covered rapidly. We can also provide resistivity (resistance) survey and ground penetrating radar (GPR).

We run two survey teams as standard and in the past year have completed numerous projects ranging from areas of less than a hectare, to large-scale linear schemes. We pride ourselves on the speed at which we are able to work, whilst maintaining our high standards and our ability to deploy rapidly to anywhere in the UK. Our teams are equipped with the latest GPS technology to provide high precision data output.

Geophysical survey is often complemented by fieldwalking and metal detector survey to provide a detailed understanding of the archaeological potential of a site and to allow a targeted and cost effective approach to any intrusive investigations that may be required.