For many centuries Mining was a widespread industry in the southwest that has left a legacy of hidden shafts and workings that present a risk of subsidence.
Our Mining Searches assess this risk and are prepared by an experienced team using our extensive mining archive.
Heavy metals within soils of Cornwall & Devon can be naturally elevated or concentrated by past mining. The multi-phase assessment of this risk is a standard Condition of Planning Permission for new development and is often required during conveyancing.
“Mundic” is a term that refers to sub-standard concrete where reactive aggregates have been used in construction in the southwest (used in the construction of buildings prior to 1950). A Mundic Test is a requirement of the Council of Mortgage Lenders as part of property conveyancing.
The event, which formed part of Cornwall Consultants’ 25 year anniversary saw over 120 local property professionals receive expert presentations on mining subsidence; contaminated land and mundic concrete.read more
Thanks to our friends at SeaDog IT, we have become the first locally based company to offer online ordering of Phase I Land Contamination Assessments. Just go to the orders tab and follow the simple step by step instructions. Our website is secure and has full functionality on smart phones and tablets, so you can even order your Phase 1 report whilst on site!read more
Cornwall Consultants Ltd has teamed up with Terrafirma Mine Searches Ltd to provide expert identification and interpretation of metalliferous mining risks in Devon. Terrafirma offers a new approach to assessing ground instability risks from mineral extraction, covering numerous minerals in a single report all over the UK and now if you order a Terrafirma multi-mineral search report in Devon, you can be assured that the risks from historical metal mining have been assessed by us.read more