Nicholls Colton – Ground Investigation


Ground Investigation

Knowledge of the ground conditions is key to a successful and cost effective outcome on any new development. Information relating to foundations, floor slabs, concrete specification, soakaways, road construction, and mine-workings, for example, can all form part of a meaningful geotechnical appraisal of a project.


Nicholls Colton Group has been carrying out ground investigations and providing geotechnical advice to its clients for 50 years. Working closely with house builders, local authorities, contractors, private individuals and commercial developers, we have helped our clients to define, understand and overcome their many and varied geotechnical issues.


Our geotechnical team includes a Chartered Civil Engineer with 30 years experience, and a Director and Principal Engineer who each have 20 years or more experience. With a support team comprising a healthy mix of engineers and geologists, all of whom are experienced in ground investigation work,

Nicholls Colton Group is able to provide speedy, bespoke, pragmatic and cost effective advice.

Particularly advantageous for our clients is Nicholls Colton Group’s in-house testing facility. This fully equipped *UKAS accredited laboratory undertakes a wide range of geotechnical tests, servicing our ground investigation team directly.


Click on the relevant tabs below to learn more about the Ground Investigation services that we offer.

  • Earthworks Supervision & Advice
  • Foundation Advice
  • Geotechnical Assessment
  • Soil & Rock Sampling and TestingSite Investigation Services
  • Site Investigation Services