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Coal and non-coal risks now assessed in Terrafirma’s CON29M

Have you ever wondered what the ‘M’ in ‘CON29M’ stands for? If you said mining, you’d be right. However, you’d be forgiven for being confused as until now, the CON29M report has on...

Autumn Conveyancing Report Updates - What's New and Improved?

Come October, Terrafirma will be the first CON29M report to assess and advise on non-coal mining hazards within Coal Authority data. We’re adding property specific risk assessment...

Gamma LI partners with Terrafirma and highlights £413M of potential subsidence damage due to climate change

Gamma Location Intelligence (Gamma LI), which provides risk assessment technology to Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance companies, is aiming to help the insurance industry save hu...

Top building societies sign with Hometrack and Terrafirma, to map flood and climate risk on mortgage portfolio

Following the launch of Terrafirma’s National Ground Risk Model (NGRM): Climate™ earlier this year, Terrafirma have partnered with Hometrack, the leading provider of insight and in...

Terrafirma increase expertise as Bank of England climate financial stress-testing begins

The release of the Bank of England (BoE) regulatory climate stress testing has raised awareness of critical transition and physical ground risks across the financial sector. As mar...

Terrafirma join the Conveyancing Association as affiliate members

We are pleased to announce Terrafirma has today joined the Conveyancing Association. They join a select number of Affiliate Members offering professional opinion and expert ground...

Terrafirma partner with property data analysts Hometrack

Following the launch of the National Ground Risk Model: Climate (NGRM: Climate™) in November last year, Terrafirma have partnered with Hometrack, the leading provider of insight...

Terrafirma's Climate Change Pledge

As we help others to understand and prepare for the increasingly dramatic impacts that climate change will have on the built environment, we recognise the contribution we as a comp...

Terrafirma Launches First Ever Climate-Focused Ground Risk Assessment

Terrafirma, the leading experts in ground risk assessment, today launches the National Ground Risk Model (NGRM): Climate™. This provides lenders with an expertly modelled, ground...

Terrafirma Win Innovation Award at Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards

The recent update to Terrafirma’s Ground Report has brought conveyancers and homebuyers risk assessment on coastal hazards, including information on flooding and erosion, prior to...

Risk to Coastal Properties Now Assessed in Terrafirma's Ground Report

If you’ve ever transacted on coastal properties, you may be aware that no conveyancing search report exists that assesses the risk to property and land from coastal hazards. The...

Terrafirma Introduce First Coastal Hazards Risk Assessment in Conveyancing

From the 14th September 2020, the Terrafirma Ground Report will include the first comprehensive, property-specific assessment of risk from coastal hazards, supported by expert...

Join the Experts: Terrafirma Launch New Education Series on UK Ground Hazards

You will also be able to join the experts at scheduled times, where a Q&A session will allow you to ask questions pertinent to your profession, interests, or...

Terrafirma Celebrate 5 Years of Helping Property Professionals Understand the Ground

This week Terrafirma celebrates 5 years of positive disruption and innovation across the UK’s property and conveyancing sectors with bold plans for an engaging educational series...

CoPSO Appoint Terrafirma CEO, Tom Backhouse as New Director

The Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO), the major trade association for the property search industry, has appointed Tom Backhouse, CEO of Terrafirma as a new Board...

Introducing an Exciting New Webinar Series

Terrafirma are committed to providing the best training and support, our expert team of geologists and engineers are on hand to answer your questions. We are pleased to announce...

Response to Coronavirus and Business Continuity Plan: A Message from our CEO

These are uncharted waters we find ourselves in. There is unfortunately little doubt we will face both personal and professional hardship in the months ahead and it is imperative...

Terrafirma Enhance Ground Hazard Expertise with Key Appointment

Terrafirma are committed to continually improving technical expertise focused on ground hazards and Dr Tim Farewell’s appointment follows on from the addition of renowned mining...

Terrafirma adopt Bluesky National Tree Map

Terrafirma, an expert provider of hazard models, GeoData and Ground Risk Reports, has adopted Bluesky’s unique database of more than 300 million trees, within its advanced...

Terrafirma Appoint New Chief Data Officer

Terrafirma is well-renowned in the UK Legal and Property sectors as ground experts, becoming the second largest provider of coal mining reports in England and Wales. We make it our...

Introducing the New Terrafirma Ground Report

As part of its research and development programme, Terrafirma has been working with cutting-edge Cranfield University and National Tree Map data to give an accurate prediction...

Investigating Subsidence And A Changing Climate

Join property expert Rachael Hodge when she will be answering your questions and discussing the main causes of clay subsidence, plus two ‘ground-breaking’ announcements at our...

Terrafirma Tackle Tough Mudder For Charity

Terrafirma have raised over £500 for homeless charity St Mungo’s. Over the weekend 9 brave members of the Terrafirma team took on the South West Tough Mudder Challenge. The team...

Terrafirma Roundtable Series In Association With Tmgroup

Are you a commercial property lawyer, professional support lawyer, developer, or another individual with a vested interest in commercial real estate? Then we want you to join us at...

Terrafirma Bolster Team With Young Professionals

Terrafirma are delighted to announce the appointment of several young professionals, as well as the recent addition of renowned mining engineer, Chris Milne as Technical Director...

Terrafirma Commits Support To CoPSO Future

Terrafirma has played an active role in CoPSO since 2015, becoming an Executive Member in July 2018. Their focused ambition to transform the way in which professionals understand...

Terrafirma Feature On BBC The One Show

The feature shows residences who have been evacuated from their homes due to collapsed chalk mines in St Albans. Tom explains that the recent wet weather could have caused the...

Do You Know The Difference Between Coal And Brine?

Chris is a renowned mining engineer and has worked on several high-profile projects across the UK. He has been involved on projects relating to various types of mining-related...

New Technical Director

Chris is a UK Registered Ground Engineering Adviser, Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Geologist with 30 years geotechnical engineering and commercial experience including...

Terrafirma Official CON29M Receives Highly Commended In Best Innovation Category At The Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards 2019

“We are honoured that our work to raise the issue of coal mining that resulted in Terrafirma becoming the first commercial organisation to become an official CON29M report producer...

Terrafirma CEO Appointed As Member Of The Geological Society Council

“I am very humbled to join the Council of the Geological Society. It means I can act as a spokesperson, able to voice new and innovative ideas, concerns and further enhance the...

Advisory Pannel Announced

With ground risk an increasing problem this is an exciting time for Terrafirma and I am delighted to be able to provide them with guidance on the risk and liabilities faced by...

Digging Deeper Into Ordnance Survey Data

These projects varied considerably, from working with universities across the UK to identify and commercialise new ‘ground-breaking’ research projects, working with industry...

A Look Ahead To 2018

The age of solely relying on data in property and environmental risk assessment is being rapidly replaced with a demand for interpretation, risk transfer and professional opinion....

A Year In Terrafirma

There have been numerous achievements throughout 2017, epitomised by an award-winning night at the Modern Law Awards in July, where I was presented with an Outstanding Achievement...

Walk Wild UK - Terrafirma CEO Charity Challenge

That first quarter of 2016 to this day felt like years. I lost myself in my work, using it as an escape from the tragic reality I now seemed to have found myself in. Every day...

Hurricanes & Sinkholes

Let’s put the focus on the coast line and land which has been heavily affected, the Florida peninsula. Florida’s flat geography makes it incredibly vulnerable to hurricanes and...

Fracking: Election Update 2017

It has long been accepted that we fear what we don’t know. Fracking has divided public opinion, with its relatively recent appearance on our shores following an exponential...

Virtual Reality First In Terrafirma's New 'Innovation Series'

Terrafirma prides itself on its innovative approach to data and environmental risk assessment. Our ambitions have succeeded in changing perceptions and better managing the risks...

Terrafirma Continues To Grow!

Firstly, we have Theo Faull joining us as Head of GIS. Theo is an experienced GIS professional and will be focusing on sourcing new data, expanding and developing our bespoke GIS...