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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 our new series of webinars are now available to book on the following topics...

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

To our clients, our partners, our suppliers, our colleagues and our friends. 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 we...

Terrafirma Enhance Ground Hazard Expertise with Key Appointment

Leading ground risk experts Terrafirma continue their drive to provide helpful information on ground-related risk in property purchase with the appointment of geospatial environmental data scientist, Dr Tim Farewell from Cranfield University...

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 conveyancing search service. As part of a major upgrade, Terrafirma Ground Reports are now the first conveyancing...

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 mission to push the boundaries of what can be achieved with existing…

The Ground Report – Taking Subsidence Risk Assessment To The Next Level

Terrafirma has launched a major update to its standard-setting Ground Report, making it the first domestic search product to provide detailed, property-specific information on the risks from clay-related subsidence and trees – a major cause of building damage in the UK…

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 have been training for the past 6 weeks for the course which consists of a 5K run with 13 gruelling obstacles to raise money and awareness for…

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 our 'Rewriting environmental risk for commercial real estate' roundtables. Come and give us your feedback on our groundbreaking prototypes…

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, reflecting Terrafirma’s continued commitment to technical excellence and education. As a market disruptor, Terrafirma have undergone rapid expansion over…

Terrafirma Commits Support To CoPSO Future

Terrafirma has today announced they are extending their existing role within the Council of Property Search Organisations (CoPSO) as ongoing Executive Members. Following a hugely successful 12 months, in which Terrafirma launched the first alternative and official CON29M and have become the second largest provider of mining reports in the UK…

Terrafirma Feature On BBC The One Show

Terrafirma’s CEO and Founder, Tom Backhouse, recently travelled to St Albans to film with BBC The One Show. Using new and emerging technologies, such as satellite observation and data modelling, Terrafirma can peel back time, and the ground, to reveal what lies beneath…

New Technical Director

Terrafirma are delighted to announce the appointment of experienced engineer and mine treatment specialist Chris Milne, who has been appointed as Technical Director, reflecting Terrafirma’s continued commitment to technical excellence…

Highly Commended At The Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards

Terrafirma, an environmental information and data intelligence provider, received a highly commended award in the Best Innovation Category at the Mortgage Finance Gazette 2019 Awards held in London this evening. The award recognises the crucial role played by…

Terrafirma CEO Appointed As Member Of The Geological Society Council

Terrafirma are very proud to announce that our founder, Tom Backhouse, has today been elected to council, within The Geological Society. He will also serve on the Professional Committee. Following a successful round of voting earlier this year, Tom’s candidature was yesterday put to the Society AGM and accepted…

Advisory Panel Announced

Today we’re delighted to announce the launch of our very own Advisory Panel who will be providing ongoing guidance and counsel to both the business and our clients, with particular focus on educating property market stakeholders to ground hazards, and the provision of innovative solutions…

Digging Deeper Into Ordnance Survey Data

In 2017, Terrafirma embarked on several projects, in line with our ambition to find innovative ways of gathering and using new sources of information. These projects varied considerably, from working with universities across the UK to identify and commercialise new ‘ground-breaking’ research projects…

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. Over the past few years there has been a visible shift in the way that professionals and the public perceive hazards such as…

A Year in Terrafirma

As a team, we have succeeded in our ambitions to positively disrupt and transform the face of UK ground risk assessment, establishing Terrafirma as a leader in delivering due diligence solutions for the complex physical, financial and legal risks associated with the UK’s mining legacy…

Walk Wild UK - Terrafirma CEO Charity Challenge

Terrafirma CEO and Founder provides his latest blog in his epic Walk Wild UK Challenge, as he continues to walk the length and height of all 15 UK National Parks in 2017.

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 industrial growth in North America, leaving many unanswered questions...

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 the ground poses by combining existing and unique data with professional expertise...