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Did the Earth move for you? Buying a house? Every house-buyer in the UK could benefit from a new geological hazard service from the British Geological Survey

Hughes, Richard. 2007 Did the Earth move for you? Buying a house? Every house-buyer in the UK could benefit from a new geological hazard service from the British Geological Survey. Planet Earth, Spring. 24-25.

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Abstract/Summary

Buying a property is usually the biggest and most painful financial commitment anyone ever makes. So, if you’re a property owner, did you give any thought to the stability of the ground beneath your ‘castle’ before you signed on the dotted line? Did it ever occur to you that your home might subside or collapse because of the geological conditions beneath your feet? The British Geological Survey (BGS) and the Coal Authority have just launched a service that helps buyers avoid those nasty surprises by providing comprehensive ground stability information for all parts of the UK.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Information Delivery
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Also available at http://www.nerc.ac.uk/publications/planetearth/2007/spring/spr07-earthmove.pdf
Additional Keywords: Soil stability, Geological hazards, Ground conditions
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 06 May 2009 12:45
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3474

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