Hello and Welcome to Terrafirma. 

Terrafirma is changing the way professionals identify, assess, manage and resolve the risks the ground poses. Combining existing and unique data with a professional opinion, we have created a platform to disrupt environmental risk assessment and management across the UK.

Our innovative approach to mining risk and ground instability ensures that professionals and consumers alike are forewarned to the reality and variety of risks the ground poses to properties and land across the UK. From historical mining to the future of shale gas extraction and the impact of ground gas to the risks of natural ground movement, Terrafirma can not only provide insight to data but the expert solutions required to inform and action where necessary.


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Our Mission

Characterised by our professional yet personal approach to customer service, Terrafirma’s mission is to change perceptions and increase awareness by leading the way in delivering due-diligence solutions to UK Ground Risks.

As part of an ongoing nationwide education programme we aim to broaden knowledge of ground risk issues in the UK, part of which is nurturing talent from the UK’s young geoscience community and working with regulatory bodies to influence the development of industry standards.


“Ground hazards are a specialist area of expertise and relying solely on data and regional knowledge is not enough – data needs professional interpretation so that property and land owners are armed with the best advice upon which they can act accordingly,”
— Tom Backhouse, CEO & Founder of Terrafirma