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Driving innovation in Ground Engineering

Geobear has been implementing innovative, cost-effective solutions to stabilise ground and correct settlement or subsidence in the UK and throughout Europe since 1983. Now, positioned to continue their growth, Geobear are exploring socioeconomic impact through widespread use of it’s technology. In the summer of 2018, weather patterns led to a record number of subsidence claims […]

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Meet the Team with Alex Finch

Name: Alex Finch Company Role: Commercial Director – UK Residential Favourite quote: Carpe Diem (seize the day) Your top 3 favourite Podcasts/Books? Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dead Zone What is something your customers have to deal with that you want to fix? The disruption and stress of structural damage to their […]

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Meet the Team with Emma Talbot Baker

Name:Emma Talbot Baker Company Role: Commercial Southern Area Manager Favourite quote:  Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right. Henry Ford Your top 2 favorite Podcasts/Books? A Thousand Splendid Suns (book), Serial (podcast). What is something your customers have to deal with that you want to fix? One of the things […]

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Meet the Team with Freya Chapman

Name: Freya Chapman Company Role: Customer Service Manager, UK and Ireland. Favourite quote:  “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten” Tony Robbins Your top 3 favorite Podcasts/Books? Unleash The Power Within, Tony Robbins Little Women, Louis May Alcott Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte Never Split The Difference, Chris Voss and […]

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Meet the Team with Daniel Hadfield

Name: Daniel Hadfield Company Role: Engineering Director UK Favourite Quote: Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it’s ability to climb a tree, it will live it’s whole life believing that it is stupid. Einstein. Your top 3 favourite podcasts/ book? Astrophysics for People in a hurry – Neil de Grasse […]

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Together we raised £650.00 in the Community Sleep out! Thank you!

Geobear are incredibly proud to announce that Rachel McLean, an employee at Geobear, successfully completed a charity sleep out event this month, raising more than £600! Rachel represented Geobear in the event held at the Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens on Friday 15th March. . The event was held as part of the YMCA Sleep […]

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Meet the Team with Aleister Willis

Name: Aleister Willis Company Role: Marketing Director, UK Favourite Quote: In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is King. Erasmus   Your top 3 favourite Podcasts/Books? Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela; Dice Man, Luke Rhinehart; Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky What is something your customers have to deal with that you […]

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International Womens Day 2019

Geobear – Balance for Better International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This years theme is #balanceforbetter. Everyone has a part to play, all the time, everywhere. We are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence […]

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Geobear Finalist for Ground Engineering Awards

We are delighted to be a finalist for the 2019 Ground Engineering Awards. The awards, taking place in June, are to celebrate the outstanding achievements in projects, people, innovation and the environment. Our entry related to ground stabilisation and strengthening works we delivered on the M11 in October 2018. Our innovative ground injection methodology could […]

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Supporting Charities

This winter Geobear is proud to be supporting two charities: Teardrops and Save the Children. Teardrops is a charity that helps the homeless and vulnerable in NW England. The Geobear team will offer their help this week at their hub in St Helens, Merseyside to help make someone’s Christmas a little brighter. Many staff including […]

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Lifting a train with geopolymer

As a demonstration of the incredible expansive forces of Geobear’s geopolymer material, we decided to lift something very heavy – a train. Supervised by Professor Colin Eddie, this short film highlights the process, the event and analysis behind the lift.

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Geobear Technical Paper Published

Geobear has produced a technical paper relating to the use of geo-polymer technology. The paper produced by Geobear Project Engineer, Liam Bromley and Engineering Manager, Dan Hadfield provides a detailed look at the methodology behind the use of geo-polymer and its application. The paper can be downloaded here: geotechnical-asset-management-paper

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Subsidence Report

Having been involved in the subsidence arena for almost forty years, we regularly review the state of the market. We’ve recently produced this free subsidence research report which highlights some interesting statistics and thoughts. The document outlines the current state of subsidence in the UK, particularly the factors and trends relating to the insurance market. […]

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Geobear trial Havwear Monitor to assess and manage hand arm vibration (HAVS) risk

28th April 2018  – World Day for Safety & Health at Work The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. Geobear recognise Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) could be an occupational hazard for employees. In celebration of Safety and Health at Work […]

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Geobear appoint Clif Kettle and launch new invention to tunnelling space

Geobear is pleased to announce the appointment of Clif Kettle to the Geobear team. The knowledge and experience Clif will bring, will enhance Geobear’s mission to make geopolymer injection an accepted engineering method for ground engineering to fill voids, permeate and fracture soils. Clif Kettle comes to Geobear following 29 years as Group Lead Specialist […]

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CEO Blog

Otso Lahtinen shares exciting news about Geobear I’m Otso Lahtinen, CEO of Geobear – recently rebranded from Uretek and I want to share with you some exciting information about our company that you may not be aware of. For over 30 years, we have been using the incredible properties of expansive geopolymers to permanently strengthen […]

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Mapping subsidence

Our research team has recently been working on a project to identify the patterns of subsidence in the UK with soil textures. Using information from the British Geological Survey, we’ve started to place our own data onto their soil texture maps. The initial findings highlight the links between various soil types and subsidence. The sample […]

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Geobear Celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day – Thursday 8th March 2018 Today celebrates international women’s day. This is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Construction News recently published the article “Where are all the Women in Construction?” The article states “the industry is struggling to attract women into the sector. […]

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Geobear donates to CLIC Sargeant

Geobear recently donated £300 to CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children, young people and their families. The donation was made following a customer satisfaction survey request our 2017 customers. For those that completed our survey, they could opt in to a draw where we’d gift £300 to a charity of their choosing. […]

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Geobear Support St Mungo’s Homeless Charity

Geobear Support St Mungo’s Homeless Charity in Central London with their Christmas Day Lunch for Homeless People Event It is important to consider those that are less fortunate than ourselves, even more so at this time of year Geobear have chosen to make a donation to St Mungo’s homeless Charity this Christmas time. St Mungo’s […]