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In the dynamic landscape of the UK construction industry, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is emerging as a vital tool. At Ambler Group, we are at the forefront of this technological revolution, employing cutting-edge GPR equipment to detect underground services that often remain elusive to standard CAT and Genny systems. In this article, we explore the growing significance of GPR in construction, detailing its applications, benefits, and why choosing Ambler Group for your GPR needs is a wise decision.

The Ascendancy of GPR

GPR, also known as Ground Penetrating Radar, is steadily gaining popularity within the UK construction sector. It plays a pivotal role in accurately locating and mapping underground utilities, a task that standard CAT and Genny equipment may struggle to accomplish.

In many instances, especially for major projects, a comprehensive utility survey combined with GPR is now the minimum requirement before permits to commence digging can be obtained. The reason for this shift in practice is clear – GPR offers a non-intrusive, high-precision method for unveiling what lies beneath the surface. It employs an antenna to emit electromagnetic waves into the ground, which subsequently creates reflections. These reflections are meticulously captured and interpreted, yielding critical data that is displayed on a monitoring screen.

Deciphering the Data

Our skilled surveyors are at the heart of the GPR process. They diligently analyse the data, deciphering the complex reflections to identify possible services, voids, and ground disturbances. These findings are not only marked but also accurately recorded. As the utility sector expands its networks, incorporating fibre cables and plastic pipes, the GPR Survey has become indispensable for comprehending and depicting the extensive network of services concealed underground.

Non-Intrusive Insight

One of the key advantages of GPR is that it is a non-intrusive technique. It allows you to gain a full understanding of your below-ground services without the need for excavation or disturbance. This not only saves time but also minimises potential risks associated with excavation activities.

Complementary Utility Survey

GPR can be a standalone service or part of an existing utility survey. While it is a powerful tool on its own, we always recommend considering a desktop utility survey or a comprehensive utility survey, depending on the project’s scale and complexity. However, the ultimate aim is to tailor our approach to meet the unique needs and expectations of each client.

Ambler Group Services | Utility Surveys | Topographical Survey | GPR Survey
Ambler Group Services | Utility Surveys | Topographical Survey | GPR Survey

Trust Ambler Group for Your GPR Needs

Choosing Ambler Group for your GPR requirements means placing your trust in a team of highly trained experts. Our professionals are well-versed in the intricacies of GPR technology and its applications. They are readily available to discuss your specific survey needs and requirements, ensuring that you receive a tailored solution that aligns with your project’s objectives.

In the ever-evolving construction industry of the UK, where precision, safety, and efficiency are paramount, GPR has emerged as a game-changer. By leveraging this advanced technology, you gain a distinct advantage in understanding and managing the underground services that are essential for your project’s success.


Ground Penetrating Radar is no longer just an emerging technology; it is now a fundamental component of effective project planning and execution in the UK construction industry. Ambler Group is committed to providing cutting-edge GPR solutions to help you uncover the hidden infrastructure beneath your construction site.

With GPR, you can ensure that you have the full picture of your below-ground services, reducing the risk of costly surprises and enhancing safety. Whether you require a comprehensive utility survey or a targeted GPR assessment, Ambler Group is your trusted partner for precise and non-intrusive underground service detection. Contact us today to discuss your GPR needs and benefit from the expertise of our highly trained professionals.

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    Ambler Group Services | Utility Surveys | Topographical Survey | GPR Survey


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    Ambler Group Services | Utility Surveys | Topographical Survey | GPR Survey


    Ambler Group LTD
    Springfield House, Springfield Rd,
    Horsham RH12 2RG

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