To find out more about the BGS and the services we offer:

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The Enquiries Team will be happy to help with your question.
We are the main contact point for all enquiries to the BGS by email, letter, fax or telephone.

We aim to provide you with the best information we can in the shortest possible time.

Contact Enquiries

British Geological Survey
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E-mail: enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Telephone: 0115 936 3143
Fax: 0115 936 3276

Online advice and resources

GeoRecords Plus+

Access to the National Geoscience Records Centre holdings.
Do you want to order a copy of a borehole log or check the location of a log?
Look at GeoRecords online.

GeoReports (including Radon Protective Measures Reports)

Site-specific geological reports.
A range of reports are available; from automatically generated reports to detailed assessments written by geologists with local knowledge. You can view example reports before you buy to ensure that they will meet your needs.
You can check the sample reports before you buy.

Groundwater flooding FAQs

In recent years groundwater has been recognised as a significant source of flooding in the UK. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions relating to this type of flooding.


Buying a house?
Is there subsidence potential at your new property?
Buy a site-specific Natural Subsidence report through our GeoReports service.

The rocks beneath your house

Find information on your local geology here online or buy a more detailed report.

More information

BGS for everyone

Learn about what we do. Explore free online popular geology resources, download reports or order guide books.

Data, records and reports

For consultants and commercial customers.
Access to BGS data holdings in the National Geoscience Data Centre (NGRC).

Essential information for housebuyers and builders

Radon, natural subsidence and BGS GeoSure.