Who We Are

About Us

R L Geotechnical Ltd. was established by Richard Lipscombe in 2015 with the aim of providing a consultancy and specialist labour service to instrumentation and monitoring contractors. We have slowly grown to become a respected and established name within the industry with a reputation for doing things the right way.

In 2017 we relocated to our premises in Liss, Hampshire, where we have established our own workshop and manufacturing facilities to allow us to thoroughly design, develop and test our own products, sensors, components, and monitoring systems. Situated within 50-miles of Central London, adjacent to the A3, the unit includes a small three desk office, an area for assembly of electronic components, a large workshop area, and storage space for our rapidly growing inventory of tools and specialist equipment.

We have now grown to four permanent staff members, with a number of trusted sub-contractors and partners with whom we work closely with as required. We primarily serve the UK, West Africa, and the Nordic countries, with work undertaken worldwide as required. Plans are being put in place to open a branch of the company in Sweden to serve the Nordics, and a branch of the company in Ghana to serve West Africa in the not-too-distant future.

We enjoy an open and honest relationship with each one of our clients and strive to provide them with the best possible level of service. Since inception we have played a part in some of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK, and assisted with installations in five out of the seven continents.

Our Aims & Objectives

Our People

Richard Lipscombe


Richard's career in instrumentation and monitoring spans over ten years. He graduated from the University of Surrey with a BEng in Civil Engineering in 2013, and founded R L Geotechnical Ltd. in 2015. As well as working on a number of large construction projects in the UK, he has also worked in the Nordics, the US, Africa, Asia, and Australia and specialises in training people in installation of instrumentation and monitoring best practice. Richard splits his time between installing instrumentation and training staff on site, assembling dataloggers and developing and testing instrumentation and techniques in the workshop, and looking after the day to day running of the company in the office.

Luke Lipscombe

Lead Technician

Luke has been working for R L Geotechical Ltd. since late 2016. He started off assisting with the manufacture and calibration of instrumentation in the workshop, and has progressed to a supervisory role installing instrumentation on site. Luke's experience and training mean he is equipped to install and read a wide range of monitoring instrumentation on any site, as well as providing maintenance and practical knowledge as a supervisor.

Jasper Malyon


Jasper joined R L Geotechnical Ltd. in March 2019 initially to assist with the manufacturing of components in the workshop. Progressing quickly, Jasper now mainly operates on site, specialising in the installation, testing, and maintenance of monitoring systems, and assisting with manual monitoring surveys. Jasper's adaptability and weasel hands are his strengths. He is keen and quick to learn and has started assisting with the assembly and programming of dataloggers in addition to his roles on site.

Our Associates


Epsimon Ltd. was founded in 2016 by researchers from the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction at the University of Cambridge to provide specialist consultancy services related to instrumentation and monitoring applications for civil infrastructure. Epsimon is an industry partner of CSIC with which it closely collaborates to constantly develop and apply cutting edge sensing technology for civil infrastructure monitoring.

Fordak Technology

Fordak Technology Ltd. (FTL) is a multifaceted sustainable water resource development and management company. They are the leading and preferred support services company in the area of water, mining, and environment, guaranteeing excellent service delivery in Ghana and Africa as a whole.

Fordak Technology Ltd. is our partner company in West Africa. 


Measurex Consulting Ltd.

Measurex Consulting provides a variety of consultancy and on-site measurement services, primarily focused on instrumentation, monitoring support to contractors, engineering consultants and sensor manufacturers, worldwide.