Construction Materials Testing Overview

Construction Materials Testing

Construction materials testing has long been a cornerstone of civil engineering quality control and has become an essential part of all engineering contracts. Simtec Materials Testing was set up to address this and provide a comprehensive range of services to all sectors of the industry. With both UKAS accreditation and ISO 9001 quality assurance the level of service is unquestionable.

Site testing ranges from sampling and temperature control to end product testing in bituminous material, unbound  material and earthworks operations. Associated laboratory testing is carried out at our extensive laboratory facilities in Leicester.

Additionally we maintain close links with specialist laboratories enabling us to offer a wider scope of services.

Our UKAS accreditation is limited to those activities described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation found here.

Frequently Asked Questions

The size of sample depends on the material and the reason for the testing. Simtec Materials Testing can offer advice once we know the nature of the tests required. The more information you can supply, for example, client, site name, date sampled, material type, specification etc the more accurately we can advise you. A purchase order is normally required at this stage.
Our standard turnaround on laboratory samples is ten working days. however, we can, in most cases, provide an express service to suit the needs of your business. These are generally five, three and one day services as appropriate. Some tests take longer than others and adherence to the standards means the timescale cannot be shortened.
Usually a week to guarantee a slot although on occasion we can work around the client to fit in urgent jobs or last minute requests.
Yes, we can extract the cores and are UKAS accredited for photographic core logs in accordance with BS EN 12697:36.We can also provide traffic management and apply for the required road space booking and section 171 licence.

We specialise in a comprehensive range of site and laboratory testing

UKAS Accredited

Concrete Site Testing
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Specialists Laboratories

Concrete Laboratory Testing
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We hold UKAS accreditations for the majority of tests we offer both on site and in the laboratory

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Our other range of services

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