Laboratory Testing

 

Working in partnership with our clients and paying attention to detail, we provide an efficient service that meets their individual needs whilst remaining cost effective by avoiding unnecessary over testing. We fully understand the importance of supplying our clients with the most appropriate testing to the highest of standards in order to meet their specific requirements.

We pride ourselves on providing clients with quick access to their results and will always go out of our way to accommodate their testing requirements, prioritising and fast tracking when necessary.

HERE AT TD WE PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF LABORATORY TESTING:

Soil
Here at TD
WE PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF LABORATORY TESTING:
Soil
  • Soil Stabilisation Trials / Mix Design
  • Particle Size Distribution (PSD)
  • Moisture / Water Content
  • Plasticity Index – Liquid & Plastic Limits
  • Dry Density/Moisture Content Relationship (OMC) – 2.5kg, 4.5kg & Vibrating Hammer
  • Particle Density
  • Moisture Condition Value (MCV)
  • MCV / Moisture Content Relationship
  • California Bearing Ratio (CBR) & Swell Measurement
  • Degree of Pulverisation
  • Hand Shear Vane (HSV)
  • Clegg Hammer
  • Frost Heave*
  • Shear Box (Small & Large)*
  • Undrained Shear Strength – Triaxial*
  • Permeability*
  • Resistivity*
  • Redox Potential*
  • Organic Matter Content*
  • Loss on Ignition
  • pH Value*
  • Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC)*

See our Schedule of UKAS Accredited Tests

Aggregate
  • Particle Size Distribution
  • Uniformity Coefficient
  • Water Content
  • Sample Reduction
  • Constituents of Course Recycled Aggregate
  • Los Angeles Coefficient (LA)
  • Particle Density & Water Absorption
  • Plastic Limit
  • Flakiness Index
  • Laboratory CBR & Swell Measurement
  • Maximum Dry Density/Optimum Moisture Content (OMC) – Vibrating Hammer
  • Laboratory Dry Density & Optimum Water Content
  • Clegg Hammer
  • Frost Heave*
  • Magnesium Sulphate*
  • Shear Box (Large)*
  • Methylene Blue – Assessment of Fines
  • Point Load
  • Polished Stone Value (PSV)*
  • Aggregate Abrasion Value (AAV)*
  • Slake Durability
  • Micro Deval – Resistance to Wear*
  • Loose Bulk Density & Voids
  • Shape Index*
  • Percentage of Crushed & Broken Surfaces*
  • Drying Shrinkage*
  • Resistance to Freezing & Thawing*
  • PAH & Phenol*
  • Sulphates (TRL-447 / EN-1744)*
  • Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC)*
  • Petrographic Analysis*
  • Slag Expansion*
  • Thermal Conductivity / Resistivity*
  • ENA Technical Specification 97-1 Test Suite*

See our Schedule of UKAS Accredited Tests

Concrete
  • Making Cubic Specimens
  • Curing Cubic Specimens
  • Shape & Dimensions
  • Compressive Strength of Cubes
  • Compressive Strength of Cores
  • Density
  • Core Cutting
  • Flexural Strength
  • Tensile Splitting
  • Mix Properties
  • Chloride Content
  • Sulphate Content
  • Cement Content
  • High Alumina Cement (HAC)
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Depth of Carbonation
  • Mix Design

See our Schedule of UKAS Accredited Tests

Bituminous
  • Core Logging
  • Core Cutting
  • PAK Marker Spray (Tar Identification)
  • PAH & Phenol (Tar Analysis)*
  • Sample Reduction
  • Bulk Density of Cores – Dry, SSD, Sealed, Dimensions
  • Maximum Density*
  • Air Voids
  • Percentage Refusal Density (PRD)
  • Indirect Tensile Strength Modulus (ITSM)*
  • Binder & Grading – Difference / Direct*
  • Hot Sand*
  • Wheel Tracking*
  • Bitumen Recovery*
  • Needle Penetration*
  • Softening Point*

See our Schedule of UKAS Accredited Tests

Chemical
  • Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC)*
  • Sulphates (TRL-447 / EN-1744)*
  • PAH & Phenol (Tar Analysis)*
  • Asbestos Identification & Quantification*
  • CLEA Metals*
  • ICRCL*
  • Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH’s)
  • Topsoil Analysis (BS-3882)*
  • Methylene Blue – Assessment of Fines
  • Organic Matter Content*
  • Resistivity*
  • Redox Potential*
  • Microbial Index*
  • Loss on Ignition
  • pH Value*
  • XRF*
  • XRD*

See our Schedule of UKAS Accredited Tests

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TD Construction Testing are an independent materials testing laboratory, UKAS accredited to BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017. We carry out a range of testing for the civil engineering and construction industry, both in our laboratory and on site across the UK.

Site Testing
If you’re looking for a professional range of site testing services, then TD are here for you. Our aim is to provide clients with value for money by not only delivering quick and accurate testing but by also being on hand with technical backup and support from our vastly experienced team.
Laboratory Testing
Working in partnership with our clients and paying attention to detail, we provide an efficient service that meets their individual needs whilst remaining cost effective by avoiding unnecessary over testing.
Diamond Drilling
We are well equipped with a number of trailer mounted and stand-on coring rigs, giving us the capability to undertake drilling for access, investigation or testing purposes.
Equipment Hire
We have a selection of testing equipment available for hire. Get in touch to discuss your requirements in further detail.