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First Class Diamond Drilling for Steel Erectors

We work with a wide variety of steel erectors from across the whole of the UK, providing the very best diamond drilling, pull out testing, shear testing and ferro scanning solutions. 

At Southern Drilling, we specialise in fast, effective, safe and affordable drilling, testing and scanning solutions that are tried and trusted by steel erectors throughout the UK. 

We have a hugely talented and highly skilled team, the very latest diamond drilling, ferro scanning, pull out testing and shear testing equipment and decades of industry experience and expertise, so why not join the other steel erectors from across the UK in hiring Southern Drilling? Call us today on 01474 822785 to discuss your requirements with one of our team and arrange your free survey and no obligation quotation at your convenience. 

first class Ferro Scanning

Before you undertake any structural changes or drilling, it is incredibly important to know exactly where important structural features, cabling and pipework are located. Our high quality X-Scan ferro scanning equipment will tell you exactly that. Able to quickly and accurately locate all kinds of objects in multiple layers up to a maximum of 450mm in cured concrete, meaning you can be safe in the knowledge that you will be nowhere near vital pipework or important structural supports.

Diamond drilling expertise

Our diamond drilling offers a very effective, safe and accurate way of cutting through almost any type of structure without causing any damage. More accurate than other percussive drilling techniques, our diamond drilling technology also offers the additional benefit of being incredibly quiet at all times, meaning it is ideal for any industrial or commercial location.

Alongside this, our high quality diamond drilling equipment is also incredibly versatile and is able to be deployed on almost any material or surface, including asphalt, tile, metal, stone or glass. Our fully qualified, dedicated and talented team will utilise the highest quality percussion drilling equipment to create precise holes wherever you need them, including small holes for wiring and pipes, concrete sample analysis, the creation of large openings for ducts or holes for the placement or anchoring of bolts. 

Professional and accurate shear testing

One of the most effective and quick ways of efficiently and accurately testing fastenings and fixings is through shear testing. Generally, shear forces cause one surface of a particular material to move in a single direction and the other surface to move in the opposite direction. This ensures that the material involved is stressed in a sliding motion. These tests differ from compression and tension tests, as the forces applied are parallel to the two contact surfaces, meanwhile in tension and compression tests they are perpendicular to the contact surface.

The very best pull out testing solutions

To ensure the reliability and safety of an anchor for whatever you need to use it for, it is absolutely paramount to have stress testing and on site fixings tests carried out on all anchor bolts. We use the very best technology and equipment and take advantage of the experience and expertise of our talented and highly skilled team to provide an accurate and quick analysis of the problem. Providing a mechanical method to quickly expand a sample size and detail whether you have a freak breakage or a more serious problem with the materials or design, our stress load testing is often called for when anchor bolt problems are reported. We'll apply the same stress loads to a range of different anchor bolts to help us quickly identify the problem and find the most suitable solution.

Contact us today to discuss your steel erection requirements with one of our friendly and experienced team.

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