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Specialist Scanning and Testing Solutions for Engineers

If you're carrying out any engineering work, you'll know just how important it is to have all the correct information right there in front of you. The best way to know for sure is to have ferro scanning, shear testing and pull out testing undertaken at your building or construction site.  

Working for engineers across the whole of the UK, Southern Drilling specialise in providing the very best and most cost effective pull out testing, shear testing and ferro scanning solutions.

As one of the UK's leading diamond drilling, scanning and testing companies, we utilise the very best technology and equipment, our decades of experience and expertise and our highly skilled and talented team to provide the highest quality shear testing, pull out testing and ferro scanning services. So why not join other engineers from across the UK from relying on the experts at 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 start any structural changes or drilling, it's incredibly important that you know exactly where important structural features and other pipework is located. Our specialist X-Scan ferro scanning equipment will tell you exactly that. Quickly and accurately able to detect and locate all kinds of objects in multiple layers up to a maximum of 450mm in cured concrete, our ferro scanning equipment ensures that you will be drilling nowhere near any vital pipework or important structural supports. 

Pull out testing from the Uk's best

If you're using anchor bolts, it's vitally important that you have on site fixings tests and stress testing carried out on them before you ever use them. At Southern Drilling, we use the very best pull out testing technology and equipment and combine that with the experience and expertise of our talented and fully qualified team to provide quick and accurate analysis of any potential problem. Whether you've got a freak breakage or a more serious problem with the design or materials, we'll provide a full stress load testing service and mechanical method to quickly expand a sample size. Utilising our industry-leading equipment, 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.

The very best shear testing services

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

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

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Why Choose Us?

  • Extensive expertise
  • The latest Hiltti PS1000 and PROCEQ equipment
  • Fast, accurate scanning detection service
  • Adaptable to floors, walls, soffits even curved surfaces
  • Fast 2D and detailed 3D scan options
  • Scan for obstructions and structural weaknesses
  • Available on site fast across the UK

Diamond Drilling And Sawing Across The South East

We provide our wall and floor sawing and diamond drilling services to commercial and industrial clients across Kent, Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex, London, Essex and the rest of the UK.

Our expert team have recently completed projects for clients in Bromley, Dartford, Chatham, Canterbury, Dover, Faversham, MaidstoneSlough, Ashford, BeckenhamGillingham, Portsmouth, Orpington, Luton, Clacton, Southampton, Hastings, Croydon, Oxford, Chelmsford, Gravesend, London, Watford, Colchester, StevenageBristolHemel Hempstead, Basildon, Ipswich, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Rochester.

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Construction Fixings Approved Distributor

Contact Us

You can find full details of our expert services on the diamond drilling and sawing, controlled demolition and crunching and Chasing and General construction pages of this website.

We also welcome enquiries at any time, experienced members of the team are always on hand to answer questions; contact us at Southern Drilling today to arrange a no obligation survey and quotation.