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Testing and Scanning Solutions for Site Engineers

If you are undertaking any engineering work, you will already know just how essential it is to have all the correct information right there in front of you. The most effective way of knowing for sure is to have shear testing, CAT scanning, ferro scanning and pull out testing carried out at your UK construction or building site. 

Working for site engineers across the whole of the UK, Southern Drilling specialise in providing the highest quality shear testing, pull out testing, ferro scanning and CAT scanning solutions. 

As one of the UK's leading testing and scanning specialists, we utilise the very best equipment and technology, our decades of expertise and experience and our highly skilled, talented and professional team to provide the highest quality pull out testing, ferro scanning, shear testing and CAT scanning services. So why not join other site 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. 

High quality CAT scanning

Our accurate and professional cable avoidance tool (CAT) scanning will efficiently and quickly detect cabling and pipework and save you the problem of potential cable or pipe damage and the costly delays, personal injury and repairs that can occur as a result. 

With over 4 million km of cables and pipes buried underground across the UK, it's vital that any excavation work is done with safety in mind at all times. The best way to ensure this is with effective and accurate CAT scanning from the UK's experts at Southern Drilling.


If you're using any anchor bolts, it is incredibly important that you have on site fixings tests and stress testing carried out on them before you ever use them. At Southern Drilling, we utilise the very best pull out testing equipment and technology and combine that with the expertise and experience of our fully qualified, professional and talented team to provide accurate and quick analysis of any potential problem. So whether you've got a serious problem with the materials or design or you've just had a freak breakage, we will provide a full stress load testing service and mechanical method to quickly expand a sample size. Utilising our industry-leading equipment, we will apply the same stress loads to a range of different anchor bolts to help us accurately and quickly identify the problem and find the most ideal solution.

First class Ferro Scanning

Before you start any drilling or structural changes, it's vitally important that you know exactly where important pipework and other structural features is located. Our specialist X-Scan ferro scanning equipment will tell you exactly that. Accurately and quickly 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 important structural supports or vital pipework. 

The very best shear testing services

One of the fastest and most effective ways of accurately testing fixings and fastenings 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 compression and tension tests, as the forces applied to parallel to the contact surfaces, while in tension and compression 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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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.