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Berkshire's Shear Testing Specialists

Working for private, industrial and commercial clients across the Home Counties, including Berkshire, we specialise in providing the most reliable, highest quality and accurate shear testing.  

As one of the South East's leading pull out testing and diamond drilling specialists, we provide industrial, commercial and private clients from across Berkshire with the highest quality and most accurate shear testing solutions. Designed to safely, quickly and accurately apply stress to a test sample to accurately determine whether it will be able to withstand potential levels of shear and stress forces, our specialist shear testing and diamond drilling service is perfect for the accurate, fast and efficient testing of a variety of fastenings and fixings, including screws, nuts and bolts. 

It is absolutely vital that you have your fixings, bolts, fastenings and screws regularly, safely and accurately shear tested to avoid potentially costly failures in the future. We therefore take advantage of the highest quality and very latest materials and equipment to accurately, quickly and efficiently undertake shear tests at premises across Berkshire and the Home Counties, so arrange your free property survey and no obligation quotation at your convenience by calling our dedicated and experienced diamond drilling and shear testing team on 01474 822785

How shear testing works

Our specialist and professional shear testing service is one of the quickest and most effective ways of accurately testing fastenings and fixings. Usually, shear forces cause one surface of a particular structure or 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 simple sliding motion. Our accurate, specialist and unique tests differ greatly from tension and compression 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.  

Why is shear testing important?

Stress testing and shear testing are absolutely essential, given that they determine the shear strength of the material or structure and therefore the maximum shear stress that it is able to withstand before any failure begins. In fact, this is actually one of the most vital and important design characteristics of many types of fixings and fastenings like bolts and screws. For example, if a small fastener fails in shear, it could potentially lead to a much bigger chain of failures that even lead to the destruction of a large building or entire structure. That is why it is incredibly essential to have your fixings and fastenings accurately tested by highly skilled and experienced professionals, like the ones here at Southern Drilling.  

A wide range of materials tested

There are a wide range of different materials that are frequently tested in shear, including rigid substrates, adhesives and layered composites. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of metals, composites, plastics, ceramics and woods but usually come in a solid form that is often used as building materials or fasteners. We will also test adhesives, as these are likely to experience shear stress when the materials are pulled in opposite directions in an attempt to slide them apart.  

Contact us today to discuss your Berkshire shear testing and stress testing requirements with one of our helpful and friendly team; who will arrange your free property survey and no obligation shear testing quotation at your convenience.

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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, 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.