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The UK's Most Trusted Ferro Scanning Specialists

Don’t risk drilling through important pipework or structural supports!

Operating across the whole of the UK, we utilise the most accurate and effective Hilti and Proceq Ferro scanning equipment on the market today to ensure that you know every hidden aspect of the structure before any drilling, coring work or design changes are made.

Before undertaking any drilling or structural changes, it's absolutely vital that you know exactly where pipework and other important structural features are located. Our X-Scan equipment will tell you exactly that. Able to 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 are nowhere near important structural supports or vital pipework.

No matter where you are based across the whole of the UK, arrange your FREE survey and no obligation Ferro scan quotation at your convenience today; simply call our expert Ferro scanning team on 01474 822785.

Ferro scan


If you know exactly what is in the wall, and where it is, you avoid hitting any steel reinforcing, pipework or other structural supports; therefore enhancing not only the safety of your team but also the structure's stability too.


Using pulse technology, the PS 1000 X-Scan, manufactured by industry experts Hilti and Proceq, detects anything in the required ground, slab or wall area and provides expert data analysis, evaluation and report generation that are visible both in the field and back in the office. Downloaded information can be used to create detailed documents with diagrams & data for analysis by our Ferro scan engineers in real time.


Structural analysis

Ferro scanning is regularly used in a variety of different applications and for a wide range of customers, including:

  • Drilling and coring in concrete structures
  • Marking the layout of embedded objects in structures required for drilling, including rebar and conduit
  • Non-destructive inspection of bridges e.g. the location of tendons
  • Locating objects in the floor, including heating pipes
  • Nuclear Power Industry

Operating throughout the British Isles, we specialise in the use of the very latest and most effective Hilti and Proceq ferro scanning equipment to accurately analyse structural concrete and supports at commercial, residential and industrial properties across the whole of the UK.

Our experienced engineers at Southern Drilling Ltd have the capability of providing a fast accurate & commercially viable Ferro scanning and diamond drilling services across Kent and the rest of the UK, including Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle, Oxford, Cambridge, Swanley, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sussex, Leicester, Bradford, Hampshire, Ipswich, Gloucester, Sevenoaks, Bristol, West Malling, Stoke, Gravesend, Sheffield, Bromley, Hastings, Chatham, Broadstairs, Hemel Hempstead, Canterbury, Basildon, Essex, Gillingham, Sidcup, Chelmsford, Bromley, Dover, Southampton, Aylesford, Faversham, Portsmouth, Berkshire, Stevenage, Maidstone, Bexleyheath, Slough, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Croydon, Beckenham, Medway, Orpington, Brighton, Dartford, Colchester, London, Folkestone, Tonbridge and Rochester.

Contact us today to discuss your Ferro scanning analysis requirements with one of our 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.

ferro scanning services provided across the uk

Our experienced engineers at Southern Drilling Ltd have the capability of providing a fast accurate & commercially viable Ferro scanning services across the UK, including Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle, Oxford, Cambridge, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leicester, Bradford, Ipswich, Gloucester, Bristol, Stoke, Sheffield, Bromley, Hastings, Chatham, Hemel Hempstead, Canterbury, Basildon, Gillingham, Chelmsford, Dover, Southampton, Faversham, Portsmouth, Stevenage, Maidstone, Slough, Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Croydon, Beckenham, Orpington, Dartford, Colchester, London, Tonbridge and Rochester.

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