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Kent's Shear Testing Specialists

Working across Kent, we specialise in providing commercial, private and industrial clients with the very best in accurate, fast and reliable shear testing.

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

It is absolutely paramount that you have your screws, fixings, fastenings and bolts accurately and regularly shear tested to avoid potentially costly failures in the future. We therefore utilise the very latest materials and equipment to efficiently, accurately and quickly undertake shear tests at premises across Kent and the South East, so arrange your free property survey and no obligation quotation at your convenience by calling our expert and experienced diamond drilling and shear testing team on 01474 822785

How shear testing works

Our 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 makes sure that the material involved is stressed in a simple sliding motion. Our accurate, unique and specialist 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 is incredibly necessary, given they determine the shear strength of the material or structure and therefore the maximum shear stress that it is able to withstand before failure begins. In fact, this is actually one of the most vital 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 to could even lead to the entire destruction of a large building or structure. That is why it is absolutely paramount to have your fixings and fastenings accurately tested by experienced professionals, like the ones here at Southern Drilling.  

A wide range of materials tested

There are a wide variety of different materials that are frequently tested in shear, including rigid substrates, layered composites and adhesives. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of ceramics, woods, plastics, composites and metals but usually come in a solid form that's 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 Kent 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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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.