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London's Shear Testing Specialists!

We specialise in the provision of accurate, reliable and fast shear testing across London.

Working across Kent and the South East, including London, we provide private, industrial and commercial clients with the very best in accurate and fast shear testing solutions. Designed to quickly and accurately apply stress to a test sample to determine whether it will be able to withstand potential levels of shear forces and stress, this specialist service is perfect for the accurate and fast testing of a variety of fastenings and fixings, including bolts, screws and nuts, at construction sites across London. 

It's incredibly important to have your screws, fastenings, fixings and bolts accurately and regularly shear tested to avoid potential costly failures in the future. We utilise the very latest materials and equipment to efficiently and quickly undertake shear tests at premises across London and the surrounding regions, so arrange your free property survey and no obligation quotation at your convenience by calling our experienced shear testing and diamond drilling team on 01474 822785

How shear testing works

Shear testing is one of the most fast and effective ways of accurately testing fastenings and fixings. Generally, shear forces cause one surface of a particular 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. These 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 for your london construction project?

Stress testing and shear testing is incredibly necessary, given it determines the shear strength of the material and therefore the maximum shear stress that it is able to withstand before failure occurs. In fact, this is one of the most important design characteristics of many types of fixings and fastenings like bolts and screws. For instance, if a small fastener fails in shear, it could potentially lead to a chain of failures that could lead to the entire destruction of a building or large structure. That's why it's imperative that your fastenings are accurately tested by experienced professionals.

A wide range of materials tested across london

There are a variety of materials that are commonly tested in shear, including rigid substrates, layered composites and adhesives. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of composites, ceramics, woods, plastics 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 opposing directions in an attempt to slide them apart.

Contact us today to discuss your London 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.

Southern Drilling Company Van

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.