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Specialist Shear Testing Solutions in Orpington

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

As one of Kent's leading pull out testing and diamond drilling specialists, we provide a wide variety of clients from across Orpington and the surrounding region 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 and stress forces, our shear testing and diamond drilling service is ideal for the accurate and fast testing of a wide range of fastenings and fixings, including nuts, bolts and screws.

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

How shear testing works

Shear testing is one of the fastest and most effective ways of efficiently and 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 and unique tests differ greatly from tension and compression tests, as the forces applied to 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 important, given it determines the shear strength of the material and therefore the maximum shear stress that it is able to withstand before failure begins. In fact, this is one of the most 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 chain of failures that could lead to the entire destruction of a large building or structure. That is why it is very important to have your fixings and fastenings are accurately tested by experienced and dedicated professionals. 

A wide range of materials tested

There are a variety of materials that are commonly tested in shear, including layered composites, rigid substrates and adhesives. The common rigid substrates that may be shear tested may be composed of metals, composites, plastics, woods and composites but usually come in a solid form that's often used as fasteners or building materials. 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 Hampshire 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.

Construction Fixings Approved Tester
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.