Soil & Rock Testing


Our laboratory offers an extensive range of geotechnical testing for both soils and rocks.

Understanding the ground conditions beneath your site requires an appreciation of the physical and engineering behaviour of the soil and rock profile. Many of the design parameters required to enable a confident and efficient foundation design are determined from laboratory testing.

We operate a fully equipped and bespoke, UKAS accredited testing laboratory at Gloucester which provides the full range of geotechnical testing for soil and rock, aggregates, earthworks and concrete testing. Through a close relationship with approved subcontractors we can also provide the full range of environmental or contamination testing using only similarly certified laboratories.

We pride ourselves on our standards and quality and undertake soil classification testing through to effective stress and ring shear testing in accordance with BS1377 and BS EN ISO 17892; rock testing is to ISRM Standards. We can also adopt systems and procedures to ASTM standards. Our quality system is UKAS certified to ISO 17025.

We offer a sample collection service and can provide a long term storage facility if samples need to be retained for extended periods. Standard turnaround times are normally within 10 days, however a premium ‘fast track’ testing service may also be available. Test results are routinely presented in AGS format and can be presented in various formats including Excel and AGS.


  • Courier pick up
  • UKAS accredited lab
  • Fast track testing
  • Sample storage facility
  • Classification & Materials Testing
  • Compaction/CBR
  • Shear box/Oedometer
  • BRE, LQM and WAC suite testing
  • Effective stress Testing
  • Rock testing
  • Thermal Resistivity
  • AGS data formats

Need soil or rock testing, we can collect! Call us on 01452 527743

Customer Feedback

“Testing was performed with very good level of conformity to the test standards by suitably trained and authorised technicians”


A recent independent audit