Building Structures Consultancy

We often work with clients on consultancy projects - from devising a test method for a novel building product to devising experimental programmes to support real design situations, for example, proving that a building is fit for change of use. Our construction experts have many years of experience of working with manufacturers and structural engineers to provide quick and cost-effective solutions.

Materials Selection

Our knowledge of material properties and formulation, coupled with our testing facilities and state-of-the-art rational materials selection tools, means that we can inform and improve your materials selection process, ensuring that materials, building products and systems meet performance, safety, legislative and quality standards.

Product Design & Development

With the continual need for new products, we work closely with innovative manufacturers as part of their product design team. Whether it is working with an SME on the development of small components or a national company on a complete building system, we have the equipment, expertise, accreditation and testing facilities to support the commercial development of your new products - from concept through to market. Not only should a product be fit for purpose but it is often required to comply with numerous structural and building code requirements. Within the Construction Sector new and novel products often go to market with BBA or similar certification. This can be very expensive, but our services can help you develop your products at the pre-certification testing stage, making sure that your money is well spent, and not wasted on re-testing.

Structural Design Support

Whether building a new structure or redeveloping an existing one, structural engineers are often faced with issues that fall outside of conventional design guidelines. At Lucideon, thanks to our experience of developing novel testing programmes and our unique structural testing laboratory, we are able to work with engineers, designers and contractors to ensure that buildings are fit for purpose and comply with safety regulations.

Failure Analysis

Analysis of failed materials and products after use or during manufacture serves to both optimize performance and to inform new product development. Thanks to our materials expertise, our analytical and testing services and our processing knowledge, we can work with you to analyse failures and, more importantly, to provide timely and cost-effective solutions.

Lucideon is a Notified Body (NB 1289) under the Construction Products Regulation (EU) 305/2011 for the assessment and verification of construction products. Lucideon maintains impartial procedures for all work performed as a Notified Body to safeguard its independence.

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    Technical Report and Design Guidance for the Use of Porotherm Blocks in the UK

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