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Construction Materials Testing

At our UKAS accredited test facilities (UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 0013) we undertake analysis of a wide range of raw materials and finished products to a variety of national, European and international standards.

Thanks to our industry knowledge and the close work that we do with many regulatory bodies, we can guide you through the maze of current regulations and guidelines to ensure that your products receive certification quickly and cost-effectively.

Materials and Products

  • Adhesives & sealants
  • Bricks
  • Blocks
  • Insulating products
  • Lintels
  • Slates
  • Tiles
  • Building hardware
  • Cement
  • Ceramic
  • Concrete, grout & mortar
  • Construction materials & geological samples
  • Floors
  • Masonry - slate & stone
  • Pavers
  • Pipes
  • Rock & natural stone
  • Soils & stabilised soils.

We offer a full range of physical (durability, strength, weatherability, load, slip resistance) and chemical (composition, microstructural) tests.  To complement testing results, our experts offer interpretation together with impartial, independent and practical advice.

Why Test?

  • To achieve certification by complying with current guidelines and building regulations
  • To ensure products are fit for purpose
  • To find out why products are failing in use or during manufacture
  • To develop new materials and new products through certification
  • To solve patent disputes or resolve legal disputes
  • To benchmark against competitors’ products.

Raw Materials

Raw materials are the life-blood of any manufacturing process.  The quality and consistency of the raw materials ultimately affect the finished product and, as such, great care should be given to the assessment of these materials.  Mistakes made at this stage of the manufacturing process often remain to dog the product throughout its life, none more so than in the construction sector.  We offer a comprehensive testing service specifically geared to meet the requirements of the construction sector manufacturers (clay products, concrete products, mortar, natural and cast stone).

Finished Products

In an increasingly regulated industry, finished products need to be certificated prior to introduction to market.  Whether testing the slip resistance of a tile, measuring the frost resistance of clay-based products or determining the compressive strength of precast concrete masonry units, you can rely on our experts to provide timely and cost-effective analysis to ensure that your products are fit for purpose, achieve certification and conform to exacting quality standards.

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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Resources

  • Guidance Document

    Construction Products: A Route To Market
    pdf (340 KB)

  • White Paper

    The Concreting Process and Petrographic Examination
    pdf (3.56 MB)

  • Guidance Document

    Test Specification for Precast Concrete Wall Panels for Use in Domestic Construction
    pdf (906 KB)

  • Guidance Document

    Test Specification for Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) in Load Bearing Wall Panels
    pdf (975 KB)

  • White Paper

    Digital Image Correlation for Construction
    pdf (903 KB)

  • Guidance Document

    Test Specification for Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in Offsite Construction
    pdf (4.07 MB)

  • Guidance Document

    Test Specification for Lightweight Steel Frame Wall Panels in Domestic Construction
    pdf (791 KB)

  • Data Sheet

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