Building Products & Materials Testing
At our building products and materials testing laboratory we undertake analysis of a wide range of raw materials and finished building products to British, European, and international standards (including ASTM). Our test facilities are UKAS accredited (testing laboratory No. 0013).
Thanks to our industry knowledge, testing expertise, and the close work that we do with many regulatory bodies, we can guide you through current guidelines & regulations to ensure that your products receive certification quickly and cost-effectively.
Materials & products
- Adhesives and sealants
- Blocks, bricks, and pavers
- Building hardware
- Building materials and geological samples
- Cement concrete, grout, and mortar
- Insulating products
- Masonry - slate & stone
- Rock and natural stone
- Soils and stabilized soils
- Tiles and slates
We offer a full range of physical (durability, strength, load, slip resistance, weatherability) and chemical (composition, microstructural) tests. To complement test results, our experts offer interpretation together with independent, impartial, and practical advice.
Benefits of testing
- Achieve certification by complying with current guidelines and building regulations
- Ensure products are fit for purpose
- To find out why products are failing in use or during manufacture
- Development of new materials and new products through certification
- Solve patent disputes or resolve legal disputes
- Benchmarking against competitors' products
Raw materials are the lifeblood of any manufacturing process. The quality and consistency of the raw materials ultimately affect the finished product. Mistakes made at this stage of the manufacturing process often remain to adversely affect the product throughout its life, none more so than in the building & construction sector. We offer a comprehensive testing service specifically geared to meet the requirements of building and construction sector manufacturers (clay products, concrete products, natural & cast stone, mortar, and more).
In a highly regulated industry, finished products need to be certificated prior to introduction to the market. Whether testing the slip resistance of a tile, measuring the frost resistance of clay-based products or finding 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 UK Approved Body (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 UK Approved Body to safeguard its independence.
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