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Building Products & 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 building products to a variety of national, European and international standards.

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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 guidelines & regulations to ensure that your products receive certification quickly and cost-effectively.

Materials & Products

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

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.

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 lifeblood of any manufacturing process. The quality and consistency of the raw materials ultimately affect the finished product, so great care should be given to the assessment of these materials. 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).

Finished Products

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 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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