Construction Materials Testing

From simple soil testing to the provision of fully equipped site laboratories, our directly employed site and laboratory technicians are trained to undertake a comprehensive range of construction materials testing. Operating to UKAS accredited procedures and test methods (UKAS 0001), SOCOTEC provides information that enables our clients to make well informed cost and programme decisions.

  • Aggregates
  • Bituminous materials
  • Concrete
  • Soil stabilisation testing
  • Earthworks compliance testing
  • Structural investigations
  • Re-instatement services
  • Failure/forensic investigations
  • Hydraulically bound materials
  • Landfill CQA 
  • Metallurgy testing and mechanical investigation
  • Pavement and reinstatement assessments 
  • Plate testing
  • Site laboratories
  • Specification review and consultancy
  • Materials consultancy


As the UK’s largest independent construction materials testing laboratory we understand that quality assurance is vital. SOCOTEC’s wide scope of sampling and testing methods is based upon current British and European Standards and is accredited by UKAS to comply with ISO/IEC 17025, the management standard for testing and calibration laboratories. In addition, our quality management system meets the principles of ISO 9001 and we hold ‘RISQS’ accreditation.


For further information about SOCOTEC's construction materials testing, please contact us.