Solmek have operated an in-house geotechnical testing laboratory for over 15 years which provides a service to our engineering team, as well as to external clients and laboratories.
Since 2012 the laboratory has been accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for compliance with BS EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard for the management and technical competence of testing and calibration laboratories, for a wide range of tests specified to BS 1377. Most recently, in 2016 the scope of our accreditation was extended to include additional tests. Following this, investments have been made in procuring leading automated triaxial and consolidation equipment from VJTech. Solmek use the leading geotechnical laboratory information management software, KeyLAB, which enables us to offer data in the industry standard AGS data format.
Contact us directly to enquire about accelerated testing availability, subject to size, complexity and current workload considerations.
In addition to laboratory based testing we offer a number of in-situ testing services, including Plate Load Bearing, Density Determination, Moisture Conditional Value (MCV) and California Bearing Ratio (CBR).
Our accreditation is limited to those activities described on our UKAS schedule of accreditation, which is provided in the link below.
Schedule of Accrediation