Lab Tests Index

Aggregate Tests

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
13.19   Acid soluble sulfates
BS EN 1744-1 
12.25
per test 
13.09   Aggregate crushing value. (ACV)
BS 812-110:1990 
38.00
per test 
13.10   Aggregate impact value. (AIV)
BS 812-112:1990 
38.00
per test 
13.13   Apparent (bulk) density of filler in kerosene
BS EN 1097-3 Annex A 
35.00
per test 
13.22   Assessment of fines - Methylene Blue Test
BS EN 933-9 
60.00
per test 
13.24   Assessment of fines - Sand Equivalent Test
BS EN 933-8 
35.00
per test 
13.14   Constituents of coarse recycled aggregate
BS EN 933-11 
45.00
per test 
13.07   Determination of Aggregate Abrasion Value
BS EN 1097-8 
185.00
per test 
13.05   Determination of Particle Density & Water absorption
BS EN 1097-6 
37.00
per test 
13.15   Determination of Polished stone value.
BS EN 1097-8 
220.00
per test 
13.01 UKAS Determination of the Particle size Distribution (Aggregate material)
BS EN 933-1 
22.00
per test 
13.25 UKAS Determination of the Shape Index
BS EN 933-4 
25.00
per test 
13.23   Determination of Water content of Aggregate
BS EN 1097-5 
3.50
per sample 
13.26 UKAS Flakiness index
BS EN 933-3 
25.00
per test 
13.06   Frost Heave
BS 812-124:2009 
550.00
per test 
13.12 UKAS Loose bulk density and voids
BS EN 1097-3 
35.00
per test 
13.04 UKAS Los Angeles Abrasion Value
BS EN 1097-2 
95.00
per test 
13.03 UKAS Magnesium sulfate test soundness value.
BS EN 1367-2 
85.00
per test 
13.11   Micro Deval Abrasion Value Method
BS EN 1097-1 
170.00
per test 
13.02 UKAS Particle size distribution by the dry sieving analysis method. (Aggregate Material)
BS EN 933-1 
18.00
per test 
13.29   Percentage of crushed and broken surfaces in coarse aggregate particles
BS EN 933-5 
35.00
per test 
13.17   Petrographic analysis of aggregate
 
260.00
per test 
13.08   Ten percent fines value (TFV)
BS 812-111:1990 
38.00
per test 
13.27   Water-soluble sulfates in natural and manufactured aggregates
BS EN 1744-1:2009 
17.00
per test 

BS 1377 Part 2 Classification Tests

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
1.20 UKAS (SMC) Saturated Moisture Content
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 3.3 & 7.3 
22.00
per test 
1.03 UKAS 1 Point Liquid & Plastic Limit
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 4.4 & 5.3 
22.50
per test 
1.02 UKAS 4 Point Liquid & Plastic Limit (LL/PL)
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 4.3 & 5.3 
23.00
per test 
1.23   Density by Immersion in Water or Water Displacement Method
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 7.4 
25.00
per test 
1.08 UKAS Density by Linear Measurement
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 7.2 
10.00
per test 
1.18   Intact Dry Density
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 3.3 & 7.3 
25.00
per test 
1.04 UKAS Linear Shrinkage
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 6.5 
17.00
per test 
1.01 UKAS Moisture Content
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 3.2 
3.05
per test 
1.03a UKAS Non plastic determined after preparation
 
16.00
per test 
1.05 UKAS Particle Density (Gas Jar)
BS 1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 8.2 
17.00
per test 
1.06   Particle Density (Pyknometer)
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 8.3 
19.00
per test 
1.11 UKAS Particle Size Distribution (Dry Sieve method) This test is for non-cohesive material only.
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 9.3 
18.00
per test 
1.17   Pinhole dispersion Test
1377 : 1990 Part 5 : Clause 6.2.3 
35.00
per test 
1.14   Pretreatment for 1.13a or b if organic soil
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 9.5 & 6.1 
10.00
per test 
1.1 UKAS PSD Wet Sieve method
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 9.2 
21.00
per test 
1.25 UKAS PSD/Uniformity Coefficient
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 9.2 1377 : 1990 BS 6100-2.2.1 : 1990 
23.00
per test 
1.13b UKAS PSD: Sedimentation by pipette carried out separately
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 9.4 
23.00
per test 
1.13a UKAS PSD: Sedimentation by pipette carried out with Wet Sieve (Wet Sieve must also be selected)
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 9.4 
22.00
per test 
1.19   Saturated Density
 
16.00
per test 
1.15 UKAS Soil Suction - Filter Paper method (In House Test Method)
Method of determining the state of desiccation in clay soils BRE Information Paper 4/93 Crilly, M. S. and Chandler, R. J. 
48.00
per test 
1.1a UKAS Uniformity Coefficient
1377 : 1990 BS 6100-2.2.1 : 1990 
1.50
per Calculation 
1.24   Von Post Classification of Peat
 
60.00
per test 

BS 1377 Part 3 Chemical Tests

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
2.07   (GI) BRE SD1 Reduced Suite pH, Acid Soluble Sulphate, Water Soluble Sulphate and Total Sulphur
1377 : 1990 Part 3 & BRE CP2/79 
24.00
per suite 
2.06   (GI) BRE Suite Total Sulphate, Aqueous Sulphate, Total Sulphur, Aqueous Nitrate, Aqueous Mag, Chloride,
1377 : 1990 Part 3 & BRE CP2/79 
28.00
per suite 
2.02   Acid Soluble Sulphate
1377 : 1990 Part 3 : 5 
10.00
per test 
2.08a   BRE SD1-Suite A Greenfield Suite
 
13.00
per suite 
2.08b   BRE Suite B Greenfield Ph, SO4 2:1, Acid Sol, total Sulphur
BS 1377 Parts 3, Methods 9,5.3,5.5 &TRL 447 
24.00
per suite 
2.08c   BRE Suite C Ph,Aqueous Sulphate, Aqueous Nitrate, Aqueous Mag, Chloride,
 
25.00
per suite 
2.08d   BRE Suite D Ph Total Sulphate, Aqueous Sulphate, Total Sulphur, Aqueous Nitrate, Aqueous Mag, Chloride,
 
28.00
per suite 
2.15   Calorific Value
 
60.00
per test 
2.21   Carbonate Content by GRAVIMETRIC
 
13.00
per test 
2.26   Cation Exchange Capacity
 
35.00
per test 
2.14   Determination of Water Soluble Chloride
1377 : 1990 BRE Dependant Options 
11.00
per test 
2.13   Determination of Acid Soluble Chloride
1377 : 1990 Part 3 : 7 
11.00
per test 
2.17   Determination of Magnesium
1377 : 1990 BRE Dependant Options 
13.50
per test 
2.20   Determination of Nitrate
1377 : 1990 BRE Dependant Options 
8.50
per test 
2.11   Determination of the Soil Resistivity
BS 1377 : 1990 Part 3 : 10 
35.00
per test 
2.12   Determination of the Total Sulphur content of Soil
1377 : 1990 BRE Dependant Options 
14.20
per test 
2.16   Loss on Ignition
1377 : 1990 Part 3 : 4 
10.50
per test 
2.19   Methylene Blue
 
60.00
per test 
2.18   Microbial Activity Index
 
150.00
per test 
2.01   Organic Matter Content-dichromate method
1377 : 1990 Part 3 : 3 
12.60
per test 
2.23   Oxidisable Sulphides OS Content
 
15.00
per test 
2.05   pH Value of Soil.
1377 : 1990 Part 3 : 9 
2.65
per test 
2.10   Redox Potential
1377 : 1990 Part 3 : 11 
20.00
per test 
2.04   Sulphate Content of Groundwater
1377 : 1990 Part 3 : 5 
10.00
per test 
2.25   Total Disolved Solids
1377 : 1990 Part 3 : 8.1 
10.00
per test 
2.22   Total Organic Carbon
 
15.00
per test 
2.27   Total Potential Sulphate Content Test (TRL Report 447)
TRL447 
12.50
per test 
2.03   Water Soluble Sulphate 2:1 extract
1377 : 1990 Part 3 : 5 
10.00
per test 

BS 1377 Part 4 Performance Tests Compactions

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
3.06 UKAS (MCV) at as received Moisture Content
1377:1990 Part 4 : 5.4 
19.00
per test 
3.03 UKAS As 3.01 using CBR Mould
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 3.4 
47.50
per test 
3.22   CBR at each Compaction point (5 Points)
 
100.00
per sample 
3.11 UKAS CBR: Rem specified MC
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 7 
42.00
per test 
3.10 UKAS CBR: Remoulded Specimen and tested at top only
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 7 
40.00
per test 
3.08   Chalk Crushing Value 1 Point
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 6.4 
18.00
per test 
3.26   Compaction/CBR 5 Point/ MCV 5 Point
 
160.00
per suite 
3.20   Determination of the Swelling Potential of Fill Material. Slag Expansion Test
Rapid Assessment, In house Method 
100.00
per test 
3.01 UKAS Dry Den/MC (2.5kg Rammer Method 1 Litre Mould)
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 3.3 
48.00
per test 
3.02 UKAS Dry Den/MC (4.5kg Rammer Method 1 Litre Mould)
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 3.5 
51.00
per test 
3.05 UKAS Dry Den/MC (Vibrating Hammer Method)
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 3.7 
58.00
per test 
3.24   Hand Vane Remould
 
9.50
per sample 
3.17   Intact Dry Density
1377 : 1990 Part 2 : 3.3 & 7.3 
25.00
per test 
3.14   Max Density Cohesionless Soil
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 4.2 
31.00
per test 
3.21 UKAS MCV at each Compaction Point (5 Points)
 
100.00
per sample 
3.07 UKAS MCV/Moisture Content Relation
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 5.5 
79.00
per test 
3.15   Min Density Cohesionless Soil
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 4.5 
21.00
per test 
3.24   Recompacted Voids Ratio
 
10.00
 
3.23 UKAS Remoulded Bulk/Dry Density on a disturbed sample
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 4.3/4.4 
16.00
per test 
3.12   Soaking CBR specimens
1377 : 1990 Part 4 : 7.3 
7.00
per day 

BS 1377 Part 5 Consolidation Tests

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
4.05   Additional days for 4.03 & 4.04
 
13.00
per day 
4.07   Additional days for 4.06/4.11/4.12
 
30.00
per day 
4.02   As 4.01 each additional day - 1D Consolidation EOD
1377 : 1990 Part 5 : 3 
13.00
per day 
4.06   Consolidation using a hydraulic Cell 76mm test period 4 Days Coefficient-s of Consolidation and Compressibility
BS1377 : Part 6 : Clause 3 : 1990 PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
240.00
per test 
4.10   Determination of Permeability by Constant the Head Method (using permeameter system)
BS1377:Part 5: 1990, Clause 5 
100.00
per test 
4.03   Measurement of Swelling Pressure (2 days)
1377 : 1990 Part 5 : 4.3 
24.00
per test 
4.01 UKAS One-dimensional Consolidation 75mm or 50mm diameter specimens (5 days)
1377 : 1990 Part 5 : 3 
53.00
per test 
4.08 UKAS Swell Strain Test (In House Test Method Document DIHM 001)
DIHM 001 & BS1377 Part5 :1990.3.2 
28.00
per test 

BS 1377 Part 6 Consolidation And Permeability Tests With Pore Pressure Measurement

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
4.01a   Additional days for 4.01 over six days
 
25.00
per day 
4.01   Determination of permeability by the constant head method
BS1377 : Part 5 : Clause 5 : 1990 
100.00
per test 
4.25   Determination of Permeability for Road Drainage Layers
Design Manual for Roads and Bridges Vol 4 Geotechnics and Drainage Drainage Section 2, HA 41/90 
250.00
per test 
4.21 UKAS Determination of Permeability in a triaxial cell
BS1377 Part 6 :1990 Clause 6 PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
100.00
per test 
4.23   Determination of Permeabilty using Falling Head Permeameter
 
100.00
 
4.06a   Extra over days 4.06
 
30.00
per day 
4.08   Extra over item 4.03-4.05 for test duration in excess of four days.
 
22.50
per day 
4.04a   Extra over item 6 days
 
22.00
per day 
4.26   Falling Head in Large 300mm Diameter Permeameter
 
170.00
4.04   Isotropic Consolidation in a Triaxial Cell up to 6 days duration (BS1377 : Part 6 : Clause 5 : 1990)
(BS1377 : Part 6 : Clause 5 : 1990) PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
160.00
per test 
4.06   Permeability in a Hydraulic Consolidation Cell up to 6 days duration Price for 75mm
BS1377 : Part 6 : Clause 4 : 1990 PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
240.00
per test 
4.02 UKAS Procedure for the Determination of the Permeability of Clayey Soils in a Triaxial Cell Using the Accelerated Permeability Test
Environment Agency Method P1-398/TR/2 PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
100.00
per test 
4.13   Re-moulding Sample to Specified Moisture Content
 
10.00
 
4.03   Triaxial Permeability Test with One Back Pressure System
Head K H, Vol. 3, Clause 20.4.2 PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
100.00
per test 

BS 1377 Part 7 Shear Strength Tests - Total Stress

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
5.11 UKAS Consolidated Drained Peak and Residual Shear Strength - set of 3 60 x 60mm Shear Box Specimens (5 days)
1377 : 1990 Part 7 : 4 
230.00
per set 3 
5.18 UKAS Consolidated Drained Peak Shear Strength - set of 1 - 60 x 60mm Shear Box Specimens by Direct Shearing
1377 : 1990 Part 7 :4 
65.00
5.09 UKAS Consolidated Drained Peak Shear Strength - set of 3 - 60 x 60mm Shear Box Specimens by Direct Shearing (3 days)
1377 : 1990 Part 7 :4 
141.75
per set 3 
5.08 UKAS Immediate Shear Strength - set of 3 60 x 60 mm Shear Box Specimens by Direct Shearing (note suitable for free draining material only)
BS1377 : Part 7 :1990 Clause 4 
89.25
per test 
5.14   Large Shear Box 300mm Peak with 3 confining pressures includes remoulding
(BS1377 : Part 7 : Clause 5 : 1990) and (Specification for Highway Works Vol.1 Clause 636 Part 2) 
320.00
per set 3 
5.02   Natural Shear Strength by Hand Vane (3 measurements)
 
9.00
per test 
5.05 UKAS Quick Undrained Triaxial Compression Test - Multi-stage Loading of a single specimen (100mm diameter)
1377 : 1990 Part 7 : 9 
26.00
per test 
5.03 UKAS Quick Undrained Triaxial Compression test - set of 3 - 38mm diameter specimens
1377 : 1990 Part 7 : 8 
29.00
per test 
5.04 UKAS Quick Undrained Triaxial Compression test - single specimen at one confining pressure (100mm or 38mm diameter)
1377 : 1990 Part 7 : 8 
21.00
per test 
5.06   Residual Shear Strength using the small Ring Shear apparatus at 3 normal pressures
1377 : 1990 Part 7 : Clause 6 PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
185.00
per test 
5.18   Sample preparation for small shearbox - Covers screening, mixing to a client specified moisture content and remoulding.
 
9.00
per sample 
5.15   SHW636 - Large Shear Box 300mm
SHW 636 & 1377 : 1990 Part 7 
350.00
 

BS 1377 Part 8 Effective Stress Triaxial Compression Shear Strength Tests

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
6.04   CD 100mm Consolidated drained Triaxial compression test on a single 100 mm diameter specimens Multistage loading with the measurement of volume change and pore water pressure including saturation and consolidation, test duration FOUR days.
BS1377 : Part 8 : Clause 7 : 1990 PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
145.00
per test 
6.02   CD 38mm Consolidated drained triaxial compression test on a set of three x 38 mm diameter specimens with the measurement of volume change and pore water pressure including saturation and consolidation, test duration four days. three x 38 mm diameter specimens with the measurement of volume change and pore water pressure including saturation and consolidation, test duration FOUR days.
1377 : 1990 Part 8 : 8 PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
145.00
per set 3 
6.10   CD SS 100mm single stage test on a 102 mm diameter Part 8 Continued specimen at one confining pressure, test duration four days.
PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
110.00
per test 
6.05   CU SS 100mm single stage test on a 102 mm diameter Part 8 Continued specimen at one confining pressure, test duration four days.
1377:1990 Part 8 : 8 PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
110.00
per test 
6.03   CUD 100mm Consolidated undrained triaxial compression test on a Single Specimen with Multistage Loading with the measurement of pore water pressure including saturation and consolidation, test duration FOUR days.
BS1377 : Part 8 : Clause 7 : 1990 PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
145.00
per test 
6.01   CUD 38mm Consolidated undrained triaxial compression test on a set of three x 38 mm diameter specimens with the measurement of pore water pressure including saturation and consolidation, test duration four days.
1377 : 1990 Part 8 : 7 PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
145.00
per set 3 
6.11   CUD 75mm Consolidated undrained triaxial compression test on a Single Specimen with Multistage Loading with the measurement of pore water pressure including saturation and consolidation, test duration FOUR days.
PLEASE NOTE IT IS LIKELY THIS TEST WILL INCUR EXTRA OVER DAY CHARGES. 
145.00
per test 
6.07   Extra over items for test duration in excess of four days.
 
25.00
per day 

BS 1924 Stabilized Soils

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
10.12   Initial Consumption of Lime
BS1924:Part2:1990 Clause5.4 
35.00
per test 
10.13   Lime Stabilized Soil CBR at compaction Point
 
18.75
per test 

Concrete Tests

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
11.12   Alumina content (HAC) HAC detection by BRE rapid determination method
 
50.00
per sample 
11.13   BS1881 (modified solvent) Water/Cement ratio
 
135.00
per test 
11.11   Cement Content BS1881 Cement Content
BS1881 
95.00
per test 
11.02 UKAS Cored specimens - testing in compression BS EN 12504-1:2009
BS EN 12504-1:2009 
52.50
per core 
11.05   Cored specimens - examining
BS EN 12504-1:2009 
10.00
per core 
11.08 UKAS Density of concrete specimen
BS EN 12390-7:2009 
15.00
per test 
11.09   Depth of Carbonation on an intact core
BS 1881-201:1986 BRE IP 6/81 
10.00
per test 
11.01 UKAS Determination of 100mm or 150mm cube compressive strength, including curing and nominal density.
BS EN 12390-3:2009 BS EN 12390-2:2009 
6.00
per test 
11.03 UKAS Making cubic specimens for strength tests
BS EN 12390-2:2009 
per set 
11.15   Re-coring 50- 100 mm Barrel
 
26.25
per core 

Contamination

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
20.10   (BTEX) Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene
 
25.00
per suite 
20.06   Asbestos ID
 
18.00
per test 
20.04   BS3882 Topsoil analysis including PSD Analysis Sedimentation only.
 
165.00
per suite 
20.02   Full WAC suite (MCERTS where available, 10 working day turnaround): Moisture, TOC, LOI, BTEX, PCB (& congeners), PAH (total & spec. inc. Coronene), TPH/Mineral oil C10-C40, pH, ANC on solid waste
 
300.00
per suite 
20.01   ICRCL (MAXI): As, Cd, Cr, Cr(VI), Pb, Hg, Se, B, Cu, Ni, Zn, PAH (EPA 16 & total), Phenols (mono), Cyanide (free & total), Thiocyanate, Sulphate, Sulphide, Sulphur (free) & pH
 
75.00
per suite 
20.09   PAH (Speciated)
 
25.00
 
20.15   Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) Euro 7
 
30.00
per test 
20.07   Stage 3 asbestos quantification
 
130.00
per test 
20.11   Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
 
15.00
per test 
20.16   Total TPH
 
16.00
per test 
20.08   TPH with speciation (characterisation)
 
25.00
per test 

Rock Tests

Item UKAS Description £ Unit
12.15   Bulk Density of Rock
 
12.00
per test 
12.19   Determination of direct shear strength by hoek shearbox (3 Pressures)
 
365.00
per set of 3 
12.02   Determination of moisture content of a Rock Specimen.
ISRM / BS 1377/2/3.3 2/2 
3.80
per test 
12.00 UKAS Determination of Point Load Value Axial or Diametrical including WC
ISRM Suggested Method for Point Load Strength 1974-2006 
6.00
per test 
12.10   Determination of the Cerchar abrasivity value per set of four values.
 
73.50
per set 
12.13   Determination of the indirect tensile strength by the Brazil method.
ISRM / BS 1377/2/3.3 2/8 
37.00
per test 
12.05   Determination of the porosity and density using saturation and buoyancy techniques.
ISRM Part 1.2 1974-2006 / BS 1377/2/3.3 2/2 
24.00
per test 
12.04   Determination of the porosity and density using saturation and calliper techniques.
ISRM Part 1.3 1974-2006 / BS 1377/2/3.3 2/2 
21.00
per test 
12.09   Determination of the Shore Schleroscope hardness - per 20 No. determinations.
 
73.50
per set 
12.08   Determination of the slake durability index, two cycles.
ISRM / BS 1377/2/3.3 2/2 
45.00
per test 
12.11   Extra over item 12.1 for sample preparation.
 
4.00
per specimen 
12.16   Extra over items for re-coring of sample for rock testing.
 
26.25
per test 
12.18a   Major Element Analysis fused bead
 
75.00
sample 
12.14   Petrographic analysis by optical microscopy: preparation of thin section, composition by modal analysis (grains, cement, pores), petrographic description including pore size measurement, annotated photomicrographs,
 
360.00
per test 
12.01 UKAS Point load strength index test 10 Determinations. Including 1 water content
ISRM / BS 1377/2/3.3 Brock & Franklin 1972. 
40.00
per set 
12.06   Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Rock incl sample prep 54-165mm diameter cores
ISRM Part 1 Methods For Rock Characterisation 1974-2006 
52.00
per test 
12.06a   Uniaxial Compressive Strength of Rock Materials with sample preparation for 170-250mm Diameter Cores.
 
58.00
per test 
12.17   X-ray diffraction test Bulk & Clay on Same Sample
 
195.00
per test 
12.07   Youngs Modulus & Poissons Ratio Note: item 12.06 UCS is included in the price
(ISRM : Parts 1 & 2 : 1974-2006) 
172.00
per test