Material Testing for Residential Developments - Roads, Cycleways and Footways 

The nationwide need for homes has led to a dramatic increase in the number of residential developments. Roads and footways need to meet Local Authority requirements and expectations. Section 38  and Section 278 agreements insist on a minimum standard for workmanship and materials. Simtec is well-equipped to supply the testing services needed to keep a project on track. 

Simtec can help ensure compliance to standards and specifications with high-quality site and laboratory testing. Their skilled technicians can carry out materials sampling and testing to subgrade layers, sub-base, and bituminous materials, and also carry out end-product testing of all surfacing layers. 


Commercial developments have many aspects which require testing and quality monitoring. Prestige developments must present a perfect finish, particularly for car parks and footways. 

Simtec offers testing services for most materials used on-site. Providing quality control of the sub-base placement, bituminous materials, and end-product elements. 

CBR Testing on site

Testing For Industrial Development 

Industrial developments not only include the road and earthwork elements of residential works, but they also include civil engineering and structural components. 

Simtec is ideally placed to provide routine sampling and testing of materials and workmanship, as well as subgrade testing for structural design. Their experienced technical team has the expertise to carry out soil classification and strength testing, plate loading and plate bearing tests, as well as contamination assessments. 

CBR Testing on site


Simtec provides quality control for quarry output monitoring compliance to material type standards and project specifications. Supplying highly experienced staff to carry out testing work at the quarry or collect samples from production to test in Simtec’s UKAS accredited laboratories in Leicester. Simtec constantly endeavour to meet the minimum turnaround times for testing and are willing to discuss special arrangements with clients that are in need of a more tailored service. 

Simtec engineers on site at a quarry