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. Our technicians are skilled in sampling and testing materials for layers beneath the surface. We can also test the final product of all surface 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 involve road and earthwork for homes, as well as civil engineering and structural aspects.

Simtec can sample and test materials and workmanship, and also test subgrade for structural design. Their skilled team can perform soil classification, strength testing, plate loading, plate bearing tests, and 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 always aims to minimise testing times. Additionally, they are willing to discuss special arrangements for clients who require a more personalised service.

Simtec engineers on site at a quarry
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the importance of material testing in civil engineering?

Material testing in civil engineering is crucial for ensuring the safety, durability, and performance of structures and infrastructure projects.

What is pavement material testing?

Pavement material testing involves evaluating the properties and performance of materials used in road and pavement construction, such as asphalt, concrete, and aggregates.