Hixtra News

Not sure how to select a lab?

21st January 2021

If you don’t really know much about the type of testing you need done just ask one question when you select a testing company to avoid many potentially expensive issues for you:


"Is the testing you are providing me UKAS accredited to ISO17025?"


That’s it. Simple. Job done. 


Some of the risks you face in using a non UKAS accredited company can be found on our extra page just here 

UKAS Accredited Testing 

2nd April 2020

We are delighted to announce that Hixtra's UKAS accreditation has been maintained following a remote surveillance visit this month.  UKAS accreditation of testing services carries many benefits to our clients.  You can be confident that the company providing the test results, on plate bearing tests for example, results you base expensive and important decisions upon, is independently proven to be competent to carry out that testing for you

Testing Stabilised Materials

6th November 2020

At Hixtra we have been providing a number of clients testing to support their ground stabilisation works.  We have an in-depth expertise in the testing of stabilised materials to a number of standards including BS1377, BS1924 and BS EN 13286.  We have a full on site capability including sampling, density testing, plate bearing and CBR testing as well as degree of pulverisation and Lightweight Deflectometer testing.  All of this on site capability is backed up by our in house laboratory offering mix design for lime and cement stabilised materials, compaction and classification testing to support the on site works.  Please get in touch if you’d like to benefit from our quick attendance and same day reports!

Hixtra Site Laboratories in action

11th September 2019

Our new site laboratory is up and running providing full scale earthworks testing for a large new build industrial project in Nottinghamshire.  To ensure testing is carried out promptly site based tests such as CBR and density are supported by an on-site laboratory providing gradings, compactions and other classification and compliance tests.  Having everything on-site means there is no delay waiting for testing results and decisions on compliance can be made instantly.  We can fully mobilise in just a few days and we’d be pleased to provide this for you, just get in touch.

Our Geotechnical Lab

5th October 2020

Our geotechnical and aggregate testing laboratory has recently completed a number of site investigation testing projects and has classified lots of imported fill materials against the Specification for Highway Works standards.  We can conduct a large variety of routine classification tests including grading, hydrometer analysis, compaction, CBR and moisture content to name but a few as well as triaxial compression and plasticity.  We can collect your samples for you and we have the quickest turnaround in the industry!  To give us a try please get in contact

Assoc of Geotechnical Specialists

1st July 2019

We are pleased to announce that we are now a member of the Association of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Specialists.  We share a commitment to quality in the geotechnical and geo-environmental industry. This has become widely recognised by the clients, governmental bodies and other associations that touch issues to do with the ground.

Now, in our own small way we can help shape the industry, continually improve practice and collaborate on those issues that affect us all – from client all the way through to the people who use the land and buildings we help develop

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