Hixtra Ltd 
Construction & Geotechnical Testing 

CBR Plate Bearing Test 

CBR values determined from the plate bearing test of BS1377 Part 9 
We carry these out all over the UK. Whether it's for CBR values, Crane or Pile Mat testing or for geotechnical analysis we have it covered. 
Here at Hixtra we are UKAS accredited, trained and equipped to carry out a range of plate bearing tests to suit a variety of materials and site conditions for whatever reason you need them for. Plate size, loading cycles, unloading cycles, mass of reaction load, accuracy of measurement, site restrictions, height restrictions, number of tests - we can advise on it all to make sure you get value for money, and the exact test method you need to simply and quickly evaluate your material. 
We offer four plate sizes; 300mm, 450mm, 600mm and 760mm diameter, one of which should be a match for your testing needs. 
In the geotechnical world, an agreed rule of thumb is that during the test a depth of material approximately twice the plate diameter will be stressed, so it’s important to know what depth you want this zone of influence to be for your testing. 
Why choose Hixtra? 
We are UKAS accredited for this testing, we guarantee you will get your test reports the same day and it's quick and easy to arrange for anywhere in the UK. 
CBR values for construction and geotechnical works 
With its direct measure of the material in-situ, its quick method and the prompt availability of test results, testing for CBR on-site by the plate bearing method is often the preferred approach. 
Testing for crane hardstanding, pile mats and ground surface strength 
Plate load testing is the standard way of assessing how a pile mat, crane hardstanding or ground surface perform under intended pressures and loads. Ideal for making sure the ground is sound! 
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