• ACS Testing HQ
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About Us

Situated in Dorset on the South Coast of England, ACS was formed in 1987 to provide quality material testing and consultancy services to the building, construction and civil engineering industries. Over the past 30 years, ACS has steadily expanded and developed, now providing a comprehensive UKAS accredited sampling, site testing and laboratory testing service for a wide range of materials. These materials tested include natural and recycled aggregates, fresh and hardened concrete, soils, stabilised materials, bituminous materials, natural stone and waters. Our experienced staff ensure your testing requirements are clearly understood, efficiently carried out and accurately reported.

Since ACS Testing’s initial UKAS accreditation in 1990, our scope of testing has continually increased, and we continue to offer a comprehensive range of tests, carried out to British and European standards and to approved in-house methods.

Established in November 2006, ACS Environmental Testing took its place within the industry to analyse a wide range of chemical elements typically found in environmental and construction samples. Working in conjunction with ACS Testing, ACS Environmental have established, in our purpose-built laboratory, state of the art preparation, chemical and analytical sections. These have been designed and developed to the very highest standards with the assistance of internationally renowned equipment manufacturers and expert consultants. In designing the laboratory, we considered future development and expansion to ensure that we are able keep up-to-date of the needs of our customers.

Bringing together all the above services ACS Group of Companies have to offer, ACS Geo-Environmental Consultancy were created to offer our clients a comprehensive range of professional services. Providing consultancy services to many sectors of the construction industry ranging from house builders, landfill site operators and international contactors. We have a team of highly enthusiastic and experienced Geo-Environmental engineers who provide a complete service of geotechnical investigations, contamination investigations and laboratory testing.

Conveniently situated in Holton Heath near Poole in Dorset, the laboratories of ACS Testing, ACS Environmental and our Geo Environmental department occupy a suite of modern purpose-built facilities all equipped with the highest quality testing apparatus. This enables our qualified and experienced staff to carry out all testing efficiently and to the very highest standards.

Combining all of the above, ACS Group of Companies are able to offer our existing and future clients a full technical service from the original site investigation through all of the on-site and laboratory testing concluding with factual and interpretative reporting.