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Materials and mechanical testing and consultancy services
Testing expertise
to optimise safety
and performance
Knowhow to determine
the cause and insight
to solve the problem
The optimum technique
for every application
Precision test specimens
and bespoke jig

Mechanical Testing

Full range of testing methods including tensile, compression, impact, bend, fracture and hardness.

Failure Analysis

Capabilities encompassing corrosion testing, surface analysis, fractography, failure analysis and expert witness services.

Non-destructive Testing

Comprehensive range of NDT techniques for ferrous and non-ferrous materials and components of all sizes.

Specimen Manufacture

Bespoke manufacturing service producing test specimens and building highly specialised custom rigs and fixtures.

Mechanical Testing and Metallurgical Expertise

The Test House provides testing services to industry. Our comprehensive, professional service includes mechanical testing, non-destructive testing, failure analysis/metallurgy and specimen manufacture.

We have 25 years’ experience of conducting independent, confidential tests on metals to national and international standards.

Testing is carried out by a multidisciplinary team of experts using state-of-the-art technologies, either on-site or in the custom-built facility we moved into in 2015.

In addition to testing and results analysis, The Test House offers consultancy and advice services, including weld procedure and welder qualification approvals, standards interpretation and dispute resolution.

Our short lead times, competitive pricing and ability to respond flexibly to our clients’ needs have earned us a reputation for responsiveness, reliability and value for money. 


The Test House is a group company of TWI Ltd, one of the world’s foremost independent research and technology organisations, with expertise in solving problems in all aspects of manufacturing, fabrication and whole-life integrity management technologies.

Specialists in the design, evaluation, test and inspection of welded components and structures, TWI extends and strengthens our capability.

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