Topsoil Testing in Nottingham and The Midlands
In a UKAS accredited laboratory we carry out topsoil testing services in Nottingham and the surrounding area to provide clients with BS 3882 Certification and to ensure topsoil is of a high quality, giving plants a strong foundation with plenty of nutrients and oxygen, and is free of harmful contaminants.Get In Touch
Qualified - BS 3882 Certification, allowing for the movement or sale of topsoil, with testing carried out by a UKAS accredited laboratory
Topsoil Quality - Ensuring topsoil is of a high quality, free of harmful contaminants
Save Money - Protect yourself from environment agency fines by proving thorough due diligence
Why Is Topsoil Testing Important
Whether it's for use in farming, gardening or commercial plant growing, topsoil must have certain properties in order to gain the highest yield and grow the best quality plants to return the greatest profit. For example, farmers may need agricultural soil testing to ensure that their land will be productive in order to meet quotas on crop yields while gardeners and commercial plant growers will require topsoil testing to ensure that their plants will grow at the speed and in the way they want; we happily cater for the requirements of both domestic and commercial clients.
Compliance - There is also a standard (BS3882) requirement, set by the British Standards Institute, that aims to ensure soils are fit for purpose and safe for the environment and humans. This makes our topsoil testing services relevant to a number of different sectors including landscape architects, civil engineers and construction companies as compliance will need to be shown to relevant authorities in order to complete projects. Compliance with this standard is also necessary for the movement and sale of topsoil.
Topsoil Testing Services With BS 3882 Certification
Sampling - After the scope of work is agreed upon, the first stage of our topsoil testing service is to visit the site and take samples. Our qualified technicians have experience taking topsoil samples and can ensure appropriate sampling techniques to make sure they are representative. The samples are then analysed in a UKAS accredited laboratory.
Analysis - Our topsoil testing includes all relevant aspects of BS 3882 Certification, which is needed for the movement or sale of topsoil, and analyses topsoil for a number of different properties including topsoil texture, stone content, organic matter content and pH as well as topsoil Carbonate, Nitrogen, Carbon:Nitrogen ratio and nutrients present in the topsoil. Our test also includes analysis of electrical conductivity, phytotoxic contaminants and visible contaminants.
Reports - The results of our analysis will be presented in a clear and understandable report detailing the quality and characteristics of the topsoil with regards to the relevant factors of BS 3882 and will include a declaration of compliance showing whether the topsoil meets the specifications of the standard. This report will also show the grade of the topsoil which can be multipurpose (topsoil that can be used in various conditions), acidic (topsoil with low pH), low fertility (topsoil with lower nutrient concentrations) or calcareous (chalky topsoil composed of a large amount of calcium carbonate).
1. Contact us for an informal discussion about your requirements
2. If your requirements are more complex a more formal consultation may be necessary
3. Following initial consultation we can provide an outline proposal detailing how we can help and the costs involved
4. Our technicians visit the site to collect topsoil samples
5. These samples are then sent to our UKAS accredited laboratory for testing
6. Once the topsoil is analysed, we will provide you with a clear and understandable report allowing you to make fully informed decisions on soil management for a range of different applications
7. If you're simply looking for more information about our topsoil testing services or our company then complete the form on our contact page and we will endeavour to respond to your enquiry in a timely manner
Meet Our Topsoil Testing Technicians
Louis BSc (Hons) - Louis oversees the vast majority of our geoenvironmental analysis projects, particularly our contaminated land and topsoil testing services, and has extensive environmental knowledge. In depth research for site and analytical reports are his speciality so his input to the team is invaluable.
Richard - Combining over 30 years in the construction industry, practical environmental knowledge and business acumen, Richard allows us to provide fully comprehensive environmental consulting and risk assessments, including assistance with the compliance side of our topsoil testing service.
Partners - Our vetted, professional and qualified construction and consulting partners, based in Nottingham and the East Midlands, further extend the range of environmental consultancy services we are able to provide. Our partners include a UKAS accredited laboratory that ensures all our soil analysis meets the relevant standards and is done to the highest standard.