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Ferro Scan
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About Ferro Scan

Based in the south east we offer specifiers, engineers and architects across the UK a comprehensive ferro scanning, analysis and reporting service.

Established in 1986 as a specialist drilling, sawing and controlled demolition company, Southern Drilling offer a range of stand alone additional services for architects, engineers, demolition, refurbishment and construction companies such as pull out testing, rebar detection and ferroscanning.


We work on a diverse range of often large scale projects such as shopping malls, airport construction, London Underground works, demolition, refurbishment and MOD projects, with our ferro scan services heavily utilised in project specifying, general concrete scanning, reinforcement location and also the nuclear industry for purposes such as ensuring the structural stability of reactor construction.


Scanning is carried out using the latest professional equipment from Hilti; a lightweight non destructive radar unit that can quick scan to identify areas to avoid through rebar and reinforcement location, or supply full 3D imaging realised data on metal or non-metallic pipework, cracks and voids in concrete up to 350mm deep.


Our business has been built on exceptional quality standards, technical capability, and a highly personalised, traditional approach to customer service by professional and qualified technicians; we enjoy many long term business relationships and always deliver on our promises to clients.


With such a long experience within the industry our team carry a range of useful certifications such as IPAF for hard to reach places, or CCNSG and CITB to ensure robust health and safety in our work and on site. Highly mobile, the ground penetrating radar system we use is little bigger than a briefcase and easily run by a single experienced operator, so we can reach sites and locations across the UK quickly and easily.


Based out of Medway in Kent, our fero scanning operators are reactive to your requirements and available across the UK in a truly nationwide service, with recent projects delivered in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bradford, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, Wakefield, Cardiff, Dudley, Wigan, Bristol, Fife, Wirral, Medway, Maidstone, Ashford, Gravesend, Bromley, Dartford, Coventry, Leicester, Sunderland and Nottingham.


You can find full details of our ferro scanning and services pages of this website, or get in touch at any time, experienced members of the team are always on hand to answer questions; contact us at Southern Drilling Ferro scan today to discuss your requirements.