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Brick & Masonry Testing

Determining Brick & Masonry Properties

Different brick types offer different properties, plus extracting samples can often be problematic, these issues and more are always competently handled by HTA.

With over 30 years of experience HTA offers a multi-skilled work force and an approach that blends traditional techniques with the latest technology.

HTA Brick & masonry Testing includes:

The following list is not exhaustive, however gives an example of the surveys carried out, if there is a survey required that is not listed get in touch and HTA will accommodate your requirements.

  • Compressive Strength
  • Water Absorption
  • Water Soluble Salts
  • Freeze / Thaw Resistance
  • Density, Porosity & Volume
  • UKAS Accredited Laboratories
  • Selection of correct techniques to save time & money


Whether brick units have been taken out in whole or via a cored sample for lab analysis, there is often a requirement for reinstatement. Matching brickwork and mortar as closely as possible is often desired by the client to keep the asset as visually appealing as possible.

At HTA we take care to disguise and extractions as closely as possible with the surrounding wall.

Take advantage of our Open Door Policy

Even if you do not end up using HTA we are happy to advise on the best course of action for the outcome you wish to achieve.

It is impossible for one company to carry out every project, however we can share our expertise far and wide.

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