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"Mitsubishi L200's, Because they're worth it"

"Because they're worth it" James Browne and Feisal Kassim taking delivery of their new Mitsubishi L200 4WD vehicles for site testing. An increasing demand for our services has driven a further expansion of our  site based personnel ...

50th

50th Celebratory Event On Saturday 3rd October, Nicholls Colton Group celebrated 50 Years in business in lavish style at Stapleford Country Park Hotel. 135 staff and their partners, together with specially invited guests from Lloyds Bank, Mazurs...

50th Celebratory Event

On Saturday 3rd October, Nicholls Colton Group celebrated 50 Years in business in lavish style at Stapleford Country Park Hotel. 135 staff and their partners, together with specially invited guests from Lloyds Bank, Mazurs accountants, Bray and Bray...

A visit from St Helena

A visit from St Helena Nicholls Colton Group was pleased to welcome a visit from 7 students who had travelled from St. Helena.  After a brief overview of the history and services of Nicholls Colton by Operations Director Mike Shelbourne the group ...

About Us

  Nicholls Colton was first established in 1965 by R.A. Nicholls and J.B. Colton as an independent Civil Engineering Consultancy providing materials testing and advisory services to the construction industry. Today, Nicholls...

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      A Warwick BEng CEng MICE SiLC – Chairman and Managing Director Alex has 30 years' experience in geotechnical and geo-environmental investigation and consultancy. He is a Registered SiLC (Specialist in Land C...

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      Nicholls Colton has always been regarded as a friendly place to work which is one of the reasons that our key staff of professional civil engineers, geologists and chemists have clocked up over 150 years service at the...

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Air void content

Air void content

Alkali content of concrete

Alkali content of concrete

Aluminium Parapet Investigations

 Aluminium Parapet Investigations

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tar

Tar (or coal tar) is classified as a cancer causing substance, due to harmful components within its make-up. Because of the dangerous nature of tar, a hazard is created whenever road materials are dug up. It is therefore essential...

topsoil

Due to an increased demand from customers NCA has recently started to carry out topsoil testing to BS 3882:2007. BS 3882:2007 replaces the previously issued 1994 document which is now withdrawn. It is important for customers...

Analytical Nicholls-Colton

Analytical Nicholls Colton Analytical houses a state-of-the-art laboratory providing an independent and comprehensive testing service to the construction industry. With UKAS and MCERTS accreditation for a broad range of tests, our laboratory delivers...

Analytical-case1

Client: Major Joint Venture  Project: Motorway Widening   Nicholls Colton Analytical was appointed by a Joint Venture client as part of a £340 million motorway widening contract to provide a comprehensive independent testing s...

Asbestos

Asbestos Investigation Services

Assessment of fire damage structure

Assessment of fire damaged structures

Assistant Project Engineer

Ref: R17019 Location: Leicester The Nicholls Colton Group is a thriving business providing specialist testing and consultancy services to the construction industry. Now celebrating over 50 years in business, we are busier than ever, and looking for...

Atterberg Limits

Atterberg Limits

Aug 2016 - Nicholls Colton crack monitoring service

Aug 2016 - Nicholls Colton crack monitoring service This summer, Nicholls Colton Testing (NCT) have been undertaking crack monitoring on an M5 underbridge in Gloucestershire. After undertaking an extensive defect survey, our team installed crack...

Basic Waste Characterisation Testing

Basic Waste Characterisation Testing

Bearing & beam-end inspection

Bearing and beam-end inspections

Bridges

Bridges Investigation Nicholls Colton Group has been carrying out the specialist inspections and investigations necessary to protect, maintain and upgrade the UK’s vast stock of road and rail bridges for over 30 years. From medieval masonry a...

Building Investigations

Building Investigations

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

California Bearing Ratio (CBR)

Case Studies

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CCTV SURVEYS

  CCTV Services

Chemical Properties of Concrete

Chemical Properties of Concrete

Co-Founder Mr John Colton passes away

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mr John Colton, one of the two founding Partners of the Nicholls Colton Group.   John Colton, together with Roy Nicholls, formed Nicholls Colton & Partners in 1965. They grew...

Compressive strength and density of concrete

Compressive strength and density of concrete

Concrete Testing

Concrete Testing

Consolidation of Soil

Consolidation of Soil

Contracts Manager - R17017

The Nicholls Colton Group is a thriving business providing specialist testing and consultancy services to the construction industry. Now celebrating over 50 years in business, we are busier than ever, and looking for additional staff throughout the Company. We...

Coring to investigate structures

Coring to investigate structures

Corporate Social Responsibility

  Corporate Social Responsibility          

Corrosion Risk Testing

Corrosion Risk Testing

Crack survey & monitoring

Crack survey and monitoring

Crack Survey and monitoring

Crack Survey and monitoring

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Defect Surveys

Defect Surveys

Drainage Services

  Drainage Services

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) Testing

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) Testing

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) testing.

Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) testing

Earth Works

Earth Works

Endoscopic inspection

Endoscopic inspections

Environment

  We are committed to sustainable environmental procedures wherever it is practical to implement, and this is set out in our environmental policy. These include: • Selecting primary equipment to be purchased based upon 'whole l...

European Waste Catalogue (EWC) Codes / List of Wastes) LoW)

European Waste Catalogue (EWC) Codes / List of Wastes) LoW)

Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Su

Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) Survey

February 2017 - Increased capacity for ever expanding Asbestos test laboratory

February 2017   Increased capacity for ever expanding Asbestos test laboratory Due to increased demand we have further increased our asbestos laboratory capability.  Our employees are qualified and experienced technicians holding BOHS P401, P402, P...

Fire Damage

Fire Damage

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// // We have over 17 years' experience in designing all types of foundation solutions for low-rise buildings and similar structures. These designs have included: • The use of piles and ground beams • Reinforced rafts • Heave...

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It has been a long and remarkable journey. With a current turnover of £5M, 100 staff operating out of two Leicester sites, and with our own contaminated land and physical testing laboratory, Nicholls Colton is thriving, and is very much looking forward ...

Geo Case 1

Client: Major National House Builder Project: New Development, Wigan   Nicholls Colton Geotechnical was commissioned to undertake a full geotechnical and geo-environmental appraisal for a proposed 300 unit development in Wigan....

geo-case- 2

Client: Major Contractor Project: M25 Motorway Depots   Nicholls Colton Geotechnical was commissioned to undertake a geo-environmental Condition Survey of all of the major motorway maintenance depots around the M25. This comprised...

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contaminated_Land

Nicholls Colton Geotechnical has been providing expert contaminated land advice to both public and private sector clients for over 30 years. Headed-up by a Registered SiLC (Specialist in Land Condition) with 25 years'...

geo-case-3

Client: Large Local Authority Project: Sale of Land for Residential Use   Nicholls Colton Geotechnical was commissioned, as part of a long term contract with this Local Authority client, to carry out a detailed ground investigation...

staff_geo

Alex Warwick BEng, CEng, MICE, SiLC - Managing Director Alex has 25 years' experience in geotechnical and geo-environmental investigation and consultancy. He is a Registered SiLC (Specialist in Land Condition), a Chartered Civil Engineer,...

Testimonial Geo

Testimonials - Geotechnical Below you'll find a range of testimonials from clients we've worked with down the years. Simon Morris - Geo-Environmental Engineer Sandwell Council "Sandwell MBC geotechnical engineers have repeatedly used...

TESTIMONIALS-GEO

Nicholls Colton Group | Testimonials | Geotechnical, Environmental, Site Investigation, Structural, In-situ Testing, MCERTS laboratory // Testimonials - Geotechnical Below you'll find a range of testimonials from clients we've worked with down the...

Ground Investigation

  Knowledge of the ground conditions is key to a successful and cost effective outcome on any new development. Information relating to foundations, floor slabs, concrete specification, soakaways, road construction, and mine-workings,...

Ground Penetrating Radar

Ground Penetrating Radar

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Nicholls Colton Group | Team | Geotechnical, Environmental, Site Investigation, Structural, In-situ Testing, MCERTS laboratory // // //   Alex Warwick BEng, CEng, MICE, SiLC - Managing Director Alex has 25 years'...

HAUC Utility Reinstatement Check

HAUC Utility Reinstatement Check

Highways - Laboratory testing

Highways - Laboratory testing

Historical use of asbestos in construction

Historical use of asbestos in construction

history

// //       Nicholls Colton was first established in 1965 by R.A. Nicholls and J.B. Colton as an independent Civil Engineering Consultancy providing...

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Hollie Smith sets new European record!

This was Hollie's first World championships and Individually she finished in an amazing 7th place overall knocking out the 3rd seed American on her way to the quarter finals. Hollie narrowly missed out at the quarter final stages of the individual...

Home May 2017

Investigating and analysing your environment since 1965.    

HOMETEMP

The Nicholls Colton Group is a dynamic multidisciplinary organisation providing a raft of specialist services throughout the construction industry: • Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Investigation and Consultancy • Contaminated Lan...

HS2 workshop

HS2 workshop Kevin Willfratt of Nicholls Colton attended the HS2 workshop at the home of Leicester City FC . Nicholls Colton are committed to the Supply Chain of HS2 and look forward to supporting this landmark project.

Investment in further DCP system technology

Nicholls Colton Group has invested  in  a revolutionary new automated DCP data acquisition system that rapidly analyses DCP tests to provide CBR data, resulting in decreased time spent on site. In addition, there is now no longer a need f...

Investment in new technology for pavement sampling

Due to increased demand for rotary coring of road pavements to evaluate the condition of bituminous materials; Nicholls Colton have invested in a further two Osprey 600 diamond coring trailers. Operation Manager John Davies commented “due t...

Ironman Bolton 2017 - Danielle Elliot

Ironman Bolton 2017 Ironman events are feared for good reason. They're a herculean mix of long distance open water swim, cycle tour and marathon! It's no walk in the park and it takes dedicated preperation. We're very proud to say that on this...

ISO 9001:2008 ISO 14001:2004 Quality Audit success

Nicholls Colton Group Limited successfully completed a 3 day recertification audit by DNV.GL of the Group Management systems in October.  This confirmed that the Group’s Quality and Environmental Management systems continue to comply with the hi...

January 2017 - Contaminated land testing capabilities further increased

January 2017 - Contaminated land testing capabilities further increased Nicholls Colton has invested in more laboratory test equipment for our analytical laboratory to enhance capability of soil and water testing for contaminates.  The latest installation ...

January 2017 - Leicester Mercury Sports Awards

January 2017 - Leicester Mercury Sports Awards Nicholls Colton’s Danielle Elliot presented Elizabeth Christopher with the Leicester Mercury Junior Sportswomen of the Year award.  The ceremony was halted after Leicester City legend Alan Birchenall co...

Jordan Elliot

Jordan Elliot - WaterPolo

Jordan Elliot shortlisted for Leicester Mercury Sports Award

In our 50th year, Nicholls Colton are proudly sponsoring the Leicester Mercury Sports awards and one of their own in shortlisted for Junior Sportsman of the year.  Jordan Elliot is a current GB water polo international and is looking forward to ...

July 2016 - Chairman Alex Warwick performs at Birchwood Special School

July 2016 - Chairman Alex Warwick performs at Birchwood Special School Our world class drummer and Chairman, Alex Warwick, delighted the children at Birchwood Special School when he and some of his bandmates played for them on 1st July. Invited...

July 2016 - Estuarine Bridge - Post-tensioning special investigation

July 2016 - Estuarine Bridge - Post-tensioning special investigation Nicholls Colton Tes ting (NCT) were in scenic North Devon recently, completing an extensive post-tensioning special investigation (PTSI) on an estuarine bridge in the Exmoor National...

July 2016 - Nicholls Colton Support the Gaddesby 7 Miler

July 2016 - Nicholls Colton Support the Gaddesby 7 Miler On the 22nd of May 2016 Nicholls Colton were proud to support a brand new road running race event; the Gaddesby 7 Mile! The course started at the Gaddesby Village hall and looped round...

Kier 2020 Charity Event

As a subcontractor to the Kier Group, Nicholls Colton Group were pleased to do our bit to help raise money in the 2020 charity event supporting ‘The Kier Foundation’. Accounts Manager Danielle Elliot said after the event, ‘It was an enjoyable day, ...

Laboratory Testing

Laboratory Testing

Laboratory testing for asbestos

Laboratory testing for asbestos

Laboratory Testing of Concrete

Laboratory Testing of Concrete

Laboratory Testing of Soils

Laboratory Testing of Soils

Latest News

In this section you'll find all the latest news in and around Nicholls Colton, as well as important updates from the industry at large. For further information, please call us on+44 (0)116 253 6333. Alternatively, drop an email to info@nicholls-colton.co.uk...

Latest news 2017

Latest News For further information, please call us on+44 (0)116 253 6333. Alternatively, drop an email to info@nicholls-colton.co.uk  

Leicester Mercury Junior Sportswoman Award Sponsorship

This year Leicester-based Nicholls Colton Group is celebrating its 50th year in business.  We are proud to support the recognition of excellence in sport across the county and in particular the high standard of junior athletes.  The principles o...

Leicester Mercury Sports Awards part 2

January 12th, Leicester City football legend Alan Birchenall collapsed on stage at the Leicester Mercury Sports Awards. He was dead for 7 minutes before he was resuscitated by three health professionals attending the event. The event was cancelled...

Leicester Mercury Sports Awards Sponsorship

Nicholls Colton Group is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the Leicester Mercury Sports Award for Junior Sportswomen of the Year for 2015. Chairman Alex Warwick said, “We are proud to support the recognition of excellence in sport a...

Leicester Tigers supported by Nicholls Colton

Leicester Tigers supported by Nicholls Colton As proud supporters, Nicholls Colton’s geotechnical team are proud to support the development of local Rugby club Leicester Tigers. Work continues to develop the ground and local facilities including, n...

London Environmental Monitoring - air pollution installed

London Environmental Monitoring - air pollution installed Nicholls Colton has installed and are monitoring  vehicle emissions using the latest high tech monitors in London, improving the environment for those living in the city. Our bespoke ...

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. £29.5million was raised in total with...

Mary Tomblin wins Leicester Mercury Young Sportswomen of the year award

Nicholls Colton would like to congratulate Mary Tomblin winner of this years Leicester Mercury Young Sportswomen of the year award.  Managing Director Ian Elliot presented the award to a packed audience at the Leicester Tigers ground.  We wish M...

Matest CBR machine!

We have recently purchased a brand new Matest CBR Machine to aid our already succesful soil testing facilities. The Matest CBR Machine is used to load the penetration piston into the soil sample at a constant rate of 1,27 mm/min (1 mm/min to BS...

Matest Motorised Concrete Compression Machine!

Concrete Core testing is a large part of our workload. Commonly this will involve an examination of the core to record properties such as aggregate type, degree of compaction, cracking and presence of reinforcement, subsequent to the determination...

May 2016 - Specialist (TSA) Thaumasite Sulphate Attack investigation

May 2016 - Specialist (TSA) Thaumasite Sulphate Attack investigation Nicholls Colton Group’s specialist work at the Stroudwater Motorway Interchange in Gloucester featured in New Civil Engineer. Nicholls Colton Group have recently carried out a...

MD and World Famous Drummer

Our Managing Director and world famous drummer Alex Warwick was recently interviewed by two local newspapers! Read article in the Melton Times... ticle in This Is Leicestershire...

Moisture Condition Value (MCV)

Moisture Condition Value (MCV)

Moisture Content of Soil

Moisture Content of Soil

NC Trainee Triumphs in Project Presentation Event

March 2016 - NC Trainee Triumphs in Project Presentation Event On January 29th Nicholls Colton Trainees Joe Punshon, Joe Cufflin, Peter Kettle and Muhammad Quareshy took part in a competition arranged by Stephenson College, Coalville.  The ...

New DOMS Water Industry Trained Technical Staff

Nicholls Colton continues to invest in training, due to project demands. Our engineers and technicians are now trained in hygiene codes of practice, sampling and disinfecting procedures to the standard required for working on the Water...

new front page

    Investigating and analysing your environment since 1965   It has been a long and remarkable journey for Leicester based Nicholls Colton. With a current turnover of £6M and over 100 staff including: civil and environmental e...

New Offices drives growth for Leicester Engineering Consultancy

  Leicester-based civil engineering consultancy, Nicholls Colton Group, has purchased new premises to support its long-term growth plans with the backing of a £370,000 loan from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. Nicholls Colton ...

New southern office!

Nicholls Colton is pleased to announce a new Southern Regional Office to be headed by Tanweer Sharif.

Nicholls Colton - About Us

Investigating and analysing your environment since 1965.

Nicholls Colton - Bridges

Bridge Inspections

Nicholls Colton - Careers

Current vacancies Celebrating its 50th year in business last year, the Nicholls Colton Group is a well-established dynamic multidisciplinary organisation providing a raft of specialist services throughout the construction industry....

Nicholls Colton - Contact Us

The Nicholls Colton Group Ltd offer services throughout the UK from our two Leicester based facilities and our new London based Southern Regional Office: For any central and northern enquiries please call our Head Office on +44 (0)116 253 6333 and...

Nicholls Colton - Contaminated Land

Contaminated Land Investigation The potential for contaminated land to be present on a proposed development site, or at an existing land-holding, is something that can all too easily cause problems. Determining whether contamination is present, a...

Nicholls Colton - Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring  

Nicholls Colton - Ground Investigation

  Ground Investigation Knowledge of the ground conditions is key to a successful and cost effective outcome on any new development. Information relating to foundations, floor slabs, concrete specification, soakaways, road construction, a...
Nicholls Colton - home page

Nicholls Colton - home page

Investigating and analysing your environment since 1965.

Nicholls Colton able to offer Cairney / Combustion Suseptibilty testing

Nicholls Colton Analytical houses a state-of-the-art laboratory providing an independent and comprehensive testing service to the construction industry. During the 50th Anniversary of the Group, the Analytical Division is continually developing...

Nicholls Colton at Westminster

Nicholls Colton at Westminster All works were completed successfully with no issues for the KIER LoHac scheme at Westminster Bridge on Sunday night. The requirement was to sample 8 No asphalt cores from the carriageways, to a maximum depth of...

Nicholls Colton Cement content of concrete

Cement content of concrete

Nicholls Colton Chloride ion contamination

Chloride ion contamination

Nicholls Colton Concrete sampling

Sampling of Hardened Concrete

Nicholls Colton Corrosion Testing

Corrosion Risk Within Reinforced Concrete

Nicholls Colton Depth of Carbonation Measurement

Depth of carbonation measurement

Nicholls Colton Depth of cover to reinforcement

Depth of cover to reinforcement

Nicholls Colton Group | Home | Geotechnical, Environmental, Site Investigation, Structural, In-situ Testing, MCERTS laboratory

THIS WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY UNDERGOING A MAJOR UPGRADE. PLEASE BEAR WITH US. We are very proud to announce that we are now celebrating 50 years in business! It has been a long and remarkable journey. With a current turnover of £5M, 100 staff operating ...

Nicholls Colton joins World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan's

Nicholls Colton joins World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan's Staff at Nicholls Colton baked an amazing array of snacks and cakes this morning, as part of MacMillan's World Coffee Morning, raising funds for those facing cancer. Lemon...

Nicholls Colton Sampling & testing reinforcement

Sampling and testing reinforcement

Nicholls Colton Sponsor ELQF

Nicholls Colton Sponsor ELQF Nicholls Colton continue their support for ELQF. we are delighted to be sponsoring the East Land Quality Forum – WM3 Guidance on the Classification and Assessment of Waste @ The Kettering Conference C...

Nicholls Colton Visual & Delamination surveys

Visual and delamination surveys

nicholls-colton-half-joint

Half-joint investigations

Optimum Moisture Content/ Maximum Dry Density (OMC/MDD)

Optimum Moisture Content/Maximum Dry Density (OMC/MDD)

Particle Size Distribution

Particle Size Distribution

Pavement Coring

Pavement Coring

Pavement Coring

Pavement Coring

Petrographic examination

Petrographic examination

Physical Properties of Concrete

Physical Properties of Concrete

Physical Properties of Soils

Laboratory Testing of Soils

Pile Integrity testing

Pile Integrity testing

policies

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Post tensioned inspections

Post tensioned special inspections

Post tensioned investigation

Post tensioned investigation

Presence of high alumina cement

Presence of High Alumina Cement (HAC)

Presence of High Alumina Cement (HAC) in concrete

Presence of High Alumina Cement (HAC) in concrete

Presence of tar

Presence of tar

R17001 Site Technician


Site Technician Ref: R17001 Location: Leicester LE1 Site Technician
 Due to recent expansion and increasing workload we are looking for Site Technicians to join the team in our Geotechnical and Construction Materials Department. This position i...

R17004 Contracts Manager

Contracts Manager Ref: R17004 Location: Leicester Contracts Manager We are looking for a commercially focused Contracts Manager to join the Senior Management Team based primarily in our Leicester Forest East Offices.  This critical position ...

R17010

Inorganics Team Leader Ref: R17010 Location:  Leicester Inorganics Team Leader Do you have supervisory experience working in a fast paced, high throughput contract testing laboratory, with experience of operating, maintaining and trouble-shooting ...

R17013 - Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician Ref: R17013 Location: Leicester Laboratory Technician Due to recent expansion and increasing workload we are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Laboratory Technicians to join our team in the Environmental Chemistry...

R17020 Bridge Engineer

Bridge Engineer Ref: R17020 Location: Leicester Bridge Engineer Due to recent expansion and increasing workload we are looking for experienced Bridge Engineers to join the team in our Structures and Pavements Department. This key position...

Rainbow Hospice

 Rainbow Hospice Nicholls Colton are proud to be associated with the great achievement of Rainbows Hospice breaking the £1 million mark in conjunction with Champions UK plc.

Repairs

  Repairs

Sampling & testing of reinforcement

Sampling and testing reinforcement

Senior Asbestos Analyst - R17016

Leicester – LE1 Senior Asbestos Analyst Ref: R17016 We are looking for an experienced Asbestos Analyst to join our expanding team, with the ambition to drive further growth. Nicholls- Colton Group is a thriving business providing specialist t...

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Site Investigation Services

 Site Investigation Services

Site Technician

Ref: R17020 location: leicester Site Technician Due to recent expansion and increasing workload we are looking for experienced Site Technicians to join the team in our Structures and Pavements Department. This key position is based at our Leicester...

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Specialist Asbestos Awareness training successfully completed

(Dated 26 October 2015) As part of our continuing drive for Health &Safety improvement Nicholls Colton group has added to its existing in-house asbestos awareness training with a UKATA (UK Asbestos Training Association) Training course...

Specialist confined space training successfully completed

Due to increased demand, we have further expanded the specialist workforce able to access confined spaces, following Successful completion of a Confined Space training course, complying with HSE Confined Space Regs 1997. This...

Specialist Investigation

Specialist investigation

Specialist Investigations

Specialist Investigations

Staffana

  Ian Elliot DMS, MIAT   -  Managing Director Ian has over 25 years' experience with Nicholls Colton. His expertise in materials testing extends to bridge, pavement and building investigations and he has specialist laboratory testing e...

case structural

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cdm

Although our normal function is that of a Designer, we have carried out the role of CDM co-ordinator on some projects.  

Existing Structures

// // We are able to offer a comprehensive service for the assessment of existing structures. Loading and overall stability assessments can be verified by testing of the materials to ensure a full understanding of the performance...

Foundation design

We have over 17 years' experience in designing all types of foundation solutions for low-rise buildings and similar structures. These designs have included: • The use of piles and ground beams • Reinforced rafts • Heave-protected foundations for t...

party wall act

Nicholls Colton can act as Party Wall Surveyor on many types of projects if a dispute has arisen over a party or boundary wall.

retaining wall

// // A number of retaining wall solutions are available to maximise the use of land on a sloping site. These range from simple brick walls to reinforced earth slopes. We are able to advise on the most appropriate solutions...

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Nicholls Colton Group | Team | Geotechnical, Environmental, Site Investigation, Structural, In-situ Testing, MCERTS laboratory // // // Alex Warwick BEng, CEng, MICE, SiLC - Managing Director Alex has 24 years'...

superstructure

  We are able to design structural solutions for all types of low-rise buildings, in all common building materials. Typical examples of the work we routinely carry out include: • Structural calculations for standard house types • Loa...

testimonials-structural

Nicholls Colton Group | Testimonials | Geotechnical, Environmental, Site Investigation, Structural, In-situ Testing, MCERTS laboratory // Jon Morris - Chief Executive Officer Construction Technics Ltd "We have been very impressed with...

structural-case

Client: Private Developer Project: Bespoke Six Bedroomed Substantial Manor House   Nicholls Colton Structural was appointed to undertake the design of this unique and very large Manor House being built to exacting standards for a discerning...

Sulfate content of concrete

Sulfate content of concrete

Surveys

Surveys

Team Anstey's Gaddesby 7 mile 2017

On the 21st of May we were very proud to sponsor yet another highly successful Team Anstey Gaddesby 7 Mile Race! The race was held in the village of Gaddesby and competitors ran a route through the village around the surrounding area, through some...

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// Testimonials - Analytical Below you'll find a range of testimonials from clients we've worked with down the years. Graham Booker - Technical Manager Balfour Beatty "Since 1994 Balfour Beatty Major Projects have had a good working...

testimonials

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case-testing

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Nicholls Colton Group | Team | Geotechnical, Environmental, Site Investigation, Structural, In-situ Testing, MCERTS laboratory // // // Ian Elliot DMS, MIAT - Managing Director Ian has over 25 years' experience...

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// Testimonials - Testing Below you'll find a range of testimonials from clients we've worked with down the years. Dave Turner - Structures Inspection Team Leader Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald "I have no hesitation in recommending...

testing-buildings

We have 25 years experience providing our clients with testing and inspection solutions to assess the condition of both new and ageing high rise buildings, houses, hotels, schools, hospitals, railway stations, stadia and car parks. • B...

testing-case1

Client: Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald Project: M2 Medway Bridges- Post Tension and Concrete Investigation   Nicholls Colton Testing was appointed to conduct a challenging and intricate concrete condition survey for the M2 Medway...

testing-highways

Servicing our broad public and private highways sector client base we provide the following support activities. • Pavement core sampling • Trial pit logging • California bearing ratio and dynamic cone penetration • Waterpr...

testing-rail

We deliver the following activities support to our broad range of rail environment clients. • Station, Platform and Asset condition surveys • Non-destructive materials testing • Construction inspections • Specialist half and exp...

Testing Quality Systems

Testing Quality Systems Nicholls Colton demonstrated their on-going commitment to quality improvement with a very successful external audit of the Testing Quality Systems carried out by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service). On the 9...

testing-case2

Client: De Montfort University Project: Bosworth House, Leicester - Structural Condition Survey   This critical testing work was undertaken as part of a structural survey commissioned by De Montfort University to facilitate the refurbishment...

testing-case3

Client: Ringway Group Project: Blackfriars Bridge and Pedestrian Subway Investigation   Blackfriars Bridge is an essential vehicle and pedestrian route in the heart of London. The Nicholls Colton Testing team were assigned the task of...

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Nicholls Colton Group | Case Studies | Geotechnical, Environmental, Site Investigation, Structural, In-situ Testing, MCERTS laboratory // // Client: Capita Symonds Project: New 2012 Olympics White Water Centre, Bridge 44, Lea Valley Park,...

Thaumasite investigation

Thaumasite investigations

THE FOX’S LAIR!®

May 2016 - THE FOX’S LAIR!® - Capturing the Spirit of Enterprise Nicholls Colton Director Ian Elliot has supported De Montfort University Business School for the fifth consecutive year, judging their Fox’s Lair awards. Eventual winners Business Brid...

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Ultrasonic thickness measurement

Ultrasonic thickness measurements

Unbound material sampling (UMS)

Unbound material sampling (UMS)

Visual Condition Survey

Visual Condition Survey

Visual condition survey of pavements

Visual condition survey of pavements

Visual Inspection of cores

Visual Inspection of cores

Waste Acceptance Criteria

Waste Acceptance Criteria

Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC)

Waste Acceptance Criteria Testing (WAC)

Waste Classification

Waste Classification

Welcome to the World of Work

Working within our community is something that has always been an integral part of Nicholls Colton Group. Nothing is more encouraging for us than seeing a future generation showing such interest and enthusiasm in engaging with a room full of various...

Weston Group Plc Awards

Weston Group Plc Awards Nicholls Colton’s Mike Shelbourne represented the company at the 23rd Annual Awards for Weston Group plc.  Nicholls Colton were nominated for SES Business Partner of the Year and although not a winner are proud of...

World University Games, Chinese Taipei, Jordan Elliot selected!

We're very proud to say that our very own Jordan Elliot has been selected to represent Team GBR at this year’s World University Games in Chinese Taipei, 19 – 30th August. Held biennially in major cities across the globe, the World University Gam...

Xmas at the Athena

Xmas at the Athena! Saturday the 3rd was our christmas celebration evening. The stage was set, quite literally, at the Athena in Leicester. Guests were greeted on arrival with circus themed entertainers and decor plus some 'mini burgers' and other...

Cairney Test

Cairney Test (Combustion Susceptibility Test) Nicholls Colton Analytical houses a state-of-the-art laboratory providing an independent and comprehensive testing service to the construction industry, with UKAS and MCERTS accreditation for a broad range...

Cairney Test (Combustion Susceptibility Test)

Cairney Test (Combustion Susceptibility Test)

Nicholls Colton - PM10 and Nuisance Dust Monitoring

PM10 and Nuisance Dust Monitoring    

Nicholls Colton - PM10 Dust Monitoring

PM10 Dust Monitoring PM10 Dust is defined as dust which has a particle size of less than 10 µm. Dust of this size is capable of being inhaled into the lungs, which can then lead to adverse health. The National Air Quality Strategy objectives require ...

Nicholls Colton - VOC’s, Vapours and Odour Detection

AVOC's, Vapours and Odour Detection

Nicholls Colton - Groundwater & Surface Water Sampling

Groundwater and surface Water Sampling