In 1860, Christer Peter Sandberg arrived in London from Stockholm. On behalf of the Swedish State Railways, he was inspecting rails manufactured in England for use in Sweden. Christer Peter set up his materials consultancy practice in London. His great grandson Neil Sandberg is the present Managing Partner. The firm's head office is situated at 40 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1, where it has been since 1919. Laboratories are based in London at Victoria and Clapham. These sites operate UKAS accredited testing laboratories No. 0262. Sandberg also holds Quality Management accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001.

Sandberg comprises three co-ordinated areas of activities:

  • Consultancy Services
  • Laboratories
  • Site Services

These areas of activity are closely interwoven to provide comprehensive and relevant services to meet individual client's requirements. This collective approach to the client's needs and problems predominates, with each area able to call upon any of the others to help solve a particular problem. In this way our clients can be assured of a comprehensive and thorough service.

Furthermore, within the Sandberg Group are three separate businesses of Geomaterials Research Services, Building Testing and Midland Corrosion Services Ltd.

Geomaterials joined us in 2008 further enhancing our Consulting Services. For more information see

Building Testing Ltd joined us in 2011 adding services such as building air tightness consultancy and the testing and analysis of raised access flooring systems. For more information see

Midland Corrosion Services Ltd, a niche provider of high level corrosion consultancy services to industry, joined us in 2018. For more information see

Corporate Profile
Quality of Service
Neil Sandberg
Simon Clarke
David Ellis
Tony Willmott
Richard Rogerson
Mike Eden
Julian French
Chris Morgan
Gavin Mayers
Gregory Moor
Jayne Fagan
Bob Easthope
Ian Hudson
Julie Dell
Simon Morris
Marion Ingle
Mariachiara Faliva
Roger Lucas
Tony Pitman
Daniel Kinnersley
Doug Hunt
Panos Sotiropoulos
Jim Carmichael
Yohann Guellil
Ewan Maclean
Alexander Hollyman
William Newby
Steve Pringle
Rom Gostomski
Kevin Green
Simeon Tulip
John Gallagher
Latest News
Memberships and Associations
Contact us
Building Inspector
NDT/Welding Inspector
Building Inspector / Rope Access
Pension scheme documents
Building Stone
Building Stone
CE Marking Stone
Stone Testing
UKAS Stone Testing
Cement Testing
Chemical Testing
Chloride Testing
Hardened Concrete Analysis
Infrared Spectroscopy
Lead in Paint
Mortar Testing
Rock Salt Testing
Screed Analysis
Water Testing
Construction Materials
Agglomerated stone
Aggregate Testing
Bricks, Blocks, Flags & Pavers
Concrete Testing
Fresh Concrete Testing
Hardened Concrete Testing
Screed Testing
Concrete Petrography
Mundic Concrete
SEM and X-ray
Sulphate Attack
Laboratory Services
Bolt Testing
Metallographic Analysis
Metals and Welding
On-site Material Identification
Scaffold Testing
Tensile Testing
UKAS Testing
Investigation & Inspection
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
GPR Surveys
GPR Principles
Building Investigation
Chimney Flue Location
Concrete Imaging
Concrete Slab Surveys
Ferroscan or GPR
Abseil Inspection
Bedding Mortar
Bridge Inspection
Building Inspection
Cladding Inspection
Concrete Floors
Ferroscan Surveys
Fire Damaged Concrete
GFRC Inspection
HAC Concrete
NDT Weld Inspection
Paint Inspection
Precast Concrete Inspection
Leak Detection
Leak and Defect Location
Waterproof Membranes
Load Testing
Balcony and Barrier Testing
Car Park Barriers
Crowd Barriers
Cladding Systems
Glass Panels
Specialist Testing
Slip Resistance
Steelwork Services
Site Sampling
Safe Working Loads
Steelwork Fire Damage
Building Envelope
Building Fire Safety Audits
Building Regulations
Facades & Roofing
Our Track Record
Thermal Performance
Thermal Training
U-Values and Bridging
Alkali Aggregate Reactivity
Concrete Consultancy
Concrete Durability
Concrete Strength Assessment
Ancient and Modern
Historic Mortars
Expert Services
Expert Witness
Independent Advice
Geomaterials Services
Coastal Engineering
Polymer Consultancy
Odour Analysis
Polymers in Construction
Polymer Failure
Polymer Identification
Polymer Microscopy
Quality Assurance
Contract Administration
Materials and Workmanship
Specialist Services
Damage Assessment
Demolition and Refurbishment
Glass and Glazing
CE Marking
ISO 3834 Services
Metallurgical Failure
Steelwork Consultancy
Stone Consultancy
Building Stone (new projects)
Building Stone (existing structures)
Building Stone (suitability)
Sandberg Consultants