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Rated 4.6 on Trustpilot, Chemtech Environmental is fast, accurate and reliable. But don’t take our word for it; see what our customers say. Based in County Durham we’re ideally placed to service Scotland.


Here are a few key points you need to know:


  • 20+ years of experience and expertise

  • Accredited (UKAS and MCERTS)

  • Standard turnaround is 5-days

  • We can offer a full 2-stage WAC on a 3-day turnaround

  • Free collection service – from site or office

  • Free sample containers

  • Proactive, personal and dedicated support squad

  • Competitive rates with volume discounts for large projects


Here at Chemtech Environmental, we're proud of our positive reputation and the customers who helped get us there. We have helped many businesses grow since our formation in 2001 owing to our partnership approach to working together.


We're known for our fast but precise water and soil analysis, as well as detailed results which are in our customer's hands within 5 days.


John and Karan Campbell, co-founders of Chemtech Environmental, have been getting down and dirty with clients since 2001. Working previously for other labs, they’d seen it all. Lost samples, missed deadlines, promises made and not kept. Fed up with making excuses for poor performance, they decided to go it alone, setting up Chemtech Environmental to challenge shoddy standards and accepted industry norms.


Operating from small industrial premises, the tide started to shift when they introduced a 5-day testing turnaround as standard service, outstripping competitor performance.


A steadily growing customer base came to rely on fast, accurate and reliable reporting and the company was able to grow into a 30,000 sqft purpose-designed lab facility. The company has grown, ownership has changed, but the commitment to provide 5-star customer service remains.


On 14 December 2021, Chemtech Environmental was acquired by Cawood, the UK’s largest independent provider of analytical laboratory testing services for the land-based industries. This is exciting news as our plans for growth can now be fast-tracked through an extended service offering and the backing of the wider group and expanded services.


From BS3882 and BS8601 top/subsoil testing to UKWIR and WAC testing, we're all over your analysis. Whether it's landfill leachate or industrial effluent testing to meet environmental permit standards, heavy metals and hydrocarbon testing to identify contaminants or asbestos testing to meet regulations for safe disposal, we’ve got you covered.


Your samples will be booked in on day 0 and we’ll have the results back to you on day 5. Check out our Technical Details Summary for information on methods, accreditation, limits of detection and sampling requirements.


Whether you're an environmental consultant, site investigation company, geotechnical engineer, waste management/recycling company or from the construction or manufacturing industry, Chemtech are always happy help.

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