Format NDT


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Format NDT - Non-destructive testing specialists

Format NDT are an independent and proven non destructive testing company offering a wide range of specialist NDT services. Our independent non destructive testing company has a wealth of experience, having provided NDT examinations and services to UK companies for over forty years. Since commencement in 1976, our comprehensive and collective team of NDT engineers have provided services that remain unrivalled, all under the careful stewardship of Managing Director Brian Justice.

Choosing from an array of NDT companies can be a daunting task, but acquiring the right partner for your business’  non-destructive testing needs is paramount.

It’s sometimes hard to avoid what sounds like a cliché but Format NDT have a proven track record of achievement and success in offering NDT services for decades throughout the UK, and further afield on many occasions. Whether operating from their substantive and well-equipped home base, situated close to the national motorway network, or out providing on site testing and examinations to meet the customer’s needs wherever they be, whenever they are needed, operating 24-7 comes naturally to Format NDT. 

What NDT services we offer

Offering a full range of NDT services we are experts in ultrasonic testing and radiographic testing, but our range of non-destructive testing capabilities extends further into dye penetrant testing, ferrite testing , hardness testing, visual inspection/Replication NDT & more. We have completed numerous non-destructive testing tasks for many large multi-nationals (as well as many smaller) and the experience and feedback that our skilled team has acquired over the years benefits our customers daily.

Ultrasonic Inspection

Ultrasonic testing is a versatile method of Non-Destructive testing that can be applied to most materials, either metallic or non-metallic.

Radiographic Inspection

Radiography uses penetrating X or Gamma Radiation to examine defects and internal features in materials, products or structures. 

Replication Inspection

Format have a range of replication techniques utilising various compounds that have been developed by our suppliers.

Liquid Penetrant

Liquid penetration is a non-destructive test method in which a liquid penetrant is applied to the surface of the material under inspection.

Ferrite Testing

Ferrite testing is used to measure data of the ferrite content from stainless steels (there are different types such as duplex and austenitic).

Visual Inspection

Visual Inspection is a method of Non-Destructive testing that provides a means of detecting and examining a variety of flaws.

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Naturally our NDT services benefit from the Format NDT Quality system which is fully compliant to ISO 9001 -2015. In addition, our skilled team of technicians are qualified up to level 3 over a range of examination services and compliant with ISO 9712 and SNT-TC [1-A (ASNT). But perhaps more important than the certification, qualification & experience of the Format NDT team is the eagerness to serve, ability to assess and willingness to ensure that customer service is paramount and underpins everything that we do. We recognise that every customer has a choice of non-destructive testing companies, and we want to ensure we are the partner of choice.

We're constantly expanding our range of services...

In later years we have expanded our range of services to fulfil our customers needs. Recently we’ve added hardness surveys, offering Rockwell, Brinell, and Vickers readings.  We’ve also added ferrite testing and Replication to our ever expanding range of NDT inspection services. We don’t prescribe a solution best suited to our customer’s needs other than by a thorough understanding & review of their needs, no choice of engineer, technician or availability of testing machinery dictates our service offer, we simply offer the right solution to each individual customer’s needs.

Being from the North West we are a cheerful friendly team who love dealing with customers, are not averse to cold, damp, dark or demanding site conditions, and there aren’t many non-destructive testing needs that we haven’t fulfilled since our inception tracing back to the 1970’s.

If you want an NDT testing partner that will go the extra mile, and give you complete trust & confidence to get it right first time, every time and deliver on time and to budget we would love to be of service in the future.

Our Portfolio

We have completed hundreds of non destructive testing tasks for numerous large scale buildings (As well as many smaller) and we have lots of feedback that we want to share with you!


Thelwall Viaduct

The Thelwall Viaduct is a critical component part of the M6 motorway network and as such major re-building and strengthening work has been carried out over many years. The prime contractor for this project required Non-destructive testing to be carried out on every weld made as part of the strengthening process. The method of NDT preferred by the contractor was Magnetic Particle Inspection, this was complemented by Eddy Current and Ultra Sonic inspections.

Aecom Testimonial

Long Street, Shoreditch

We confirm our total satisfaction arising from Messrs Format NDT attended the project to undertake survey, put in place the necessary documentation and notification to Her Majesty’s Health and Safety  Executive

The preparation and implementation in liaison with our project management of the method statement and risk assessment procedures required to facilitate the works


The Blade (Reading)

‘The Blade’ is Readings most significant and prestigious office development for a decade. Its iconic design will provide cutting edge headquarters accommodation on 14 floors. The Blade will be Readings tallest office building rising to an impressive 128mtrs. Format NDT Ltd provided inspection services on the floor supports at each level of construction prior to the final construction and filling with concrete.

Who We've Worked For