About Flawed

We have more than 25 years of experience in providing Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection services, mechanical and destructive testing, and delivering creative solutions to all types of companies in the UK and abroad. Our teams have worked with credible organisations such as Sellafield, AWE, Altrad, LLW Repository, Exon Mobil, ABB, Jacobs, and more.

We employ a personal and consultative approach, understanding your current and future challenges, and offer a bespoke solution, that will grow and adapt to your company's needs.

Since we are entirely independent we are able to match our customers’ needs with the most appropriate solution allowing delivery of unrivaled service.

One of our core strengths is adopting new technologies emerging in the NDT and inspection and testing market.

Our difference is simple – we offer the best products, services, and prices with total peace of mind.

Our Mechanical testing laboratory offers an unrivaled testing service that can quickly and efficiently witness, machine, and destructively test your components, joints, products, and other items.

The techniques available cover everything from non-destructive testing such as dye penetrant, radiography, ultrasonics, and magnetic particle testing to chemical analysis and positive material identification using OES, Charpy, Tensile, or Hardness testing of materials.

Our mechanical testing team can tailor the perfect destructive testing method or combination of tests to ensure the absolute integrity of your components, materials, and products.

What we can deliver?

Flawed facilities are equipped and staffed to provide a range of expert services to the engineering, decommissioning, and materials sectors including

  • NDT, MT, PT, UT and RT
  • Charpy Testing up to 300J
  • Tensile Testing up to 600Kn
  • Compression Testing up to 60 Tonne
  • Macro Testing
  • Fracture and Bend tests
  • Optical Emission Spectrometry (OES) Positive Material Identification
  • X-Ray Fluorescence Positive Material Identification

And, if you need something different, please speak to one of our team as we should still be able to help.



Based at Lillyhall Workington, our Cumbria base houses 2 radiation compounds with the ability to undertake x ray and gamma radiography of components up to 8 meters in length. In addition to radiography our Lillyhall base has over 18 dedicated staff working both on and off site undertaking NDT, paint inspection and welding inspection.


Working from Bury our Manchester staff operate from a central geographic location servicing Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire, Hull and Birmingham.

Manchester houses our dedicated team of NDT techs specialising in Ultrasonic Testing, Phased array and Time of Flight.


Our latest facility is in Totton, Southampton. The new NDT facility houses our largest radiation bay at 11 meters.

In addition to X and Gamma radiography we offer penetrant, magnetics and ultrasonics from Southampton both within our dedicated building or out on clients sites.


We are committed to ensuring our clients requirements are surpassed at all stages of our operations which can be seen within our client reviews.

ISO 9001 UKAS Accreditation for the delivery of Non Destructive Testing, Welding and Paint Inspection, heat treatment, scintillation testing and training – this is audited by World Certification Services.

Members of SAFed – SAFed is concerned with safety. SAFed is the trade association that represents the UK independent engineering inspection and certification industry, which plays a key role in maintaining high standards of safety within the workplace.

Safe Contractor Accredited SSIP and PAS91 contractor accreditation schem

The Real Living Wage The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by over 7,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a wage which meets everyday needs

Why Use Flawed?

Our teams of dedicated, committed and loyal staff are the backbone of our business. This ensures that all of our clients are treated with urgency and respect.

Our reviews from our clients speak for themselves.

Our systems and processes push the boundaries of any other NDT companies capabilities, setting us light years ahead.

Online, realtime reporting. Every completed inspection will require a report. We don’t take weeks to complete these delaying your delivery. We have invested heavily in a custom designed and built cloud based system for onsite immediate reporting of Non Destructive Testing and inspection results. This will speed up the delivery of your items to your clients and allow immediate, informed, decisions to be made before our inspector has left your facility.