Location & Detection Equipment

The Tape Store is The UK’s Measurement, Testing & Detection Specialist delivering precision equipment to professionals throughout the UK. Our range of location & detection equipment ranges from power and stud detectors right through to the sub-surface cable detection tools used by those looking to excavate in the built environment. Many of these items come with Free Delivery and all come complete with our 100% Money Back Guarantee and first class customer service.

  • Utility Detection Equipment

    Precision utility detection equipment from the market leaders - Cable Detection & Radiodetection. Cable avoidance tools, signal generators, parts and accessories.

Location & Detection Equipment

Cable & Utility Detection

Cable, pipe and buried service detection tools are an essential part of almost every construction professional’s kit. The costs in terms of both personnel safety and property caused by a cable or utility strike can be staggering. It’s no wonder, therefore, that many organisations insist on a full buried services survey being carried out before breaking ground. Regulations and guidelines aside, however, at the bare minimum it’s best practice to scan for power cables wherever you intend to mechanically excavate, dig by hand or even knock in a peg or fence post.

We stock pipe locators and cable locators from both Radiodetection and Cable Detection – the two most prominent and widely respected names in the business. A significant number of the tools we sell are also approved for use on Network Rail infrastructure... not sure which? Simply visit our ‘Railway Measurement’ page.

All cable avoidance tools and signal generators come with free delivery as standard. Many are in stock for next working day delivery but, due to the specialist nature of this equipment and the large number of available configurations, some may see a 2-4 working day lead in time.

Stud, Metal & Power Detectors

We stock a wide range of detection equipment from major manufacturers such as Bosch, Black and Decker, Stanley and Zircon. All of these firms have an excellent reputation for accurate and reliable detection of studs, power cables and metal components buried within walls and come with low cost, great value delivery as standard. The essential companion for any construction professional, tradesman or DIY enthusiast, our stud, metal and power detectors could potentially save your life as well as saving you the cost, inconvenience and embarrassment of making good the damaged pipe work, water damage and/or plaster work that comes from not checking what’s under the surface before you drill.