Lymington! Your a local... I'm in Bournemouth!
I haven't too much constructive to say, but was wondering where you get your E6 done localy? Do Pheonix still do it? I know they used to do it pretty seriously but have been cutting back on a lot of stuff since they moved.
If you were anywhere but local I'd suggest asking the lab what they use, and making them an offer for their machine, but as I might need to use the same lab sometime soon I won't sugguest that you do that ;-) (unless you're setting up as a sideline).