Book an Air Tightness Test in Edinburgh
Whether your new building is a spacious residence or a more modest flat, an air tightness test is necessary to ensure compliance with Section 6 of the Scottish Building Standards. The regulation was designed so that new dwellings’ air tightness would be checked for energy cost-increasing leaks.
Thermal Image UK Ltd provides this compliance check to your building. Our team has three seasoned technicians who measure the air flow in your structure and check if it exceeds standards using calibrated Retrotec equipment. If the building fails the test, we’ll locate the areas with air leaks to allow effective remedial work.
Flats and maisonettes with warrants from May 2011 as well as dwellings with warrants from October 2011 require this test. Contact us today, and let’s evaluate your structure.
Conducting Air Tightness Tests
Air tightness tests allow buildings in Edinburgh to keep energy expenditure to a minimum. Since the test is instrumental to preventing air leakages, less heat will be lost during the winter months. An air leak test also helps reduce carbon emissions and improves your green credentials. On top of that, it allows for optimal ventilation, lowers the risk for interstitial condensation, and reduces sound transmission.
No matter which way you look at it, an air tightness test is an advantageous procedure for structures in the capital.
How We Perform Tests in Edinburgh
Once Thermal Image UK Ltd receives your enquiry, we’ll discuss your requirements on the phone. We’ll then send a written confirmation and, if necessary, visit the site before providing a quotation.
We’ll then schedule the test (taking suitable weather conditions into account) and present you with the method statement and risk assessment. Then, we perform the test and make time for a face-to-face discussion of the results. You’ll also receive an extensive written report.
You can receive your Air Permeability Certificates within 24 hours.
Work with Thermal Image UK Ltd
With over 10 years of experience, our team has evaluated countless structures in Edinburgh and ensure their compliance with Scottish building regulations. Our dedication to accuracy set us apart from other companies — we’re one of the few businesses that use blower doors together with thermal imaging to produce reliable results.