Air Tightness Testing
Air leakage in your build makes it hard to control heating and ventilation systems. Ensure your build is air tight with a leakage test.
What is Air Tightness Testing?
Air Tightness Testing is carried out to find the air permeability rating of your build, in line with Part L of the building regulations. If your building services are working hard to keep a dwelling at the right temperature, the last thing you want is unwanted air leaking through the structure. By testing for air leakage you can isolate the hidden cracks and gaps in a dwelling which can harm your chances of compliance.
The government also requires a sample of all new dwellings to be air tested to ensure compliance with Part L. If Air Tightness Testing is required on your build, you won’t receive an EPC until you pass, and asking for exemption will automatically default your air permeability to a painful 15 (m3/h/m2), making it harder to comply.
How We Make Your World Better
Since 2006, Energist have been solely focused on helping architects, builders and construction companies create buildings that meet sustainability regulations. Whether an air test is required of your build or not, checking for sources of air leakage will put you in control of your energy efficiency and help you to avoid a low EPC rating. Air Tightness Testing with Energist, is thorough and fully adapted to your project with clearly communicated results.
And if those results are worse than you were planning for, we won’t just leave you to pick up the pieces. We can advise the ideal, most budget-friendly solution to steer you back towards compliance. If you get us in early, you can avoid any additional costs caused by air leakage.
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