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Air Permeability Testing Services

Building Compliance Testing Limited can provide you with a fast and cost effective ATTMA Accredited Blower Door Testing across London and Home Counties, in accordance with BS EN ISO 9972:2015 and CIBSE TM23.


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An air leakage test, also known as air infiltration or air permeability testing, assesses the extent of uncontrolled airflow through gaps or cracks in a building’s structure. The test yields results quantified as the volume of air leakage (m³ per hour) per square meter of the building envelope. It helps gauge the effectiveness of the building’s envelope in controlling air movement, crucial for energy efficiency and indoor air quality management.

Air Permeability Testing is a requirement under Part L of the Building Regulations as part of an overall energy performance assessment of a new-build construction and PAS2035:2023 for retrofitting. Air leakage is calculated as cubic metres of air leakage per hour per square metre at 50 Pascals (or 4Pa for Pulse Testing). 

Domestic Air Permeability Testing

Are you in need of accurate and reliable air permeability testing for your building or construction project? Look no further! Our specialized air permeability testing services are designed to provide you with precise measurements, ensuring compliance with regulations and standards.

Why Choose Us?

  1. Specialized Expertise: Our team consists of trained professionals with specialized knowledge in air permeability testing techniques and standards.

  2. State-of-the-Art Equipment: We utilize advanced equipment and technology to conduct thorough and precise air permeability tests.

  3. Compliance Assurance: Our testing procedures adhere to industry standards and regulations, ensuring that your project meets all necessary requirements.

  4. Efficient and Timely Service: We understand the importance of timely results for your project timeline. Our efficient testing process ensures quick turnaround times without compromising accuracy.

Our Air Permeability Testing Process:

  1. Consultation: We begin by discussing your project requirements and scheduling a convenient time for testing.

  2. Testing Preparation: Our team will arrive at the designated location fully equipped to conduct the air permeability test.

  3. Testing Procedure: Using specialized equipment such as blower doors, we will pressurize or depressurize the building to measure air leakage rates accurately.

  4. Data Analysis: We analyze the data collected during the test to determine the air permeability of the building envelope.

  5. Reporting: You will receive a detailed report outlining the test results, including air permeability measurements and any recommendations for improvement if necessary.

Benefits of Air Permeability Testing:

  • Energy Efficiency: Identifying and sealing air leaks can improve energy efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs.

  • Comfort: Minimizing air leakage can help maintain a consistent indoor temperature and improve comfort for building occupants.

  • Durability: A well-sealed building envelope is less susceptible to moisture damage and can contribute to the longevity of the structure.

Contact Us Today

Ensure the efficiency and performance of your building with our professional air permeability testing services. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a more sustainable and compliant project.