Do all new builds need air testing?

by | Jun 4, 2024 | Air Permeability Testing, Last Articles | 0 comments

Understanding the Importance of Air Testing in New Builds

A common question we often encounter is, “Do all new builds need air testing?

The answer is yes, all new builds in the UK are required to undergo air testing. This is a mandatory requirement set out in Part L of the Building Regulations to ensure energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Air testing, also known as air permeability or air leakage testing, is a process that measures the flow of air within a building.

It’s crucial for several reasons:

  1. Energy Efficiency: Buildings that are not airtight can lead to excessive heat loss, resulting in higher energy usage and increased CO2 emissions.
  2. Comfort: Air leaks can cause drafts and inconsistent temperatures throughout the building, leading to discomfort for occupants.
  3. Moisture Control: Uncontrolled air leakage can lead to condensation within the building structure, which can cause damp and mould issues.

At Building Compliance Testing Limited, we provide professional air testing services to ensure your new build meets regulatory standards and provides a comfortable, energy-efficient environment for its occupants.

Remember, a well-insulated and airtight building is not just about compliance, but also about creating sustainable and comfortable living and working spaces.

For more information about our services, please get in touch with us.