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Pre-Completion Testing Services

Building Compliance Testing Limited can provide you are range of testing  services, to ensure your project complies ensuring a swift sign-off and handover.

green tick BCTPre-Completion Testing Services

Pre-completion testing services involve evaluating specific aspects of a building’s performance before it is formally completed or occupied. These tests help ensure that the building meets relevant regulations and standards. Three common types of pre-completion testing services are:

 

Air Tightness Testing

Air Tightness Testing: This assesses a building’s air leakage, also known as its air permeability for Part L of the Building Regulations. It determines how much air can escape from the building envelope, impacting energy efficiency and the overall environmental performance of the structure. A lower air permeability score indicates a more airtight building, which is desirable for energy conservation.

Air Leakage Testing

Air Pressure Testing

Blower Door Testing

Air Permeability Testing

– Part L Compliance

Smoke-shaft and AOV Testing

– Room Integrity Testing

– Smoke Testing

– Multi-fan Commercial Testing

Existing Buildings Testing

– Air Tightness Design Reviews

– Plenum Testing

– Passivhaus Air Testing

Air Tightness Testing Basildon

 

Sound Insulation Testing

Sound Insulation Testing: This evaluates the sound insulation properties of a building for Part E of the Building Regulations. It assesses how well the structure can prevent sound transmission between different areas or dwellings within a building, ensuring that the required sound insulation standards are met.

– Part E Compliance

– Pre Completion Testing

Airbourne Wall Testing

Airbourne Floor Testing

Impact Floor Testing

Building Acoustics Design Reviews

Reverberation Time Testing

– Internal Ambient Noise Limit Testing

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Ventilation Testing

 

Ventilation Inspection, Commissioning and Air-flow Testing: Ventilation testing assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of a building’s ventilation systems for Part F of the Building Regulations. It checks whether the ventilation systems provide adequate airflow and air quality while complying with ventilation regulations and standards. Proper ventilation is essential for maintaining indoor air quality and occupants’ health.

These pre-completion testing services are typically required by building regulations to ensure that buildings are safe, energy-efficient, and compliant with environmental and health standards. Testing is usually conducted by qualified professionals to verify that the building performs as intended in terms of airtightness, sound insulation, and ventilation.

– Intermittent Extract Ventilation

– Mechanical Extract Ventilation

– Passive Stack Ventilation

– Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery

Testo ventilation air-flow testing

 

SAP Calculations

New-build SAP Calculation

Extension SAP Calculation

Conversion SAP Calculation

Overglazed SAP Calculation

– SAP for Retrofitting

Domestic Energy Assessment

– Energy Performance Certificate

EPC Braintree

 

Water Efficiency Calculations

– Waste Water Heat Recovery Units

– Greywater Recycling

– Flow Restrictors

water flow rate calculation

 

Overheating Assessments

– Simplified Method

– CIBSE TM59 Dynamic Modelling

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Summary

Pre-Completion Testing Services involve evaluating specific aspects of a building’s performance to ensure compliance with regulations and standards before it is formally completed or occupied. These services include three common types of testing:

  1. Air Tightness Testing: This assesses a building’s air leakage to determine its air permeability, impacting energy efficiency and environmental performance. It includes tests like Air Leakage Testing, Air Permeability Testing, and compliance with Part L regulations.
  2. Sound Insulation Testing: This evaluates a building’s sound insulation properties, ensuring it meets the required standards for preventing sound transmission between different areas or dwellings within the structure, in compliance with Part E regulations.
  3. Ventilation Testing: This assesses the efficiency and effectiveness of a building’s ventilation systems, checking for adequate airflow, air quality, and compliance with ventilation regulations and standards, as required by Part F regulations. Proper ventilation is essential for indoor air quality and occupant health.

These testing services are essential to ensure that buildings are safe, energy-efficient, and compliant with environmental and health standards. They are typically conducted by qualified professionals to verify airtightness, sound insulation, and ventilation performance. Additional services provided include SAP Calculations for energy efficiency, Water Efficiency Calculations, and Overheating Assessments, all contributing to the overall quality and sustainability of the building.

Building Compliance Testing provides all this under one roof.

 

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