Air Tightness

Residential Air Testing

Building Compliance Testing Limited can provide you with a fast and cost effective ATTMA Accredited Air Tightness Testing across Mainland UK, in accordance with BS EN ISO 9972:2015 and CIBSE TM23.

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 Welcome to our Residential Air Tightness Testing Services page, dedicated to helping homeowners like you achieve improved energy efficiency, comfort, and sustainability through air tightness testing. At Building Compliance Testing, we understand the importance of a well-sealed home, and we offer a range of services to assess and enhance the air tightness in residential properties.

Why Residential Air Tightness Testing Matters

Air tightness testing, also known as a blower door test, is a crucial step in ensuring that your home is properly sealed from unwanted air infiltration and heat loss. A well-sealed home not only reduces energy consumption but also provides a more comfortable living environment by preventing drafts and maintaining consistent temperatures.

Our Residential Air Tightness Testing Services

1. Blower Door Testing:

Our expert team employs state-of-the-art blower door equipment to pressurize and depressurize your home, allowing us to identify air leaks and potential energy loss points. This testing method provides precise measurements of your home’s air tightness and helps pinpoint areas in need of improvement.

2. Infrared Thermal Imaging:

In addition to blower door testing, we use infrared thermal imaging cameras to detect temperature variations and moisture issues. This helps us identify areas that may require additional insulation or air sealing, ensuring a more efficient and comfortable home.

3. Comprehensive Reporting:

Upon completing the tests, we provide you with a detailed report outlining the areas in need of improvement. This report serves as a valuable roadmap for your retrofit project, allowing you to make informed decisions about how to enhance your home’s energy efficiency.

The Benefits of Our Services

  • Energy Savings: Identifying and rectifying air leaks can lead to reduced energy consumption and lower utility bills.
  • Improved Comfort: Eliminating drafts and maintaining consistent temperatures results in a more comfortable living environment.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Reducing your carbon footprint and energy waste contributes to a greener planet.
  • Increased Property Value: A well-insulated, airtight home is more attractive to buyers and can increase property value.

Get Started with Residential Air Tightness Testing

Getting started is easy:

  1. Contact Us: Reach out to us via 01621 493594 or contact@buildingcompliancetesting.com to schedule your air tightness testing.

  2. Professional Assessment: Our experts will conduct a thorough assessment of your home’s air tightness.

  3. Action Plan: Receive a comprehensive report with recommendations for improving your home’s energy efficiency.

  4. Retrofit with Confidence: Armed with the insights from our testing, you can confidently proceed with your retrofit project, knowing that your efforts will result in a more energy-efficient home.

Don’t let energy waste and discomfort diminish the benefits of your residential retrofit project. Contact Building Compliance Testing today to schedule your air tightness testing and take the first step toward a more efficient, comfortable, and sustainable home.

Your journey to a more energy-efficient and comfortable home begins with us. Contact us today to schedule your residential air tightness testing. Your home, your comfort, our expertise. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is required for an Air Tightness Test?
  • Floor Plans and Section Drawings
  • Site Address and Contact
  • A copy of the Design-stage SAP report for dwellings
  • A copy of the Design-stage BRUKL report for buildings other than dwellings i.e retail units
When do I know when I am ready for an Air Tightness Test?
  • We will carry out the air tightness test once the unit is past the second fix stage and the following
    elements within the unit are completed:
  • All walls are finished, including cladding, windows and doors.
  • Skirting boards are fitted and sealed around
  • Sockets and lights are fitted and completed, in some cases caulked around (mention potty pads)
  • All plumbing work is completed and gaps or holes around the service pipes are sealed.
  • Leakage around the door frame, threshold and window boards are sealed.
What am I allowed to temporarily seal for an Air Tightness Test?
Background trickle ventialtors, passive ventilation systems and any permanently designed uncontrolled natural ventilation (such as a chimney flue). Mechanical ventilation and air conditioning systems should be turned off and isolated.
We’re friendly and knowledgeable bunch so why not get in touch for a chat. You can always contact Building Compliance Testing with any questions through phone, email or our online chat service.

Don’t worry, we don’t charge for advice given over the phone, so why not ask for a free quote?

01621 493 594 | contact@buildingcompliancetesting.com

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