One of the key factors in providing energy efficient, comfortable buildings is specification of an acceptable rate of air leakage and subsequent air tightness testing to ensure compliance. This will help to make sure that clients are provided with buildings which meet their expected performance.
Most buildings must now meet stringent air leakage requirements. We can arrange for design advice, testing and trouble-shooting in all types of buildings during the design stage and the build programme, as well as final air testing.
Different building types require different air leakage limits. For example, low energy or air-conditioned buildings require a tighter specification than naturally ventilated buildings. Archival stores and museums may require even tighter buildings for close humidity control and prevention of ingress of external pollutants. Cold stores require a particularly stringent specification to maintain food quality and to minimise energy losses.
The tests are accredited by UKAS and ATTMA (Air Tightness Testing and Measurement Association) and BINDT (British Institute of Non Destructive Testing) and the experience of testing over 1600 buildings from dwellings to large factories is available.