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02 April 2012

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TekTalk this issue statutory requirements P.1 test certificate & report P.2 thermographic survey & report P.3 prices P.4

“The Building Regulations (Part L) require that air tightness pressure testing is carried out on new dwellings. A copy of the test certificate shall be submitted to the Building Control Authority”.

Air tightness testing is the procedure that quantifies the extent to which buildings ‘leak’ air through their envelopes. Air leakage is a vehicle for heat loss & energy wastage resulting in increased space heating & cooling loads by the constant uncontrolled flow of air through the building fabric. Better

Energy

operatives

possess

the

training, expertise & accreditation through BINDT to carry out the procedure and provide

certified

results

acceptable

Building Control Authorities.

Reduce drafts & heat loss in dwellings... WHAT IS AIR TIGHTNESS TESTING ?

to


AIR PERMEABILITY TEST CERTIFICATE...

AIR PERMEABILITY RESULT

DATE OF TEST

PROPERTY ADDRESS

DATE OF CONSTRUCTION

ENVELOPE AREA

DOCUMENTATION OF PRESSURE & FLOW CALCULATIONS

STATUS OF BUILDING OPENINGS

DESCRIPTION OF TEMPORARY SEALS

TYPE OF HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING

ZERO FLOW PRESSURES

INSIDE & OUTSIDE TEMPERATURES

WIND SPEED & BAROMETRIC PRESSURES

TABLE OF BUILDING PRESSURES & FAN FLOW RATES

Cenv, CL n & r2

ATTMA TS1 TEST METHOD & STANDARD

TEST EQUIPMENT DETAILS & CALIBRATION CERTIFICATE

THE CONTENTS OF THE PRINTED REPORT...


OPTIONAL THERMOGRAPHIC SURVEY & REPORT...

Better Energy offer an optional thermographic diagnostics service to assist in improving the thermal performance of the dwelling.

The survey employs the latest technology digital thermal imaging cameras to investigate joints between different building elements that can create air leakage paths and cause drafts.

Thermal imaging techniques can identify areas of defective or poorly installed roof, floor and cavity wall insulation.

Poorly fitting doors, windows and ventilation terminals contribute to poor thermal performance in a dwelling. Defects are readily highlighted with our cameras and colour images are included in the report.

Digital thermography can also highlight areas of moisture penetration in a dwelling that can be difficult to detect.

The thermographic report shall include recommended remedial measures so that the thermal performance of the dwelling may be improved and pass the air permeability test.

IDENTIFY AREAS OF MOISTURE PENETRATION...


S o u rce d a t a su p p l i e d b y t h e U K B u i l d i n g R e se a r ch E st a b l i sh me n t Registered address: Epsilon Consultants Ltd 7 Heather Lane Douglas

FOR NON-DOMESTIC BUILDINGS PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A QUOTATION

Isle of Man IM2 7EF

Pric e s :

01624 677278

Va lid f rom 0 1 Fe br ua ry 2 0 1 2

07624 346826

Air pe rm e a bi lity te s t & re por t — £ 3 7 5 .0 0 (inc )

info@epsiloniom.com

O ptiona l th e rm og ra phi c s urv e y & re por t — £ 1 2 5 .0 0 (inc )

mike@epsiloniom.com www.epsiloniom.com

TekTalk Issue 02 April 2012


Air leakage testing