What is it?
Air Pressure Testing (otherwise known as an Air Tightness Test or Air permeability test) calculates the permeability of the air in a building. This allows you to find out the amount of air that escapes your property or building, effecting how energy efficient the building is. The testing is carried out in accordance with Approved Document Part F under government Building Regulations – Ventilation of the building regulations.
Why is it important to have an Air Tightness Test?
Not only will having air pressure testing carried out help to improve your day to day living, reduce energy costs and carbon emissions; it is also a requirement for Part L1A and L2A of the building regulations.
What does this mean? Simply, it means that all new building projects (whether it be residential or commercial) will be required to have an air permeability test carried out on completion of the project.
The result of this test will feed into your overall Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) calculation or Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) assessment to determine whether the property or building meets standards in terms of energy efficiency.
Why choose Compliant EPC?
An Air Tightness Test cannot be carried out by any business or individual, it has to be done by a company who have the certifications and experience to carry out the test accurately.
Here at Compliant EPC, we have the accreditations, along with an outstanding reputation and years of experience, to help you to meet the required building regulations to move your project to the next stage.
We also have qualified technicians on hand around many parts of the UK, meaning we are able to offer a nation-wide service.
Find out more
Our team are always on hand to offer tailored advice to help with your building project – whether you are a contractor, architect or even a self-builder. Give one of our professional team a call today on 01623 573009 to find out more about the air pressure testing service we offer, and how it fits in with other regulated testing.
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Prices stated are an all-inclusive fee and include up to 2 additional re-tests on the same site visit if the property is not
meeting compliance in the first instance.
Prices stated are plus VAT