Air Pressure Testing

Air leakages found in buildings can contribute to increased fuel consumption, which can result in higher energy bills.

Air Pressure Testing

 
Air leakages found in buildings can contribute to increased fuel consumption, which can result in higher energy bills.

This is why the Building Regulations/ Standards requires all new buildings to have an air tightness rating, without which, a Building Control officer or Verifier will not provide that all important completion certificate.

PAS 2035 also stipulates a requirement for Air Pressure Testing for certain higher risk Retrofit Projects.

Do I need an Air Pressure Test?

 
An Air Pressure Test is required by Building Regulations/Standards after construction of a new building (commercial or residential). The results of this air pressure test are used within energy efficiency calculations (SAP or SBEM).

Greener Solutions Group provide fully qualified and professional Air Testers accredited with the Independent AirTightness Testing Scheme (iATS). Members of the iATS scheme have the skills and knowledge to undertake air tightness tests for small dwellings as well as high-rise buildings, and will help to ensure compliance with Building Regulations.

We can also provide this service within a package of SAP or SBEM calculations which are also mandatory requirements for new buildings.

What does an Air Pressure Test consist of?

 
A fan is used to either pressurise or depressurise the building to around 50 pascals and the result is described as the air permeability of the building. The lower the air permeability, the more air tight the building is.

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