Thermal imaging is a very powerful tool that helps to find and identify hidden problems in a non-destructive way. Combined with air tightness testing, our thermal imaging surveys can show up building regulation non-compliances, such as unsealed dry lining on the walls.
A full, professional-grade Thermal Survey with air-tightness testing can confirm your project meets thermal and efficiency requirements, and identify any final overlooked areas.
Our service includes a full-scale professional Thermal Survey, carried out by a PCN Category 2 Thermographer, and using state-of-the-art Thermography equipment. In addition to this, our service includes air tightness testing, and a full report that details our findings, alongside our best-practise recommendations.
With thousands of new homes being built all over the UK, many are selling their older houses for the promise of quality, structure, and energy performance from a new-build. For many, this sense of security and confidence isn't proving all true...
Having been involved with a number of articles recently (such as BBC Inside out), we've been helping new home owners fight developers over issues with their new homes, providing conclusive evidence of fundamental departures from Building Regulations.
The evidence we collect in our Thermal Surveys gives clients support and documentation to help with getting redress from the builders, as well as with legal teams to help build cases against the developers themselves.
The reports we produce are often used by chartered surveyors to guide their investigations to help identify issues that would not normally be seen, using the words of one surveyor, "these thermal imaging reports give me x-ray vision!".
Older homes can be pretty cold in the winter, and expensive to heat. Identifying where the heat is being lost and how these areas can be improved to reduce this can make home improvements more effective.
In addition, issues such and damp and mould can be common with older homes and need to be addressed quickly to ensure they are treated effectively before irreversible damage sets in.
If you're planning energy efficiency improvements, our thermal imaging survey can help identify issues and plan works around them.
Many people contact us after renovation works have left their homes as cold as they were before because they were unaware of where they were losing heat and overlooked these areas during renovation.
We have successfully used smoke testing to prove missing radon barriers and air paths through building structures to demonstrate heat loss and fire spread potential in a number of legal cases. The test is carried out in conjunction with air tightness testing and thermal imaging to give increased evidential weight to breaches of building regulations and other technical standards.
"Paul performed a thermal survey at my property, offering his expertise and advice during the process. On the basis of the survey findings I then successfully persuaded CIGA to inspect and fully reinstate defective cavity wall insulation under their original guarantee. Now looking forward to a warmer winter - thanks Paul!"
“It was most interesting to see where there was insufficient insulation, or indeed where there were draughts. I can recommend him for his knowledge and enthusiasm and for his unbiased recommendations.”
“We are really pleased we had the survey carried out and Paul’s report documenting the problems and his advice on the day, will allow us to make some useful changes which should reduce our energy bills and make the house more comfortable.”