Commercial Air Tightness Testing

Air Tightness Testing (also referred to as Pressure Testing or Air Permeability Testing) is a requirement of Part L1A & L2A of the Building Regulations for newly built Domestic and Commercial Buildings. Air Tightness Testing measures the amount of uncontrolled air flow (also known as air leakage) within a building as a result of unsealed gaps or cracks within the thermal envelope.

Why choose EPS Group?

EPS Group offer a Nationwide Service.  Our Technicians are members of The Independent Airtightness Testing Scheme (iATS) and therefre authorised to undertake air pressure testing on new buildings in accordance with ATTMA TSL1 Measuring Air Permeability of Building Envelopes (Dwellings) and ATTMA TSL2 Measuring Air Permeability of Building Envelopes (Non-Dwellings).

There are many reasons to appoint EPS Group to undertake your Air Tightness Testing (Pressure Testing) including:

Low-Cost Fees

Domestic & Commercial Units Tested

Substantial Reductions for Multiple Tests.

Flexible Test Appointments Including Weekends

Free Practical Pre-Test Advice

Temporary Sealing of Intentional Sources of Ventilation

Smoke and Thermal Diagnostics Available

Instant Verbal Results Provided On Site

Expedited Service Available On Request

Multi-Disciplined Team Providing a Range of Related New Build Services Under One Roof

Air Tightness Testing Explained

The Building Regulations detail a maximum permitted threshold for the air pressure test of 10 m3.h/m2. More often than not, this relatively generous air leakage rate is superseded by a target value detailed within the building’s respective SAP Calculation (Domestic) or SBEM Calculation (Commercial) as a result of the measure air leakage rate having a direct impact on the buildings calculated carbon emissions.

On sites with multiple units, sampling testing may be adopted where the SAP or SBEM Calculations allow. Since this may rely on an improved build specification it can be more cost-effective to carry out individual air pressure tests on all buildings.

Our Air Pressure Testing equipment ranges from a small single fan system used for testing residential units to a large multifan system for testing large commercial or non-domestic buildings. We also have state of the art thermal imaging equipment and smoke machines available which can help detect areas of leakage that are not easily discovered by eye.

Our air leakage testing Technicians work from the same offices as our SAP and SBEM Assessors which pays dividends in cases where we are also delivering energy calculations as part of a full Part L compliance package, avoiding time delays or any of the hassle caused by dealing with two separate companies. Further information on Air Testing can be found on our dedicated Air Pressure Testing site.

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Why Work With EPS Group?

EPS Group have been providing cost effective, client focused solutions to the increasingly stringent requirements of local planning policies and the Building Regulations for more than 10 years. Whether you’re in the first stages of exploring exactly what your legal obligations are, or are facing a project delay as a direct result of energy compliance, we can help. We provide independent advice and fixed price quotations that arrive without obligation.

Highly Experienced

EPS Group have been providing energy consultancy services since 2007 and our directors have more than 30 years of combined industry experience. You can therefore be confident that your project is in safe hands.

Competitive Pricing

We provide transparent, competitive, all-inclusive fixed fees with significant discounts available for developments with multiple units.

Expedited Service Available

We appreciate that developments move fast. If you require energy calculations or pressure testing urgently, give us a call and we will try our best to help.

One Stop Solution

From planning to completion we provide an extensive range of complementary services which helps to simplfiy our client’s compliance obligations.

Independent Advice

We only provide energy compliance services.We therefore aim to provide you with the most economic and feasible solutions  to achieving compliance.

Fully Accredited Team

Our Energy Consultants and Technicians are all fully accredited across a range of disciplines. You can therefore rely on the advice and services that they provide.

Client Focused

We tailor our services around you and your bespoke requirements. This is not an industry where a one-size fits all approach should be used.

Ongoing Technical Support

Plans and specification change. We are therefore available to provide technical support throughout the duration of a build in order to prevent any regulatory problems arising at completion.

A Partner For Those in the Construction Industry

We value the importance of a solid working relationship with those in the construction industry, and for many, we serve as the reliable go-to company to entrust from the planning stages of a development through to completion.Hear what our construction clients have to say about us and view our previous projects:

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