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What is an Air Leakage Test?

An Air Leakage Test takes place near the end of the build phase when all of the elements of the building envelope (air barrier) are completed and sealed. These tests provide a measure of the amount of uncontrolled air leakage divided by the envelope area of the dwelling.

 

Why Do you need it?

Building Regulations Part L require that new build and existing buildings other than dwellings (i.e. non-domestic or commercial properties) complete Air Leakage Testing. This is due to the fact that gaps and cracks in the building fabric are often difficult to detect by visual inspection. Therefore, the only satisfactory way to show the building fabric is reasonably airtight is to measure the leakiness of the building fabric as a whole.

 

It is your responsibility to commission air testing and to ensure this is carried out by a test body with approved qualifications and affiliations.

 

Why You Should Choose Us

Our nationwide team of air testing engineers can complete fast-response domestic and non-domestic air tests, as well as help you ensure you are compliant with Part L Building Regulations. 

You can rest easy knowing our fully trained engineers are testing to the latest standards and using UKAS calibrated equipment. Better than that, our experienced team are here to offer advice to help in achieving the required results for building completion.

 

Want to talk to our experienced acoustic engineers about an air testing quote? Call us on 020 3286 2016 or email info@base.co.uk and we will get back to you within the same working day.

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