AIR TIGHTNESS TESTING
Sound Insulation Testing for constructed new-builds in the UK
Air tightness testing is required for all new build residential dwellings to ensure that the buildings meet their air permeability design target, as specified in the SAP calculations.
HA Acoustics undertake Sound Insulation Testing for clients that have constructed new-builds across the UK. This testing is undertaken under our UKAS accreditation. Following repeat requests from clients that love our professional, integral, prompt service in sound testing, we’ve agreed to also offer other Building Control Compliance services, which we do either in-house, or arrange through a carefully vetted third-party company. This ensures that our clients receive the same great service, level of care and professionalism for all aspects of their Building Control testing, as they enjoy when engaging us to sound test.
For air-tightness testing, also known as air pressure testing or air permeability testing (we agree it’s confusing!), our air tightness consultants are members of iATS, The Independent Air Tightness Testing Scheme for qualified Air Testers.
Air tightness testing is required for all new build residential dwellings to ensure that the buildings meet their air permeability design target, this is specified in the SAP calculations (which we can also arrange).
Under the Building Regulations, an air pressure test is required to comply with Part L1a & L2a (England & Wales). Without this air pressure test being carried out, the building cannot be signed off by either the local authority (Council) Building Control department or a private Building Control officer.
In addition, and of particular concern to our self-builder clients and those building to subsequently rent out units, a building that leaks air, can lose significant amounts of heat, upto 30%. Therefore, an airtight building is more energy efficient and reduced heating costs, improving the carbon footprint.
For more information on Air Tightness Testing and a competive quotation for your project please call HA Acoustics on 01245206250 or email info@HA-acoustics.co.uk.