Infrared Building Survey
Thermographic building surveys offer a non-destructive method to assessing the internal fabric of a building.
Our thermographic building surveys use non-destructive techniques that can be used for highlighting anomalies and assessing the performance of a building. Pairing thermal imaging with additional specialist equipment such as damp meters and remote data loggers allows us to produce a wide variety of accurate reports ranging from basic surveys to complex studies. Using this data we can highlight issues such as thermal bridging, assess the continuity of insulation and locate areas of moisture compromise.
Air Leakage – Locate areas with cracks and openings.
Continuity of Insulation – Discover missing or damaged insulation.
Thermal Bridging – Locate and address pathways of heat loss.
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Our qualitative and quantitative approach to thermographic building surveys is also extremely useful for finding issues with air leakage, in which thermal images can locate cracks and unintentional openings within a building. This allows for the quick application of a solution before any issues develop.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is recommended that certain conditions are met to ensure any outcomes within our reports are fully accurate and actionable. To ‘see’ heat loss (or gain) at least a 10°C temperature difference between the inside and outside must be achieved for a minimum of 24 hours prior to the survey if occupied, or 72 hours for a ‘dead’ building. If the building has no operational heating system, temporary direct heaters (such as space heaters) may be required. It’s because of this that surveys can often take place very early in the morning or late in the evening.
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Upon completetion of a thermographic survey, clients will recieve a precise and detailed report featuring comments and advice from experienced and highly qualified thermographers. We only allow level 2 or above thermographers to produce our reports, ensuring your report is as comprehensive as possible. We’re then available to help, explain and troubleshoot your new thermal data with you as much as you need.
Absolutely! All of our thermographers are level 1/2/3 certified. We are also a CHAS accredited contractor, registered Constructionline supplier, UKTA approved to conduct BREEAM thermographic surveys, BINDT approved training centre and ISO 9001:2008 registered. To see a full list of our accreditations, please click here.
Rather than using a CMOS or CCD detector which records different levels of a range of visible light colours, a thermal imaging camera uses a microbolometer array to accurately measure levels of infrared radiation across a scene. This temperature data is then processed to produce a thermal image (known as “thermogram”), which can then be very precisely quantified or measured.
Thermography (otherwise known as “Thermal Imaging”) is a specialist technique which uses infrared-sensitive cameras to inspect buildings, electrical equipment, rotating machinery and devices to detect faults or problematic areas, as part of routine maintenance or fault-finding. This non-invasive method allows the identification – both in terms of location and severity – of problems associated with heat loss.