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THERMAL IMAGING

SURVEYS, TRAINING & EQUIPMENT

Founded in 2002, iRed® are the UK’s largest provider of thermal imaging surveys, accredited training and equipment.

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THE UK’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THERMAL IMAGING CONSULTANCY

iRed® is the largest independent thermal imaging consultancy in the UK. Using the latest technology, we provide actionable insight for your buildings, land and assets. From consulting and surveying, to training and equipment – we’re here to help.

END-TO-END THERMAL IMAGING SOLUTIONS

Thermal Imaging Building Survey

SURVEYS

Nationwide thermal imaging surveys for a broad range of industries.

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Thermal Imaging Training

TRAINING

Classroom, e-learning and on-site options for accredited thermal imaging training.

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EQUIPMENT

Commercial thermal imaging cameras available to buy or hire.

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WE’VE SURVEYED OVER 500,000 HOMES AND BUILDINGS IN THE UK

Since 2002, iRed® has surveyed over half a million homes and buildings across the UK – helping local councils and housing associations improve their housing stock without wasting money.

WHY WE’RE DIFFERENT

We care about the impact iRed® has on the people and environment around us. We believe in looking after our planet in a sustainable way, which resonates in everything we do. To make this happen, we’ve pledged to plant a tree for every survey booked – helping to offset our carbon footprint and help make the world a little greener.

THERMAL IMAGING SURVEYS

Thermal Imaging Building Survey

BUILDING SURVEY

Quickly find heat loss and building defects whilst getting actionable steps to fix serious issues.

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Thermal Imaging Housing Stock Survey

HOUSING STOCK SURVEY

Identify poorly performing housing stock and achieve both your sustainability and energy-saving targets.

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Thermal Imaging Drone Survey

THERMAL DRONE SURVEY

Quickly survey large areas and get actionable insight for your buildings, structures and infrastructure.

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Thermal Imaging Electrical Survey

ELECTRICAL SURVEY

Live fixed-wire testing for panels, distribution boards and connections – avoiding the need for costly down-time.

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Thermal Imaging Data Centre Survey

DATA CENTRE SURVEY

One-off and routine thermal imaging surveys for data centres and critical systems.

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Thermal Imaging Solar Farm Survey

SOLAR FARM SURVEY

Identify photovoltaic faults and maximise energy production with drone-enabled aerial thermal imaging surveys.

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THERMAL IMAGING TRAINING

Interested in becoming an accredited thermographer? iRed® is the UK’s largest thermal imaging training centre, accredited to national standards.

Classroom, blended, e-learning and on-site training options available.

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BUILDING SUSTAINABLE FUTURES WITH THERMAL IMAGING

Globally, heat accounts for nearly half of all energy consumption and 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. In order to create a sustainable future, homes and buildings need to be heated efficiently – this means trapping in the heat we generate, instead of allowing it to leak out.

Thermal imaging is the only sustainable technology that can accurately pinpoint areas for improvement – without disruption or destruction.

EQUIPMENT & MAINTENANCE

Thermal Imaging Cameras

INFRARED CAMERAS

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Thermal Camera Calibration

CAMERA CALIBRATION

Ensure your data is accurate with annual calibration checks for infrared cameras and drone payloads.

Thermal Imaging Camera Hire

CAMERA HIRE

Commercial thermal imaging cameras available for short and long-term hire.

OUR CLIENTS

Our team of industry experts help clients revolutionise the way they operate, utilising new and emerging sensors to reach their carbon reduction goals

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY

iRed is the UK’s leading independent sustainability consultancy, specialising in energy, environment and property.

Founded in 2002, our multidisciplinary team of industry experts use innovative technologies to identify faults, improve efficiency and reduce carbon emissions for a broad range of industries.

We have the roadmap to your business’s zero carbon future, and the expertise and technology to get you there.

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ARTICLES & INSIGHTS

Achieving Sustainable Futures

ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE FUTURES WITH THERMAL IMAGING

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7 REASONS WHY BUILDING MANAGERS ARE USING THERMAL IMAGING

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Preparing For Your Survey

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR BUILDING FOR A THERMAL IMAGING SURVEY

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THERMAL IMAGING FAQs

Thermal imaging (also known as Infrared Thermography) uses heat-sensitive cameras to detect subtle differences in temperature. These cameras can detect temperature differences of less than 1ºC.
 
First designed for anti-aircraft defence in Britain, infrared cameras used to take over an hour to create a single image. Now, they’re practically instant. Whilst often seen used for search and rescue, thermal technology is capable of much more. For inspections, infrared cameras can quickly find and assess heat loss. This is used to inspect buildings, electrical equipment, machinery and assets.

Any object with a temperature above absolute zero (-273.15ºC) emits infrared radiation. The higher the temperature of the object, the greater the intensity of infrared radiation.

Infrared technology is designed to detect the intensity of radiation given off by an object. Once detected, a thermal camera creates an image of the object – based on the radiation it emits. This image is rendered using artificial colours, turning invisible radiation into a visible image.

Once captured, thermal images can be analysed to establish patterns and interruptions. For example, a loose connection in an electrical circuit or hidden defects in a building.

Technically yes, and unfortunately many people do.

The problem is infrared cameras cannot take accurate readings without adjustments. Factors such as reflected apparent temperature and emissivity must be changed in order to collect reliable information. When data is not collected properly (for example during the day), users often mistake functioning building elements as faults, leading to expensive and unnecessary remedial works.

As the preferred supplier for NHBC, we act as an expert witness on many of these reports – and more often than not we find that they’re inaccurate and unreliable.

iRed® has the largest team of accredited thermographers in the UK, all of whom are further approved by the UKTA to deliver certified BREEAM® surveys. Alongside this, we’re CHAS Accredited, Cyber Essentials Tier 1 Certified, CAA Approved and ISO 9001:2015 Certified.

Thermal cameras are not affected by light, and work just as well in daylight as they do in complete darkness.

The problem with working in daylight however isn’t to do with light, but with ambient temperature. Thermal cameras are heat-sensitive, so to accurately capture heat loss (or gain) there needs to be a difference in temperature. During the day, a building is externally heated by the sun, which in turn warms up the building fabric. This means that any heat escaping from the building is hidden, and is unlikely to be detected.

Specific surveys, such as electrical surveys and solar farm surveys, do not have the same requirements.

No – thermal imaging cameras cannot see through walls.

They can only detect surface temperatures, and are unable to see through solid objects.

Absolutely! Everything around us emits infrared radiation, whether it’s cold or warm.

Thermal cameras simply capture this radiation, turning it into a visual image.