UK’S LEADING PROVIDER OF THERMAL IMAGING SURVEYS

UK’s leading provider of specialist remote sensing surveys, training and equipment

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iRed® is the largest independent thermal imaging consultancy in the UK. Using the latest infrared technology, we provide actionable insight for your buildings, assets, and structures.

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

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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TRUSTED BY OVER 2,500 CUSTOMERS

iRed® is trusted by everyone, from the UK Emergency Services and Fortune 500 companies, to local councils and those just starting out.

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 “iRed have proved themselves to be very flexible in fitting in with our policies and procedures, the engineers have been very efficient and I have been impressed with the final presentation of the results.”

Paul Harding, NHS

“iRed’s professionalism is apparent in both their approach to the client on site and to the report production aspect which is delivered in an easy to understand and visually pleasing format.”

“As a business, iRed have proved their worth time and time again. The professionalism of the office staff, united with engineer know-how of thermographic engineers is a formidable team.”

Trevor May, EMCOR

“Just had a two day multispectral imaging training course which was really informative.  The team at iRed are really professional and very welcoming. I will definitely be returning to them for more upskilling.”

Neville Fox, Fox Contract Services

THE UK’S LEADING EXPERTS

Our mission is simple: to connect people and companies to the technologies needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

500,000+

SURVEYS COMPLETED

450,000+

FAULTS FOUND

105,000+

CPD HOURS DELIVERED

35,700kg

CARBON SEQUESTRATION

WE STAND BY OUR WORK AS THE BEST IN INDUSTRY

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

NATIONWIDE COVERAGE

We have accredited surveyors and qualified drone pilots based all around the UK, for total nationwide coverage.

LARGEST TEAM

We’re proud to have the largest team of accredited thermographers and CAA approved drone pilots.

ACCREDITED & CERTIFIED

Our surveyors are Category 2 & 3 accredited, and operate to the latest national standards.

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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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.

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