Thermal Imaging » Building Survey

Thermal imaging surveys, for every building & budget

Quickly see where you’re losing heat and get actionable steps to fix serious issues

Free estimate

We help our customers see heat loss, providing actionable insight into your energy performance and identifying how to maximise your retrofitting.

Category 2/3 Accredited Thermographers | NHBC Preferred Supplier | UK Nationwide Coverage

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From air leakage and damp, to missing insulation and poor fittings – our surveys provide verifiable evidence to what’s wrong in your building.

100% Non-Destructive

 “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

Trusted by over 2,500 customers

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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UK NATIONWIDE COVERAGE

Our team of surveyors are based throughout the UK for nationwide coverage

ACCREDITED SURVEYS

We have the UK’s largest team of accredited category 2/3 thermographers

ADVICE & RECOMMENDATIONS

Our team of experts are on-hand to provide advice and recommendations

UK’S LEADING PROVIDER OF THERMAL IMAGING SURVEYS

iRed® is the largest independent thermal imaging consultancy in the UK. As the preferred supplier for NHBC and leading home-builders nationwide, you can trust that your building is in safe hands with us.

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How does it work?

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1. Free Estimate

We work with leading developers nationwide to verify that their buildings have been built as designed.

  • Commercial Buildings & Properties

  • Warehouses & Office Blocks

  • New Builds & Housing Stock

  • Military Infrastructure

2. Evening Survey*

We help local councils meet their sustainability targets by identifying poorly performing housing stock.

  • Completely Non-Destructive

  • UK Nationwide Coverage

  • ISO 18436 Certified

  • CHAS Accredited

3. Digital Report

We survey everything, from office blocks and commercial buildings to warehouses and military infrastructure.

  • Certified by Category 3 Thermographers

  • Tailored for non-building professionals

  • Retrofit prioritisation and action plan

  • Evidence for tender publication

NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE,
WE CAN HELP

Building Survey Thermal Imaging

HOME BUILDERS

We work with leading developers nationwide to verify that their buildings have been built as designed.

LOCAL COUNCILS

We help local councils meet their sustainability targets by identifying poorly performing housing stock.

FACILITIES MANAGERS

We survey everything, from office blocks and commercial buildings to warehouses and military infrastructure.

WE STAND BY OUR WORK AS THE BEST IN INDUSTRY

Other Consultancies

  • Not qualified to national standards

  • Basic reports without image analysis

  • Invalid environmental conditions

  • Insufficient company insurance

  • Unsuitable low-resolution thermal cameras

  • Not capable of aerial thermal imaging surveys

  • Additional charges for consultation and advice

Why companies use iRed®

  • Accredited to ISO 18436 and ISO 6781 standards

  • Comprehensive reports with retrofit prioritisation

  • Operating to ISO 13187 standards

  • £5m Public & £10m Employers liability insurance

  • High-resolution commercial thermal cameras (1024×768)

  • CAA Approved Drone Pilots (and 102ft mast)

  • Free aftercare, troubleshooting and advice

GET YOUR FREE ESTIMATE

Whether you’re looking to identify problems, retrofit your buildings or improve energy efficiency, get in touch with our team to find out how we can help.

01243 370 296*
[email protected]

*We’re open Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm

THERMAL IMAGING SURVEY 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.

Originally designed for military use, thermal cameras are often seen used for search and rescue. Other applications include firefighters, who use the technology to see through smoke.

For non-contact measurement, thermal cameras can identify, capture and assess heat loss. This is used to inspect buildings, electrical equipment, rotating machinery and devices.

Thermal imaging is the only non-contact method of investigation for buildings – eliminating the need to physically inspect behind a finished structure.

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 heat loss in a commercial building.

Thermal cameras cannot take accurate readings without adjustments. Factors such as reflectivity and emissivity must be changed to collect reliable information.

Accreditation verifies that a thermographer can:

  • Operate an infrared camera
  • Collect accurate temperature data
  • Create reliable thermal inspection reports

Our thermographers are accredited by both the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing and the Awarding Body of the Built Environment. In addition to this, we have PCN Category 2 and 3 thermographers who are approved by the UKTA to conduct BREEAM surveys.

iRed is CHAS Accredited, Cyber Essentials Tier 1 Certified, CAA Approved and ISO 9001:2015 Certified.

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