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Airborne Particulate Testing for Data Halls

For most companies IT and data equipment, represents one of the largest and most important investments.  This equipment is often referred to as its critical asset and/or ‘mission critical’. With […]

Posted on Jul 18, 2022

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Why We Undertake Particulate Testing to ISO Class 7 or 8 for Data Centres

Airborne particulate testing is essential to data centers and/or server rooms; however before you undertake the testing you need to know what ISO rating you need to achieve for the […]

Posted on Jul 15, 2022

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Precompletion Sound Testing for Part E 

Over the last decade we have provided thousands of sound insulation tests across London and the Southeast, and using this amassed knowledge of how different construction types effects the acoustic […]

Posted on Jul 12, 2022

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Thermal Imaging Inspections to Identify Building Defects 

Thermal imaging surveys are a great tool for identifying potential problems in your new or existing commercial building. They can pick defects in your building envelope, such as damaged or […]

Posted on Jul 08, 2022

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How to Pass Your Sound Insulation Test using Resilient Bars.

There are many applications for resilient bars; however, the most common application is for upgrading the sound proofing in party walls and floors. Resilient bars act as the resilient layer […]

Posted on Jul 06, 2022

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The Importance of Air Tightness Testing

Air tightness testing is a technique that can be used to quantify the amount of air leakage of a building fabric. The air tightness test measures the rate of air […]

Posted on Jul 05, 2022

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Dwelling Ventilation and Airtightness for PAS 2035

One thing to remember with Ventilation and airtightness is they are always co-dependent when it comes to PAS2035  doesn’t recommend to make a building airtight without allowing for adequate building […]

Posted on Jun 30, 2022

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Common Air Leakage Paths Identified During Air Tightness Testing for PAS 2035

Common Air Leakage Paths Identified During Air Tightness Testing for PAS 2035 In our experience, the more complete a development, the more likely it is to achieve a low air […]

Posted on Jun 30, 2022

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What happens if I fail my PAS2035 Air Tightness Test?

If your building achieves poor air test results in excess of 10m3/hr/m2, don’t panic! We can undertake combined air tightness testing and smoke leakage surveys to identify the air leakage paths […]

Posted on Jun 27, 2022

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The Importance of Air Tightness Testing on PAS 2035 Projects

There are many reasons why air leakage testing is important for PAS2035 project, by establishing how much air infiltrates through your building enclosure/envelope via air leakage testing, will help identify […]

Posted on Jun 27, 2022

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How do we carry out an Air Leakage Test for PAS2035?

Our blower door system can be set up quite quickly to undertake air tightness testing on PAS2035 buildings. This means we can quickly ascertain the buildings air leakage rate and […]

Posted on Jun 27, 2022

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Air Tightness Testing for PAS2035

The PAS 2035 standard and the requirements it sets out is to encourage a shift to a whole-building approach. One of the main focus of PAS 2035 is the connection […]

Posted on Jun 27, 2022

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How to Test Sound Insulation for Your Home or Office

How to Test Sound Insulation for Your Home or Office Do you want to know how to test sound insulation for homes or offices? Read on to find out! Do […]

Posted on Jun 23, 2022

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Explanation of Acoustic and Sound Insulation Testing Terms

In the field of acoustics and sound insulation testing, there are a large number of terms and abbreviations can be quite hard to follow. To try and make this easier […]

Posted on May 20, 2022

A Site Visit to Carry Out BREEAM Indoor Air Quality Testing

In this air quality article, we look at a recent visit to carry an indoor air quality assessment for BREEAM. The overall objectives of the air quality assessment were to […]

Posted on Mar 31, 2022

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Air Quality Testing for VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)

We often undertake Indoor VOC testing for BREEAM; however, what does the term VOC stand for? VOC means “volatile organic compounds.” These gases are released from numerous products and building […]

Posted on Mar 31, 2022

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Indoor Air Quality Testing for Extra BREEAM Credits

BREEAM provides extra credits through improving indoor air quality. There are five credits available in this section, sitting within the Health and Wellbeing category. This is split into two areas: […]

Posted on Mar 29, 2022

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Air Tightness Testing Checklist for Commercial Buildings

Before our engineers arrive on site to undertake the commercial air tightness test, please ensure you have sent us the design air permeability figure and been through the checklist below, […]

Posted on Mar 24, 2022

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Air Tightness Testing Checklist for Residential Dwellings

Before our engineers arrive on site to undertake the air tightness test, please ensure you have sent us the design air permeability figure and been through the checklist below, this […]

Posted on Mar 24, 2022

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Smoke Leakage Surveys to Pass Air Tightness Testing

Smoke Leakage Surveys to Pass Air Tightness Testing This article explains the use of combined air tightness testing and smoke surveys to identify air leakage paths in houses and commercial […]

Posted on Mar 22, 2022

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Have you failed your Air Tightness Test?

Have you failed your Air Tightness Test? On previous projects were our clients buildings have failed the air tightness test,  we have used combined air tightness testing and smoke surveys […]

Posted on Mar 16, 2022

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Is Air Tightness Testing Mandatory on all new Buildings

Is Air Tightness Testing Mandatory on all new Buildings From June 2022 all new dwellings and commercial buildings will need air tightness tests. Gone are the days when many (not […]

Posted on Mar 14, 2022

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Our Air Tightness Testing Procedure

Our Air Tightness Testing Procedure Client’s often ask how we undertake the onsite air tightness testing. The air tightness test is undertaken in-line with Part L and the ATTMA standard. […]

Posted on Mar 14, 2022

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What is Air Tightness Testing or Blower Door Testing?

What is Air Tightness Testing or Blower Door Testing?   An airtightness test is a whole building test that measures how easy it is for air to leak through a building […]

Posted on Mar 14, 2022