10 Reasons for Carrying Out Thermal Imaging Inspections on Buildings

10 Reasons for Carrying Out Thermal Imaging Inspections on Buildings

When Thermal Imaging Surveys are carried out on buildings, they are one of the most effective ways to monitor sustainability performance. By Undertaking infrared surveys on new build commercial or dwellings, clients can be assured that their buildings are efficient with resources, ensuring effective thermal performance from every angle.


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Thermal imaging surveys can also identify potential improvements to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions on existing buildings, thermography surveys can be used to assess the overall performance of the individual building fabric elements such that informed decisions can be made on improving energy efficiency. If required we can also undertake an in depth analysis, to estimate the potential cost and CO2 reductions if particular improvements are undertaken Thermal imaging is a powerful and non-invasive means of monitoring and diagnosing the condition of buildings. A thermal imaging inspection can identify problems early.


The 10 Reasons for Carrying Out Thermal Imaging Inspections

            1. Visualise energy losses through building envelopes
            2. Detect missing or defective insulation
            3. Find moisture in roofs and walls, both in the internal and the external structure
            4. Identify air leaks paths
            5. Locate thermal bridges/cold spots
            6. Locate water infiltration in flat roof constructions
            7. Detect problems in hot-water pipes
            8. Detect construction failures
            9. Monitor the drying of buildings
            10. Detect electrical faults which could lead to fires




Thermal imaging surveys to buildings are now a feature of BREEAM – the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for dwellings and commercial buildings. It sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation.  BREEAM recognises the benefits by awarding credits for a Level 2 certified thermographer carrying out a suitable thermal imaging survey. APT Sound Testing thermographic engineers are trained to level 2 to undertake BREEAM thermal imaging surveys.


Our Thermal Imaging Equipment 

We use the latest high resolution thermal imaging cameras to undertake our Thermographic Surveys throughout London and the Southeast.  Thermal imaging is one the quickest and easiest ways to undertake fault diagnosis on your buildings,  as thermography can quickly and accurately identify  building faults and a easy to follow report, so the defects can be quickly indented and rectified by the contractors.

The benefits of thermographic inspections are well documented and when it’s used in conjunction with air tightness testing it can be a very power combination – especially when its undertaken on  commercial buildings.


We can help with your thermal imaging surveys

We can undertake all types of thermal inspections to your building, such as insulation continuity for Building Regulations Part L2 (b) to identify paths of air leakage, insulation checks or electrical and mechanical inspections for either commercial or domestic projects. For more information on thermal surveys, please contact us on us at: info@aptsoundtesting.co.uk or call Darren Direct on 07775623464.

Alternately, if you would like more information on how to prepare for your BREEAM Thermal Imaging Survey, please visit our website at www.aptsoundtesting.co.uk or please visit our informative blog at: airpressuretesting.blogspot.com or our Thermal Imaging Knowledge Base Page which offers handy tips on how to prepare for your Thermal Imaging Survey.