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 leakage figure. When we send out our quotations, we also forward an informative air leakage checklist to help clients prepare for their air tightness test for PAS2035. By working with customers throughout the retrofit stages, we can provide advice and guidance on the most feasible ways to avoid air leakage and attain compliance for the air tightness test for PAS2035.
Here is a list of the most common air leakage paths identified during our air tightness and smoke leakage testing:
- Poorly installed windows and doors which do not close tightly against frames.
- Windows and doors with missing seals.
- Damaged trickle vents to window and door frames
- The gap at the wall/skirting board junction.
- Gaps through existing floorboards to all floors.
- Perimeter and internal wall/floor junctions.
- Gaps around service penetrations (such as water and electrical) through floor and walls
- Pathways through ceiling voids into masonry cavity walls
- Pathways through eaves in cavities
- Gaps around windowsills and door reveals
- Gaps around bathroom and WC services
- Gaps around kitchen and utility services.
- Gaps between dry lining and ceilings
- Unsealed chimneys
- Gaps around electrical and IT fittings
- Gaps around ceiling loft hatches
- Ventilation penetrations through the walls, ceiling, and roof
- Poorly installed extractor fans to kitchens, utility, and bathrooms
If fail your air tightness test, don’t panic! We can undertake smoke leakage testing to identify air leakage paths in your building, as well as providing a comprehensive smoke survey report, to allow for targeted remedial sealing works by your team.
We can help you pass your air tightness test for PAS 2035
We have large amount of experience in understanding the requirements of Approved Document L and PAS 2035, along with extensive experience of carrying out thousands of successful air tightness tests on a wide range of developments across London and the UK.
If you would like more information in for our PAS 2035 air tightness testing services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our call us on 01525 303905. Alternatively, please see a copy of our air leakage checklist to help you prepare for your PAS2035 Air Test.