Testimonials

"UK Air Testing are a pleasure to work with. We have received a very organised and professional service from beginning to end. Everyone that we have dealt with has been very accommodating and helpful. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to others."
Vicky Turner, United House

"Excellent company, office always try to be accommodating, engineers excellent, helpful and user friendly on site."
Stuart, Grange Builders

"An impeccable and professional service from start to finish."
Tim Blythe, David Wilson Homes

"The booking procedure was quick and easy and the test was arranged within three days. The tester arrived punctually and carried out the test with the minimum of disruption. The test results were available the next day."
Ron Cardy, W.D Properties

"A good reliable service."
Andy Hill, Berkeley Homes Kent

"We have employed the services of UK Air Testing on a number of occasions and have found them professional, reliable and cost effective."
Rory McCormick, Durkan

"UK Air testing have provided a one stop shop for me for 5 years, very competitive and reliable service."
Allan Smith Associates

"The engineers at UK Air Testing always provide an efficient, reliable and professional service. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services. I know with confidence from the moment I book testing with them that I will receive a confirmed appointment date, and that the certification will be provided in a prompt manner."
Richard Musto

"We have used UK Air Testing on several projects recently and their response times are good, personnel, friendly and rates competitive. I would certainly use them again."
Julian Emery, Emerys of Bath

"We are pleased that we have found UK Air Testing, their engineers are friendly, punctual and efficient, they have given us some good advise on how we can improve our results and they are of course competitive."
John Shipp, ACCL

"I was very happy with the cost and level of service provided by UK Air Testing."
Andrew Temperton, Wild Boar Properties

“The UKSAPs team guided me through the water calculations for my property and advised me on how to achieve a pass”
Tara Gatt from Summerville Builder Ltd

 

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Compliance & Understanding

UK Air Testing takes pride in our approach to the developer and helping them to achieve targets in as many ways as we can within the guidelines of theBuilding Regulations. We provide documentation based on our experience to help you prepare your property to help achieve a pass first time.

AIR

UK Air Testing has delivered over 12,000 air tests nationwide! Each air test has been conducted with the consideration for the developer and to ensure that the process has minimal disruption to the site. UK Air Testing has the facility to offer commercial air testing to our clients at superb rates.

What is Air Testing?

Air Testing was introduced in to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) of the Building regulations in 2006 with the aim to reduce the volume of heat that a property loses through the fabric once built. The definition of leakage is:

“Leakage is the uncontrolled flow of air through gaps, cracks and holes in the fabric of a building, which may not be visible to the naked eye. This is not ventilation systems, as this is ‘controlled’ movement of air.”

Why do we do Air Testing?

The main reason for a developer is because it is compulsory in order to satisfy building control. However, the reason developers are putting considerable focus on the tightness of their properties is that in 2012 the regulations to achieve a SAP calculation has become much tougher. Air Testing carries a significant weight on the end SAP Calculation and the tighter the air testing result the better the SAP Calculation will be. As energy performance has become a selling point for developers this is very important, but there are also some wider benefits also:

Fundamentally for the consumer, heating bills will be reduced considerably.
47% of the UK’s CO2 emissions are from homes, this will drop dramatically.
Tests relate ‘draughty’ houses to illness and discomfort for the consumer.
Reduces noise transfer through the leakage paths
Helps prevent decline of the building fabric due to interstitial condensation.

Common Leakage Handout (Air Testing)

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HANDOUT T-REVISED EDITIC

Part L

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HMG-REVISED PARTL1A REGS

Part L2

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PART L2A REGULATION-CO

Part F

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PART F ONS-VENTILATIO

Part E

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PART E BUILDING GULATIONS-SOU

Part G

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