AIR PRESSURE TESTING
PRICES FROM £175 + VAT
We will assist you through the entire process from building design to the final air tightness testing stage.
Why Choose EPS Group?
EPS Group have a dedicated team of Air Pressure Testing Technicians that are able to test all types of building for air leakage, from testing small houses, testing flats and bungalows to testing large commercial buildings. We do not use any subcontractors so you can be confident in the air testing services we provide. We aim to offer a personal air pressure tseting service at a competitive price which will meet building regulations. We specialise in testing air tightness.
In House Team
EPS Group have a dedicated in house team of Level 1 & Level 2 certified Air Tightness Testing Technicians. We guarantee our air pressure test certificates will be accepted by Building Control.
We'll Work With You
We provide 2 hour testing appointments for air tightness testing, meaning we have time to identify areas of leakage and provide cost effective solutions to rectify them. You may be able to resolve them whilst we are onsite.
One Stop Shop
Along with pressure testing, EPS Group also provide SAP Calculations, SBEM Calculations and Energy Performance Certificates so are perfectly placed to advise on Approved Document L compliance.
EPS Group offer substantial discounts when multiple buildings are ready to be pressure tested at once, meaning we are extremely competitive on price. If you do find a cheaper quotation, we’ll do our best to match it.
Our Air tightness Testing Technicians cover the entire country at competitive rates, no matter where you are based we should be able to offer a competitive price.
EPS Group provide smoke testing and thermal image diagnostics, which go hand in hand with air pressure testing. Should your test fail, you can be sure that we will find the problem quickly and efficiently.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Air Pressure Testing
Air pressure tests calculate air tightness in a building, known as “air permeability” or “leakage”. Air leaks are the air that escapes from the building by uncontrolled means. Leaks can occur through voids, holes or cracks in the building fabric.
Domestic Air Pressure Testing .We have EAS certification to perform every test according to CIBSE TM23.
VALUE Air pressure tests from £175.00 + VAT with substantial discounts when multiple dwellings can be tested at once.
A good air permeability test result will improve your Dwelling Emission Rate (DER) or Building Emission Rate (BER) and reduce the heating bill of the house or building.
We allow up to two hours for each air pressure test for dwellings and up to four hours for commercial buildings. This allows the client enough time to complete a reasonable amount of remedial works should they be required. If the property passes a certificate will be issued which should be passed to the Building Control Body (Building Regulations) within seven days of the air testing test being carried out. Contact us. We will be able to assist you through the entire air testing process, from preliminary design to the final testing stage.
If you have constructed a new dwelling, then Part L of the Regulations states that you must now have an air tightness test performed on that dwelling to assess air leakage. The air permeability of the building must meet the latest Building Regulations standard for conservation of fuel and power (currently 8m3/h/m2 @ 50 Pascals).
Air tightness construction is a draught-free envelope – quite simply this means that there are no unintended gaps in the envelope that allow air to leak in or out of the property. This means there are no cold draughts coming in through the property.
A standard house has an air tightness of between 3 to 10 m3/h/m2 @ 50pa. The majority of dwellings that we test have a design air permeability of around 5 m3/h/m2 @ 50pa. Commercial buildings can vary substantially dependant of the building type, generally ranging from targets of 3 m3/h/m2 @ 50pa to 8 m3/h/m2 @ 50pa.
Tips to Help Pass an Air Pressure Test first time by reducing air leakage:
1. Every service penetration is sealed.
2. All plumbing work is complete with water in the traps.
3. Build to Accredited Construction Details or similar.
4. Gaps within walls and floors must be sealed.
5. Bathrooms and kitchens must be fully fitted and mastic sealed.
6. No work trades to be in the building where the testing is carried out.
Air testing is a recognised method of measuring the extent to which air is lost through leaks in the building fabric (air leakage). It is sometimes referred to as air tightness testing.
SAP Calculations (domestic) or SBEM Calculation (commercial) are used to work out the energy performance of a residential dwelling or commercial building respectively, one target component of the SAP or SBEM Calculation is air pressure testing that measures the air tightness of the dwelling.