A thermographic survey (also known as a thermal imaging survey) is carried out on commercial or residential buildings using state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras. These surveys can help to maximise heating efficiency, conserve energy and reduce costs by identifying areas of thermal bridging, which can cause instability of a building’s internal temperatures. Thermal bridging forms part of the compliance requirement within Part L of the Building Regulations.
Thermography is a quick, convenient and cost-effective way to identify a range of possible building defects including:
- air leakage paths through the building envelope
- masonry gaps and insulation defects
- areas of flooding, damp or water ingress eg. leaking roofs
- leaking pipes eg. in underfloor heating
- extra credits obtained for BREEAM
Build Check thermographic surveys are conducted by ITC Level 2 Thermographers, when a building is complete but prior to handover, in accordance with:
- BS EN 13187:1999 – Thermal performance of buildings. Qualitative detection of thermal irregularities in building envelopes. Infrared method.
- BRE Report 176 – A practical guide to infrared thermography for building surveys.
Our engineers will discuss any areas for potential improvement with the contractor on site with full reporting.