Part F Ventilation Testing
What is Part F Ventilation Testing?
Part F Building Regulations 2010 introduced the requirement to verify practical performance of ventilation in new dwellings against design. This requires validation of airflow measurements for every dwelling constructed under this edition of the Building Regulations as well as ensuring that the system has been configured correctly.
Building Regulation Part L requires buildings to be 'better sealed' and 'more airtight'. In the new Part F 2010 Document, provisions have been designed to ventilate buildings having air permeability down to 3m³/hr/m² at 50 Pa, therefore allowing designers to plan to ‘worst case’ as Building Regulation document Part L allows air permeability up to 10 m³/hr/m²
The purpose of the Building Regulation Part F 2010 - F1 'Means of ventilation' is to ensure that 'adequate means of ventilation is provided for people in the building’, therefore improving the performance of the building and the indoor air quality for occupants of both new and existing dwellings in the UK.
Each component of the ventilation system of the property will be tested individually, for example extraction fans and oven hoods. The equipment is simply placed over the ventilation system and a flow reading is taken on a connected piece of electronic equipment to generate the reading.
E2 Consultants is strategically placed across a network of 14 regional offices throughout the UK to carry out Part F ventilation testing. It can usually be covered at the same time as your air permeability or sound insulation testing by our multi-disciplined consultants and engineers. Discounts are applied when we carry out multiple services in a single visit and we can combine our services to create great cost-effective packages for our clients.
Part F testing validates air flow measurements for the new dwelling and ensures that the system has been configured correctly. All of our engineers are BPEC Qualified and have years of experience and a significant track record in the building services industry.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our team. Our energy and compliance consultants are personable and professional with the ability to communicate clearly at any level. If you would like a quote for Part F Ventilation Testing call one of our regional offices and speak to an expert on 0800 043 8100 or email Part-F-Testing@e2consultants.co.uk.
Part F Ventilation Testing can also be known as:
Part F Ventilation Certificate, Ventilation Testing Equipment, Duct Testing, Air Flow Rate Testing, Ventilation Commissioning Certificate, Part F Fan Testing, Part F Testing,
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