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The office that covers this area is: Cardiff

Phone Number: 0117 212 0189 Email: bristol@e2consultants.co.uk

Commercial Air Integrity Testing in Bristol

Our air consultants offer constructive advice for Commercial Air Integrity Testing on what is the best way to reach your target rating.

The dwellings that make up the test sample are to be chosen by the Building Control Body (BCB) as well as the pressure tester. When selecting the dwellings it should be taken into account that half of the tests for each type should be scheduled during construction of the first 25% of that type. All results, including failures, should be reported back to the BCB. Undertaking the test early in the project means any adjustments can be made before the majority of construction is complete.

According to Part L1a, an air pressure test needs to be undertaken on 50% of all dwelling types or three units of each type depending on which value is smaller. A block of flats is considered as a separate development and should be treated as such no matter on the number of blocks on the site. Furthermore, the testing should be done on the first batch of each type of dwelling to be completed. The need to test multiple versions of each type is to confirm the design and construction procedures are up to code according to Government regulations.

Envelope

Area (m2)

Leakage Rates (m3/hr at 50Pa)
5 7.5 10 15 20 25
2000 0.51 0.76 1.01 1.52 2.03 2.54
5000 1.27 1.90 2.54 3.80 5.07 6.34
7500 90 2.85 3.80 5.71 7.61 9.51
10000 2.54 3.80 5.07 7.61 10.14 12.68
12500 3.17 4.75 6.34 9.51 12.68 15.85
15000 3.80 5.71 7.61 11.41 15.21 19.02
20000 5.07 7.61 10.14 15.21 20.29 25.36

It is a requirement under the Building Regulations 2015 Part L that new dwellings in Bristol must pass an Commercial Air Integrity Testing prior to occupation; this test certificate must be produced for the dwelling to be signed off by local Bristol building control.

The report has all the details required by the regulations to indicate that a valid test has been performed.

To carry out such a test with accurate results, we require some general requirements to be made available at the time of the test:

1. SAP Design air pressure test figure

2. Electricity supply

3. Water supply to enable traps to be filled

We will seal all of the intentional leakage areas in the house prior to testing. These include: fireplaces, extractor fans, exhaust fans, trickle vents and the odd uninstalled component. Everything else will have to stay 'as is' in the property.

It's strongly suggested that if you've never had a test before, that you review our air pressure / tightness pre-test checklist below.

Air Tightness Pre-Test Checklist

For a quote or for more information, call our Bristol air tightness / pressure testing consultant on 0117 212 0189 or email bristol@e2consultants.co.uk

For further Commercial Air Integrity Testing information for your area, be sure to check out Air-Testing-Bristol.co.uk.

Our other services include:
SBEM Calculations (BER/TER), Commercial EPCs, Sustainability Statements, Commercial Air Testing, Part E / BB93, Room Integrity Testing, Workplace Noise, Fire Risk Assessment, Acoustic Testing, Asbestos Surveys, Thermal, DSM / Thermal Modelling, Environmental Noise, Display Energy Certificates, BREEAM Credit Reports,

Commercial Air Integrity Testing can also be known as:
Air Tightness Testing, Commercial Air Testing, Air Leakage Testing, House Leakage Testing, Fan Pressure Testing, Commercial Air Leakage Testing, Commercial House Leakage Testing, Air Testing, Commercial Fan Pressure Testing, Air Pressure Testing, Air Integrity Testing, Commercial Air Pressure Testing, Commercial Air Tightness Testing,

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