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DOMESTIC AIR PRESSURE
& TIGHTNESS TESTING

ATTMA ACCREDITED. AIR PRESSURE CERTIFICATES PROVIDED

All our house air tightness test procedures are conducted in accordance to ATTMA (The Air Tightness Testing Measurement Association) standards and our aim is to improve the energy efficiency of your building at the most affordable market rates going. We provide testing throughout the UK. Whether you need a test completing in Yorkshire, The Midlands, Greater Manchester or London we can complete testing at an affordable cost. 

We recommend getting in touch with us as soon as possible to discuss the details of your air pressure test. This will ensure you achieve the score you are looking for in a timely matter. One of our trained staff members can talk you through what is required prior to our visit.

How Purple Energy help

Purple Energy have a dedicated team of highly skilled technicians working throughout the country to provide accurate Air Pressure Testing and free remedial advice, ensuring you achieve the air pressure results you require to pass part L building regulations at unbeatable market rates. We offer;

Same day certification 
Highly skilled technicians
Unbeatable market rates
Free remedial advice
Nationwide engineers

What is Domestic 
Air Leakage Testing?

House Air Tightness Testing  (Commonly referred to Air Leakage Testing or Air Pressure Testing) is a mandatory requirement for part L1A and L2A building regulations for all newly built houses (Commercial and Domestic).

An Air Tightness Test is an energy audit that identifies any areas of unwanted air leakage in a building’s thermal envelope and should not take any longer than an hour to conduct. 

The main reason for an Air Tightness Test is to create a more airtight building which in turn will reduce C02 emissions and lead to a reduction in heating costs and unwanted air leakage.

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Completing your
Domestic Air Leakage Test

Purple Energy have a dedicated team of engineers working throughout the country to provide accurate testing and invaluable remedial advice, ensuring you achieve the results you require to pass part L building regulations.


The test is a relatively simple and hassle-free experience if the appropriate guidelines are followed prior to our visit. One of our engineers will place a fan or number of fans to an appropriate opening. This is usually an external door. They will then proceed to take multiple readings at different pressures.


Before the test is completed we will tape all of the ventilation extracts, turn off any HVAC units and ensure all windows and doors have been closed.


If there are site works in the dwelling during the testing process they must ensure windows are kept closed and doors are not tampered with. The tightness test procedure should not take more than 45 minutes to complete, after which our engineer can provide you with an air pressure reading.  

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Wind speed, air temperature and barometric pressures will be taken prior to testing. Quick check of building dimensions.

Arrival on site

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Placing fan(s) on an external opening. Close all windows and external doors and tape ventilation terminals.

Building Preparation

3

Take depressurised measurements from inside the building. Check for air leakage paths.  

Depressurising

4

Provided verbally to the client once the air pressure test has been completed. Certification will be issued within 24 hours.

Certification

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A Guide to Success

Following the recommended guidelines below will provide the relevant information for a successful air pressure test:

  • No sealing around skirting and windows

  • Lack of sealing around piping leaving the building

  • Incorrect installation of loft hatch

  • Down lights not installed

  • Holes in walls and ceiling

Our engineers will be able to find where air leakage is occurring within the dwelling and provide the appropriate remedial work to help you achieve the result you are looking for.

If there is anything you feel unclear about or you simply want to speak to one of our team members, don't hesitate to give our office a call.

0333 772 1434

 

DOWNLOAD PDF GUIDES

MEASURING AIR PERMEABILITY IN THE ENVELOPES OF DWELLINGS

MEASURING AIR PERMEABILITY IN THE ENVELOPES OF BUILDINGS (NON DWELLINGS)

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