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Air Pressure Testing Buckingham

Project: Air Pressure Testing Oxon

Air Pressure Testing Oxon

Completed: 30/08/2019

Technician: Mikey Crampton & Jack Richings

The Brief

We were instructed to complete a Domestic Air Pressure tests on a new-build passive house in Oxon.

A passive house is built using materials and processes to ensure that the building is extremely energy efficient.

To take an Air Pressure Testing reading on a passive house, the building requires a pressurised test as well as a depressurised test and the average of the two scores is recorded, providing the final result.

While this particular house had a passive house design, building control didn’t require a passive house Air Pressure Testing score of 0.6 and instead only required a target of 10.

The Process

After reviewing drawings, on site testing was ready to be completed. All suitable equipment was set up and checked over to ensure the best possible result.

The Result

 

Target

Result

 

Pass

The Outcome

The building passed the Air Pressure Test and as a result, certificates have been issued.

For more information on what is required to pass an Air tightness test click HERE