Project: Air Pressure Testing Oxon
Air Pressure Testing Oxon
Technician: Mikey Crampton & Jack Richings
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.
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.