New Build Air Testing

THE BRIEF

  • A construction company asked UKBC to complete Air Tightness Testing on a series of New Build houses in Rugby
  • Air leakage can cause you to lose up to 30% of a dwelling’s heat, making the building less energy efficient and more expensive to run. Therefore, making sure your property meets an acceptable air tightness standard reduces your energy bills and carbon footprint.
New Build Air Testing

THE PROCESS

  • After reviewing drawings, on site testing was ready to be completed. In accordance with our strict air tightness testing procedure, all calibrated equipment was setup to ensure the most accurate result possible
  • Due to this being a new development, multiple tests are often carried out over several visits. The results below show the tests for Plots 5, 6, 9 & 10 of this site

THE RESULTS

  • AIR TESTING RESULTS

≤ 6 m³.h.m² @ 50pa

Plot 5 Target 

≤ 6 m³.h.m² @ 50pa

Plot 6 Target

≤ 6 m³.h.m² @ 50pa

Plot 9 Target

≤ 6 m³.h.m² @ 50pa

Plot 10 Target

2.61

Plot 5 Result

2.55

Plot 6 Result

2.44

Plot 9 Result

2.29

Plot 10 Result

PASS

PASS

PASS

PASS

  • Compliant
  • The plots shown here achieved extremely good scores which shows that they have a very good level of Air Tightness

Please refer to our Myth Busters for Air Tightness Testing here for common misconceptions and our How To Guides in our Advice Centre here

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