Thermal Bridging Calculations - What You Need To Know
Thermal bridging analysis – also known as cold bridging analysis – calculates heat loss at any weak points in the insulation of your building. UKBC routinely carry out thermal bridging temperature calculation as part of your SAP Calculations or SBEM Calculations. Thermal Bridging Calculations are required by Part L of The Building Regulations – however, they are only necessary for new builds (L1As & L2As).
You are likely to lose heat through weak points in your insulation. These areas include corners, where the roof meets the walls, or where an element with higher thermal conductivity penetrates the insulation of your building. You refer to these areas as ‘thermal bridge junctions’. Making sure your thermal bridging values are compliant with Part L of The Building Regulations ensures your building is energy efficient.