Air Permeability Testing Case Study in Oldham, Lancashire


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In the ever-evolving landscape of sustainable construction practices in the UK, air permeability testing and SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) calculations have become integral processes. They not only ensure compliance with Part L of the building regulations but also pave the way for future home standards.

In this case study, we delve into a recent site visit carried out by Ratio Seven in Oldham, Lancashire, where we performed air permeability testing and SAP calculations. This article will provide insights into the location, the services rendered, related services, and the implications for future home standards.

Location: Oldham, Lancashire

Oldham, a historic town nestled in the picturesque county of Lancashire, is witnessing a surge in modern construction projects. The demand for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly buildings is on the rise. Ratio Seven, a leading provider of air permeability testing and SAP calculations, has been at the forefront of this transformation.

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Services Carried Out

Air Permeability Testing:

Air permeability testing, also known as air tightness testing, is a critical step in the construction of energy-efficient buildings. Ratio Seven’s team of experts meticulously carried out this essential test in Oldham, Lancashire. The process involves pressurising the building and measuring the rate at which air leaks through its envelope. The results help assess the building’s energy efficiency and compliance with Part L of the building regulations.

SAP Calculations:

In addition to air permeability testing, Ratio Seven provided SAP calculations for the project in Oldham. SAP calculations are a fundamental part of the building regulations, aiming to evaluate the energy performance of a dwelling. They consider various factors, such as insulation, heating systems, and renewable energy sources. Accurate SAP calculations are crucial for achieving compliance and minimizing carbon emissions.

Related Services

  1. Thermal Imaging:

To ensure the highest level of accuracy during the air permeability testing, Ratio Seven also employed thermal imaging technology. This technology detects temperature differences within the building envelope, highlighting potential air leakage points. By identifying these areas, builders can make necessary improvements to enhance energy effic