Commercial Air Testing - Part L Building Compliance
Providing complete commercial air pressure testing services for all your Part L building compliance needs across the UK. From design to project completion, we help you every step of the way.
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The UK’s government has set itself a long-term target of reducing CO2 emissions by 60% by 2050.
Air leakage is one of the major factors affecting energy consumption.
Commercial and public buildings over 500m2 are required by building regulations to pass a Commercial Air Pressure Test.
We have successfully completed many commercial air pressure tests over the past 12 years in schools, offices, retail units, and other public and government buildings.
Commercial Air Pressure Test
A fully tailored service is available from design review through successful completion of the commercial air pressure test, no matter if you are a local builder, a professional contractor, or a nationwide construction company.
Off-site or on-site design reviews
Visit to the site for pre-air tightness pressure testing
As part of the commercial air testing service, one of our experienced engineers will visit the site ahead of the test as specified in Part L2A or L2B of the building regulations. This involves an in-depth look at the project with the client or site representative as well as the opportunity to ask questions and take notes. A number of our repeat clients value this service because they are able to improve their Air Permeability over time while staying ahead of regulatory changes.
Post-improvement air pressure test for existing buildings
Smoke Test & Report - Commercial Air Pressure Test
Commercial Air Pressure Test – Site Visit
In accordance with part L1A of the building regulations, a site visit will be undertaken where we will explain the Commercial Air Pressure Test and the pre-test requirements, offer advice on general issues where potential problems may arise, and provide an overview of the air pressure testing process.
Testing the integrity of rooms
The Official Test for Commercial Air Pressure
Building Regulations Part L2A and L2B – Air Pressure Testing in accordance with Building Regulations Approved Document L1, along with all test report(s) and certification. Our engineers are all iATS certified. A simple checklist will assist you in preparing your build for testing – A re-test is provided FREE OF CHARGE.
On a single site visit, we can conduct multiple multi-unit tests in the same day. Ratio Seven offers significant discounts for clients who conduct multiple tests this way.
Multi-Unit Commercial Air Pressure Testing
We undertake a great deal of Air Pressure Testing on behalf of many of the country’s largest construction companies. Typically carried out on commercial developments or mixed-use developments and commercial sites, the process of which can involve commercial air testing multiple buildings.
In cases such as these, Ratio Seven will provide a contract price and undertake to complete the work over multiple site visits or to perform a combination of residential and commercial air pressure tests on the same business day.
Projects of this kind will be individually managed, and we acknowledge that we need our skilled air test engineers to be versatile, flexible, and, most importantly, dedicated to delivering results on time.
Tests on multi-unit buildings are performed in compliance with Parts L1 and L2 of the building regulations by iATS Certified Test Engineers.
Additionally, we can arrange for all commercial test reports and certification to be delivered directly to the client or site contact, allowing them to monitor the project’s progress continuously.