Lee Richardson carrying out a domestic air test result

Five Things To Know About Improving Your Air Test Result

Get a Pass Air Test Result First Time As one of the last steps to be carried out before building control sign off on your project, air leakage testing is often a bit of an afterthought, especially if you’re under pressure to hand over. But getting an air test result that doesn’t meet your DAP will […]

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Look out for these air leakage paths to pass air tightness testing

Pass Air Tightness Testing – Common Air Leakage Paths In Dwellings

Under Building Regulations Approved Document (AD) L1A there is a mandatory requirement for air tightness testing to be carried out on new residential dwellings (houses and flats). Why You need to Complete Air Tightness Testing AD L1A sets out the criteria regarding the sample of dwellings to be tested, which depends on the size of […]

Engineer completing an air leakage test at new build house

What You Should Do if Your Air Leakage Test Fails

It’s the result nobody wants – you’ve nearly completed your project, with decorators finished, doors hung and the lights on, and then your Air Leakage Test shows you aren’t meeting the targets set by your SAPs. At this late stage in the project, it can be a daunting prospect – you want to avoid delays […]

Seven crucial steps to get your project ready for an air leakage test (1)

7 crucial steps to get your project ready for an air leakage test

What You Need To Test As you probably know, an air leakage test needs to be carried out on new-built residential properties for Building Regulations (as per Approved Document L1A). Air leakage testing is also known as air testing, air pressure testing and air tightness testing. The Regulations However, the requirements of Building Regulations Approved […]

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