NOVA Acoustics LTD is a leading provider of air tightness testing in Nottingham or air pressure testing services across the cities of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Lincolnshire. We have unrivalled expertise and skill-set to offer a quick response to the requirements of your project for air tightness testing in Nottingham, Lincoln, Derby, and Leicester and at very affordable prices. Our expert familiarity in Part L building regulations and the specialized needs that our clients have makes us East Midland’s most sort out air testing service provider.
Importance of air testing
Air testing these days is very imperative in the move to achieve greener development by reducing the amount of carbon emitted and reducing the energy lost from homes. All the energy lost is given the general term of emission rate. For new developments to take place, they must meet the specific set requirements for emission rate and air pressure testing.
What is air testing?
Air testing is basically the process of testing the tightness of the air in buildings, its porousness and the leakage i.e. the total amount of air that is conditioned which leaks or gets wasted. The tighter the air, the lesser the energy lost which translates to a low emission rate for the building. This test is also an indicator of the efficiency of a building to keep the conditioned air. The tightness of the air determines the energy needed to produce the conditioned air. Part L of the Building Regulation governs air testing in the United Kingdom and further divides into two parts which are;
• L1A – Governs new residential developments.
• L2A - Governs non-residential developments.
Number of units in a development required for testing
Air testing on a development is dependent on the type of residence and if the construction detail used is accredited which and verified by a building control officer. If the construction details used are not credited, then the air testing guidelines used are 1-4 units i.e. 1 of each house must get tested, 5-40 i.e. 2 of each dwelling to get tested and 41+ 5% of the units lest the first 5 units tested passes the air pressure test.
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