Thermal Imaging Services for Commercial Buildings

Thermal Imaging Services for Commercial Buildings Thermal imaging is carried out to commercial buildings to identify the causes of cold […]

Posted on Apr 23, 2020
Thermal Imaging Services for Commercial Buildings

Thermal Imaging Services for Commercial Buildings

Thermal imaging is carried out to commercial buildings to identify the causes of cold areas within whole buildings. Our highly trained professional surveyors will conduct a thermal survey both internally and externally to identify any thermal issues throughout the building. We then detail our findings in a clear and practical to use the report.

We specialise in carrying out commercial building thermal imaging surveys throughout London and the South East

We have extensive experience in conducting commercial building thermal imaging surveys across the following types of buildings/businesses:

Office Blocks
Blocks of Flats
Warehouses
Factories
Universities
Schools
Hospitals
Railway Stations

Our team of highly experienced and Level 2 certified thermal imaging surveyors use only the highest resolution Flir thermal imaging equipment to allow us to detect anomalies within the building envelope and identify root causes of cold buildings or rooms.

Commercial building thermal imaging surveys are carried out to identify the following defects:

Cold Buildings & Cold Room
Causes of Heat Loss
Causes of Draughts & Air Ingress
Assess Insulation Performance
Identify Thermal Bridging
Assess Performance of Windows & Frames
Causes of Damp & Water Ingress

Our commercial building thermal surveys are carried out on foot by our engineers using hand held thermal imaging equipment during out of hours working. This means that activities usually carried out within normal working hours are not disrupted. The commercial building thermal imaging survey can usually be carried our within 1-2 hours, depending on the size and complexity of the building and the subsequent access.

Our thermal inspection is completely non-invasive and non-destructive meaning that the building suffers no mechanical or physical damage during the thermal survey.

To achieve enable us to recorded accurate results during the commercial building thermal imaging survey, it is important to consider the environmental conditions present at the time of the survey as this can have a negative effect on the thermal imaging reportage.

As a minimum, the following conditions should be targeted prior to the survey:

Heating systems within the building are operational
A temperature differential between internal and external areas of at least 10°C exists
Solar loading (effects of the sun) is avoided by starting before sunrise.
No precipitation (rain) either just prior to or during the survey
Building surfaces to be surveyed/inspected are dry.
Average wind speed to be less than 15 mph

Good information for Commercial Building Thermal Imaging Survey
It’s worth noting that a healthy building also makes the facility more comfortable and healthy for its occupants. This improved environment can also increase productivity and be very beneficial for the life cycle of a building. A healthier building means healthier occupants – a double win for employer and employees.

If you require a BREEAM Thermal survey our professional and certified Level 2 Thermographer’s will carry out your thermographic Inspections for BREEAM compliance in accordance with all necessary standards and current regulations, all we need are a few details such as floor plans and elevation drawings and the building location to provide a quotation. We will also send across our informative Thermal Survey Checklist to help you prepare for the thermal survey.

Contact APT Sound Testing
Contact APT Sound Testing for a free quotation for a thermographic inspection. All we need are a few details such an elevation drawings, floor plans and location to provide a quotation.

If you would like more information in regards to BREEAM Thermography Surveys, please contact us now at aptsoundtesting.co.uk or call us on 07775 623464.