Thermal Inspections In Derby

At Build IR, we are dedicated to providing building thermal inspections in Derby to all clients, both in the commercial and residential sectors.

Throughout our years in operation, we have obtained a strong portfolio filled with experience and knowledge around providing thermal imaging surveys to exclusive commercial buildings as well as private homeowners.


Years Experience In Construction And Thermography


BREEAM Thermographic Surveys Carried Out

Thermal Inspections In Derby

Investing in a Thermal Survey from Build IR will deliver you a comprehensive understanding of your property’s temperature dynamics, enabling you to optimise comfort, efficiency, and value.

Our thermal imaging cameras map out your building’s envelope, revealing variations in temperature across the building.

Armed with this data, our skilled technicians can analyse your property’s thermal performance, pinpointing areas for potential improvement. Beyond identifying existing issues and faults, our surveys serve as invaluable tools for preventative maintenance.

We can verify proper insulation installation, ensuring optimal heat retention and minimising energy waste, providing you with a proactive approach helps you avoid costly problems down the line, while maximising your property’s energy efficiency and environmental impact.

Homeowners: Invest in a home assessment, unlock cost savings, and turn discomfort into cosy contentment.

Facility Managers: Our advanced thermal cameras identify precise areas of heat loss in any property, large or small. Invest in comfort, reduce bills, and demonstrate environmental responsibility to your tenants through our services.

Commercial Developers: With the finish line in sight, meticulously ensure every detail is correct and rectify any discrepancies before presenting the building for final handover.

Thermal Inspections In Derby

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The Benefits Of Thermographic Inspections / Surveys

Imagine peering into your building’s hidden layers, uncovering potential issues before they become costly problems. That’s the power of thermal imaging, a cutting-edge technology we harness to provide invaluable insights for homeowners and commercial property owners by offering thermal inspections in Derby and the surrounding area.

Our advanced thermal cameras act like super-powered x-ray glasses, revealing a wealth of information invisible to the naked eye. Think of it as unlocking a secret language written in temperature variations.

Issues which can be discovered include:

  • Moisture
  • Heat loss
  • Air leakage
  • Defective insulation
  • Cold bridging

Sadly without the use of our expert team and high-quality cameras, all of these issues can often go unnoticed and turn into something much worse.


Our advanced cameras not only identify potential issues in key areas, but they also unlock significant cost savings and safety benefits.

Forget the hassle of scaffolding and high-risk equipment. Our innovative approach eliminates the need for working at height, dramatically reducing the chance of accidents occurring.

We provide comprehensive inspections, pinpointing critical areas of weakness, heat loss, and water leakage. Whether your roof is flat, sloped, or insulated, we’ve got you covered with our thermal inspections in Derby.

BREEAM Surveys in Derby

If your commercial property in Derby is aiming for BREEAM certification, our team of experienced assessors can guide you through the process.

With over 500 successful BREEAM surveys under our belt, we have a deep understanding of the criteria and the steps required for a smooth and efficient assessment across Derby .

However, prior to a BREEAM survey being carried out, we ask for the following steps to be completed:

The building’s envelopes must be finalised.

Your heating is working and on.

There is a 10˚ C difference between the internal and external temperature difference prior to the survey taking place

The weather is adequate and monitored closely prior to the survey beginning

The building MUST be safe i.e. insulation is correctly installed, no unnecessary thermal bridging, and no unintentional air leaks.

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Moisture & Water Leak Inspections in Derby

Water infiltration and moisture build up can significantly impact the lifespan and performance of building materials, fixtures, and fittings, potentially leading to safety and health concerns. Traditional visual inspections may not adequately reveal the presence or extent of these issues.

Our services offers a comprehensive and non-invasive approach to detecting water leaks, moisture intrusion, and even condensation within building structures.

This proactive approach allows for early identification and intervention, potentially mitigating costly repairs and minimising potential safety and health risks.

Our services cater to both commercial and domestic properties in and around Derby. Whether you manage a large office complex or own a residential dwelling, we can provide a detailed and accurate assessment of your building’s condition.

Underfloor Heating Thermal Imaging in Derby

Following the installation and commissioning of a new underfloor heating system, we offer comprehensive surveys to survey its operational performance.

Utilising our thermal imaging cameras, we conduct detailed assessments of the floor surface, identifying any areas requiring attention.

The equipment facilitates analysis of heat distribution, detection of potential leaks hidden beneath the surface, and pinpointing sections experiencing performance issues.

Our surveys are equally applicable to existing systems, providing valuable insights into their functionality, potential leaks, and the precise location of the underfloor heating pipes.

Beyond mere functionality, we go beyond to evaluate the system’s efficiency, ensuring you achieve optimal performance and energy savings.

Underfloor Heating Thermal Imaging In Derby

Freezer & Cold Stores Thermal Testing in Derby

Maintaining ideal temperatures in your commercial freezer or cold storage can lead to significant energy bills, something every operator is familiar with.

Even minor heat leaks can add up quickly, impacting your operating costs and shortening the lifespan of your equipment. This is where Build IR’s cold store thermal imaging expertise comes in.

Unlike traditional methods, thermal imaging provides a non-intrusive and comprehensive way to identify hidden problems within your cold storage system, without disrupting your daily operations. Our cameras act like “heat vision” for your facility, revealing even the slightest temperature variations which might indicate:

Increased Cooling Costs: Leaky areas cause your system to work harder, driving up energy expenses.
Ice Build-Up: This poses safety hazards for personnel and can damage stored goods.
Moisture Accumulation: Trapped moisture within the structure can compromise the lifespan of materials and insulation, leading to costly repairs or replacements.

Don’t wait for issues to become major problems. Schedule a survey with Build IR today and safeguard your investment by ensuring optimal performance and reducing potential risks. Let us help you keep your cool and your costs under control.

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Electrical Thermal Imaging In Derby

Our industry-leading service utilises cutting-edge thermal imaging technology to proactively safeguard your critical electrical infrastructure.

By identifying potential issues before they escalate into costly and potentially hazardous emergencies, you can ensure the smooth operation, longevity, and safety of your electrical systems.

At Build IR, our skilled and experienced technicians leverage thermal imaging cameras to conduct thorough inspections of your electrical components, encompassing:

  • Servers
  • Transformers
  • Battery banks
  • Control panels
  • Distribution boards
  • Switch fuses and isolators
  • Switch panels and switchboards

During these comprehensive inspections, we meticulously identify and address potential concerns such as:

Corrosion: Early detection enables timely interventions, preventing equipment failures and potential safety hazards.
Overloads: Proactive identification of overloaded circuits allows for corrective measures to prevent overheating and potential fires.
Phase Imbalances: Addressing imbalanced phases optimizes system efficiency and safeguards equipment from damage.
Loose Connections: Identifying and addressing loose connections minimizes the risk of arcing and electrical fires.
High Resistance in Fuses and Switchgears: Detection of high resistance issues helps prevent overheating and potential equipment failure.

By choosing Build IR for proactive electrical thermal imaging, any customer or manager can demonstate how they prioritise the safety of your employees and assets, while significantly reducing downtime and the risk of costly breakdowns.

Drone Surveys in Derby

Gone are the days of drones buzzing solely for aerial photography. Today, these versatile mini helicopters are transforming the surveying landscape, making it faster, safer, and more efficient than ever before.

Our team at Build IR Ltd is at the forefront of this revolution. We harness the power of drones to conduct a wide range of surveys, catering to diverse needs in and around Derby.

These surveys include:

If you choose Build IR Ltd to carry out your thermal imaging surveys in Derby, you will be saving time, reducing any risks of someone being hurt, and achieve access to areas which are deemed to be unsafe.

Drone Inspections In Derby

Air Tightness Testing in Derby

Building a new home or commercial space?

Airtightness is no longer just a bonus feature – it’s a requirement under Building Regulations Part L. Our team of experts is here to guide you through the process, ensuring your project meets regulations and maximises comfort and energy efficiency.

Air tightness is vital as it can majorly affect annual outgoing costs and the quality of life present as a well-sealed structure keeps warm air in during winter and cool air in during summer, reducing energy bills and creating a more comfortable living or working environment. It also prevents drafts, moisture build up, and unwanted noise, leading to a healthier and more peaceful space.

Whilst achieving this can be tricky, we are here to help you. We offer efficient air tightness consultancy services throughout the entire design and build process.

From material selection and installation guidance to testing and certification support, we’ll be your trusted partner every step of the way.

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We Provide Nationwide Coverage!

Some of our most Popular Service Areas for Residential Surveys include:



Why Thermography?

Thermal imaging is a type of photography which visualises heat which is unseen by the human eye. By using high resolution thermal imaging equipment each image produced is made up of more than 600,000 temperature measurements allowing us to compare large areas and identify even the smallest difference in temperature to highlight possible defects.

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2A Sopewell Road, Rotherham S61 2JL

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