Thermal Inspections In Leicester

As a dedicated provider of building thermal imaging surveys in and around Leicester, we cater to both commercial and residential clients across the city.

With years of experience conducting thermal imaging surveys across commercial and residential properties in and around Leicester, our team possesses a deep understanding of the specific needs and challenges associated with each project.


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Thermal Imaging In Leicester

Enhance your building’s efficiency, value, and comfort by teaming up with one of our skilled thermal imaging surveyors to gain a comprehensive understanding of its temperature dynamics.

During the survey of your property, we will capture thermographic images, creating a visual representation of temperature variations across your building envelope.

This non-invasive technique allows us to pinpoint potential problems with remarkable accuracy, enabling you to prioritise remedial work and address issues before they escalate into costly repairs.

Once the survey has been completed and we have created a strong picture of your entire property, we will then guide you in the right direction to making the corrections to improve your properties efficiency.

Residential Homeowners: If you are a homeowner, we recommend that you have an assessment carried out on your property to ensure that everything is in working order. In turn this will help to save money and avoid unexpected costs. If an issue is spotted, then this can be rectified before leading into something bigger.

Facility Managers: Any heat being lost from a building can be detrimental to you financially. Allow our team to use our advanced thermography cameras to detect instant heat loss and address the issue straight away to help you reduce your buildings upkeep costs.

Commercial Developers: As the end of a project comes into sight and the finishing line is within reach, sign the completion off with a thorough thermal imaging survey and advice to ensure there are no underlying issues that would be invisible to the naked eye. Ensure your property meets building regulations by getting an inspection today.

Do you need a thermal imaging survey in Leicester? Get booked today!

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The Benefits Of Thermographic Inspections / Surveys

Unlike standard building surveys, which would require hours of manual checking and inspection, our new and improved thermographic service provides real time data capture and analysis to streamline the process and ensure a quick turnaround.

Thermal imaging surveys in Leicester offer a number of great benefits for both residential and commercial property owners in and around Leicester.

We make use of the most modern thermal imaging cameras to scan past the surface of any property and identify any problems. Our thermal cameras can identify:

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

Whilst other methods offer glimpses into your structures problems, thermal imaging paints the full picture with precision and clarity into issues such as moisture leaks and condensation

Utilising advanced thermal imaging, our team meticulously scans rooftops, identifying weaknesses, energy inefficiencies, and potential leaks with precision. We can then guide you on how to correct any identified issues.

Whether your roof is flat, sloped, or even insulated, we offer comprehensive inspections across Leicester and surrounding areas. Our commitment to safety and efficiency delivers peace of mind, guaranteeing a secure and well-functioning roof above your head.

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BREEAM Surveys In Leicester

Looking to enhance the sustainability of your building project in Leicester?

Consider incorporating a Build IR BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) survey into your building process.

Our team of qualified and experienced BREEAM assessors brings extensive knowledge and expertise to your project offering surveys for both commercial and residential buildings, ensuring a seamless process and maximising your sustainability goals.

  • Your building envelope needs to be complete
  • We need your heating up and running for the survey to take place
  • A difference of 10˚C between your interior and external temperatures
  • Dry and clear weather conditions so please keep checking these prior to the survey
  • Be certain that your building is safe, insulation is correctly installed, no excess thermal bridging, and no unintentional air leaks

Whether you’re building a new home, renovating an existing property, or managing a commercial development, we’re here to guide you through the BREEAM process in Leicester and the surrounding areas.

Moisture / Water Leak Inspections in Leicester

Traditional methods of finding leaks and moisture often involve disruption, guesswork, and limited visibility.

This can lead to unseen damage and costly repairs, impacting your property’s structural integrity, facades, and even your health and safety.

Our team utilises advanced thermal imaging cameras to precisely pinpoint even hidden moisture, leaks, and condensation before they cause major problems.

Here’s why our leak inspection service is superior to more traditional inspections:

  • Non-Invasive: No need for demolition or disruptive methods, saving you time and money.
  • Precise Detection: See exactly where moisture is hiding, eliminating guesswork and unnecessary repairs.
  • Early Intervention: Catch problems early, preventing extensive damage and costly renovations.
  • Peace of Mind: Gain crucial insights into your property’s health and avoid potential health hazards.

We offer thorough thermal imaging surveys for both residential and commercial properties in Leicester and the surrounding areas

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Underfloor Heating Thermal Imaging in Leicester

Once you have had your underfloor heating fitted and appointed, our team can then come and carry out a survey on the entire system to check that everything is working how it should be.

Our thermal imaging cameras can safely and correctly assess the underfloor heating and identify any areas which require attention.

Heat distribution, underfloor heating, and insufficient areas are some of the many things we can detect whilst assessing your underfloor heating and if there are any issues we will provide cost-efficient advice for you to take action with.

Along with all of the above, thermal imaging is great for assessing existing underfloor heating systems without having to take up your entire floor each time you carry out a maintenance check.

Instead of guessing where your underfloor heating pipes are or where there may be a leak, book our cameras today to have your floors efficiently surveyed.

Freezer / Cold Stores Thermal Testing in Leicester

Our freezer and cold store thermal testing aims to evaluate the thermal performance of a designated cold unit, ensuring all functions are working correctly and that the desired temperatures are maintained cost-effectively.

Our thermal testing engineers help identify and address potential issues which may be causing energy loss, product spoilage or even causing openings in the unit envelope. If the temperature is increasing due to poor insulation then the active ac’s will be working harder to maintain designated temperatures…meaning more energy is used and higher costs are incurred.

If you have a new or more aged commercial cold store or freezer, Build IR can effectively survey the unit whilst it is operating under everyday circumstances to reduce any disruption.

Some of the techniques we use include:

  • Infrared Thermography: This non-invasive technique uses specialised cameras to detect temperature variations on surfaces, highlighting areas of heat leakage or cold spots.
  • Air Temperature monitoring: Temperature sensors are placed throughout the store to map temperature distribution and identify potential hot or cold zones.
  • Seal Testing: Specific equipment measures air infiltration around doors and seals, ensuring proper closure and minimising energy loss.
  • U-Value Testing: This test determines the rate of heat transfer through the walls, roof, and floor of the store, calculating the overall effectiveness of the unit.

Ensure optimal performance and longevity of your cold store with a professional thermal survey.

Cold Store Thermal Testing in Leicester

Electrical Thermal Imaging In Leicester

Since the foundation of Build IR, we have been carrying out effective thermal imaging for electrical layouts in Leicester and the surrounding area.

Our electrical thermographic inspections involve non-destructive testing techniques which detect heat emitted by various electrical components. The testing can highlight issues which may not be evident to the naked eye due to our equipment measuring infrared radiation.

Overlooking the health of an electrical system can result in disastrous consequences, both financially and potentially physically with the wellbeing of any occupant potentially being at risk, as there is an increased chance of fires, injuries, and equipment failure.

Our team wants to ensure that you remain safe, and your electrical appliances are in working order. During our survey, there are a number of different things which we will assess to confirm they meet all recommended safety requirements.

These include:

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

Whilst we are assessing the following items above, we will be checking for:

  • Corrosion
  • Loose connections
  • Overloads
  • Phase imbalances
  • High resistance in fuses and switchgears

Unlike traditional testing methods, thermal imaging doesn’t require contact with the equipment, reducing the risk of damage or disruption to all of our clients.

Drone Surveys in Leicester

Drone Surveys in Leicester

Our drone surveys offer a powerful set of advantages over traditional methods in various fields. We have developed our drones service to be used in a variety of ways through Leicester and the surrounding area – with these surveys being faster, more efficient and costing less on average than purely manual surveys.

No longer is it necessary for personnel to work at heights, with 40 workers losing their lives in the workplace in 2022 alone as a result of falling from a height. Our drones eliminate the chance of these incidents happening as they remove the need to work at heights at all.

Our equipment can be safely operated from the ground while providing real-time data which allows for a better assessment of potential hazards, energy failures and safety operations.

A wide range of industries and individuals can leverage the benefits of Build IR drone surveys including those who need:

  • Solar farm surveys
  • Roof surveys
  • Large building surveys
  • Rooftop solar panel surveys
  • Building with inadequate access for surveys on foot

If you decide to use our services to perform your surveys in Leicester, rest easy knowing you are paying less for a better service with more accurate data insight.

Get in touch with our team today and we will be happy to help both domestic and commercial clients with our drone surveys in Leicester.

Air Tightness Testing In Leicester

Throughout the entire construction process, our team is on hand to offer air tightness consultancy for all of our clients based in or around Leicester.

Air tightness testing, alternatively known as air leakage or air permeability testing, is now a legal requirement for any new commercial and domestic building to go through before they can comply with the Building Regulation Part L.

Throughout your entire design and build process, we will be providing guidance to help you save time and money. Alongside this, we will also aim to reduce any chances of you failing your air test, requiring expensive remedial work, or running over the agreed time scale.

Within our surveys, we will examine your initial design, and this can be done:

Desktop Design Reviews: Let our team review your construction drawings before construction begins and we’ll identify potential gaps and ensure your air tightness strategy is solid, saving you time and hassle down the road.

Onsite Design Reviews: Ditch the emails and get everyone around the table! Our team, your design and project crew, and any key subcontractors can dive deep into your plans face-to-face. Discuss, tweak, and finalise everything on the spot. No delays, no misunderstandings, just a clear path to project success.

Site Advice Visit: Providing another face-to-face visit to examine your site ourselves to examine the air tightness of your building. The amount of visits can vary from one to several, depending on the severity and complexity.

If you are currently building a new commercial or domestic property and need professional air tightness testing and consultancy then look no further than Build IR.

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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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