Thermal Inspections In Leeds
We are a specialist company which provides building thermal imaging surveys to both commercial and residential locations spread throughout Leeds.
Over the years, our company have gained vast experience and knowledge in carrying out building thermal imaging surveys on major multi-million commercial buildings as well as performing these for individual homeowners.
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Our team are:
- PCN Cat 3 Qualified – the highest achievable competency in the UK.
- Fully insured
- UKTA Approved Thermographers
Do you live in Leeds and need a full thermal imaging assessment performed by our expert staff?
The services which we offer are well-known for identifying any issues within your property or resolving any outstanding disputes with builders or contractors, so get in touch!
Thermographic Inspections/ Surveys In Leeds
By choosing Build IR Ltd, you will receive a large range of benefits whilst we carry out your thermal surveys, whether for personal or commercial use.
Our thermal imaging cameras can capture thermographic measurements as we go around your structure and record the varied temperatures of your building’s envelope.
Our team may suggest a quality control survey to confirm that your insulation has been correctly installed and no heat is able to escape during these surveys.
Residential Homeowners: Assessments of your home can help to quickly identify areas which are costing you money, or leading to uncomfortable living conditions.
Facility Managers: Losing heat from your properties, whether they are small or large, can have a substantial financial impact for both you and any tenants. Using our cameras to identify areas of heat loss will help instil confidence with your tenants as you are addressing the heating issues and reducing your carbon footprint.
Commercial Developers: As you come to the end of your project, confirm the completion and ensure that there are no defects or issues within the building before finalising and handing over the building!
If you need a thermal imaging survey in Leeds or the surrounding area then give us a call today!
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The Benefits Of Thermographic Inspections/ Surveys
Carrying out a thermal imaging camera will provide a number of beneficial factors for both homeowners and commercial building owners based in Leeds.
We use advanced thermal imaging cameras which are capable of detecting a series of abnormalities within your buildings which go unnoticed to the naked eye.
These can include issues such as:
- Heat Loss
- Air Leakage
- Defective Insulation
- Cold Bridging
Without our cameras, you will be unable to identify these issues and the likely causes.
THERMAL IMAGING IS THE ONLY METHOD TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF A BUILDING!
In addition to being able to spot the areas of anomaly outlined below, our cameras can also lower your costs and the amount of risk associated with intrusive inspections.
Scaffolding and heavy equipment will no longer be required to reach higher levels. As a result, working at heights is no longer essential, thus lowering the danger of fatalities.
Roofs must undergo routine inspection and evaluation because they are an essential component of all building structures. We’ll look for any substantial heat loss, water leaks, and weak spots.
We can check all roofs in or around Leeds, no matter whether the surface is flat, sloped, or insulated.
BREEAM Surveys In Leeds
If you require a BREEAM Survey on your commercial property and are based in Leeds, our team is the one for you!
Our team have successfully been involved in over 450 BREEAM surveys over the course of our time operating and are aware of the criteria’s you must meet to successfully pass.
If we carry out the survey and your building was to fail, we will work alongside you to identify and rectify any issues which will help to gain that all important credit!
In order for a BREEAM survey to be performed, the following things must be completed:
Your buildings envelope must be finalised
The heating should be up and running
A minimum of 10˚C internal/external temperature differential must be achieved prior to the survey
Weather conditions must be closely inspected to ensure the survey can be carried out
Ensure that your building is safe, insulation is correctly installed, no excess thermal bridging, as well as no air leakage (intentional openings are permitted), by choosing our team to carry out your BREEAM survey!
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Moisture / Water Leak Inspections In Leeds
The damaging effects that moisture or water leaks may have on our buildings’ façades are something that many of us are aware of.
Unfortunately, your construction materials, fixtures, and fittings will have a significantly shorter lifespan than typical if water or moisture gets inside of them, which also raises safety and health issues.
With the use of our cameras, we can find any leaks, moisture, or condensation inside your buildings before they become a major problem.
Manually performing these visual inspections with only your unaided eye will not reveal whether or how severe the water damage is.
These inspections can be performed by our staff on both household and commercial structures in Leeds.
Underfloor Heating Thermal Imaging In Leeds
New underfloor heating can be surveyed to make sure it is operating properly after installation and commissioning.
Our thermal imaging cameras allow us to inspect the floor and pinpoint the precise problem areas. Our imaging technology can inspect for underfloor leaks, heat dispersion, and malfunctioning regions.
Existing underfloor heating systems can also benefit from thermal imaging to ensure that the system is functioning properly, to look for leaks, and to visualise and map the location of UFH pipes.
We can determine whether your heating system is operating appropriately and effectively.
Freezer / Cold Stores In Leeds
Costly energy is needed to maintain the proper temperature in a commercial freezer or cold storage facility. The lifespan of the building’s components would be shortened and prices would increase if there was a heat loss area.
We assess your industrial cold store or freezer while it is still running at full capacity for you to get the most out of its overall efficiency, whether it is new or old.
If you do not have your cold store or freezer surveyed and correctly assessed, you run the risk of:
- Increased cooling costs
- Build-up of ice which is hazardous to people and goods
- Moisture inside the façade reduces your lifespan of the materials and insulation
Don’t run the risk of damage forming and the lifespan dramatically reducing, get our team to survey your cold store / freezer!
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Electrical Thermal Imaging In Leeds
The most popular and important use of thermal imaging that we offer is electrical thermal imaging. You run a higher chance of fires, injuries, and equipment failure by ignoring your electrical components, which could result in significant financial loss.
We want to be sure that you are secure and that all of your electrical equipment is functioning properly. We may inspect a variety of items to make sure they adhere to all safety regulations. These are:
- Control panels
- Battery banks
- Distribution boards
- Switch fuses and isolators
- Switch panels & switchboards
Whilst we are carrying out a survey on these areas, we will be testing for:
- High resistance in fuses and switchgears
- Loose connections
- Phase imbalances
Our team want to keep our clients safe and their electricals correctly working so let our team survey your components and receive peace of mind that everything is working appropriately.
Drone Surveys In Leeds
Given how quickly technology is developing, drones are increasingly used for more than just shooting lovely images. All of the surveys conducted by our team using drones are now more effective and secure.
To make life easier for all of our clients in or near Leeds, our drones can conduct a variety of surveys. These include:
- Buildings with very poor access/ inaccessible to carry out the survey on foot
- Large building surveys
- Roof surveys
- Rooftop solar panel surveys
- Solar farm surveys
By choosing to carry out your surveys with our drones will mean that you can save time, reduce the risks, and gain access to difficult areas!
Our team are always happy to help support commercial and domestic clients with our drone surveys!
Get in touch with our team to find out more!
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Air Tightness Testing In Leeds
Throughout the construction phase, our staff is available to provide you with air tightness guidance. Building Regulations Part L currently mandates air tightness testing, sometimes referred to as air leakage or air permeability testing, for all new household and commercial structures.
We will provide guidance throughout the entire design and construction process to ensure that you will save time and money as well as reduce the likelihood of a failed initial air test, avoid remedial work, extend the completion date, and reduce the likelihood that your building will need to be retested.
We can examine your initial design in three different ways which are:
Desktop Design Review: Allow our team to evaluate your construction drawings early on in the project, ideally before any work even commences. We can look at the air tightness strategy and ensure that this has been considered from the very beginning and not once everything has started and it is too late to rectify.
On-Site Design Review: Let our team and your design and project team get together with any relevant subcontractors and discuss your project plans in person. Therefore, changes can be discussed and made there and then.
Site Advice Visit: Another type of face-to-face appointment, however we will examine your site ourselves to inspect the air tightness. This can vary from one inspection to several, depending on the complexity.
If you have a new commercial or domestic building which requires an air tightness Inspection, look no further than Build IR Ltd for a reliable, professional, and fully insured team!
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Some of our most Popular Service Areas for Residential Surveys include:
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