Thermal Inspections In Barnsley

We are a team of thermography experts offering building thermal imaging surveys to commercial and residential clients across Barnsley.

Built upon years of experience, our team possesses the expertise and insight necessary to conduct thermal imaging surveys for both exclusive commercial structures and cosy homeowners’ properties.


Years Experience In Construction And Thermography


BREEAM Thermographic Surveys Carried Out

Thermal Inspections In Barnsley

Our services are well-known for identifying any issues with properties or resolving disputes with builders or other contractors.

The Build IR team are:

  • Fully insured
  • Hold all relevant electrical engineering qualifications
  • Experienced with dealing with the most complex installations
  • Compliant with the requirements of ISO 18436:7
  • UKTA approved thermographers

If you reside in Barnsley or the surrounding area and require a comprehensive thermal imaging assessment conducted by a team you can trust, get in touch with us without delay and let’s begin.

Thermal Inspections In Barnsley

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Thermographic Inspection / Surveys In Barnsley

Choose Build IR to conduct thermal assessments for your commercial or residential building and you will receive a range of advantages by doing this.

Our thermal imaging camera will capture thermographic readings as we traverse your structure, documenting the fluctuating temperatures of your building’s envelope.

After the photos are taken and the findings are analysed, our engineers can identify areas in need of remedial work and pinpoint those requiring urgent attention.

We may conduct quality control surveys to confirm that your insulation has been properly installed and that no heat is being lost during these surveys.

Residential Homeowners: Surveying your home can help you find areas quickly which have been costing you money through heat loss or even highlight electrical issues.

Facility Managers: Losing heat from large buildings, such as office blocks or apartment blocks, can create a significant financial strain on all occupants and when taking into account a large building envelope could be costing many thousands unnecessarily each year. At Build IR we use our cameras to where heat loss is occurring and can help with items such as a SBEM assessment for new builds.

Commercial Developers: Any new commercial building will have to adhere to rigorous building compliance standards and as the end of a project looms it is vital that factors such as air tightness, water calculations and even acoustics have been properly reviewed. We have a number of services which complement our thermal surveys so get in touch today.

The Benefits Of Thermographic Inspections / Surveys

Inspections with a thermal imaging camera will provide a variety of advantages for both homeowners, building managers and business owners in Barnsley.

Our advanced thermal imaging cameras act like X-rays for your building, revealing hidden issues such as:

  • Heat loss
  • Air leaks
  • Defective insulation
  • Moisture intrusion
  • Cold bridging

All of these factors can noticeably impact comfort, energy efficiency and even safety in more severe cases. Unfortunately, without the use of our cameras, you will be unable to spot these problems and their source.

Beyond superior detection capabilities, our thermal imaging cameras deliver significant cost savings and improved safety compared to traditional inspection methods.

By eliminating the need for scaffolding or machinery to access high areas, we eliminate the risks associated with working at heights, drastically reducing the potential for accidents and injuries. This translates to a safer working environment for both our team and your property.

As roofs are crucial components of any building, we offer comprehensive roof inspections regardless of their type (flat, sloped, or insulated).

Our advanced thermal imaging technology pinpoints weaknesses, heat loss, and water leakage, allowing for timely repairs and proactive maintenance, ultimately saving you money in the long run.

Whether you’re in Barnsley or the surrounding area, let us help you achieve safer and more efficient inspections with our state-of-the-art thermal imaging cameras.

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BREEAM Surveys In Barnsley

With over 500 successful BREEAM assessments under our belt, our team possesses an unparalleled understanding of the criteria and requirements for achieving certification.

We’re here to guide you through every step of the process, even if your building has encountered challenges.

Our comprehensive post-failure surveys pinpoint the exact areas hindering your progress, allowing us to provide tailored guidance and expert insights to help you identify and address these issues effectively, propelling your property towards BREEAM certification.

For accurate and successful BREEAM assessments, we adhere to specific key requirements:

  • A functioning heating system is crucial for capturing accurate thermal performance data.
  • Walls, windows, and roofs must be completed for a comprehensive evaluation of thermal efficiency.
  • We carefully select days with suitable weather conditions for reliable data collection.
  • A 10°C internal-external temperature difference ensures accurate assessment of your building’s response to climate variations.

Contact our BREEAM specialists today to discuss your specific needs and schedule your assessment. We’re committed to helping you achieve your BREEAM goals efficiently and effectively.

Moisture / Water Leak Inspections in Barnsley

Moisture and water leaks can have devastating consequences on any property, silently wreaking havoc on your building’s structure, materials, and even occupant health. Left undetected, these issues can significantly shorten the lifespan of your property and pose serious safety risks.

That’s where our advanced thermal imaging comes in. Our Build IR cameras act as a powerful tool, revealing hidden moisture intrusion, leaks, and even condensation within your building’s structure before they become major problems.

Unlike relying solely on visual inspections, thermal imaging provides an accurate and comprehensive picture of moisture presence and severity, even behind walls and surfaces.

Don’t wait for visible signs of damage but instead employ our proactive moisture detection services. Our inspection service is an investment in maintaining your property’s longevity, value, and occupant well-being whilst also giving peace of mind.

Whether you own a commercial or residential building in Barnsley, our experienced team is equipped to conduct comprehensive thermal imaging surveys, empowering you to make informed decisions about your property’s health.

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Underfloor Heating Thermal Imaging in Barnsley

Verifying the functionality of your new underfloor heating often involves the uncomfortable task of walking across it barefoot. Luckily, there’s a more efficient and informative solution…thermal imaging.

Build IR advanced thermal imaging cameras provide a deeper look beneath the surface, pinpointing any problematic areas where heat may not be generated as intended. Cooler regions on the scan highlight potential issues, allowing for targeted repairs and ensuring consistent warmth throughout your floor.

Underfloor heating thermal imaging also reveals the hidden layout of your underfloor heating pipes, making future maintenance and modifications a breeze. This valuable information empowers you to plan renovations or furniture placement with confidence.

Beyond simply confirming functionality, our thermal imaging assessment goes a step further, evaluating the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of your system. Identifying any areas of heat loss allows for adjustments and optimisations, ultimately saving you money on your energy bills while maximising comfort.

Schedule your underfloor thermal imaging survey today in Barnsley and experience the benefits of:

  • Precise fault detection and targeted repairs
  • Clear visualisation of underfloor heating pipe layout
  • Optimised efficiency and reduced energy costs

Freezer / Cold Stores Thermal Testing in Barnsley

Protect your commercial cold storage with Build IR thermal imaging. As any operator of a commercial freezer or cold storage facility knows, maintaining optimal temperatures often translates to high energy bills.

Even minor heat leaks can significantly impact your operational costs, while also reducing the lifespan of your valuable equipment. This is where the power of thermal imaging comes into play.

Unlike traditional inspection methods, thermal imaging offers a non-invasive and comprehensive way to identify hidden issues within your cold storage system, without disrupting daily operations.

Our advanced cameras act like “heat vision” for your facility, pinpointing even the subtlest temperature variations that reveal potential problems:

If you choose not to have your cold store or freezer surveyed and assessed correctly, you could increase 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 or reduced equipment lifespan and get in touch with us to help survey your cold store / freezer today!

Electrical Thermal Imaging In Barnsley

Electrical Thermal Imaging In Barnsley

One of our most crucial services utilises the power of thermal imaging to safeguard your electrical infrastructure.

Neglecting these components can lead to costly consequences, posing potential fire hazards, equipment failures, and even injuries.

We use thermal imaging cameras to conduct comprehensive inspections of your electrical systems, ensuring they operate at optimal performance and adhere to the highest safety standards. We inspect a wide range of components, including:

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

During these inspections, we meticulously look for signs such as:

Corrosion: Early detection allows for timely repairs, preventing potential failures and safety hazards.
Overloads: Identifying overloaded circuits allows for proactive measures to avoid overheating and potential fires.
Phase Imbalances: Addressing imbalanced phases ensures optimal system efficiency and prevents equipment damage.
Loose Connections: Detecting loose connections minimises the risk of arcing and electrical fires.
High Resistance in Fuses and Switchgears: Detecting high resistance issues helps prevent overheating and potential equipment failure.

By choosing to work with Build IR for proactive electrical thermal imaging you will be putting the safety of your employees and assets first, whilst reducing downtime and the chance of costly breakdowns occurring.

When your electrical infrastructure is property maintained and optimised you will have peace of mind knowing that you aren’t losing money or likely to face any major appliance of circuitry issues.

Schedule a comprehensive thermal imaging inspection of your electrical systems today and let our team help you achieve a safer, more efficient, and reliable operation.

Drone Surveys in Barnsley

At Build IR, we understand that technology is constantly evolving, and we’re committed to staying ahead of the curve. That’s why we’ve proudly incorporated drones into our survey toolkit, enhancing efficiency, reliability, and accessibility for our clients.

These state-of-the-art drones are not just aerial cameras, but powerful tools designed to tackle a diverse range of survey needs. Each drone is equipped with specialised sensors and technology, allowing us to conduct the following surveys in and around Barnsley:

  • Roof surveys
  • Solar farm surveys
  • Large building surveys
  • Rooftop solar panel surveys
  • Buildings with very poor access/ inaccessible to carry out the survey on foot

Opting for our drone services allows you to save valuable time through expansive data capture, mitigate risks through removing the necessity for personnel to access hazardous locations, and gives access to previously inaccessible locations during a survey.

We consistently stand ready to support both our commercial and domestic clients by offering our drone survey services!

Commercial Thermal Imaging In Barnsley

Air Tightness Testing In Barnsley

Throughout the construction phase, our experts are available to provide support and guidance on achieving airtightness.

Air tightness testing, also referred to as air leakage or air permeability testing, is now compulsory for all new commercial and residential structures in compliance with Building Regulations Part L.

During the crucial design phase of your project, our team at Build IR goes beyond simply creating plans. We offer comprehensive guidance and support, acting as your partner in achieving successful and efficient construction.

Our collaborative approach helps you avoid common pitfalls and minimise:

  • First-Time Air Test Failure: We proactively identify and address potential air leakage issues early on, reducing the risk of costly re-tests and delays.
  • Extensive Remedial Work: By meticulously planning for optimal building envelope performance, we minimise the need for corrective measures on-site, saving time and resources.
  • Completion Date Overruns: Through accurate assessments and efficient design solutions, we help you stay on track to achieve your project deadlines.
  • Unnecessary Re-Tests: Our commitment to thoroughness and clear communication with building control authorities helps ensure your project passes inspections the first time, avoiding redundant testing and associated costs.

Our team can inspect your primary design in three different ways which are:

Desktop Design Review: Allow our team to assess your construction designs at the outset of your project, ideally before any work commences. We can review the air tightness strategy and ensure that it was taken into account from the outset, rather than addressing it after work has already begun, when corrections may be more challenging.

On-Site Design Review: Allow our staff, your design and project team, and any subcontractors to meet in person to discuss your project plans. As a result, modifications can be considered and implemented straightaway.

Site Advice Visit: This also requires a face-to-face consultation, but this time we will assess your location for air tightness and safety. Depending on any complications, this can range from one inspection to multiple.

If you own a new commercial or residential structure that requires an air tightness inspection, look no further than Build IR for a dependable, skilled, and fully insured surveying company!

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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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