Thermal Imaging Surveys

Thermal Imaging Surveys

Thermal Imaging Surveys

What are Thermal Imaging Surveys

Thermal imaging surveys incorporate the use of an infrared camera to highlight areas of energy loss from a building. Regardless of the type of building, infrared thermography can provide remarkable information about construction details and building performance and also its defects.

What will Thermal Imaging Surveys highlight

A Thermal Imaging Survey may highlight the presence of :

  • Missing, damaged or non-performing insulation
  • Air Leakage, air infiltration and air exfiltration is unwanted air movement through a building. The problem can be as common as a failed weather seal or as complex as an air pathway through plumbing or electrical service installations. The leakage path is often complex and, without infrared, extremely difficult to identify and locate.
  • Moisture intrusion. As building designs and techniques produce tighter thermal envelopes moisture (from leaks or condensation) have created more and more problems. When water enters through a small crack it is then trapped between building materials. Thermography can find traces of water invisible to the human eye.
  • Condensation. This may be a cause of moisture intrusion. It is important to identify sources of air leakage that can transport moist air into the wall sections and cause condensation.
  • Mould Growth and Health Issues. Mould, organic fumes or bacteria plays a significant role in a variety of health issues. Damp surfaces with inadequate air change rates provide the breeding grounds for mould spore to develop and grow.

The darker areas are the cold bridges and air movement passages. A well insulated wall or ceiling should display a uniform colour with little or no change in temperature

Housemartins can provide limited defect investigations from as little as £400 plus VAT.

For general building defect investigations we use the Flir E75. You are welcome to download the specification by clicking on the camera icon below.

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