Thermal imaging surveys are a great way to understand how your building is performing against heat loss. In addition to our standard ABBE qualified thermal imaging surveys, other services can be selected individually, or combined into a comprehensive work scope tailored to your needs. We can help with the following:
Energy Efficiency Assessments: We can assess your property in the round and draw your attention to problem areas. There are large savings to be made by carrying out simple repairs and upgrades to your house. This is particularly relevant following the government’s announcement of the Green Homes Grant in August 2020. Do not miss out on vouchers worth up to £5,000.
Compliance Checks: Has work been carried out in accordance with your contract? Thermographic inspections carried out by a qualified thermographer can help resolve disputes and reassure clients.
– For those working with architects, we recommend a thermal survey between RIBA stages 6 & 7.
Insulation: A thermal image report will highlight areas of missing insulation. It can also locate defective, damp and poorly installed insulation. A comprehensive survey will allow you to challenge poor workmanship, target repair work and ultimately reduce your energy bills.
Windows: We can help assess the installation and the thermal efficiency of your frames and glazing.
Air leaks: We can carry out air testing that will bring up any defects in your construction that allow cold air in and warm air out. Air infiltration and exfiltration are major causes of heat loss in buildings.
Thermal bridges: We can highlight significant thermal bridges (defined as those not accounted for by design) which draw heat out of your home.
Warranty Period: Are you coming to the end of your NHBC / 2-year builder’s warranty period? Do not end up paying for repairs which are your builder’s responsibility.
Underfloor heating: We can accurately illustrate where your looms run, locate cold spots, and pinpoint leaks. An invaluable service particularly if your UFH is laid in screed.
Roof leaks: We can find the source of leaks quickly, efficiently and without damaging the roof covering.
Damp: We can help support a diagnosis of damp… or potentially disprove one if you have doubts about a survey carried out by a damp proofing company.
Burst pipes: We can locate water leaks quickly without the need to chase concealed pipework. Avoid the damage caused by other hit-or-miss investigations.
Thermal Imaging Surveys
Monitor retrofit works to solid walls: Builders will often use a ‘best guess’ when choosing materials to upgrade the insulation of traditionally built properties. (This may be understandable given budget restraints.) We can assess the effectiveness of the chosen method in situ. This is particularly relevant when IWI (internal wall insulation) has been adhesively bonded to solid walls – a common, and occasionally inappropriate, use of materials which can lead to significant issues, highlighted with a building thermal imaging survey.
Accreditations and Practices
HQM surveys: We are accredited to carry out thermal inspections as part of the Home Quality Mark (HQM) assessment.
Technical Reports: At the heart of all our services is the technical report. Our reports are accepted as impartial technical documents and our surveys comply with the practices recommended by the major warranty providers such as the NHBC. We are proud of our reports: they have assisted our clients in settling disputes and making informed decisions about repairs and improvements.
Strict Quality Assurance System: we only employ ABBE-qualified building thermographers; we only use high specification cameras suitable for the application of building thermography and that meet or exceed those recommended by the UK Thermographic Association (UKTA), and our surveys always follow best practice (for example BR 176) and the guidance recommended in British Standard EN 13187.
No room in your house should be uncomfortably cold. Thermographic surveys let us help you solve the heat loss puzzle and reclaim that cold room.
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If you think you have cold issues in your house, you probably do and a report from James will show this in a very effective way. I ditto comments of other about builders. If you think you have concerns get this thermal report done ASAP. Would recommend to anyone. Thank James
Outstanding service, professional, and highly recommended. The company produced an excellent report which aided us tremendously in moving forward in a new build snagging dispute. We have been relying on their expertise and advice many times and would recommend this company over any other.
If I ever buy a new house and need similar services I will not hesitate to enquire their services. I highly recommend them and honestly knowing the hell we went through with our house I always recommend this company to the people I speak to who I know bought a new built.
James Hill was excellent, professional and detailed. Even though he visited our home just prior to ‘lock down’ March 2020, we received a full and detailed report which helped enormously with our negligent builders. We would not hesitate to recommend Thermalume.
Great service! The information given prior to the Imaging was detailed, and James was very quiet in the morning, and did not disturb. Thorough in his technique, and quick to provide a draft Report, and also the Final Report. Also answered questions accurately too! Excellent.
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