How to pass an air tightness test first time
An Air Tightness Test (also known as Air Leakage Test, Air Pressure Test, Air Permeability Test) is a government-controlled test to ensure buildings do not leak or hold too much air.
Air leakage increases heat loss and if air cannot move freely enough, mould, rot, damp and condensation can be dangerous for occupants.
What You Need To Test
As you probably know, newly built residential properties require an air leakage test for Building Regulations (as per Approved Document L1A). Also known as air testing, air pressure testing, and air tightness testing.
Designed ventilation systems are excluded from this test, so our technicians will tape all fans of extractors, chimneys, MVHR units, etc. to give real test score.
Briary Energy wants to help our customers ensure their buildings pass this test first, so we’ve designed a simple checklist and easy guide to pass an Air Tightness Test.