Air Tightness is the key feature of any energy efficient building; by reducing wasted heat and allows the buildings atmosphere to be controlled with mechanical ventilation heat recovery units creating a healthier environment.
Air-tightness testing is undertaken to determine a buildingâ€™s air-permeability rating. Air tightness testing is an integral part of Part L of The Building Regulations which requires new buildings to meet specific air-permeability targets.
The Syntegra Group provideÂ on-site air tightness testing throughout the UK on both commercial and residential buildings as well as design stage consultancy. Additionally, Syntegra Consulting provide SAP and SBEMÂ calculations as well as post completion certification and energy performance certificates.
Achieving improved air tightness is a key factor in building contractors meeting the Governmentâ€™s targets for reduced carbon emissions and improved energy efficiency.