Thermal Imaging in the Building Industry

The use of thermography in buildings is commonly used for checking insulation of the building and possible heat loss, making sure your home or work place remains as energy efficient as possible.

Thermal Imaging can help with:

  • Construction Faults - By using thermal Imaging to identify construction faults, you can get these problem fixed before they result in causing possible harm to you or the property.

  • Drying of Buildings - Thermography can help identify moisture problems on the interior or exterior of the property.

  • Air Leaks - Finding an air leak during your building survey can help you keep your home warmer and more insulated, possibly resulting in a decrease in energy costs.

  • Leaks in Flat Roofs - Thermal Surveys can help reduce the chance of possible leakage in flat roofing before it becomes a wider issue.

  • Building Renovations - Thermal Imaging can help show what parts of the property need improving, saving money on unnecessary restoration works.

  • Damp and Mildew - Using thermal cameras, you are able to pin point areas of damp, allowing you to rectify the issue from its root.

Thermal surveys can sometimes play an important part in finding the root cause of problems with a building, not only can thermography do this quickly and efficiently, it an conduct this without wasting any time unnecessarily for everyone involved within the process.

Suitable Cameras: 

FLIR ONE PRO SERIES- ONE PRO

FLIR CX SERIES - C2, C3

FLIR Ex Series – E4, E5, E6, E8

FLIR Exx SeriesE95, E85, E75, e53

FLIR T5XX SERIES - T530, T540

FLIR T6XX SERIES - T640, T660

FLIR T8XX SERIES - T840

FLIR T10xx SERIES - T1020

The cameras above are perfect for conducting any building survey. When carrying out a building inspection the survey must be carried out by a qualified person who is familiar with the correct procedures

All building surveys are completed to BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Envrionmental Assessment Method)

Dry Surface

During property inspection the building must be dry, this is to prevent damp on the surface from distorting the reading of the camera and giving an inaccurate temperature because of the evaporation process

Wind

When conducting a survey of your property, you need to make sure it’s not a windy day as surveys can’t be conducted in wind speeds above 18 kph, this is because the wind interferes with the results the camera presents and can distort the readings detected.

 

Temperature Difference

For the loss to be visible there needs to be a 10°C temperature difference between the interior readings of the property and exterior readings.

Solar Radiation

Thermographic surveys cannot take place whilst solar radiation is present, so surveys need to take place in the evening minimum of 2 hours after solar radiation is no longer present

 

What You Receive -

Before the assessment is conducted, we will look at plans and drawings of the building; you will also be issued with a risk assessment and method, as well as any additional information you may require prior to the survey. Once the survey has been conducted, we will assemble a full detailed report of our findings with both thermal and digital photos of any key parts, this is tailored to meet insurance standards.

Once your report has been delivered, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have regarding our services.

Here at Thermascan Ltd all of our engineers hold level II qualifications in thermography with the experience of test and inspection

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