Air Tightness Consultancy ensures developments achieve compliance with air permeability targets, planning requirements, Building Regulation Part L, BREEAM and many other associated industry benchmarks. Stroma Built Environment's Air Tightness Consultancy provides technical advice throughout all stages of a construction project to ensure the optimum levels of air tightness are achieved.
Stroma Built Environment have an extensive team of Air Tightness Consultants who hold many years of experience working across air tightness and the energy efficiency and construction sectors. We liaise with designers, architects, developers and a number of other construction professionals who are influential in defining a building’s air tightness to identify potential improvements, reduce costs, and minimise risks. As a general rule if you have a low air tightness specification of 5m3/(h.m2) or you have multiple contractual and design interfaces, you will need consultancy advice.
Our comprehensive service includes:
By engaging with Stroma Built Environment at the initial stages of a development, we can carry out a comprehensive review of the proposed construction details to identify any air leakage risks, and recommend cost-effective design solutions to ensure air tightness. We can also assess your project to help you determine the services which you may require to achieve your desired air tightness targets.
An Air Tightness Consultant will carry out a comprehensive review of the architectural drawings and deliver advice towards a project’s design intent and overall air tightness approach. The desktop design review includes an evaluation of the drawing details to identify any design faults and potential risks which may affect your development’s air tightness. The consultant will advise on the details and materials to highlight economical improvements for meeting targets and achieving compliance.
A Stroma Built Environment consultant will come to your site and will attend a design workshop meeting alongside your project team. During the on-site design workshop, the team will discuss the project, its air tightness strategy and how it has been incorporated into its design. The key details and air barrier design will be examined to establish any potential weaknesses or risks at an early stage to recommend where improvements and cost savings can be made.
An on-site inspection prior to final testing is carried out, including a review of the design or as-built details to identify potential risks of an air test failure and determine whether or not the project is on course to pass. During the inspection, the air barrier details are scrutinised throughout the building and recorded in an illustrated report to ensure any concerns are addressed and remedial works are put in place before the final air test.
Having had a pre-air test, we found the advice and attitude of the engineers to be excellent, including very professional manners. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your company services to all my contacts that require air tightness services.
Wildgoose Construction Ltd
I would like to thank everyone involved for their huge commitment and effort in delivering such a successful and exemplar project from inception, design, construction and aftercare - well done!
Project Manager, BAM Construction Ltd
For the last 4 years Bovis Homes has had a UK-wide agreement in place with Stroma for the provision of air tightness services. During that period, Stroma has undertaken in excess of 500 air tests at residential properties across the country. On many projects they have also provided associated consultancy services such as air tightness audits or design reviews. Furthermore Stroma have conducted many training sessions to our staff on achieving high levels of air tightness and build quality. We know that Stroma is a reliable and professional partner we can rely upon to provide a timely, efficient and high-quality service with minimal disruption to our site operations. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to others.
MA Black, Bovis Homes
Following the successful completion of Milton Keynes’ Christian Centre air-tightness audit, test and report, I felt it necessary to thank Stroma for their excellent performance and assistance throughout.
Andy Lawson, MCIOB Senior Site Manager, Mansell Construction Services Ltd
Fill out our simple form to request a quote for Air Tightness Consultancy for your project. You can also get in touch with our air tightness team to discuss our complementary services, including Air Tightness Testing and BREEAM, to help you achieve your efficiency and sustainability targets.