A survey was undertaken to provide enough thermographic information to confirm:
- Continuity of insulation in accordance with the construction drawings supplied
- Avoidance of excessive thermal bridging
- Avoidance of air leakage paths through the fabric (except through intentional openings)
The criteria used was a combination of objective testing, Thermal Indexing (TI) and subjective comparisons of the building surfaces.
The survey itself found no significant defects in the construction of the building or the continuity of insulation incorporated within the fabric and the report demonstrated that the thermal behaviour is representative of a modern, new construction building. Whilst a number of minor observations were made throughout the report, which overall made up a very small percentage of the building fabric, the underlying criteria and general findings suggested that the building complies with all reasonable expectations and that a BREEAM credit be rewarded.