Thermal Imaging Surveys use the infrared spectrum to analyse and provide data for use in carrying out safety checks and identifying any potential problems in any property.
Thermal imaging is a method of improving visibility of objects in a dark environment by detecting the objects’ infrared radiation and creating an image based on that information. Thermal imaging, near-infrared illumination, and low-light imaging are the three most commonly used night vision technologies.
Thermal Imaging Survey can establish all sorts of building defects:
Roofs – Establishing the roof structure and when they should be refurbished.
Walls – Identifying gaps in cladding, wet insulation, badly fitted windows, ingress, dampness, mould growth, delamination, voids, condensation, air-tightness.
Cavities – Missing insulation, wet or voids within the walls.
Floors – Failed damp-proof membranes, trapped moisture below concrete, wet timbers, gaps in insulation, pipe work below, underfloor heating.
Mapping – This technology can also be used to map timber frames in a property – we’ve actually found hidden timber frames in a property where none were thought to exist.
The final Thermal Imaging Survey will provide recommendations as to how a property can be made to be more energy efficient. Cost savings, leaks, missing or slipped insulation, damp zones and thermal bridging, can all be detected without having to disrupt the property. This is an ideal survey for quickly identifying cavity wall and loft insulation problems, cold bridges, damp and under floor heating pipe leaks.