Thermal imaging surveys are also available for businesses and other organisations - please click here for more information.
Thermal imaging is an engaging and indispensable tool for demonstrating where heat is being lost in your home. In December 2015 our thermal imaging service was featured on Channel 4 Dispatches as part of our work with a major housebuilder to rectify insulation issues in new-builds. Most of our clients are very surprised at the sources of heat loss we uncover - from cold draughts emanating through cracks they hadn’t even noticed, right up to entire walls or roofspaces which have been missed out by insulation installers.
How does it work?
1. We will book in a convenient time to visit you in your home - naturally this will depend on the time of year (usually November-April) and forecast weather conditions. Note that we may suggest rearranging for another date if the conditions turn out to be unsuitable.
2. When we arrive we’ll discuss in some detail the problems you have encountered with heat loss/draughts and any objectives you have.
3. Unlike our competitors, we will always carry out a full internal and external survey as standard (see below for more information)
How long does a survey take?
This depends to an extent on the size of your home, but also on how involved you want to be. We strongly encourage you to follow us around on the survey - we will both learn more in the process, which will ultimately help us to help you. We suggest you allow a minimum of 1 hour, and up to 2 hours if you have a lot of questions and/or a large property.
What will you receive?
Usually within 7-14 days you will receive your thermal imaging report in PDF format, including copies of the images recorded, and our interpretation of what they are indicating PLUS if you are the homeowner you will receive a detailed 26-page PDF guide to Insulation, Ventilation & Draughtproofing. Full written recommendations for remedial work are available for an additional £100.
You might be interested to know that the majority of our clients combine the thermal imaging survey with a detailed home energy survey, providing them with a comprehensive report including detailed recommendations for improving the energy performance of their home. In this case the thermal images will be incorporated into the home energy report.
We use a Flir thermal imaging camera - our model is specifically designed for building thermography, with increased sensitivity (<0.1degC) and incorporating a photographic image with the thermal image, a feature which helps to put the latter into the context of its surroundings.
Greater London, Bucks, Oxon,
E. Sussex, Gloucs, Bristol, Somerset, Beds, Herts