Although not required under current Building Regulations in Ireland, the introduction of Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM has introduced the need to undertake Sound Insulation Testing or Pre Completion testing. As qualified Code assessors we can offer advice on how to achieve the maximum available credits be that through increased numbers of tests or higher performance levels. Currently the requirement is to test 1 in 10 of each different type of dwelling.
Using only calibrated equipment and following all approved methodologies we provide:
Be it a scheme within the social housing, education or health sectors, atbec will be happy to advise you on matters relating to material suitability, acoustic strategies or, on existing buildings, develop retrofit improvements.
Atbec use thermography in building diagnostics to see the areas of heat loss, in order to accurately direct the repair investment into the right location. Actually seeing the heat escaping can not only help in finding insulation problems and thermal bridging, but can also help determine air leakage paths and locate areas of moisture. This is an invaluable tool in trouble shooting problem buildings, used by professionals for years and we are proud to offer this service as part of our portfolio.
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