Vent Testing

Owners of new build homes need ventilation testing to be sure that their new building structures are in compliance with building regulations. Testing the ventilation is meant to ensure that the flow of air in a building meets the standards set on part F of The Building Regulations. The testing is done after the installation of ventilation systems. It takes into account the various aspects of a property’s ventilation plan. This includes the installation and testing of vents, flues as well as dampers.

Vent Test Services

At Complete Sustainability we provide vent test services which are comprehensive and reliable. We have experts who can carry out this inspection during the installation of new ventilation systems or when they are being repaired and maintained.

Your property may require vent testing for any of the following reasons:

– The building has recently been built or refurbished.

– The ventilation system in your property has been damaged or is not functioning properly

– You are having problems with damp patches on the ceilings and walls of your property which indicate that there may be a problem with moisture build up inside the walls, causing condensation.

A vent test can help to determine if your property is suffering from any of these problems by identifying if the ventilation in your property is working efficiently.

Ventilation testing is done using a so-called ‘bulk test’ method. This venting system features devices or instruments designed to measure air flow at a given ventilation rate. The measurement basically helps indicate whether enough fresh air can be broughtin during a ventilation cycle.

What Is Part F Ventilation Testing?

Part F ventilation testing demands changes in the legal requirements of buildings since December, 2010. It calls for the commissioning of all fixed mechanical ventilation systems that can be tested and adjusted. The commissioning notice is then to be presented to a Building Control Body. It demands the measurement of air flow rates for mechanical ventilation systems that are put up in new dwelling buildings. Owners of these buildings are to be given all the information they need concerning ventilation systems and their maintenance requirements.

To find out more information on  our vent testing services, contact Complete Sustainability on 0161 706 0298 or email any enquiries to

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