Thermal imaging during your survey
During my inspections, I use a thermal imaging camera to highlight any insulation or draught issues. The images are then incorporated within your snagging report. It is important to note that this is not a Thermal Survey.
Infrared thermography is non-destructive. The thermal imaging camera takes infrared images that we use can identify thermal differences (differences in temperature) within the building or its fabric. The camera takes a picture using infrared radiation instead of visible light as a normal camera would do. We then analyse these images and find any differences in temperature using specialised software.
What is thermal imaging?
Thermal imaging or infrared thermography is based on radiated energy based on the infrared spectrum (IR) which is invisible. All objects emit radiation within the IR spectrum, and this varies depending on the temperature of the surface of the object.
Thermal imaging has many different uses, but when it comes to snagging, it can accurately find any reasons that may be causing your house to be cold, causing you to waste money on unnecessarily high bills.
What can we find with thermal imaging?
Thermal imaging inspection allows us to identify any construction faults such as insulation defects and cold bridging. We also check that windows, and doors are sealed and free from cold air ingress and find any sources of heat loss within your home or heating system. Thermal image photos are incorporated within your report.
What are the benefits?
Thermal imaging finds sources of air and moisture within your house or flat. By finding and repairing any snags that are causing your house to lose heat, you can greatly improve your house’s insulation and save money on your heating and energy bills.
It can also help us find water leaks and structural problems in the building, so we can give you a clear list of what needs to be repaired.
When do I carry out thermal imaging?
This survey needs to be carried out in specific weather conditions. It is best carried out when the weather is cold outside, as it is important to have a temperature difference of at least 10 -15 degrees. This aids the thermal camera to see any temperature differences within your new home. Therefore, we usually, do them early in the morning or late in the evening.
However, there are exceptions to this if carrying out other thermal imaging, such as underfloor heating inspections or if we are identifying leaks.
Throughout the whole process Ian has been great. Keeping in contact at every stage, we have been aware of everything that has been going on. With the amount of attention to detail in the snagging report that we received that was also sent the same day. It was easy to understand and work from. Well worth his fee, could not recommend more on a new build home!
Ian is highly professional and knowledgeable in his field, this is evident in how he carries out the inspection and points out to you details that you would not have thought about or even noticed. The report is highly detailed with photographs and enabled us to provide our house builder with the list of snags at the earliest stage so that we can engage with them while trades are onsite. I would recommend Ian to provide a snagging report as my first choice.
Extremely professional, efficient and reassuring service: was nervous about buying a new-build, but Ian's expertise has made a huge difference. Also faultlessly helpful and polite and answered all my (possibly stupid) questions! Can't recommend him enough and the service is worth every penny.
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Ian was amazing so helpful with great information and hints and tips!
Ian has amazing attention to detail, Ian sat with us after and explained everything, Within 2 hours of Ian leaving we had a full in-depth report.
Thank you so much Ian you was amazing and I will fully recommend you to friends & family.