OSLO: Mix of common and infrared image from a penthouse where the building standards were not met as the thermography revealed poor handcraft with large air leaks as a result.

 

EGERSUND: Many houses have a lot of air leakage. This is from the nationwide ENOVA control 2009 - 2010 in which we participated.

Randaberg: Harestad school.

Randaberg: Harestad school.

Thermography and air permeability control

We carry out assignments all over Norway and have many years of experience from thermography and air permeability control across the country and also participated in a nationwide state-sponsored control of housing under the government sponsored ENOVA SF program.

 

ENOVA SF chose us to make Norway's first thermography guide to help consumers before purchasing services.

With us, you make a safe choice!

 

It was our infrared pictures that got displayed on TV2 Good Morning Norway 01.11.2010 and commented by ENOVA SF Senior Adviser. The pictures were from Bryggen in Bergen, houses in Bergen, apartment in Stavanger and detached house in Farsund. We have also contributed to NRK TV and online news and in VG.

 

Do you know why it's hot and also hot in a caravan on the winter mountain, although the walls are only 5 cm thick and it's blowing and is minus 20 degrees outside? That's because they are windproof.

 

Clients expect a caravan not to have air leakage, but when building houses, the theme is forgotten, even though the reality is that an open skeleton of wood is built that has a lot of details and a large need for air sealing on both sides of all climate constructions. We have discovered many serious mistakes and deficiencies with air seals with major energy losses and fungus growth as a result.

 

People are mistakenly talking about dense houses, but a home is never too dense, just incorrectly ventilated. Let's check your house, for you and your children's health, to reduce energy loss. It is an advantage to do so before the warranty period of the house expires.

 

We have very wide experience with thermography and air permeability control, including of detached houses, cabins, flats, townhouses, commercial buildings, churches, glass constructions, motorhomes, detection of heating cables and water pipes etc. As we have several sets of thermographic equipment, and we also handle industrial and commercial buildings.

 

In addition to over 35 years of experience, we have supplementary education from University in the field of property damage and real estate law and continuously contribute in construction claims cases.

 

We have the best equipment available in the market and have cross-disciplinary knowledge of the subject and all aspects of the construction industry, which one can not only get by buying a camera.

 

OSLO: Weak and uneven after-insulation of older houses after injection of insulation in walls.

KARMØY: Quality assurance during the construction period.

Air permeability control is performed by changing the air pressure in the house relative to outside air pressure and measure the air leakage that flows through the climate constructions. Thermography, which measures heat dissipation, is performed for detailed detection of air leakage, which is displayed as cold draft.

 

BERGEN: This house was built in 2008 with empty walls that later got after-insulation using insulation. It was not successful.

TRONDHEIM: Air leaks in walls and beam layers provide energy loss and intricate indoor climate

FREDRIKSTAD: Air leaks and blow in the living room make it floor-cooled.

 

 

PORSGRUNN: Uneven or low heat abounds in the electrical and plumbing industry when installing heating cables and waterborne underfloor heating. Common reasons for nonconformity are subdimension, excessive distance between the heat loops and improper construction of the floor so that the heat is not properly distributed.

 

STAVANGER: Air leakage from sliding door in new apartment.

 

BERGEN: Bryggen, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

BERGEN: Grieghallen.

Glass has its price in energy. When insulated outer walls often hold heat 10 times better than windows, it is natural that the entire building is illuminated due to heat loss.

 

 

BERGEN: Fana church, Bergen municipality's thousand-year-old town. See the NRK article below (Norwegian)

 

Les mer...

SANDNES: Offices in new commercial building with a lot of air leakage.

 

06/02/2013

EGERSUND: Our thermography and air permeability control of Bakkebø church in January 2013 reveals that the church has heavy air leakage. This mixed image of the natural photo and infrared image of the altar shows that the priest is in the wind, but the deviation applies to the entire church and sometimes causes the church's temperature to stay at no more than 10-14 degrees C.

 

Besides having 30 years of experience, we also have University education in construction damages and contributes continuously in complaints and litigations to ensure buyer's rights.

 

Also, contractors engage us to control their work to ensure quality.

 

We also carry out independent control where it is the builder who orders us in accordance with the new regulatory framework for independent control that came into force on 1 January. 2013. For housing, the rules apply to damp protection of wet rooms and air permeablity while for commercial buildings, building physics, construction safety, geotechnics and fire safety also apply.

 

VIKERSUND: The inhabitants of the winter sports venue are used to a lot of snow and cold weather, but they prefer this outdoors. The air leakage is invisible, but thermography reveals where it comes from so that you can prioritize the most affected areas.

FARSUND: Air leak flows into floors in large parts of the house. This is from the kitchen.

 

BERGEN: Bryggen. The two white buildings have been renovated recently and are therefore better insulated and probably also have less air leakage than others who are illuminated by heat loss in the autumn weather.

 

BERGEN: Grieghallen. The U-value (thermal throughput coefficient) for insulated outer walls is often 0.2 W / m²K. Glass façades usually have 10 times higher heat loss, approx. 2.0 W / m²K.

 

BERGEN: Fana church. Inside staircases on each corner up to the organ area contribute to drawing a big arrow pointing to the sky. Even though the stairwells are unheated and separated only from the large porch with a thin wall, this is enough to give the stone wall on the corners so much better insulation that the rest of the wall is like a glowing arrow of heat loss.