Building surveys most likely will include heat loss and damp identification as well as have a quick survey of electrical and mechanical areas of the building if necessary.
The most well-known use for thermal imaging on buildings is the identification of heat loss. Once identified, the heat loss problem can be rectified which will lead to potentially considerable savings. Thermographic pictures can be taken throughout the building and when analysed areas of concern can be highlighted and will be included in the building survey. These include roofing issues, lack of loft insulation, problems with windows and their frames as well as lack of wall insulation. Examples of these can be seen in the gallery section of this website.
Damp is also a major issue within the building sector. Thermal imaging can identify areas of damp as well as potential water ingress points. By using a thermal imaging camera as well as a humidity meter the consultants can identify where the higher areas of moisture are even if it may not be visible to the naked eye. This will lead the consultant to find a source of water ingress if that is the situation.
See our buildings gallery of the range of things we find during a thermal survey.