Window Vent Testing
The Building Regulations Part L1 and L2 2006 will require that all windows in domestic and commercial buildings will be fitted with a vent.
These may be trickle vents, glazed in vents or overframe vents.
The vent shall be supplied with the equivalent free area at 1Pa stated either on the vent or on it's packaging.
The equivalent free area is determined in accordance with BS EN 13141:2006 Part 1 "Ventilation for Buildings - Performance testing of components / products for residential ventilation - Part 1: Externally and internally mounted air transfer devices".
The test is carried out in accordance with Clause 4.1 "Flow Rate / Pressure" of BS EN13141 - 1 at pressures between 1 and 100Pa. The equivalent free area is then calculated in mm² at a pressure difference of 1Pa.
This equivalent free area is calculated by determining the Airflow Characteristic K at six pressures. At 1Pa pressure difference the K value equals the corrected volume air flow rate Qvcor in l/s. This is multiplied by the coefficient C to give the equivalent free area in mm².
B.I.T.S. building testing laboratory provides a full range of tests, such as window trickle vents testing, to the Building Regulations Part L requirements.
Nothing is potentially more serious, disruptive or fatal than a building failure arising from defects, breakages or leakages.
Trading Standards Testing
The Trading Standards officers of all County Councils have a very wide range of products and services to check on.
Building Investigation and Testing Services (Surrey) Ltd
Quarryside Business Park
Holmethorpe Industrial Estate
Watercolor, Thornton Side
Redhill, Surrey RH1 2LJ
Tel: +44 (0)1737 765432
Fax: +44 (0)1737 765431
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