Flow Rate Test

Good ventilation: proper prior planning prevents pretty poor performance …

2019-04-02T13:52:21+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Commissioning Notice, Flow Rate Test, Ventilation|

Ventilation in domestic properties is often added as an afterthought - just stick in a cheap extractor fan at the end of the job.  Much of the time, builders get away with this.  Why?  Because the homeowner doesn't insist on seeing a Flow Rate Test (PEATA) certificate or commissioning notice.  An Flow Rate Test certificate

What is a Commissioning Notice?

2019-03-22T15:51:17+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Commissioning Notice, Flow Rate Test, Part F|

A Commissioning Notice, also known as a Part F notice or PEATA Certificate, is a required document for all mechanical ventilation systems “where they can be tested and adjusted”. That means any extractor fan with an adjustable overrun timer, or any other means of adjustment. In new dwellings, a Flow Rate Test is also required

My building inspector wants a Flow Rate test – help!

2019-03-12T11:49:42+00:00March 12th, 2019|Commissioning Notice, Flow Rate Test|

Flow Rate tests, also known as Part F tests, PEATA Certificates and Airflow Tests, have been a requirement of the Building Regs since 2010. Building Inspectors are increasingly enforcing this requirement, and insisting on Commissioning Notices and Flow Rate tests. Usually the tests are performed by electricians or building compliance professionals, using specially-calibrated equipment such

What is a vane anemometer with hood?

2019-01-23T11:04:16+00:00January 30th, 2019|Flow Rate Test, vane anemometer|

If you spend any time searching Google for "flow rate tests" or "part F airflow tests", you'll quickly come across references to a piece of kit called a "vane anemometer", and probably "vane anemometer with hood". What is this esoteric piece of equipment, and do you need one? As we know, Part F of the

What is a flow rate test?

2019-01-23T10:01:26+00:00January 5th, 2019|Flow Rate Test, Ventilation|

A flow rate test, sometimes called an airflow test, extractor fan test or Part F test, is a test which directly measures the airflow of an extractor fan for Part F compliance. Part F of the Building Regulations requires that air flow rates for all mechanical ventilation systems (i.e. extractor fans) installed in new dwellings