Indoor air quality assessment to BREEAM standards

Indoor air quality assessment to BREEAM standards

What is BREEAM? BREEAM stands for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method. When a building is built or has undergone extensive restoration, it is important that the sustainability of the building is assessed, rated and certified.  In this instance we were invited to a redevelopment site in Brighton. The site is a six-storey redevelopment of [...]

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Fungal contamination in a newly constructed building

Fungal contamination in a newly constructed building

Large scale fungal contamination Our next client was currently developing a four storey apartment block when work came to a halt due to evidence of fungal contamination being found. We were called in to evaluate the indoor air quality in the complete, affected apartment and to identify the root cause of the fungal contamination. We [...]

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Testing Indoor Air Quality for Chemical contaminants

Testing indoor air quality for chemical contaminants

Reports of unusual odours  Today we were in Gloucestershire, where we were asked to carry out an assessment of indoor air quality in relation to chemical contaminants. We were contacted as employees working in the offices had reported smelling unusual odours. The odours reported are described as cigarette smoke-like or acrid, smoke and burn related. [...]

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Conducting a Mould Survey in Selby

conducting a mould survey in selby

History of Mould contamination Selby, North Yorkshire was home to our next project a two-storey residential property with a history of mould contamination. The current owners of the property had occupied the property for approximately 3 months, when they reported mould growth to the skirting boards in the storage cupboard located under the stairs. They [...]

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Mould investigation in a residential property

Mould Investigation in residential property

History of mould in property For our next project we were invited to a residential property to undertake an assessment of indoor air quality in relation to selected biological contaminants. The building itself is a two-storey residential property with external brick walls and a pitched tiled roof. The ground floor consists of a living room, [...]

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Crawlspace a hidden source of indoor air contaminants

Crawlspace in a typical residential building is a relatively low or narrow space below the lower story of a building. It differs from a basement by its shallow depth which does not allow for a person to stand up. Crawl space is usually not accessible (not regularly) and is not meant for storage of materials. [...]

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