Quality Assurance

Air Tightness Testing | IR Camera Reporting | Project Technical Assistance

Quality Assurance & On-Site Testing

Quality assurance (QA) is a crucial element in the construction of high-performance builds. It ensures that the materials, products, and systems used in a building meet specific requirements and standards, and that the building performs as intended. High-performance builds, such as Passivhaus, require a high level of precision and attention to detail in every aspect of the construction process. QA ensures that these requirements are met, and any issues or problems are identified and resolved early on.

For high-performance builds, QA is especially important because of the potential impact that even minor deviations from the design can have on the building’s performance. For example, a small air leak in the building envelope can significantly reduce the effectiveness of the insulation and increase energy usage, which goes against the energy-efficient principles of high-performance building. By ensuring that all components of the building are installed and functioning correctly, QA can help achieve the desired levels of airtightness, insulation, and energy efficiency.

Additionally, QA helps to identify and address potential issues before they become significant problems. This can save time and money in the long run, as it is much easier and less expensive to fix a problem early on in the construction process. By catching and addressing issues early on, QA can also help avoid delays in construction and reduce the risk of safety hazards.

Overall, QA is essential for ensuring that high-performance builds meet the rigorous requirements and standards for energy efficiency, airtightness, and durability. By implementing a robust QA process, builders and owners can be confident that their high-performance builds will perform as intended and provide a comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient living or working environment.

Air Tightness Testing

At LAROS Consulting, we understand the importance of achieving airtightness in any building, especially for those aiming for Passivhaus certification. That’s why we offer professional Blower Door Testing services to help you achieve the highest level of airtightness possible. Our team of skilled technicians utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to measure the air infiltration of your building and detect any areas that require improvement.

If you’re building to the Green Star standard, you can achieve up to 3 points by utilizing air tightness testing. Building airtight, and ventilating right, creates a healthier, energy efficient home, and Green Star recognizes and rewards this in sustainable builds.

The Blower Door Testing process involves using specialized equipment to create a pressure differential between the interior and exterior of the building. By measuring the air flow rate required to maintain that differential, we can identify any air leaks in the building envelope and determine the overall airtightness of the home. The benefits of Blower Door Testing are numerous, including improved indoor air quality, reduced energy consumption, and ultimately, cost savings on utility bills. Additionally, we can help you to locate the source of drafts, prevent moisture infiltration, and reduce noise pollution by identifying any air leaks.

Airtightness is a key principle of Passivhaus and High-Performance building. New NCC changes in J1V4 and H6V3 require the testing of new builds, which must meet at least 10m3/hr/m2 @ 50PA. By conducting an air tightness test, you can ensure that your build is not only compliant but also healthy and energy efficient. Our certified technicians will conduct a Blower Door Test to measure the airtightness of your building’s envelope, identify any areas of air leakage, and provide you with a detailed report of the results. Our testing services are in compliance with all relevant building codes and can help you save money on your energy bills while increasing the comfort of your building.

At LAROS Consulting, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and expertise. Contact us today to schedule your airtightness testing and take the first step towards a more energy efficient, and healthy building. Let us help you achieve the highest level of airtightness possible, ensuring a comfortable, healthy, and energy-efficient living or working environment, and earn points towards Green Star certification, or chase your Passivhaus Plaque.

IR Testing

Thermal imaging is a powerful diagnostic tool that can help identify a wide range of issues in existing buildings. By using an infrared camera, our team at LAROS Consulting can detect temperature variations and patterns that may indicate problems such as air leaks, insulation deficiencies, moisture infiltration, and electrical issues.

Our experienced technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your building, capturing thermal images of walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces. We will then analyze the data to identify any areas of concern and provide you with a detailed report that includes recommendations for remediation. By addressing these issues, you can improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and safety of your building, as well as potentially prevent more serious and costly problems down the road.

Thermal imaging is especially beneficial for older buildings that may have hidden issues that are difficult to detect through other means. It can also be useful for homeowners and building managers who are looking to save on energy costs and improve the overall performance of their buildings. Additionally, thermal imaging can help to identify potential safety hazards, such as electrical hot spots, that could pose a risk to occupants.

Don’t wait until problems become apparent – contact us today to schedule a thermal imaging inspection and gain valuable insights into the condition of your building. Let us help you ensure the safety, comfort, and efficiency of your building for years to come.

Technical Assitance

At LAROS Consulting, we understand that building with new products can be a challenging experience, especially when it comes to understanding best practices for installation. That’s why we offer our project assistance services to clients who are building with new products that are new to the Australian market. Our team of experts can provide guidance and support throughout the entire construction process, from initial planning to final installation, to ensure that your project meets the highest standards of quality and safety.

Our project assistance services are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of clients, from owner builders to large commercial job sites. We can work with you to develop a comprehensive project plan that takes into account your unique needs and requirements, as well as any specific challenges or limitations you may face during construction. Our team can provide technical support and advice on the proper installation of new products, ensuring that they are installed correctly and in accordance with all relevant standards and guidelines.

With our project assistance services, you can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your project is in good hands. Our team of experts has years of experience working with a wide range of building products and construction techniques, and we are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of service and support. Whether you are building a new home or a large commercial building, we can help you navigate the complexities of the construction process and ensure that your project is a success.

At LAROS Consulting, we offer project assistance services to those building with new products on the Australian market. We provide expert guidance on best practice installation and explain the benefits of using these products. Our team works with a wide range of clients, from owner builders to large commercial job sites, to help ensure the success of their projects. In addition, we offer the first hour of non-engineering consulting free of charge. Contact us today to schedule your project consultation and take advantage of our expertise.

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