Thermal Modelling allows for improved detailed design, so that localised heat losses can be reduced thereby minimising the risk of structural deterioration within the building fabric, the risk of mould growth and also ensuring the thermal comfort of the end occupiers of the building.
Building Control Regulations are driving the requirement for certified thermal bridge calculations in the certification of new buildings and WMA have invested in their expertise to offer this service to all building professionals. The upcoming nZEB requirements will increase the requirement for this analysis even further.
Wain Morehead Architect’s new web enabled service allows users to upload their documentation, receive a quotation, and pay in an efficient and cost effective manner.
The efficiency of this system enables us to provide customers with a high quality, streamlined, cost effective service, backed up with 25 years of industry leading performance driven Architectural experience.
To access the submission form the user need only upload their contact details. Once these details have been completed the user will receive a link to the submission form where they will be requested to upload their detailed information. More information can be found HERE.
DEAP / BER
Certified Thermal Bridge calculations can also be used to calculate an accurate Y-factor for input into DEAP for improved BER ratings. A calculated Y-factor in lieu of the default 0.15 (or 0.08 when Acceptable Construction Details (ACDs) are used) may bring your B rated dwelling into the A band and meet the incoming nZEB standard without the need for additional insulation or renewable energies
TGD Part L for Dwellings, and for Buildings Other than Dwellings, (Appendix D) requires that details in buildings should be assessed to establish both the temperature factor (fRrsi) and the linear thermal transmittance (Psi). WMA’s Thermal Bridge service can fulfill your obligations under these regulations.
Passive House Certification
Thermal bridge calculations may be requested for Passive House Certification. Window head, jamb, cill and threshold details in particular can have a significant effect on the overall energy balance of your building and may be the difference between achieving or failing to achieve the Passive House Standard.
To read more about the benefits and requirements for Thermal Bridge Analysis Click Here.
To access WMA’s Thermal Bridge Submission Form please Click Here.
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