It is estimated that we spend up to 80% of our time indoors, so the quality of the indoor environments in which we live and work is crucial to our health and wellbeing.

We offer a range of testing and monitoring services covering many aspects of indoor environments, be they residential or commercial.

Our services include:

Acoustic testing – including airborne sound insulation testing, environmental noise assessments and other acoustics standards and tests.

Airtightness –  at all stages of planning and construction, BRE offers airtightness testing and leakage audits on buildings of all types and sizes.

Energy assessments –  BRE offers a wide range of capabilities regarding the investigation of the thermal performance of buildings through monitoring of energy use and thermal imaging.

HVAC –  we can test the performance of all types of HVAC systems using standard test procedures or by carrying out physical modelling (using full-size or scale mock-up models).

Indoor air quality – comprehensive indoor air quality testing and monitoring services based on our extensive experience of analysing air in buildings of all kinds, including houses, offices, schools and healthcare settings.

Ventilation – BRE has extensive experience in ventilation measurement, including determination of ventilation rates by passive techniques using tracer gases.

Thermal comfort and overheating  –  BRE offers assessment and monitoring of indoor spaces in order to investigate the thermal comfort of occupants, and also a range of services in cases where buildings are found to be overheating – ranging from monitoring and inspections to expert witness services.

We offer the following testing options:

  • Cross-trained BRE testing teams are able to carry out coordinated testing programmes – providing the best value for money.
  • Testing packages may be tailored to suit any need and budget.