BREEAM Thermographic Guidelines

BREEAM Thermographic Guidelines states:

  • The principal contractor accounts for a thermographic survey within the project budget and programme of works.


  • Once construction is complete a thermographic survey of the building fabric is undertaken in accordance with the appropriate standard and by a professional holding a valid Level 2 certificate in thermography (as defined by the UKTA website

The survey confirms:

a.Continuity of insulation in accordance with the construction drawings

b.Avoidance of excessive thermal bridging

c.Avoidance of air leakage paths through the fabric (except through intentional openings)

  • Any defects identified via the post construction inspections are rectified


The thermographic survey must ensure that all elements of the building fabric that enclose an internal heated and/or conditioned (treated) zone of the building, including internal walls separating treated and untreated zones, will be tested.

Any remediation work undertaken resulting from a thermographic survey of the building should be robust and durable, i.e. the remedial work must have the same performance characteristics and life expectancy of the surrounding element(s).