What ATTMA has been up to
The ATTMA Manager Barry Cope today, Wednesday 14th February chose to spend his valentines with CABE members in Norwich as the ATTMA program of Continued Professional Development (CPD) continues this year. The ATTMA Manager was delighted to give a presentation on Air Tightness and Ventilation to another crowd of Building Control, Approved Inspectors and Building
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The ATTMA is pleased to read that the Australian Building Codes Board has today released its 2019 public comment draft, which includes for the first time mandatory air tightness testing in some climate zones for both dwellings and non-dwellings! The ATTMA has been working behind the scenes to demonstrate current average test results in Australia
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The ATTMA AGM 2018 will take place in the same location as before, the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham on 12 March 2018, starting from 1pm. Last years AGM was very successful with attendees ranging from Aberdeenshire to Cornwall! It was a great event with lots of networking, great food and some brilliant talks from
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The ATTMA has today responded to the BRE Home Quality Mark Consultation with its response focussed on better quality control of both Air Tightness and Ventilation: The ATTMA has made it clear to HQM that 100% testing is the only real way of controlling quality consistently, which must be carried out by a tester independent
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The ATTMA will today (Friday 26 January 2018) update the Lodgement software with the following changes: Updated password reset process Changes in the User Interface to match ATTMA branding Company logo added to Lodgement Image upload to certificate amendments Date format amended Lodgement line now turns orange when certificate is in the deviations process Lodgement
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The ATTMA has amended it’s Lodgement software to now pick up on all deviating certificates, sending them to the Scheme, Quality and Technical Managers to be reviewed before being released.This allows ATTMA to intervene and make the decision about what is and what is not acceptable temporary sealing, ultimately allowing the ATTMA to reject certificates
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The ATTMA today delivered a 90 minute CPD to NHBC building control to update them on the latest changes to Lodgement and how ATTMA are supporting Building Control by rejecting certificates before they even leave our system, ensure ATTMA are the brand to trust that testing is done in accordance with the standards.
The ATTMA have partnered with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers to provide a discount to ATTMA members for the forthcoming 2 day event Structural Integrity Design and Validation Technologies at Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford, Manchester. Confirmed Speakers include: • Russ Booler, Inspector – Nuclear Safety, Office of Nuclear Regulation • Etienne Martin, Attaché
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The ATTMA are delighted to announce the employment of our new Technical Manager, Paul Carling, Starting 5 February 2018. Paul joins us on the back of a 10 year career in air tightness, managing a calibration laboratory, writing computer programs and providing training to the industry, all skills that will be very useful at the
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The winner has now been selected as Brian Cunningham from Energy First Services who has chosen Angel Wishes, a local charity to Brian that treats children with cancer-related ilness with treats and days out.
Angel Wishes was set up by Gaye Kerr, who’s twins both passed from rare genetic disorders. Despite having gone through such a devastating ordeal, Gaye decided she wanted to use her personal tragedy to help other parents of children diagnosed with cancer-related conditions. The ATTMA have today donated £333 to the charity. I would love to thank all members and especially those that chose to donate extra funds to the cause. You will really help put smiles on the people who need it most.
The ATTMA has now lodged its 300,000th test this month! Congratulations to Energy First Services Ltd on lodging test number 300,000. This is a substantial amount of test data which now makes up the largest air tightness test dataset in the world. The ATTMA will be celebrating with the release of some new statistics which
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The ATTMA have again been invited to talk on behalf of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers, to deliver one of our favourite presentations – Air Tightness Testing, Taking it back to basics. The talk looks at the common paths of air leakage and then takes it one step further – what these leakages look
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ATTMA is seeking to employ a Technical Manager to push the Competent Persons Scheme forward and add additional support for the team. Job Specification Technical support to members Creating and writing industry technical documents industry advice Industry best practice guidelines Template documents Test standards Proactively liaising with Building Control (LABC, ACAI, BCA CABE etc) &
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The ATTMA is today (Wednesday 20th September) to talk at the building Southern Conference and Exhibition 2017 in Winchester, delivering a presentation focussing on the importance of compliance in testing, specifically focussed around competent person schemes. The presentation will be uploaded to the ATTMA Lodgement system in due course. Formed in 1925 as the Incorporated Association
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The ATTMA are delighted to be speaking at the 38th Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre Conference in Nottingham on the 13th/14th of September 2017. Barry Cope will speak in Session 2 – Field Measurements and Building Airtightness Performance in the Royal Suite on Wednesday 13 September 2017. Conference Scope The need to reduce the energy
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The ATTMA is delighted to announce that we will be moving this week (week commencing 10 July) to: First Floor, Flint House, Flint Barn Court, Church Street, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0DB There will inevitably be times that we are not able to get to the phone or respond to emails whilst we move, so please
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ATTMA will be providing a CPD and a question and answer session twice on Wednesday 28th June (8:00am & 4:00pm GMT) to ensure you are getting the most from ATTMA Lodgement, including: 1. Setting up Lodgement 2. Automatic Lodgement 3. Batch Lodging 4. CSV Lodging 5. Downloading Information from Lodgement 6. FAQ’s This CPD is
-> Continue reading CPD – Getting the most from ATTMA Lodgement
The ATTMA is delighted to partner with Enterprise Insurance Services to be able to offer TWO new deals. Insurance Per Lodgement The ATTMA can now provide insurance directly through the Lodgement system. For only 30p per dwelling and 50p per non-dwelling, you will be covered for up to £100,000 for Professional Indemnity and £2,000,000 for
-> Continue reading ATTMA Offer Professional Indemnity Insurance
The ATTMA are delighted to announce we will be talking at the AIRAH Building Physics Forum 2017. Sean Maxwell, our Australian partner, will give a speech on how lodgement came to be successful in the UK and how we are already building up a large body of testing in Australia. The conference will take place
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ATTMA will be talking at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Autumn Conference in Winchester later this year, providing a presentation about the importance of compliance in testing, focussing heavily on the dangers of assuming a certificate is ok. The talk will take into account the effects of not matching air tightness with ventilation,
-> Continue reading ATTMA to talk at the CABE Autumn Conference
CSCS cards have changed since most of us were required to get them. Getting a new card with your Construction Related Occupation is now handled in a slightly different way. What are CSCS cards? CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work
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Our very own Candice Philpot will be running Pretty Muddy on Sunday 4th June 2017. 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s ground breaking work, so please sponsor Candice now! Donating through this link is simple, fast and
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I thought I would write a quick piece on Pulse testing, as I do get asked from time to time about Pulse and whether Pulse is going to eventually replace traditional blower door testing. Below is a quick Q&A about the current technology. So what is Pulse exactly? Pulse is an alternative method of measuring
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Following attendance of the final Qualicheck conference on the 21st February in Belgium, conclusions of the project were discussed. For those of you not aware of Qualicheck, Qualicheck is a European platform focussed around 9 countries, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Romania, Spain and Sweden. The platform was funded by Horizon 2020 (EASME) with aims
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The ATTMA today (Wednesday 11th January 2017) presented the fascinating presentation of the statistical breakdown and analysis of the ATTMA Lodgement figures from 180,000 tests. The presentation provides some incredibly useful information, showing what we are getting right and what we are getting very wrong in the industry. The main outcome from the presentation was;
-> Continue reading ATTMA Presents Lodgement Statistics to CABE
13 December 2016 Dear Members, ATTMA would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas. We have chosen not to send Christmas cards this year but have instead made a donation of £1.50 per member, totalling £222 to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Dear Members, Retrotec are now pushing out a fix for the latest issues. If you are getting strange results and/or the addresses are not showing when retrieving shared data, please update to 18.104.22.168 which fixes these problems. This should be done automatically, or can be forced by clicking File -> Check for Updates. I am
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Dear Members, The ATTMA have now partnered with Peninsula Business Services, giving all ATTMA members access to free HR and Health and Safety advice. This now entitles you to free advice for: HR and Employment Law (including Brexit) Health and Safety Including a free Tribunal case assessment if applicable A free on-site health check
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Dear Members, The ATTMA Board of Directors have agreed to amend the way we currently charge for non-dwelling Lodgement fees. Whilst it was agreed that the fee of £10 per lodgement will remain in place until it is next reviewed at the end of the year, they have agreed that where multiple tests are carried
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The ATTMA Trade Association today (3 October 2016) presented the first in a series of presentations focussing on the ATTMA Lodgement system, as well as giving key statistics from the industry. The meeting was attended by 10 members of various European nation counterparts, who also shared their data. The TightVent Airtightness Associations Committee (TightVent TAAC
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The Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association is a DCLG-appointed Competent Persons Scheme for air-tightness testing.
The Air Tightness Testing and Measurement Association (ATTMA) is a professional association dedicated to promoting technical excellence and commercial effectiveness in all air tightness testing and air leakage measurement applications. It was formed in 2002 to promote the testing and measurement industry and supports its members by extending market awareness of the technology and the members’ services.
In January 2015, ATTMA became a Competent Persons Scheme for the air tightness testing industry, replacing the BINDT.
ATTMA is a proud organisation with 15 years of history, releasing technical support documents, guidance leaflets and are even responsible for the ATTMA Technical Standards, used not only in English and Welsh Building Regulations, but are used or referenced in over 90 countries.
Technical Information & Guidance
Temporary Sealing Guidance
Technical Information Leaflet – TIL001
Are you ready to test (Dwellings)
Technical Information Leaflet – TIL002
ATTMA Technical Standard L1 *NEW 2016 VERSION*
Technical Test Standard – Dwellings
ATTMA Technical Standard L2 2010 (Current)
Technical Test Standard – Non-Dwellings