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
Why Choose an ATTMA Member?
• Individually auditing our members on-site – by visiting every single tester in the scheme, we check not just paperwork, but the entire testing process. We see everything including, but not limited to: Quoting, contracting, testing method, report, calibration, condition of the testing kit, quality control measures, the test reporting process and much more. This gives the end user confidence that, in order to get that ATTMA certificate, the above process has been followed.
• Auditing in accordance with ISO 19011 – Our auditors are trained to audit in accordance with ISO 19011 and ISO 9001 – promoting a uniform audit no matter who the company are.
• Lodgement – Our lodgement system is ever evolving. We have worked with the equipment manufacturers for over a year to implement ATTMA Lodgement – a process of lodging data and allowing a fairer way to fund the scheme as well as the ATTMA uniform certificate which all members produce, making it clear whether or not a test has truly passed.
Percentage of UK companies that are ATTMA Registered
Estimated percentage of UK Testing carried out by ATTMA Members
The ATTMA Team
ATTMA UK Auditors
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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; Read more about 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.
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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 Read more about ATTMA Presents Lodgement to the TightVent TAAC Committee[…]
The ATTMA Registered Testers Scheme is delighted to welcome Candice-Adele Philpot to the team. Candice joins us on the 10th October as Operations and Quality Assurance Manager, having already spent 9 years working within the air tightness industry in a variety of roles. Candice’s main job roles will be to: proactively check reports and data Read more about ATTMA Employs Operations & Quality Manager[…]
The ATTMA were delighted to attend the LABC Presidents Reception at the famous Two Temple Place, London on Tuesday 27th September. The evening allowed the ATTMA to speak to key members of the Building Control industry to encourage Local Authority Building Control to work even closer with the Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association. In Read more about ATTMA Attends LABC Presidents Reception[…]