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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

ATTMA is proud to release technical guidancec documents to support the testing industry. Please find below some of our publications

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

The ATTMA Team

Who you can call on for support
The UK Team

Barry Cope
Barry Cope
Scheme Manager
Barry has worked in the air tightness testing industry for 11 years and has tested buildings ranging from Passivhaus to hospitals and football stadiums. Barry has been the Scheme Manager at ATTMA since December 2014 and is a qualified lead auditor.
David Pickavance
David Pickavance
David operates as an independent consultant having spent a career developing and managing businesses. David has been part of the air tightness testing industry since before Building Regulations made air tightness testing mandatory
Candice-Adele Philpot
Candice-Adele Philpot
Operations and Quality Manager
Candice joined the team in October 2016 having spent 9 years with BM TRADA (EXOVA) working within the Air Tightness Testing department for the majority of that time. Candice oversees the quality management of the testers, as well as supporting ongoing operations of the business.
Paul Carling
Paul Carling
Technical Manager
Paul is a qualified Lead Auditor (in accordance with ISO 19011) with experience in testing all sizes of buildings. Paul is also an air tightness trainer for Level 1 and Level 2 ATTMA approved training courses.
Clive Cox
Clive Cox
ATTMA Auditor
Clive is a qualified Lead Auditor (in accordance with ISO 19011) with experience in testing all sizes of buildings.
Aniol Ribot
Aniol Ribot
ATTMA Contact for ATTMA Espana
Aniol is responsible for providing training and testing equipment into the Spanish market. Based in Catalonia.
Sean Maxwell
Sean Maxwell
ATTMA Contact – Australia & New Zealand

Proud to Work with:

  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers

    Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • TightVent Europe

    ATTMA are proud to be part of the TightVent European project.

    TightVent Europe

    Envelope and ductwork airtightness represent a major challenge for the wide-scale implementation of nearly zero-energy buildings
    There is a growing interest for envelope and ductwork airtightness, because of evidence of energy and IAQ impacts, but:
    There is a lack of a good understanding of the present status, challenges and experience
    In less than 10 years from now, probably the majority of new European buildings will have to be assessed in terms of airtightness. It is far from clear now how this can be achieved in a cost effective way and with the support of the major stakeholders
    If well prepared and carefully implemented, the increased attention to airtightness will result in substantial improvements in the energy efficiency while guaranteeing good indoor climate and it might also be a driver for innovation
    If the appropriate conditions are not achieved, airtightness might be seen as another burden for the building sector without much added value
    Through a European collaboration in the context of TightVent, we believe that substantial progress can be achieved

    Why does industry participate to TightVent Europe

    To share positions with other industries and stakeholders and thereby bring a clear message to policy-makers and building professionals with a greater impact
    To learn about initiatives in training, regulations, research, etc. as meeting point of airtightness related activities
    To give TightVent Europe the required critical mass and impact
    To steer and guide TightVent’s activities as there clearly is a lot of knowledge among industry

    TightVent Europe
  • The Energy Conservatory

    The Energy Conservatory support ATTMA with software integration that allows a completely seamless process when lodging data between TEC’s own software, Tectite, and the ATTMA Lodgement system.

    The Energy Conservatory
  • Retrotec

    ATTMA Fantestic

    Retrotec support ATTMA with software integration that allows a completely seamless process when lodging data between Retrotec’s own software, Fantestic, and the ATTMA Lodgement system.

    ATTMA Fantestic
  • The Chartered Association of Building Engineers

    The CABE represent a significant proportion of Building Control Officers and regularly invite the ATTMA to talk to their members, keeping them up to date and ensuring the latest standards are followed.

    The Chartered Association of Building Engineers
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