HQM: Formaldehyde & TVOC

Experts In Post-Construction Testing

Section 4.1 – Criteria 8 Measurement of Formaldehyde & Criteria 10 Measurement of TVOC

Here at Air Quality Plan, we have significant experience in carrying out post-construction Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) testing to meet the stringent requirements of HQM. Post-construction inspections are vitally important to ensure that dwellings can be occupied safely, without posing health risks, as well as meeting the required criteria for HQM achievement. We are familiar with the stringent methods that are specified under Home Quality Mark and our post construction testing protocols have assisted many clients in meeting the Home Quality Mark criteria for Indoor Pollutants.

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We are well versed at working with ever-shifting practical completion dates and work flexibly with our clients to ensure the testing is completed at the right phase of the construction process to maximise the potential for satisfactory results. Typically we can be on site within 1 week of an order being placed however, we often attend site visits at 24-48hrs notice to support clients needs.

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What Does Post Construction Testing Involve?

As specified in the HQM standard, we will typically test for Formaldehyde and TVOC in the air but can easily include other pollutants if required. In line with the specification in the HQM standards, we will identity the locations for testing based on the clear Methodology set out in section 4.1 of the HQM standard. This is important to make sure the post construction testing report will pass validation be HQM assessors.

Our team will make sure that all post-construction inspections and tests are carried out in accordance with the very exacting Home Quality Mark standards. Our expert team will also provide free advice and guidance to your project manager to help to create the correct environment for the tests as over the years we have found this to be very important.

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Post-construction testing for VOCs and Formaldehyde will also bring other benefits:

Our report will provide proof that the building is safe to use (in terms of VOCs and Formaldehyde levels) at the time of the project handover.

Adherence to the UKAS testing standards referenced in Home Quality Mark.

Our independent third party testing can be clearly seen as unbiased.

The post-construction testing will give you specific advice on what action is appropriate if the results indicate a cause for concern.

If you would like any additional information on our post-construction inspections and testing, do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our expert team. Call us on 01489 575733, or complete the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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