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
Technical Test Standard – Dwellings
ATTMA Technical Standard L2
Technical Test Standard – Non-Dwellings
Why Choose an ATTMA Member?
All members of ATTMA are independently audited and certified, with a scope covering air tightness testing to the ATTMA Technical Standards (TSL1 &/or TSL2) and BS EN:13829 (2001), demonstrating knowledge and understanding, which enables them to test both commercial and domestic developments in accordance with relevant building regulations.
• Individually auditing our members on-site – by visiting every single tester in the scheme (and not batch auditing), 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.
• Technical Support – With a Scheme Manager that has been in the industry for over 9 years, companies that own calibration laboratories, companies that offer the industry training and the largest equipment sellers in the country as members, we can offer unrivaled technical support.
• Over 130 member companies and 350 test engineers – The numbers speak for themselves. We are the largest scheme and therefore enjoy the benefits that come with being the largest scheme – Financial stability, a support network and a Trade Association that supports investment and research. We pride ourselves on not being a scheme to just take your money and provide you with a 1 year long ‘license’ to test.
By being part of the ATTMA Scheme, ATTMA members go above and beyond the minimum requirements of the ATTMA scheme.
Percentage of UK companies that are ATTMA Registered
Estimated percentage of UK Testing carried out by ATTMA Members
The ATTMA Team
Who you can call on for support
20th January 2016 We are proud to provide ATTMA members with our new quoting tool to help testers become more efficient and standardise the way testers operate in the market. So what is it? The ATTMA quoting tool is a method for providing compliant quotes that look professional and provide all of the required details[…]
ATTMA has now finalised its 2016 testing fees. These are: Per Company Fee Tester Fee (each) Audit Fee* £200 £50 £250 *The audit is required each year for the first two years of membership in the scheme. After this, the audits will be carried out on a ‘risk based approach’. Companies that are UKAS accredited to[…]
Both Tectite and Fantestic have released new versions of their software in order to improve multiple functions around Lodgement. Please ensure you are using the latest version. Fantestic – Version – 18.104.22.168 To update, open Fantestic, click File –> Check for updates and select ‘Yes’. You will need to close and re-open Fantestic to start[…]
Dear Members and Observers, ATTMA Lodgement will be mandatory for ALL MEMBERS as of 1st September 2015. Lodgement has been introduced into the industry for a number of reasons: To support Building Control / Approved Inspectors to make informed decisions about the validity of tests. This is done by having a uniform test certificate that[…]
ATTMA have recently had an article posted in RICS Building Control Journal. Please see the link below for the article. 2015.03.31 – RICS Building Control Journal – Change is in the air
Following a period of uncertainty, DCLG (Department for Communities and Local Government) has now confirmed their position for what they require in terms of accreditation for Air Tightness Testers. The following letter was written to Building Control and Approved Inspectors: “I am writing to inform you of the closure of the British Institute of Non-destructive[…]
The ATTMA Scheme Document and application form are now available. Testers transferring from the BINDT scheme may claim “grandfather rights” provided they have returned a provisional registration form by January 2015. New testers or those not previously registered with ATTMA or BINDT will need to apply for membership and full details are contained in the[…]
Latest scheme bulletin includes: • Welcome letter from Barry Cope, the ATTMA Scheme Manager • Update on the ATTMA Scheme for Competent Air Tightness Testers (The ATTMA Scheme) • The Scheme Manager Role • Scheme Benefits • Finances • The Lodgement Software • “True or False?” ATTMA Registration Bulletin No 3 – 13.11.14
A Competence Based Scheme recognised and supported by LABC, NHBC, HBF, BINDT and Authorised by DCLG An ATTMA Bulletin will be issued shortly which sets out: • Current position • Purpose of a new registration scheme • Aims of a new registration scheme • A brief outline of the new registration scheme • Third Party[…]
A new unified, competence-based scheme will go live in the new-year which replaces and goes beyond the existing BINDT and ATTMA schemes. To find out how, air tightness testers in both of the existing schemes are encouraged to attend this launch event, which is taking place on Saturday 20th September 2014 at BINDT, St George’s[…]