About Building Envelope Technologies

About BET

Building Envelope Technologies are Ireland’s leading building performance & compliance specialists.

BET is an INAB accredited testing laboratory. Our testing laboratory operates an accredited quality management system in accordance with ISO 17025. (INAB Reg #193T)

BET were the first company in Ireland to specialise in:
“ISO:17025 Accreditation for Building Airtightness Testing & Weather Testing to Building Envelopes”.

Building Envelope Technologies was formed in 2001. Since this time BET have built a strong reputation among leading Architects, Contractors, Engineers and end users for providing a service of the highest technical integrity and have more experience in the area of building airtightness, building compliance & building defect analysis than any other company in the country.

Most of our so called “competitor companies” which have been formed after 2007 were setup to ride on the TGD Part L Building Regulations, this lasted for most until the next regulation fad arrived. It is quite evident as none of these companies insisted in a quality management system or technical procedures to ISO:17025, a quality mangagement system is the only indicator that a specialist compliance testing company are independent and that ALL results are 100% authentic & fully traceable.
BET are professionals and understand Compliance and independent testing more so than any other company in our market.
All BET engineers hold a level 8 honours degree from Irish institutions & Irish Universities.
BET are ITC level 1, level 2 & ITC level 3 certified Thermographers for Building defect analysis & Electrical fault analysis, this is the highest possible standard worldwide for thermography.

We have completed compliance testing and consultancy commissions on very large & complex buildings and worked as independent testing consultants with the design team on;

  • New Kerry Foods HQ, Naas, Co Kildare.
  • New Apple HQ, Holyhill, Co Cork.
  • Dundrum Town Centre Shopping Complex.
  • New Engineering Building for NUIG,
  • Terminal 2 – Pier E at Dublin Airport
  • Mater Misercordiae Hospital in Dublin.
  • State Street Bank, Dublin Docklands.
  • Boston Scientific new medical devices laboratory Cork.

We understood from the very beginning that offering support and expertise in design, site management, quality control and specialist training is the key to successfully achieving high levels of airtightness.
Our History.

The company, formed in 2001 and incorporated in 2002, was the first in Ireland to specialise in the area of building and enclosure airtightness.

The initial objectives were to conduct research into existing levels of airtightness of Irish buildings and promote the importance of airtightness in achieving efficient, durable and comfortable buildings. This seems like old news today but was something that wasn’t appreciated fully in Ireland only five or six years ago.

The need to ‘future proof’ building performance for subsequent changes in the property and energy markets was however acknowledged early on by some developers, engineers, architects and government departments.

BET has subsequently received many repeat appointments on the basis of our early work with these clients.

We have developed an extensive and varied portfolio of projects since 2001 and have extended the range of services we offer to include consultancy, specialist enclosure and product testing, RIAI approved CPD training, building energy ratings and providing a range of specialist airtight building products.

We are currently involved in research collecting data from re-testing airtight buildings to establish the durability of airtightness performance over time and have been active in contributing to developments in legislation governing the thermal performance of buildings.

Our Aim.
To provide a technically excellent and value for money service to our clients by;
• working strictly in accordance with relevant standards and our quality management system
• understanding the need for quality, traceability and high levels of competence in all that we do
• providing the benefit of our experience on a wide variety of projects
• understanding the flexibility required to work successfully in the high pressure environment of todays’ construction industry
• ensuring high levels of competency through training, experience and qualification.