Thermal imaging

Find out where your home is leaking heat

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What is thermal imaging

Thermal imaging is a form of photography that produces colourful images which show vividly where your home is leaking heat. This can reveal problems with insulation, draughts, damp and more. The images are easiest to decipher when it’s at least 10°C warmer inside than out, so this is mainly a winter activity.

Some of the problems it shows up are easy for householders to fix, like draught-proofing, and some, like faulty insulation, may need professional help. Significant improvements in comfort, energy bills and carbon emissions are often made as a result.

Training & camera loan scheme

Update: Summer 2021

Following suspension of our Thermal Imaging program since January because of Covid, we now await colder late October weather, suitable for revealing heat losses from buildings. We’ll restart Thermal Imaging and training and camera loans then.  Sorry for the delay!

Come to a short training session to learn how to use our thermal cameras and interpret their images – then you can borrow a camera to survey your home, those of friends or family and (we hope) others in your neighbourhood. It’s great to see your home in a new light and it provides good motivation to fix any problems that are revealed.

Book a training session

Free online training, booking essential. Select one of the dates below to book:


** All training on hiatus due to National Lockdown **

Book a camera

Already trained and keen to use our camera loan scheme? Book a camera using the new online booking system. 

We are currently unable to offer surveys. If you want a survey, come to a training session, or if that’s not your thing, perhaps you can persuade a friend to get trained and then survey your home?


Thermal Imaging Survey Record Form – Use this form to record all surveys completed

Camera Borrowing Agreement – Trainees must fill this in before borrowing a cameras

Video: How to use Camera 1 – TiR 

Video: How to use Camera 2 – TiR105

Thermal Imaging Training Slides – A useful reminder on how to use the cameras & understand their images

Thermal imaging camera notes – A 2 page overview including diagrams

Abridged TIR user manual

Abridged TiR105 user manual

Fluke camera software downloads

Thermal Imaging Guide – coming soon

Thermal Imaging in a Heatwave – coming soon