June 20, 2014


Unique application focused practical building thermography training.

“The Advanced Building Thermography course was brilliant.  The instructor was spot-on – really good. Literature was superb – easy to read and well laid out – 5 stars!”  

The basis of our training is experience. We “preach what we practice”. What is more – we are independent from camera manufacturers so we can give you unbiased advice on what brand and type of thermal camera to buy, dependent on your specific needs.  Our lead trainer has provided training in building thermography to and for the 3 major thermal camera brands Flir, Testo and Fluke and maintains a good relationship with all. In fact ITC, the largest global infrared training company, currently offers ScanTherm Advanced Building Thermography courses to clients from time to time in the UK.

Our 3-day training is recognised as the most targeted and focused building applications training available in thermal imaging in the UK. It is entirely relevant to English construction methods and standards. The training contains many thermographic case studies from various types of buildings: from historic and listed buildings, through Victorian structures to modern high volume residential and commercial buildings, all the way to Passivhaus constructions.

The training is particularly relevant so conducting practical surveys of the building fabric and major plumbing and heating systems within.  Building thermography applications are primarily grouped into:

  • Thermal imaging to locate heat/energy loss (insulation, thermal bridging and air leakage/movement)

  • Thermal imaging to find locate structural moisture and trace leaks

  • Thermal imaging of plumbing, heating, UFH, electrical systems

Please contact us for a course outline and syllabus or to discuss your individual needs.

ScanTherm Applied Building Thermography Courses

The most popular course is our 3-day Applied Building Thermography course (course code: S3BT).

This is targeted at complete beginners or people with a Level 1 certification but little practical experience. It is a full immersion into the world of building thermography, and is surely the fastest way to get to the point where the trainee has enough knowledge and confidence to start practicing thermal imaging surveys of buildings. Equally importantly, by the end of the 3 day training course, the trainee should know their own limitations and that of their equipment.

We now offer a further 3-day course Advanced Applied Building Thermography (course code: S3ABT).  This is suitable as a follow-up to S3BT or for Level 1 or Level 2 thermographers with more experience of buildings and thermography. It covers similar areas but to a greater depth and introduces quasi-quantitative methods.

We also provide bespoke or custom courses ranging from a 1-day introduction to individual or team mentoring.

We have a range of cameras from different manufacturers available on the courses if you do not have your own – these are sometimes available to hire or loan for solo use. It is sometimes better not to rush into a camera purchase prior to training as you may change your view (up or down!)  after the course and you really understand what you need.

Testimonials from Building Themography Trainees

Please do see some testimonials from trainees here – they are worth more than our own claims!

Training Dates and Locations

We run Open courses for anyone to attend. Please see latest building thermography training courses dates, prices and locations. These are constantly being updated. We also run In-House course for clients at a location of their choice – these dates do not appear on our schedule. Please do get in touch for further information on Open or In-House courses.

Category 1 and Category 2 Thermography Training to ISO 18436/7.

We offer conventional Category 1 and Category 2 (previously known as Level 1 and Level 2) thermography training courses in line with ISO 18436/7 in conjunction with ITC – please contact us for more details.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Thermography Courses

We have provided CPD compliant training in building thermography for RICS, RIBA and CIOB in a number of locations in recent years. We are pleased to provide in-house CPD training to existing and potential clients at little or no cost (depending on location). This can be very beneficial to broaden understanding of what thermal imaging can, and can’t do in an open and non-commercial environment whilst logging some CPD hours.

Why come to ScanTherm for Building Thermography Training?

There are 4 reasons.

  1. Our approach really is unique. The training is not shackled to the existing ISO 18436 standards which are too generalist and are designed primarily to cover industrial and electrical applications. They are not designed for building thermography specifically and do not cover the associated building science and related test methods and processes and planning required to be able to conduct building investigations.  You will achieve more in a 3-day training than you thought possible! It is hard work but always fun.
  2. Our construction thermography experience. We have been providing BREEAM thermographic surveys, working on residential and commercial buildings looking for  heat loss, diagnosing plumbing and HVAC systems, scanning solar farms and of course tracing structural water leaks through the building envelope as well as from systems inside for nearly 10 years. This qualifies us to teach from personal experience of thousands of surveys over many years.
  3. Technical competence. Our lead trainer has post graduate engineering qualifications and a technical career running back over 30 years. This started when he used infrared imaging in Research and Development activities both in the UK and Germany in the late 1980s. We therefore have a strong technical understanding as well as practical building thermography experience from new builds, maintenance, renovations and historic building diagnostics.  Prior to ScanTherm, he ran the UK arm of Infrared Building Solutions – a pan-European thermography training consultancy – where he co-developed building thermography course materials and trained 100s of student in building thermography.
  4. Certification. We have been certified at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 in thermography as well as passing the exams and practical requirements for the PCN Level 2 required for BREEAM testing of buildings by the Building Research Establishment.

So, the unique structure of our applied thermography training built around UK construction case studies separates us from anything else. So whether you are a beginner, or have a little experience or are an experienced thermographer wanting to now learn about the unique world of building thermography, we have something for you.

ISO Certified in Thermography Training

ISO Certified in Thermography Training

We are a UK Registered Learning Provider UKPRN 10046099 and have ISO 9001 Certification in the provision of thermography training.




Dates constantly under development. 

Applied Building Thermography Training 3-day – £899+VAT

April 25-27th – Bracknell Berks (FULL)

July 4-6th – Mansfield Notts (WAITING LIST)

Sept 12-14th – Tonbridge Kent

NEW  Advanced Building Thermography 3-day – £899+VAT 

Oct 3-5th –  West Malling Kent

2018 Dates – under development 

Please phone us on 01732 783557 or email info@scantherm.co.uk for more information


Testimonials from Applied Building Thermography training

“Absolutely spot on for the objectives I had”

“The course went above what I expected – very informative”

“I was recommended course by a colleague who discussed its material and strengths-it met every one of them. The instructor and his experienced knowledge the variety of camera software to see and the presentation and volume of information were strong points”

“I thought it was brilliant throughout. Excellent”

“I found the course far more insightful than expected”

“I have been very impressed with the relevant theoretical explanations being put into practice with real life situations”

“Excellent course which will benefit my job”

“I know I can now feel confident when using my camera out on site”

“Covered all the basic knowledge on thermography which I needed to know. It basically covered every aspect of thermography and will help a beginner such as myself”

“Exceeded my expectations”

“Excellent course making the subject matter easy to understand and pragmatic to apply”

“Great course. Good to have a trainer with a lot of practical experience.”

“Excellent course with the practical knowledge of trainer making it very followable – well explained”

“Experienced teacher with much work in field”

“I have learnt a vast amount of valuable information regarding thermal imagery”

“Exceeded my expectations. There is so much involved in the subject of thermography. Excellent!”

“The instructor was both very knowledgeable and down-to-earth”

“The strongest points were both the practical and theory parts being explained in several different ways. No improvements are needed”

“Excellent introduction to thermography – practical hands-on training was the strongest point.”

“Very thorough instruction and presentation of a complex subject for a beginner. It was very interactive and practical and open to any questions”

“Thank you for an excellent training course it was informative and interesting”

“Exceeded expectations. The ability to communicate with Mark and have open and frank conversations were strong points”

“It gave me a very good introduction to a completely unknown industry and the confidence to make a start. It provided a complete picture installing confidence and a good start to a complex discipline”

“I thought it was a brilliant course and I’d encourage other building conservators to do the same – a good range covered which enabled new avenues to be enquired about. Strongest point was the inter-mixture of practical with theoretical. “

“The course was easy to engage with throughout the length of it. Strongest point was the sense of genuine interest of the instructor”

“Everything was covered to be able to carry out basic thermal imaging”

“I learned more than expected about the subject-very holistic. The hands-on and tutor engagement during the practical were strengths”

“Communication from teacher to student was a strong point”

“Was above and beyond what I thought it would be – really interesting and in some cases exciting too!”

“Mark himself kept me interested for 3 days”

“Very good and easy to understand method of training”

“I go on, and have been on, a lot of courses in my career and in general very few have been delivered by people who have a real passion for their subject – something you exuded to the full”

“Gives me a lot of confidence & a good process to follow”

“An enormous amount of info in just 3 days”

“More than I ever anticipated”

“Very in-depth and got you thinking”

“Plenty of depth, good mix of theory and practical”

“I didn’t know what to expect, but the training will now open many doors into furthering the new skills I have and new opportunities”

“It enabled me to understand to a better degree thermal cameras”

“Now have a stronger understanding of thermography”

“Hands on Lab work and the theory to why and how to correctly adjust your camera to optimise and get better results with confidence”

“Have gained a huge amount of additional information, on a subject that I have been working in for several years”

“I now feel that I can go to a job and be competent in what I am looking for”

“It has increased my knowledge to use the camera correctly and now my ability to interpret the IR images”

“From having little or no knowledge about IR, it has provided me with a clear understanding of the industry and the benefits it provides to me, which will allow me to enter the market”

“I needed to understand how to operate the camera and this course provide me that”

“Gained knowledge and understanding about how the camera works and how to operate it”

“It has now made me understand what the benefits of using IR in my daily business and the ROI”

“I now have a basic sound understanding of this art and am confident to go and conduct inspections”

“Much more idea of how to conduct a real life survey – strong emphasis on practical hands-on”

“Clear presentation of principles & application of thermography – experience of trainer”

“Very thorough – covered far more than I initially came for”

“Very relaxed and informative teaching approach, trainers teaching style and knowledge”

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