Thermal Imaging

Sustainable St Albans has thermal imaging cameras available for residents to borrow!

Why borrow a camera?

A thermal imaging camera enables you to see heat leaking from your house or cold air coming into your house by taking colour-coded pictures highlighting temperature differences.

Using the camera can therefore highlight insufficient loft insulation, gaps in floorboards, draughty windows and badly fitted loft hatches all of which allow precious warmth to escape from your house, meaning you use more fuel to keep your house warm.


Using the camera to see if the front of the house is well insulated – or not!

Forthcoming information sessions.

.. in Harpenden, all 8-9pm in central Harpenden

  • Monday 3rd December 2018 – book here
  • Wednesday 12th December 2018 – book here
  • Tuesday 15th January 2019 – book here
  • Monday 28th January 2019 – book here

.. in St Albans, all 8-9pm in Colney Heath Lane

  • Thursday 6th December 2018 – book here
  • Monday 10th December 2018 – book here
  • Thursday 10th January 2019 – book here
  • Wednesday 23rd January 2019 – book here

What are information sessions?

Training sessions are free, they last an hour, and are usually held in the evening.  At the session you’ll have an introduction to using the camera and what it might show you.  You will then have a chance to use the camera and to book to borrow the camera to use in your own home.

Please download your information pack before you come to the information session

The information packs contain a short User Guide for the camera, including the Loan Form for borrowing the camera and a short Survey Form to complete when you have the camera.

  • The Harpenden information pack is here
  • The St Albans / Wheathampstead information pack is here

Already attended an information session?  Like to borrow the camera again?

Hundreds of people across the district have attended an information session and borrowed one of our cameras over the last four winters.  If you are one of them, and would like to borrow the same camera again, for example to see the impact of changes you have made to your house, just get in touch using the form below.

With thanks to our local Herts County Councillors

Sustainable St Albans has two thermal imaging cameras that residents can borrow.  One camera is based in Harpenden and was made possible with the help of Teresa Heritage, Herts County Councillor, through a localities budget grant in 2014.

Building on the popularity of the Harpenden camera during the winters of 2014/15 and 2015/16, in March 2016 we were successful in obtaining localities budget grants for a second camera from Herts County Councillors Geoff Churchard (Sandridge), Robert Prowse (St Albans East) and Sandy Walkington (St Albans South).  This second camera is based in various locations around the City and District of St Albans.

Sustainable St Albans is very grateful to Herts County Councillors Teresa Heritage, Geoff Churchard, Robert Prowse and Sandy Walkington for the grants to purchase these cameras.