MEASURED BUILDING SURVEY
There are two common types; a measured building survey (ideal for home extensions) and an topographic survey (ideal for building a new home or housing development). A measured building survey will help identify the existing built form of the property and gather data to develop existing floor plans, elevations, sections. A topographical survey measures the site, neighbouring properties, landscape and topography.
A measured building survey will be required to enable 'as existing' drawings to be prepared which will be required for later submission to the council but in the first instance, it will enable us to develop sketch proposals to your requirements. Below are a few examples of the types of drawings to expect from a measured building survey.
The key drawings produced from a measured building survey are existing floor plans, elevations and site plan (or block plan) illustrating the existing form of the property and its current surroundings. If the property is located on a sloping or uneven site, there may be a requirement for section drawings to be produced illustrating key spot heights.
A measured building survey can normally take between 1-2 hours but this can vary depending on the size of the property and extent of proposed works involved. After the measured building survey, we offer an opportunity to have a meeting to discuss your thoughts and ideas again, in case anything has changed since the initial consultation.
We gather all the measurements and photographs from our measured building survey and input the data into computer software to produce drawings. These drawings will be accurately scaled to form as part of a application to the council and also enable feasibility sketch proposals to be developed.