BUILDING SURVEYING

ELEVATIONS

Survey Solutions offers both external elevations and internal elevations for all types of buildings from historic and heritage projects through to private residential schemes.

Data can be recorded with a tape measure and disto, as well as by using leading surveying equipment and technology, including total stations, 3D laser scanners and drones. Sometimes a combination of all these methods is used. All elevations show full and accurate building data including architectural details, construction materials, dimensions and levels. In addition to capturing external features such as doors, windows, glass, downpipes and guttering, details such as brick and mortar levels are also achievable.

Elevations (or façade surveys) can either be carried out as a standalone project or incorporated into a wider and more in-depth measured building survey which can include topographical information, floor and roof plans as well as sections. 

The elevations can be used by architects and planners prior to any modifications to the fabric of the building or for record keeping purposes for historic buildings or heritage schemes, as well as for cross referencing when carrying out as-built surveys on new developments.

The building data can also be used for the purposes of rights of light surveys. This is especially important for projects located within large towns and cities, where planners and developers need to know the existing building elevations, as well as the detail of those surrounding it. 

We have worked on a number of high-profile projects where elevations were a key aspect of the survey. These have included the Natural History Museum in London, one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks, where the results of the survey were essential to the design and restoration of the building, as well as providing a valuable and interesting record. 

To find out more, please complete the enquiry form below to contact one of our specialist surveyors. Available across our network of UK offices, our teams of surveyors share many years’ experience and are in an ideal position to discuss your project in more detail and offer the best survey solution from our broad range of complementary services.

Building Surveying Services

Fully-connected measured floor plans available as standalone drawings or as part of a broader project including the structure and surrounding areas.

Cut-through profiles and views across the building or structure providing additional detail and information to a project. 

High definition and fast survey solution capturing large volumes of 3D data. Delivers point cloud, Revit, and BIM models. Ideal for heritage and historic projects as well as highways and tunnelling schemes.

In-depth surveys to support assessments for flat roof structures constructed from reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete. Scans for each individual plank plus maintenance and monitoring programmes available.

Accurate structural details of key elements in building and structures. Available as a specific investigation or as part of an integrated measured building project. Mapping and positions of details such as rebar, reinforcement mesh and steel work.

An increasingly important tool for collecting large amounts of data quickly, cost-effectively and with minimal disruption, often in inaccessible locations.

The perfect add-on to the suite of technical drawings and data you receive as part of your measured building survey. High definition visual representation enabling you to bring a project to life.

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