What is the measured survey
A measured building survey is required for a home extension, loft conversion, refurbishment or redevelopment of a property. The point of the survey is to enable us to produce an accurate representation of your property in its current form. This will include floor plans, elevations and cross sections. Structural elements such as walls and columns will be shown, so will architectural features for example the location of windows and doors. The accuracy of the plans is important in order to be compliant with building regulations.
Our surveying team use a combination of tools and resources in order to achieve a high standard. You are likely to see our team member use a laser measuring device, a tape measure and an iPad or iPhone to take photos of the property and surrounding area.
Your floor plans will be produced in AutoCAD in 2D as standard, we can also produce 3D representations for you if requested. The scale of the drawings will be compliant with your local authorities with panning department and building regulations.
Measured Building Survey
When you sign for our architectural design services you can rest assured that we do all the necessary work for you. We will attend your property to complete a thorough site measured survey. We do not ask our clients to complete this stage themselves and submit them to us, unless this is your personal preference.
The accuracy of the site measured survey is very important so that we can make sure that we produce accurate planning drawings for your property. The survey will be completed by a member of our team at a time and date that is convenient to you.
Our team keep up to date with all relevant government advice around Covid-19, safe social distancing and visiting clients homes. We will touch base with you before the visit to discuss the current strategy with you, so that you know what to expect in advance and to check that no one in your household is isolating. This is a link to the latest government advice https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/homes
If you would prefer not to be in the property at the same time as any of our surveying teams please feel free to talk to us about how we can accommodate your needs.
The consultation to discuss the details of your project, the desired end result, must have features and all other details will take place over the phone. The safety of our clients and team remains our top priority and we have completed all of our site measured surveys during this pandemic safely.
Measured survey process
The work on your measured survey begins long before we even attend your property we are busy collating information from multiple online sources that help us to create your plans.
Measurement can take a couple of hours to complete or longer depending on what is required and the type of work that you are planning on undertaking.
The break down of the process is as follows:
1. Property visit
At the agreed time of attendance, we will come to your property to start the detailed measured survey and take photographs of your property where required.
2. Floor Plans and Elevations
The measurements, photographs and othe data from the measured survey is then processed at our design studio in order to produce the floor plans, elevations and section of the existing property.