Buildings, old and new

When we survey buildings, we survey them accurately. You might not need this and if you don't we wouldn't want to waste your money. The first question is "Why do you need the building surveyed?" Making the assumption that everything is more or less at right angles, may be quite good enough for your purposes. A few centimetres accuracy might be more than you need. You might not even need to know the floor levels (or at best just one level in each room). If the answers to all of these are YES, then somebody else will probably do what you want cheaper.

However, if you do need to know if the walls vary in thickness, if the upstairs walls really do sit on the supports underneath and if all the floors are out of level then perhaps we can help.

Our surveys of buildings are carried out using a full surveyed control framework. Rather than measure up each room and join them together like jigsaw pieces (assuming the common walls are parallel and of equal thickness), we fix each surveyed room to a properly surveyed network which links through the whole building. Thus we can be certain of the absolute relationship between any points in any room.

"Our surveys of buildings are carried out using a full surveyed control framework."

Modern buildings might well lend themselves to the assumed right angle approach. Old buildings rarely do and fully controlled survey often throws up anomalies which would probably go undetected in simple measured distance surveys.

You might also like to read the lease plan section.