We will survey all accessible floors in the property and provide plans showing all visible walls, windows, doors, spot height levels, ceiling/roof heights, window sill/head heights.
Reliable measured building surveys and topographical (topo) surveys need to be extremely accurate. To create pinpoint-accurate measurements, a surveying firm needs to use the latest cutting-edge technology to achieve the results demanded by their discerning clients.
At XP Surveys, we appreciate the requirements of London architects when they request measured building surveys. We’re architects as well as surveyors, that’s why the equipment we use is designed to deliver the most accurate measurements.
Our equipment can consistently create drawings to an accuracy of +/- 2mm. In this article, we’ll outline the equipment we use which allows us to reach such standards, and how it works.
As industry leading surveyors, we are always on the lookout for the latest upgrades to CAD scanning equipment. This means we are among the earliest adopters of new technology in our field.
We know architects and contractors demand the latest technology. Why? That’s because we are architects ourselves, and in our role as surveyors, we work hand-in-hand with architects and contractors regularly, learning of their changing requirements and expectations.
One of the key pieces of specialist equipment we use to produce surveys is the Leica Geosystem total station. This system is noted for its high quality and efficiency and is used by professionals all around the world.
One of the significant advantages that the Leica Geosystem total station offers is its durability, which means it can function reliably in any climatic conditions.
The technology also allows us to produce surveys that span between half a day to a full day for residential properties. Commercial properties such as warehouses and larger properties may take longer, but we will make this clear during our quoting process.
The accuracy of our technology and the experience of our team – our co-founder Ben Richards also owns Aura Homes, an award-winning architectural process – means fellow property professionals can trust us implicitly.
There should be no need to supervise our site visits, our service is totally hassle-free, so simply arrange access for our surveyors and we’ll do the rest, turning up on time and delivering a superior survey.
Measured surveys and topo surveys need to be incredibly detailed to ensure future construction projects can be completed without complications. That’s why we go to the lengths of including neighbouring environmental details up to 3 metres.
This takes into consideration all boundaries in every direction, details on ceiling heights throughout the property including basements and attics, location and height of trees, boundary lines, and any other notable features which will impact the way a construction project will proceed.
To make life even easier for the professionals that use our surveys, we ensure our drawings are available in AutoCAD (.DWG), Revit (.RVT) or PDF formats.
Point Cloud surveys are becoming standard practice to guarantee the most accurate surveys with high precision.
3D Point Cloud surveys use a laser to scan the interior and exterior of a building. When all of these data points are taken together, you have Point Cloud Data. The high-tech equipment we use scans and measures each and every point of your building, presenting pinpoint accurate 3D models.
Aside from the exceptional levels of accuracy, one of the most significant benefits of 3D Point Cloud technology is its efficiency, as it enables a survey to be carried out with fewer labour costs and it requires only a very brief setup period to capture accurate data. The data collected can be exported and shared in a number of formats to suit discerning clients.
Using 3D Point Cloud data we can produce 2D floor plans, elevations, and sections. It is highly beneficial to have as-built 2D drawings to hand during a construction project, this resource is used during the construction process to visualise the changes that will be made.
The drawings are also helpful should plans need to be reviewed or altered. With as-built 2D drawings to refer to, contractors will intimately understand the dimensions of a space and locations throughout the site.
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We use Area data from your property's EPC certificate and the UK Ordnance Survey database to calculate your quote estimate. If there is not enough data in the UK database we cannot provide an instant quote, but one of our team will be able to provide a formal written quote by email within 48 working hours. If the database holds incorrect data on your property you will still be provided an estimate, but our fee is subject to change to suit the actual size of your property
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