We will arrange a site visit to carry out a full measured survey of your existing building or a topographical survey for your site.
During your survey
Where works are being proposed to alter or extend your existing building we will carry out a full measured survey of the existing building. We will record the position and location where visible of any utilities and services such as water, gas and electrical. Please note that we advise that an independent drainage survey and trace are carried out by a suitably qualified third party company. The purpose of the survey is to produce a base set of information of the physical nature of the existing building. The survey is not a condition survey and does not identify or detail any defects.
With new build projects, we will commission on your behalf a 3rd party, usually Sigma or Loys Surveys to carryout out a topographical survey of your site. The topographical survey will identify and locate all visible physical features such as boundaries, buildings, trees and planting and surface finishes etc. It will also identify all visible utilities such as water, gas, electrical and communications equipment. The topographical survey will also pick up all the site levels which will be critical when producing a design.
In both cases, the physical on-site survey work usually takes between 4 – 8 hours with the processing works taking up to 3 weeks thereafter. However, depending on the size and complexity of the building or site, this may take longer. We will advise prior to the works commencing.
Please note that if you already have plans of the existing building, we will be unable to use these as we cannot be responsible for the accuracy of the information.
Following your survey
The survey information will be drawn up in AutoCAD format and a record PDF set of the drawings will be e-mailed to you.