As one of the UK’s most renowned providers of building surveys, we have the specialist knowledge and extensive experience to help.
If you are interested in having a building survey conducted by expert surveyors, get in contact with the team at Sova Surveys today for a free quote.
This type of survey is a drawn description of the floor layout indicating the positions, locations, and dimensions (measurements) of walls, doors, windows, and other meaningful building-related items of interest. It is a highly accurate and informative model of a building featuring floor plans, sections, and elevations.
Measurements for the survey are captured using a wide variety of techniques and tools. They are typically delivered as 2D CAD drawings, 3D Revit models, IFC files and other 3D BIM formats. Our method involves a combination of fast and accurate terrestrial laser scanners, digital photography, GPS satellites, and sometimes a good old reliable tape measure.
Whether you are looking to update existing plans or create a brand new set of ‘as-built’ drawings, our team of professional surveyors has the experience and the know-how to deliver fast, reliable results.
Some of the key benefits of having a survey carried out include:
- Conducted by highly experienced professional surveyors
- Accurate floor plans, cross sections, elevations and more
- Position and dimensions of structural features and architectural elements clearly shown
- Full reports available in digital and hard copy form
- Highly detailed
- Tailored to suit the exact needs of the client
What types of property can be surveyed?
Whether your property is residential, commercial, healthcare or education-related, or in a different sector altogether, you can count on Sova to quickly and accurately get pin-point precision measurements of your project.
We can survey any size or shape of property and building. Some examples include:
- Houses and flats
- Farmsteads and agricultural buildings
- Schools and universities
- Hospitals and healthcare facilities
- Offices and commercial spaces
- Warehouses and industrial units
- Derelict properties
- Development opportunities
How we work
Our team will cause minimum disruption at your premises when carrying out your survey, making the entire process as efficient and discreet as possible. We also understand the need for flexibility in today’s busy lifestyle, so although we usually operate on an 8am – 6pm schedule, we can arrange out of hours services, and often at short notice.
Our team consists of friendly staff offering the highest quality customer service – we have a proven track record and have built up an excellent reputation. We are based in Bath, and have taken on projects across the South West and Bristol, as well as in London and other parts of the UK.
How much does a survey cost?
This depends on a number of factors including the size and shape of the building being surveyed, as well as the needs and requirements of the client.
Projects are always quoted individually to ensure that we can provide you with the best value for money, as well as making sure that you are getting all of the aspects of the survey that you need for your work.
Get in touch
If you would like to learn more about what our building surveys entail, or if you would like a free, no-obligation quote, contact our experienced team today. You can call us on 0117 248 2222, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a message through our contact page.
When would you need a measured building survey?
This type of survey is required if you are looking to have extensive work carried out on a property, such as extending or redeveloping. They are also used for quantity surveying, estimating, property valuation and more.
What sort of plans are produced?
Our surveys work around your needs and requirements – we always work closely with our clients to understand their needs. Typically, however, our surveys will produce:
- Floor plan
- Roof plan
- External elevations
- Internal elevations
- Ceiling plan
What equipment is used?
On-site measurements are taken with a variety of instruments to capture measurements at the required accuracy – these include laser measures or ‘distos’, optical total stations, digital cameras and laser scanners (Lidar). All of these methods allow as minimal intrusion as possible.
Once all the data has been captured on site, the surveyor will process and interpolate the on-site measurements back at the office into a usable format in either 2D to produce floor plans, elevations, sections etc, or 3D as a model with varying degrees of Level of Detail (LOD).
What measurements do surveyors use?
Our surveyors work to a standard specification as recommended by the RICS for surveys of land, buildings and utilities. Alternatively, we can take instruction on client requirements whose own specifications may be needed as the basis for the survey.
What information is included?
We offer floor plans, sections, elevations, and orthographic images, depending on your unique requirements. We can also tailor our service to heritage standard and listed buildings, where that extra detail within the building survey can make all the difference.