A measured building survey works as an x-ray of your property displaying the layout of the building, its characteristics and, sometimes, even specific sections highlighting important areas.
Taking a measured building survey involves quite an in depth procedure using high tech, specialist equipment and should only be performed by a professional measured building surveyor.
These detailed plans can be made on any size building, even unusually shaped structures although these are more likely to require internal control observations as a way to correctly measure and document the structure.
A standard measured building survey cover anything from the positioning of all doors and windows and their openings, staircases, the sanitary fittings and, obviously, the walls, both partition and structural.
The measured building survey will record height details of ceilings, windows and doors and contain any other information the client needs, therefore, the survey can be as basic or as detailed as needed. Some of the equipment used to produce a measured building survey includes laser scanners and reflectorless instruments and these will also be used to take the elevations and sections information.
Elevations show an overview of the structure explaining the external features like chimneys, guttering, doors, door frames and windows, the brickwork or stonework, ventilation grilles and any unusual features that the property may have. Elevations are taking using laser equipment and digital photography and, again, the customer can specify to the measured building surveyor how much detail should be included in the elevation to fit their requirements. Sections on a measured building survey can show a particular part, or section, of any area of the structure, sometimes including elevational details as well.
If you are planning a refurbishment ,sections can be useful to outline a specific or main feature.
If you are planning a new build, rebuilding an existing property or adding on to your property you will need to adhere to the Land Registry Act 2002. This can be quite confusing and the regulations can appear quite strict but your measured building surveyor will be able to produce a measured building survey that covers all the Land Registry Actâ¤™s rules and regulations including specific scaling carried out in metric measurements and clearly marking the land demised by the lease. Your measured building surveyor will also observe each stage of the construction to make sure the task is being conducted in accordance to the regulations.
Based on your preferences or building proposal you may also need a topographical survey of the site. The topographical survey will be done by your measured building surveyor and will cover everything around and within the vicinity of your property like the layout of your garden, your propertyâ¤™s boundaries, walls, patio areas, fencing, the driveway, any manhole covers present and the region of any outbuildings. The topographical survey may also include heights of bordering properties.
These in depth measured building surveys can be prepared in a 3D format and, if needed, digital photography may also be included in your measured building survey.
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