Clients sometimes ask why they need a measured survey. Having your own personal set of existing drawings is a must when looking to develop a property, they will be needed at every stage and will almost always be submitted to the local authority and building control body when required. It will also allow other professionals such as structural engineers to better understand the property and proposed works.
Regardless of the scope of the project a measured survey of the existing site and property will be necessary. It is often under-estimated how important a set of accurate and clear drawings are, whether it be elevations, floor plans, sections or a whole package.
At Peter Barry we firmly believe that a professional set of existing drawings prove a strong foundation for a smooth and successful project. In our experience many projects fail due to poor drawings – they can cause delay in other stages when they need to be rectified, lead to additional cost through re-submitting applications and cause materials to be wasted as a result of inaccurate measurements.
Every project is unique and must be dealt with individually to resolve its specific challenges. It may be that the deliverables must be tweaked to ensure we meet the needs of the project. Our technicians will be able to inform you of this decision whilst also ensuring that the survey is carried out with minimal disruption; a typical residential property will take 2-3 hours.
The resulting measured survey will allow us to progress through the stages of work with the peace of mind that we are working in line with the existing property. It will also allow us to assess the design scheme to guarantee that your vision is adhered to whilst complying with local planning guidance.
Following on from this we can then ensure that Building Regulation details are drawn alongside this data, allowing for a seamless transition from existing to proposed. It is this sequential progress through the project that allows us to take what can be a complex process and simplify it for you; breaking it down into manageable stages. This all relies on a high quality detailed measured survey.
As an RICS Regulated firm and a forward thinking company we ensure that we operate within the RICS measured survey accuracy standard using the latest in 3D laser scanning technology where required allowing us to create drawing in which accuracy cannot be disputed but that are also consistent with one another.
Whether it be a large commercial building or a small residential property, if you need just one floor plan or an entire set of working drawings, our team at Peter Barry will work with you to ensure that we deliver exactly what you need for your project.
If you are interested in our measured surveys or would like to discuss our architectural services, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the team today.
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