Land & Measured Building Surveys

BCL's Site Investigation & Surveys work closely with our tried and tested supply chain to deliver robust, accurate and cost effective survey data required to develop your scheme. All surveyors who carry out our surveys are Full members of The Survey Association (TSA). This is important because not only does this  ensure surveyors are suitably qualified and experienced, utilizing the latest survey technology, methods and techniques, but we firmly believe that being TSA  members  promotes best practice within the surveying industry.
The types of surveys on offer are extensive and a full list of these can be found further down the page. However, the starting block for your development site is likely to be one or both of the following:

Land Surveying

A Topographical Survey is used to identify all existing surface and above ground natural and manmade features and to map the contours/levels of the ground. The importance of a topographical survey is its accuracy, this is  because it is often needed to provide a reliable base map on which a scheme is to be developed and/or it is required for informing other surveys (Site Specific Flood Risk Assessments, for example).

Using the latest topographical survey equipment, such as Trimble & Leica direct Reflex Total Stations and Trimble Real-time GPS, surveyors are able to efficiently capture site features to a high level of accuracy and then post-process the data for a quick turnaround in either 2D or 3D(land) AutoCAD format. Survey drawings can also be provided digitally in PDF.

Building Surveying

A Measured Building Survey will provide you with accurate scaled drawings of your building, from 2D plans which show the relationships between internal rooms and spaces, dimensions and the placement of materials and services; Roof plans showing materials, ventilation, drainage, slopes etc.; Cross Sections taken at key points through the building, showing verticality/height data; to full external elevations which show the composition of the different facades of the building, including ridge heights, the positioning of the final fall of the land, exterior finishes, roof pitches and other architectural details.

Measured Building Surveyors use a combination of traditional survey methods and the latest technology to capture building data, but primarily this work is increasingly being done using 3D Laser Scanning devices which efficiently achieve the highest level of accuracy and detail. The resulting building plans/sections/elevations, when required, can be drawn to include stone by stone or brick by brick details.

The full range of Land & Building Surveys we will manage on your behalf, are:
  • Topographic Surveys
  • Drainage Surveys
  • 3D Laser Scanning
  • Utility Provider Statutory Record Plan Compilation
  • Point Coud
  • CAD & Data Processing
  • Revit Modelling
  • Access and Route Feasibility
  • Photogrammetry
  • Volume Calculations
  • Setting Out
  • As Built Surveys
  • Boundary Surveys
  • Sections
  • Monitoring Surveys
  • Line of sight visibility surveys
  • Measured Building Surveys
  • Land Registry compliant plans
  • Elevation & Facade Surveys
  • Lease Plans
  • As Built Services
  • River bed surveys
  • Utility Surveys
Topographical Survey