Commercial Building Survey

Commercial Building Survey

Surveybase has worked with Commercial Clients since foundation in 1998. This remains an important sector of business including:
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Office Buildings

We work with Landlords and Property Agents delivering a precision digital record of office buildings for development and legal purposes.

Surveybase Commercial Retail surveys

Retail Buildings

Our precision measured building surveys are the trusted platform for retail development throughout the UK. We work with Landlords, Tenants and Property Agents digitising retail space for refit and legal purposes.

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Industrial Units

We survey industrial units, manufacturing plants and warehouses for development and conveyance purposes.

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Academic Buildings

Surveybase is a recognised survey practice working in the UK education sector for Independent Schools, Academies, Colleges and Universities.

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Healthcare Buildings

Our record in the Healthcare sector includes Public and Private Hospitals, GP Surgeries & Testing Centres.

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Hospitality Buildings

We work for Hotel, Pub and Restaurant chains providing precision measured building surveys of their portfolio for renovation and extension projects.

Topographical Survey

If you are considering an extension or new build you need a Topographical Survey. Our precision digital survey solution provides information on the manmade and natural features of your development plot and the surrounding landscape.
Land Levels (Topography)

Understanding the lie of your land is important to your development as it will influence the design.

Plotted Site Buildings

Locating the footprint of your property and outbuildings within your plot and calculating the volume of each building.

Neighbouring Property

Local Authority Planners need to know the impact your development will have on neighbours. Rights to light, overall build height and volume can be calculated from the Topographical Survey.


Accurately plotting your site boundary to confirm the full extent of your title deed.


A record of principle Trees including species that have a TPO (Tree Protection Order).

Access Roads & Paths

A survey of access roads and pathways for vision splay and Highways Agency appraisal.

Services & Drainage Systems

A record of connected services and drainage systems mapping the depth of pipework and direction of flow to public mains.

Measured Buildings Survey

If you are considering structural changes to your home, you need a Measured Building Survey.

The nature of your development will inform the scope of survey. If your proposals include external presentation you may only need an elevation survey. If your planning internal alterations, extension or loft conversion you will require a more detailed investigation including.

Floor Plans
A record of internal space by floor including levels and heights including external and partition walls and openings.
Elevation Plans
Accurate plans of existing building facades showing key structural and architectural features; roof, windows, and doors.
Section Plans
A vertical slice through the building showing key structural information; floor levels and ceiling heights.
Roof Plan
Existing roof geometry with ridge and eave lines, walls, chimney, and roof lights.
Attic Plan
A detailed plan of the roof structure including joists, purlins, and trusses
Building Services
Option to add the layout of building services, heating, electrical and plumbing.
Listed Buildings
Surveybase have developed a specialist solution for the measured building survey Listed Buildings or those with a Conservation Area. For further details of our Heritage service please get in touch.

3D Survey Model

Depending on your preference or design pathway you may be interested in a 3D Survey Model. This state-of-the-art solution delivers the site data as a precision 3D Survey Model. It is the platform for enhanced design and visualisation as seen on Grand Designs. The 3D Survey Model delivers everything associated with traditional 2D Measured Building Surveys including the ability to extract plans, elevations, and sections needed for planning application.

3D Modelling takes longer than 2D processing, around 20% more time when compared to a routine measured house survey. However, when sections, roof & attic plans are added the time difference is less and the cost more affordable. We recommend that you discuss design pathways with your Architect and obtain quotes for both methods, you might be pleasantly surprised.

We offer a flexible approach to the Level of Detail (LOD) associated with 3D Survey Models including.

LOD 100 Massing
Digitising the location and orientation of surrounding buildings showing their overall height and volume with optional window and door openings.
LOD 200 Structural
Digitising only structural features showing their location, orientation, size, and shape. Typically used to model internal spaces.
LOD 300 Architectural
Progression of Level 2 with the addition of detailed architectural features showing their location, orientation, size, and shape. Typically used to model building facades.

genuine level of care

There are many measured surveyors operating in the Commercial Sector. We believe our people; our procedures and genuine level of care makes a tangible difference to Clients and their Customers…
Proven Management Procedure
We follow a proven survey management procedure from initial enquiry to delivery, including a single point of contact who is pivotal to delivery of objectives and surpassing your expectation.
Access Liaison
We liaise proactively with site managers and stakeholders to address access restrictions. We aim to schedule our workflow without compromise to building function.
Safety First
Whenever requested or if concerned we will undertake a site risk assessment and publish our methodology to protect our colleagues and building users. We wear appropriate PPE, practice social distancing, and maintain excellent personal hygiene to reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19. If investigating concealed spaces, we will request the latest asbestos report.
Certified Surveyors
Our Surveyors are professionally qualified in recognised survey disciplines, certified to provide emergency first aid, work at heights and in confine spaces. For complete assurance we maintain enhanced DBS security certification for all personnel. In addition, each employee signs up and is expected to comply with our governing principles, Equal Opportunities, Anti Bribery, Ethical, Anti-Slavery, Alcohol and Drugs.
Quality Assurance
On completion, every survey is routinely inspected for accuracy by our Compliance Manager. This process includes a specialist Navisworks appraisal for 3D Surveys. Our commitment to quality assurance is powering our industry reputation and a Google Business Rating of 5 Stars.
Professional Standing
We are members of The Survey Association (TSA), health and safety system approved by SSiPs auditors Acclaim and indemnified to the value of £1M.
Letter Of Reliance
On request we provide an official Letter of Reliance document passing our professional warranty to our Clients, their Clients and two future owners of the surveyed property.

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How We Can Help

We offer a comprehensive Measured Survey solution geared for Commercial Clients including: Measured Building Survey, Topographical Survey, and 3D Survey Model

Get In Touch

To find out more please contact the Surveybase Team at, Bath 01225 314370, London 02039 066892

Request A Quote

To obtain a quotation please email your survey brief to or use our online quote portal.