Measured House Survey

Measured House Survey

If you are planning alterations to your house and gardens you are going to need a measured survey. What you need is based on your proposed development.

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.

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How We Can Help

At Surveybase we undertake precision Topographical Surveys, Measured Building Surveys & 3D Survey Models. We work on every type of residential property including: Private Homes, Apartment Buildings, Period Property, Country Estates, Listed Buildings, Conservation Property.

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.