Ultimate Guide for Heritage Surveys

Ultimate Guide for Heritage Surveys

A heritage survey is essentially the documentation and recording of places, buildings, structures, trees, avenues, landscapes and more, of cultural significance that comprise the ‘built environment and ‘cultural landscape’ of a demarcated geographical area and that are recognised to be heritage resources. Bristol heritage surveyors have delivered detailed as-built 2D drawings, high-quality orthophotos and detailed 3D models of the most valuable heritage architecture.

Why carry out a Heritage Building Survey?

A heritage building survey allows us to understand the original project and the construction techniques that produced it. Often, the existing drawings of historic buildings are missing, partial or inaccurate and outdated. Therefore, it is necessary to updated documentation for planning and renovation purposes.

A heritage survey is best carried out before a review of a local government planning scheme or local heritage register. This allows the findings of the survey to be used when preparing local heritage registers and to be reflected in planning schemes. In places lacking information about heritage resources, and consequently little active protection, it is particularly important to carry out a survey as soon as time and resources allow.

What will you receive?

  • Professional 3D laser scanning surveys of historic buildings and structure
  • Detailed 2D drawings at scale 1:50, 1:20, 1;10
  • High Resolution Orthophoto at scale 1:50, 1:20, 1;10
  • CAD and Revit 3D Models for heritage buildings and structures
  • Meshed 3D models for complex features such as stone works and statues.
  • Decay and Damage Analysis for various materials such as plaster, stones, bricks
  • Restoration and Archaeological Survey
Our specialists use the latest technology to deliver a highly detailed and accurate underground survey for your project design and planning. We use high standard survey equipment that guarantee precise deliverables presented to you in a swift and efficient manner.

What Equipment is used?

3D laser scanning technology and equipment for surveying, such as total stations, laser scanners, GPS, drone and high-resolution photo cameras. The measured surveying techniques employed by our heritage surveying experts enable us to survey even the most complex decorative apparatuses and buildings.

When to conduct a Heritage Survey

You will require an accurate historic documentation for every project and development on a listed building or on a listed urban area when reviewing the planning schemes or the local heritage register. Receive heritage surveys from Bristol’s reliable measured surveying services that will help you understand the original project as well as the construction techniques used.

Applications of Heritage Survey

When performing decay and damage analysis to restore bricks, stone works, mosaic tiles, complex decorative apparatuses and architectural features, including stone frames and columns, you will need orthophotos and detailed 2D drawings at a scale of 1:20/1:10 for graphical support.

The virtual reality and 3D Models reproduced from scan data can be used as virtual support for a database of multiple-interactive information. This implies that your museum virtual educational tours can be conducted in 3D models whereby each artwork is linked to a descriptive videos, text, or image.

Why choose Bristol Measured Surveys

Bristol Measured Survey team uses the latest 3D Laser Scanning technology to deliver accurate results from our heritage surveys as requested. Our architects and engineers have extensive experience in measured surveys, and can provide secure services for sensitive heritage and historical structure. Book your survey service today and receive the most efficient, swift and cost-effective service in Bristol.

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