Useful Articles About Land & Architectural Surveying
Interesting, useful articles we’ve found about our work in land and architectural surveying. Send us yours and we’ll share them!
The Problems with Buying a New Build Property New-build properties are increasingly common, with the government estimating that 300,000 new homes should be built annually to meet demand. In theory, new builds have fewer problems than older buildings (they should be better insulated, more economical and more environmentally friendly). But more than half [...]
GPS: What Is It and How Does it Work in Surveying? History of GPS Satellite navigation, or satnav, is a system that uses satellites and small electric receivers based on Earth to determine the receiver's location. These days, there are a handful of global navigation satellite systems, run by the USA, the European [...]
What is a Listed Building? Listed buildings have slightly different categories depending on where you live in the UK. Nevertheless, each authority broadly agrees on the definition of a listed building: a building of special architectural or historical interest. As a rule of thumb, the older a building is, the more likely it is [...]
3 Reasons You Need a Measured Survey to Plan Your Development Written By: Tom Ayre A measured building survey is undertaken to produce detailed CAD drawings such as floor plans, elevations and section drawings of a property. Survey tools include anything from basic tape measures up to complex pieces of surveying equipment [...]
Why Having a Floor Plan Can Sell a Home Floor plan drawings are an excellent way to demonstrate the size, layout and feel of a property. A floor plan is a simple way of illustrating to a potential buyer what they could be buying. Why you should use a [...]