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How to Pick a Measured Building Surveyor for Listed Buildings

This article will look at how measured building surveys can be used on listed buildings and the importance of choosing professional surveyors.

When it comes to understanding the ins and outs of a building, a measured building survey is the go-to tool.

This survey acts as a comprehensive map, capturing a structure’s internal and external aspects.

It delves into the architectural elements and structural features, offering a wealth of information tailored to the specific requirements of the project at hand.

In this article we will look at how measured building surveys are used for listed buildings specifically, and the importance of choosing professional surveyors for delicate work like this.


Surveying listed buildings

The process of listing a building not only honours its unique architectural and historical significance but also allows the building to be recognised by the planning system, where it can be safeguarded for future generations.

There are three different listing types. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I, while 5.8% are Grade II*. Most listed buildings are Grade II, which is the most likely grade for homeowners.

Due to the special nature of listed buildings, the process of surveying them differs slightly from regular buildings. Unlike regular buildings, listed buildings hold a special place in our heritage, making the survey process more complex and nuanced. Preserving the historical and architectural significance of these buildings is of utmost importance.

Extra steps, such as 3D laser scanning are often required. Professionals will utilise this technology as it enables the non-invasive capture of delicate details and precise measurements on historical structures and sites.


What to look out for

When completing a measured building survey on a listed building, it’s crucial that the changes are legal, and fall in line with planning requirements.

That’s why work like this should only be completed by a professional company, with experience in surveying listed buildings.


Choosing a Measured Building Surveyor for Listed Buildings

At Landform Surveys, we’ve consistently offered a high-quality surveying service for almost thirty years. We continually invest in the most modern survey instrumentation, which proves crucial in preserving historic buildings while providing the most accurate and cost-effective surveys possible.

Our experience is extensive. One recent listed building measured building survey we had the pleasure of completing was on the well-beloved, historical Alnwick Station site, in order to produce floor plans for potential development.

If you’re looking for fully qualified, measured building surveyors to carry out work on a listed building get in touch with us to discuss your needs.