How will Heritage and Historical Surveys help you?

Everything about Heritage and Historic Survey

A historic building survey is conducted so as to identify all heritage resources and to quantify and describe their significance. A heritage survey is essentially the documentation and recording of buildings, places, structures, avenues, trees, landscapes and much more, of cultural significance that comprise the ‘built environment and ‘cultural landscape’ of a demarcated geographical area that are recognised as heritage resources. Edinburgh 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 enables understanding of the original project and the construction techniques used to produce it. In many cases, the existing drawings of historic buildings are either missing, partial or inaccurate and outdated. Therefore, it is necessary to provide updated documentation for planning and renovation purposes.

A heritage or historical survey is best conducted before a review of a local government planning scheme or local heritage register. This allows the findings of the survey to be used to prepare local heritage registers as well as to be reflected in planning schemes.

What will you receive?

  • Detailed as-built 2D drawings at 1:50, 1:20, 1;10
  • High Resolution Orthophoto at scale 1:50, 1:20, 1;10
  • Professional 3D laser scanning surveys of historic buildings and structure
  • 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

What Equipment do we use?

Edinburgh Measured Survey has a specialised survey team that produces accurate heritage documentation using a scientific approach. Using the latest 3D laser scanning technology and surveying equipment such as total stations, GPS, laser scanners, drone and high-resolution photo cameras, along with measured surveying techniques, we can survey even the most complex decorative apparatuses and buildings.

Applications of Heritage Survey

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

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

Why choose Edinburgh Measured Surveys

At Edinburgh measured survey, we use the latest 3D Laser Scanning technology to deliver accurate and reliable data from our heritage surveys according to your specifications and requirements. Our architects and engineers have in-depth experience in measured surveys; and can provide secure services for sensitive heritage and historical structures. Our services are cost-effective, fast and trusted by hundreds of our clients. Book in your survey service today and receive your survey as soon as the next day!

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Contact us at Edinburgh Measured Survey for the most secure and reliable heritage and historical surveys across Edinburgh!


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