Architectural Surveys

Based at Dartington Hall, near Totnes, Devon, we cover most of the South West UK, specialising in measured surveys of both buildings and land.

Having many years’ experience in working with various architectural practices, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail, combined with our draftsmanship which is sympathetic to the task. We aim to capture the architectural detail of buildings by representing the various elements in an easily readable form.

If your building requires alterations, extension, refurbishment or make over it is imperative to start with an accurate & easy to understand set of drawings. With this essential part done, the design process can then easily proceed.

We cover a wide range of building types, ranging from the simplest bungalow, to old stone barns for conversion, to intricate historic detail within listed buildings. With our recorded information from site we then produce accurate, scaled drawings which include visible structure, materials & finishes, services, etc, to any level of detail required.

3D Laser Scanning

We have recently added 3D Laser Scanning to our list of services. Producing highly detailed information in the form of point clouds and scaleable images, we have used it to produce drawings for conservation projects, church buildings, and buildings in need of remedial structural design. Plan2, Sect1 & Sect2, in the images opposite were produced in this way.

Topographic / Site Surveys

Using a total station we provide fully levelled surveys including neighbouring building heights and locations, services, trees and any significant features. Our CAD drawings are produced in Vectorworks and can be exported for use in AutoCAD and most digital formats.

Measured Surveys

We produce clearly presented and accurate plans, elevations and sections of all kinds of buildings. These are suitable for ‘as existing’ planning drawings, and information for architects, engineers and other professionals. Our knowledge of buildings is shown by the quality of our drawings.

Architectural Design

We also offer architectural design services for conversions, extensions, refurbishment: encompassing initial feasibility studies, development of a scheme, preparation of drawings and submissions to the Local Authority for Planning Permission and Building Regulations. We have interest in and experience of up to date construction methods and strategies that will improve your building’s energy efficiency as well as being sympathetic to the context.

Check the pop-ups on the right for examples of our drawings.

Our clients include: The National Trust, Dartmoor National Park, Dartington Hall Trust, South Devon Rural Housing Association, fusearchitecture, Barry Jobson Architects, Bedford & Bedford architects, gillespie yunnie architects, van Ellen + Sherryn Architects, Stephen Emanuel Architects, Edward Holden Architect, David Treadaway architect, Van der Steen Hall Architects, Jonathan Rhind Architects, GJR Architects, LHC Architects, Harrison Sutton Partnership, Richard Pain Architect, David Sheppard Architects, Marmot Associates, Barry Honeysett consulting engineers, Chris Wright Associates, O’Brien Chartered Surveyors, Croft Surveyors, Forde George Surveyors,Nicolas Gilbert-Scott architect, BARC architects, Hilton Barnfield Architecture, Roderick James Architects LLP, Emma Heaver architect, & Fruition Design.