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Measured Building Survey

Whether it is Residential(link), Commercial(link), Healthcare(link), Education(link) or Other(link), you can count on us to quickly and accurately get pin-point precision measurements of your project.

Our surveys are not limited to homes and hospitals. We can survey ANY size or shape of property and building.
Some examples include: Flats (hyperlink), Houses (hyperlink), Farmsteads (hyperlink), Warehouses (hyperlink), Museums (hyperlink), Markets (hyperlink), even entire buildings (hyperlink)…
Basically, if it physically exists, we can measure it!

Whichever sector you work in – from residential to corporate, healthcare to educational – we’ll be there to carry out highly accurate measured building surveys when you need us.

Whether you are looking to update existing plans, or create a brand new set of ‘as-built’ drawings, our team of professional surveyors has the experience and the know-how to deliver fast, reliable results.

We offer floor plans, sections, elevations and orthographic images, depending on your unique requirements. We can also tailor our service to heritage standard and listed buildings, where that extra detail within the measured building survey can make all the difference.

Our team will cause minimum disruption at your premises when carrying out your measured survey, making the entire process as efficient and discreet as possible.
We also understand the need for flexibility in today’s busy lifestyle, so although we usually operate on an 8am-6pm schedule, we can arrange out of hours services, and often at short notice.

BIM & 3D Modelling

BIM (Building Information modelling) and 3D Model are often mistakenly interchanged, but they have very different implications.

A 3D Model

is an accurate physical representation of a building into a digital form.


is the process taken to accurately define and gather information (ie Name and number models in accordance with the naming convention as stipulated in PAS 1192 and Conject PCS Protocol) about the individual materials and building processing of a building.
And in order to undertake such an intricate task, you need a strategy

When can I convert to BIM?

Another misconceived notion is that you can “switch” or “convert” an ongoing project to BIM

By incorporating BIM from the onset, each project is run through an established BIM strategy. This strategy allows for the seamless collaboration of all team
members and the effective integration of their information, processes and delivery, ultimately resulting in a successful project delivery.


Recent advances and legislation have seen a huge growth in the number of 3D surveys undertaken as part of the BIM process through the life-cycle of the building. It is also now possible to produce a 3D model of virtually any structure, from relatively straightforward developments to listed buildings.

At Sova Surveys, we specialise in converting 3D point cloud data to 3D models (in Revit and Sketchup format) which form the backbone for any project requiring accurate and smart ‘as built’ models. Our 3D models can incorporate MEP, phasing, materials and conversion to 2D drawings.

We acknowledge that everyone’s needs are unique, which is why we offer different levels of detail to suit your BIM project. To speak to our experienced staff about your next 3D modelling venture, contact us to discuss it.

Topographical Survey

Topographical surveys (or land surveys, as they are sometimes known) enables us to map land and buildings. By incorporating precise monitoring techniques and making use of the latest technology, we can provide you with a wealth of information on all of the land’s key features.

Using this information, we can for example, map out your garden (hyperlink), get the acreage of a woodland (hyperlink),  show the boundary extent of your property, show the sloping and contours of the land for drainage.

Topographical surveys are a great help to planners, architects and builders who are working on the development of a particular site.

This useful data can prevent unforeseen risks and reduce costs.

Why Choose Our Topographical Surveys?

We can carry out land surveys for plots of virtually any size. Alongside our topographic surveys we offer floor plans, sections, elevations and orthographic images, all with varying levels of detail.

Our comprehensive topographical maps can be set to Ordinance Survey (OS).

Although our most popular areas are London, Bath, Bristol, Oxford and Reading, we can carry out land surveys anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Laser Scanning

Laser scanning is a method of rapid digital mapping.
Accurate, detailed, quick and quiet – our laser scanning service enables you to capture your project digitally.Data is captured accurately, quickly and quietly in a detailed high definition collection of XYZ coordinate points.The result is a data collection known as a pointcloud. From this pointcloud, various measurements and calculations can be extracted and used to create 2D CAD(link) or 3D BIM(link) modelling outputs.

Some incredible video(link) visuals can also be created and Mesh Models(link) can also be created. These could even be 3D printed if required.

With the ability to collect hundreds of thousands of individual measurement points per second, laser scanning allows for the collection of millions (or even billions) of measurement points per project.
This incredible technology allows us to measure surfaces and objects from a distance. This cuts down the need for extensive safety measures and also allows previously thought inaccessible areas to be surveyed.

This rapid collection of data cuts down site survey time by an estimated 70% compared to traditional manual methods.
We generally survey a typical home in a single day. Think about that for a moment. Measuring every aspect of your home that would be required by an architect or designer in one visit.


We can provide anything from photo-realistic (link) renders, to basic contextual walkthroughs(link) that you can use to explain concepts to clients, wow them with design ideas, or to pitch a proposal to a new client.

2D Draughting

Our draughting team are highly skilled and qualified. Each technician is allocated an individual complete project, so complete focus and attention is given to your project.

Our standard deliverable is a CAD or PDF file, but we can also provide paper printouts or digital copies on USB.

Floor Flatness / Surface Regularity

.Inspect the flatness of a floor

Volumetric Calculation

Whether it is to assess the value of your stock of existing materials, or to work out cut and fill, our service can provide you with accurate volume calculations.


If you are an architect looking to expand your knowledge into the laser scanning and pointcloud workflow, or perhaps move over your business focus to BIM, we can provide the guidance and training for you.

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