Surveying Historic Buildings With 3D Laser Scanners

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ALL THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT SURVEYING HISTORIC BUILDINGS WITH 3D LASER SCANNERS

WHAT IS HERITAGE SURVEYING?

Pinpoint Mapping is a survey company offering specialist heritage surveying of historic properties in Bristol, Bath, London and across all of the UK. We use state of the art 3D laser technology to scan and capture the structural heritage of your property and create an accurate 3D digital record of its condition.

WHY IS IT AN ESSENTIAL SURVEY SERVICE?

3D laser scanning allows you to create a digital representation of your property. Our heritage surveys are essential in providing you with detailed analysis of your building or site and helping you to recognise its true value. You can then use this information to plan future heritage developments.

Our historic building survey service also helps you to understand what your property looks like today and provides you with both closeup and clearer views of its condition – if something needs refurbishing then you can see exactly what needs repairing before you start.

Our highly accurate laser measuring equipment enables us to measure even the smallest details and accurately plot the exact location of each line, curve or point.

RESTORATION OF HISTORIC PROPERTY

The restoration of heritage sites and period buildings can prove challenging when dealing with sensitive aspects of historic structures and its fabric so surveys require the utmost care and attention to detail.

Historic property restoration will always need professional advice, precise information and a thorough assessment therefore historic properties always need to be accurately and sympathetically surveyed.

Our Bristol surveyors deploy 3D laser scanners (for example the Trimble X7 or Faro 130 series) to capture vast amounts of digital information about a heritage property. This recorded information can then be used to create a detailed digital model of the historic building to show what is there (and can also report on what may be missing). The collected visual data also records the condition of the period building and can document cracks, holes and other damage present on site.

With 3D laser scanning technology any errors in data and measurements are kept to a bare minimum. With precise and impeccable data and 3D models, you are able to analyse, review and present correct information prior to your historic building restoration project.

CONSERVING HERITAGE SITES AND PERIOD BUILDINGS

When you need a heritage survey you can trust Pinpoint Mapping to deliver. Our surveyors have experience and knowledge of how a historic building should be surveyed. Our surveyors are experts in their field and understand the how best to prepare a heritage property for a survey. As specialists, we have an extensive understanding of how a historic site should be surveyed and we operate with minimal interruption when carrying out on-site surveying.

ARCHIVING SENSITIVE HISTORIC BUILDING DATA

When surveying a historic property our 3D laser scanners can capture unlimited amounts of information ideal for research and archiving. As survey professionals we understand the importance of collating all scanned information for future plans and developments and keeping this data secure.

Here at Pinpoint Mapping we offer an archiving service for safe-keeping of 2D CAD plans and 3D models of your heritage property – if this service is for you please contact us today to discuss.

DEVELOPMENT OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS – PLANNING & PROTECTION

When planning any development to an historic building, prior to commencing on-site work, it is advisable you first check and confirm what regulations are in place e.g. what is permissible and what is not permitted. The UK government provides information here (LINK) on what should happen before you start with any developments (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/conserving-and-enhancing-the-historic-environment).

We provide precise and detailed information on any heritage site we survey and we focus on accuracy and quality when delivering our measured survey services. Our heritage and conservation surveyor will survey any period features present internally and externally that may contribute to the planning process and subsequent development of the building.

Our 3D laser scanning service is here to assist you every step of the way with your historic building development so if you need further details or require assistance then please get in touch with Pinpoint Mapping to discuss.

If you are looking for a reliable heritage surveying service with affordable and competitive rates, ensure you contact us for a free no-obligation quote today!