An accurate measured survey of the area in which works are proposed is essential at an early stage.
As well as providing the dimensions required in order to prepare designs, the survey also reveals potential problems and opportunities. We use a variety of techniques including laser measuring devices, but find that that the time-proven tape measure and pencil is often still the most appropriate. Close observation is required when using a tape, so walls which are out-of-true, and similar issues are more likely to be noticed and accurately recorded. Whilst we can work from drawings provided by others, we like to undertake our own surveys. Not only does it give us confidence in the accuracy of information, but the process of undertaking the survey leads to a better understanding of the building / site.