TOP QUESTIONS WE HEAR FROM CLIENTS
What equipment do you use?
We use Leica instruments, TS 15 reflectorless total stations, SmartRover GPS system together with Optical and Digital Levels.
What software do you use?
We use LSS Surveying and Engineering software, Elcovision, Elevation software and AutoCAD.
Can you provide site areas and volumes?
Yes, we can provide accurate site areas which can aid when purchasing land. We can also accurately set out the areas if disputed or if Land titles are divided. If you require the volume of material measured we can provide it, we undertake many stockpile surveys and have extensive experience on Landfill sites.
Can you trace underground services?
Unfortunately we do not trace underground services such as electricity, gas or water, but we work closely with companies that would annotate their tracings on to our surveys. However we can provide drainage information (invert levels, pipe sizes and direction) providing the manhole / inspection chamber covers can be located.
Do you have Professional Indemnity?
Yes, copies of insurance certificates are available upon request.
Do you use Ordnance Survey data?
Yes, surveys required to Ordnance Survey datum are surveyed using GPS equipment. We can provide Ordnance Survey maps and Land Registry plans digitally which may assist with Boundary Disputes.
We do not have any vacancies at the moment but would utilise any CVs for future requirements.
What is a measured building survey?
A measured building survey is an accurate representation of your building showing all the structural elements and architectural features. Floor plans are essential to give an accurate representation of the building and this is backed up with elevations and cross sections presented as a scaled survey drawings.
What are the fees?
We will provide fixed rate quotations once we have received information regarding the site, the extent of the survey work required and the specifications. Most topographical survey work can be priced from a location plan / Ordnance Survey map. Often an address will suffice as Google Maps will do the rest. Building survey work, internal floor plans and elevations may require a site visit which is free of charge with no obligation.
What timescales do you work too?
As with most cases the work is required urgently and the timescale is usually stipulated by the client. All quotations are issued with lead times and upon instruction we provide accurate completion dates. Progress reports can be are provided for larger contracts.
How many teams work for CPLS?
We currently have 4 teams operating around the country.
Do you cover all areas of the UK?
Yes, the majority of survey work we undertake is in and around the North West; however we do undertake work all over the UK and have been involved numerous construction contracts throughout Europe.
What is included in a measured building survey?
The amount of detail included in a measured building survey depends on your requirements, and may vary for the purposes of design, planning or feasibility. The structural elements including walls, columns and beams, being the most important, are shown on the floor plans, elevations and sections. All features such as doors, windows, services fittings are then added with floor levels, heights and descriptive text to give a clear representation. Survey drawings are normally delivered as CAD files and as scaled paper plans.
How do I obtain a quotation for a measured building survey?
A quotation can be sought by contacting us with the details of your site with as much information as you have. This can be the site address and post code with a description of the site extents, but any existing plan information you can supply is always useful. One of our experienced measured building surveyors will then provide a proposal detailing our fee, survey scope, timescales and the deliverables.