Measured Surveys

Vantage provide integrated measurement and consultancy services to the property industry combining the latest equipment to provide data that helps inform and under pin our clients’ plans.

Measured Surveys

Our Dilapidation Process

Our dilapidation framework has been developed through thousands of hours of experience, our processes identify the right mix of skills to ensure success.

We have it covered. Managed by leading RICS dilapidation specialists we continually review our practises with our legal partners.

Our Project Process

Our Project framework has been developed through collaboration with our partners and clients, applying a value centric process.

Unsure how to get the right result? We have it covered. Managed by experienced project managers we work hard to get you the result needed to meet budget time and quality.

We are not just a survey company. We measure, model and advise.

We are not just a survey company. We measure, model and advise.

A Measured Survey will give you a precise and exact image of all elements of a building, including thestructure and architecture. With the use of the latest technologies, Vantage Measured Survey experts are able to analyse the data, collate all the information and produce an accurate and detailed measured building survey.

Vantage provides a complete solution for all your building measurement and planning needs. Measured Surveys can be delivered in a variety of 2D and 3D formats and, additionally, scan data from laser scanners can be accessed in 360º panoramic format to provide instant remote access and dimensional interrogation.

A set of floor plans or an overview of an elevation can be required for many different reasons such as attachment to a lease, planning application and many more. Vantage Building Consultancy understands that it is the plans’ accuracy, speed of delivery and cost that are most important to our clients.

We can also deliver Measured Building Survey data direct to all relevant parties in a BIM-compatible format (Scan to BIM) as well as offering comprehensive BIM Consultancy to assist in defining the most appropriate and cost-effective BIM solutions throughout the lifecycle of your project.

The value of accurate and up to date floor plans and area measurement cannot be underestimated and can directly impact on the asset value or rental income collected. All too often we have seen measures to be inaccurate or not meet the relevant code, leaving landlords out of pocket. 

Property investment is an international business and data needs to be available quickly to ensure assets are managed to the best of the team’s ability.  Floor plans and measures are essential to this success and the Vantage team have recognised this fact, hence why we have a specialist in house team and list of proven sub-contractors ready to help.

Vantage employ the latest technology from Leica the worlds leading technological supplier of laser scanning equipment.  We utilise the latest equipment such as BLK3D, a handheld in field device, BLK2 Go the world, renowned hand held scanner or traditional laser distance measurement. Keeping abreast of the latest technology means we can be quicker to react and maintain a competitive price point.

We do not aim to provide everything we stick to what we are great at. The Measured Surveys we offer:

Floor plans, Area measurement, Internal & external elevations, Sections & elevations sections, Roof plans, Ceiling plans, Lease Plans.

“JT Ross value candid advice and that is what Vantage have provided us in the UK. Where problems existed, they found solutions and met our timescales plus budgets be it for projects or dilapidation roles. We recommend Vantage.”

Andrew Ross, UK Managing Partner
JT Ross

“Prologis promote collaborative working and exploring the best solutions with our customers. Applying this to dilapidations is not easy. Vantage are aligned with our values; consequently their approach has led to swift and pragmatic solutions for both us and our customers.”

Stuart Davies, Real Estate & Customer Experience Lead, VP
Prologis UK Limited

“Good help is hard to find and it’s a competitive marketplace so you have to react quickly. The team at Vantage showed the importance of listening first and have had a number of successful roles with our clients as a result.”

Craig Hudson, Equity Partner
Curson Sowerby Partners

“Vantage support Aegon property funds nationwide and have been reliable, applying solution focused strategies they have successfully settled a variety of dilapidation roles and at the same time maintained our aim of positive landlord/ tenant relationships.”

Jim Hartley, Head of UK Asset Management
Aegon, Europe

“Working with Vantage has always been a proactive process. I’ve found them to be very responsive and have the knowledge and staff to provide quality and accurate Insurance Reinstatement Valuations for our clients.“

Huw Thomas, Managing Director
Huw Thomas Commercial

"We have worked with Vantage for several years on dilapidation and project roles with success. The market is competitive, Vantage understand this and their innovative approach has seen us jointly achieve good results."

John Boyle, Chief Financial Officer
Ann Summers

"We enjoy working with the team at Vantage, together we have managed a number of complex roles to good effect. The quality of their work was excellent.”

Charles Sherrat-Davies, Director and Co-founder
Asset Management UK

“JT Ross value candid advice and that is what Vantage have provided us in the UK. Where problems existed, they found solutions and met our timescales plus budgets be it for projects or dilapidation roles. We recommend Vantage.”

Andrew Ross, UK Managing Partner
JT Ross

“Prologis promote collaborative working and exploring the best solutions with our customers. Applying this to dilapidations is not easy. Vantage are aligned with our values; consequently their approach has led to swift and pragmatic solutions for both us and our customers.”

Stuart Davies, Real Estate & Customer Experience Lead, VP
Prologis UK Limited

“Good help is hard to find and it’s a competitive marketplace so you have to react quickly. The team at Vantage showed the importance of listening first and have had a number of successful roles with our clients as a result.”

Craig Hudson, Equity Partner
Curson Sowerby Partners

“Vantage support Aegon property funds nationwide and have been reliable, applying solution focused strategies they have successfully settled a variety of dilapidation roles and at the same time maintained our aim of positive landlord/ tenant relationships.”

Jim Hartley, Head of UK Asset Management
Aegon, Europe

“Working with Vantage has always been a proactive process. I’ve found them to be very responsive and have the knowledge and staff to provide quality and accurate Insurance Reinstatement Valuations for our clients.“

Huw Thomas, Managing Director
Huw Thomas Commercial

"We have worked with Vantage for several years on dilapidation and project roles with success. The market is competitive, Vantage understand this and their innovative approach has seen us jointly achieve good results."

John Boyle, Chief Financial Officer
Ann Summers

"We enjoy working with the team at Vantage, together we have managed a number of complex roles to good effect. The quality of their work was excellent.”

Charles Sherrat-Davies, Director and Co-founder
Asset Management UK

FAQs

Drones/UAV Measured Surveys and how it works
Drones are an excellent high level access solution with clear advantages over traditional approaches such as platforms or hoists. Drones are useful but the law needs to be considered along with guidance from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Paul Wood, a lead Director at Vantage Building Consultancy, is one of the only Chartered Surveyors in the UK to complete the CAA approved RPAS course and knows first-hand the advantages and disadvantages of using drones. Using state-of-the-art UAV and high-resolution cameras, Vantage conducts drone surveys in even the most congested areas, capturing highly-accurate geospatial survey data and high-resolution imagery from even the most challenging or inaccessible location - in a fraction of the time taken by traditional survey methods. As one of the innovators in this area, Vantage can offer drone surveys, and also have an extensive network of approved consultants that tick all the CAA boxes so our clients can be sure if they instruct a third party they are well protected. Enhanced UAV data is seamlessly integrated into existing workflows throughout a project’s lifecycle, with services ranging from condition surveys, building elevations and topographical surveys to 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM), Health & Safety assessments and environmental assessments.
What is Business Information Modelling and how is it used?
BIM stands for Building Information Modelling; an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives professionals in Architecture, Engineering and Construction the insight and tools to plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructures. The process is supported by a number of different tools and technologies to create a digital representation of a physical building or structure, with all of the characteristics included. BIM provides an understanding of how a building will look within its planned location and how to plan logistics for its construction. 3D modelling/BIM has a place in every stage of the design and build process, from planning to design, build and operation. Planning – In the early stages of the design process, 3D modelling and BIM is used to provide real world data of the existing site and generate contextual models incorporating its natural environment to aid the design process. Design – From this design of the land, conceptual design can be produced, and different design options can be explored. These designs can be presented to the client for approval and input and up to the preconstruction process to plan scheduling and logistics for the building process. Build – During the building process, these plans can be used by the contractors to plan their building process and check back during the construction process as well as ensuring they are keeping to timing demands and working efficiently. It can also provide an insight to members of the public and clients to understand what to expect once the project is completed. Operation – Once the project is completed, BIM and 3D modelling continues to be important from an operations and maintenance point of view. These designs provide a detailed map of all elements of the building that can be referred back to during any renovation or demolition.
Why Should You Consider Using 3D Modelling and BIM?
Having a detailed 3D design of your building or planned building is hugely useful for understanding every element of it. It provides a context of where it is, what the design details are and the surrounding environments. If you are working on a construction project or planned project you are seeking approval for, it provides stakeholders with something they can provide context to and visualise in the planned location. When seeking planning permission from the council or passing consultations with the public – these elements of detail can provide all the difference in gaining support and approval.
What makes a plan Land Registry Compliant?
• Lease Plan drawn to scale, preferred scales are 1:100 & 1:200 • A Location Plan, scaled at 1:1250 or 1:2500 • Show a North Point • Show sufficient detail to be identified on the Ordnance Survey map. • Include any land associated with the property, including gardens, paths and garages. • Clearly indicate the separate parts of the property, such as the house, parking, gardens, bin areas etc. • Identify any varying floor levels (where required). • Show its general location, by showing roads, road junctions and other landmarks. • Clearly identify demised areas, communal areas and external demised areas by either edging, colouring or hatching. • Show a scale bar and a plan key. • Show buildings in their correct or intended position. • Show measurements that correspond to scaled measurements (as much as possible). • Show intricate boundaries with a larger scale or inset plan. • Not to be marked as 'for identification purposes only' or other disclaimers.
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