HERITAGE & HISTORICAL SURVEYS

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    HERITAGE & HISTORICAL BUILDINGS SURVEY

    Delivering All Types of Heritage Surveys and Building Pathology Inspections

    • 3D Laser Scanning Survey for Heritage Architecture
    • Detailed 2D Drawing at scale 1:50, 1:20, 1:10
    • High Resolution Orthophoto at scale 1:50, 1:20, 1:10
    • 3D CAD & Revit Models for Heritage Architecture
    • Meshed 3D Models for complex elements such as Statues and Architectural features
    • Archeological Survey & Documentation
    • Decay mapping and Damage Analysis for various materials such as plaster, stones, bricks, wood
    • Matterport 3D Photographic Tour
    • Photogrammetry and Drone Survey for textured 3D Models

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      HERITAGE & HISTORICAL SURVEYS ACROSS LONDON AND THE UK

      About Heritage Survey

      The national heritage architecture represents the cultural identity of a country and its society; therefore, it is of fundamental importance to be maintained, preserved, and restored. Our specialised Heritage team is producing accurate historic surveys and documentation with a scientific approach. We utilise the latest digital technologies for surveying to obtain virtual reproductions at various scales with impressive high accuracy. All survey techniques that we put in place are non-intrusive and calibrated for the documentation of fragile historic features.

      Building Pathology Inspection

      Every project and development on a listed building or a listed urban area needs highly detailed and especially accurate approach. We offer building pathology services that help identify defects, decays and other fragilities through non-intrusive methods and techniques.

      Scanning with Leica RTC and Georeferencing with GPS

      Purpose of the Heritage Building Survey

      • Planning and Development: Every project and development involving a listed building or within a listed urban area requires accurate historic documentation before reviewing planning schemes and local heritage registers.
      • Understanding Historic Layers: Historic buildings often have complex architectural histories. A digital 3D heritage survey helps uncover construction techniques and historical phases, identifying structural elements and their relationships over time.
      • Updating Incomplete Records: Existing drawings of historic buildings are often missing, partial, or outdated. Updated documentation is essential for planning purposes.
      • Detailed Documentation: Detailed 2D drawings at scales like 1:20/1:10 and Orthophotos are necessary for assessing damage and decay in elements like stonework, bricks, tiles, and architectural features.
      • Structural Analysis: Historic buildings may require structural analysis, including monitoring deformations and checking the verticality of walls.
      • Component Restoration: Accurate surveys and detailed documentation are crucial when disassembling and rebuilding historic architectural features during restoration.
      • Accessibility and Virtual Tours: A digital 3D heritage survey is essential for historic sites not accessible to the public. It enables exploration through Matterport virtual tours and 3D environments like textured models and coloured point clouds.
      • Interactive Information: Virtual reality and 3D models from scan data support interactive databases. They enable features like virtual educational tours in museums, linking artwork to descriptive content such as text, images, videos, etc.
      • 3D Printing: Meshed 3D models from scan data are required for 3D printing scaled reproductions of statues, stonework, and historical features.

      Our heritage survey approach

      • Initial Understanding: Historic buildings are unique and require thorough comprehension before any work begins. We start with preliminary research into a building’s historical records to plan survey activities, define the scope, and identify the areas that need investigation.
      • Specialised On-Site Surveys: Our specialised team conducts on-site heritage surveys using advanced non-intrusive methodologies, including laser scanning, photogrammetry, total station, GPS, drones, and high-resolution cameras.
      • Expert Data Processing: Back at the office, our data processing team utilises cutting-edge software and high expertise to process the collected data, ensuring accuracy and precision.
      • Comprehensive Deliverables: We provide accurate and detailed outputs, including 2D CAD drawings, 3D CAD or Revit models, mesh models, and high-resolution orthorectified images, all tailored to various scales of representation.
      • Conservation Documentation: Our services extend to conservation documentation, encompassing decay mapping and damage analysis for various materials, helping preserve heritage structures effectively.
      • Client-Centric Deliverables: Deliverables are customised based on the client’s specific requirements and are produced in accordance with the standards outlined in Historic England’s guidelines.

      Historic building Orthophoto and Point Cloud (combined)

      Point Cloud in colour

      Laser Scanner RTC Leica in action

      Heritage survey for historic buildings

      Our heritage team is specialised in surveying and digitally reproducing historic features, such as:

      • Wall textures and stone works
      • Masonry irregularities
      • Mosaics tiles documentation
      • Historic features, decorated floors, ceilings and facades
      • Fireplaces, statues, bas-relief
      • Wooden architecture

      Our heritage survey services and deliverables

      OUR CASES

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      Dr.Thomas Glone
      2022-02-17
      We hired Red Laser Scanning when we were redeveloping the property. The time frame for job completion was within a week and they did an excellent job. The pricing was clear, detailed, and paid for exactly what I needed.
      Jay Sonin
      2022-02-16
      I normally never write reviews, but red laser scanning did a fantasic job. We hired the company for laser scanning used in surveying and they responded immeditaly and had a helpful team. If you want a job done efficient this is the company to work with
      Tania Pash
      2020-03-07
      Thank you for your hard work! such a pleasure to work with you!
      P S
      2019-11-07
      Great firm who go the extra mile to meet customer requirements and deadlines with superior output! Highly recommended.
      Marina Martynenko
      2019-10-20
      I have never seen a laser scanning service more efficient and easy-going such as Red Laser Scanning. Scanned was made the same week I received the quote and the drawings were here 3 days later. Very good company who deliver quick but quality results.
      Kerstin Stockreiter
      2019-10-07
      We hired red laser for our building site and needed a measured survey. The team were really professional and friendly. I have hired a few companies in the past for a measured survey and found these guys not only did an excellent job but we also got our plans delivered back to us within days. Thanks!
      Rikhil Shah
      2019-08-24
      We have asked Red Laser Scanning to do our floor plans and point cloud for our planning application. Very professional service and Dimitri was very friendly when he came to do the survey. Also competitive pricing. Would recommend!
      Lana Begalova
      2019-08-08
      Very good service! I was looking for a company which can do measured survey for my house in order to obtain planning permission. My architect quoted me twice more for existing plans. I came across Red Laser Scanning and booked the survey for the next day and received drawings three days after. Highly recommended!
      Julija Nova
      2019-07-03
      Would definitely recommend