CPAT has developed considerable experience in recording historic buildings. Such surveys can be undertaken as part of a pre-planning assessment, or as a condition of planning consent, although recording may also form part of a watching brief.
The majority of survey is now undertaken digitally in conjunction with survey software, which allows accurate three-dimensional recording. This technology enables the surveyor to measure structures remotely, often without the need for scaffolding and ladders. More conventional recording may also be employed to add specific detail, or fill gaps where visual access is limited. The resulting survey drawings can be provided digitally, and may include floor plans, elevations and cross sections.
Detailed building recording can also be a valuable tool for architects. CPAT has experience in working closely with architects to provide the baseline survey from which designs can be developed, as well as facilitating other specialist services such as dendrochronology (tree-ring dating), conservation, and the analysis of paint and wall coverings.
For any enquiry about commercial services, please contact our Principal Archaeologist Nigel Jones in the first instance. Telephone: +44 (0)1938 553 670.