Building Elevation Drawing

Our clients may require a building elevation drawing for multiple reasons; it may be required for planning applications, façade retention, rights of light, condition survey, roof survey and drainage alteration survey purposes.

At Michael Gallie & Partners, we advise our clients on what building elevation drawing they should commission based upon their scope requirements and to make sure that the building elevation drawing issued is fit for purpose.

What Are Typical Building Elevation Drawing Scales & What Purposes Are They Used For?

The following survey elevation drawings scales and what they are typically used for are shown below:

1:200 Scale Elevations – Rights of Light, Context Elevations & Street Scene Elevations

1:100 Scale Elevations – Standard Façade Elevations & Planning Drawings

1:50 Scale Elevations – Detailed Façade Elevations, Condition Surveys & Façade Retention

1:20 Scale Elevations – Interior Design, Architectural Detail Reproduction & Heritage Recording Surveys

1:5 Scale Elevations – Interior Design, Architectural Moulding Reproduction & Heritage Recording Surveys

What survey equipment do we use to record the building elevation details

On the majority of our measured building surveys we use an eye-safe laser scanner with onboard HDR camera to record the building elevation detail for 2D & 3D deliverables. On heritage projects we are sometimes asked to produce a colour high resolution building elevation in 2D TIFF & 3D Reality capture model outputs using a Drone with an onboard high resolution camera. Our experienced Drone pilot has permissions to fly in all urban areas including sensitive locations like central London.

Michael Gallie & Partners are regulated by the RICS and have industry leading £10 million Professional Indemnity insurance cover.

If you need any advice on commissioning a building elevation drawing in either 2D or 3D formats, please contact Sam Lloyd at Michael Gallie & Partners who will be happy to assist you in this matter.