Metric building survey and mapping

Gibside Hall

At Vindomora Solutions we are professional archaeologists providing metric survey services to the built-heritage industry: sometimes the understanding of a building can aid the production of a working survey when a non-archaeological surveyor may miss elements of significance. Metric recording is often a requirement of higher-level historic building recording projects.

We provide a wide range of metric scale survey solutions such as:

  1. Scaled plans;
  2. Scaled elevations;
  3. Scaled sections;
  4. Rectified photography;
  5. Orthophotographic recording;
  6. CAD drawings in Modelspace and Paperspace;
  7. Digitial imagery in formats such as .png, .tiff and .jpg;
  8. RAW photography.

Basic survey techniques include Total Station survey supported by GPS positioning, digital photography (or film/transparency photography if required) and physical feature identification. Rectified and photogrammetric images can be produced using appropriate software.

We have our own markup system for building plans and elevations (produced in CAD format) or can work to specific formatting requirements if producing surveys directly for architectural practices or organisations such as Historic England.

Our heritage solutions - useful info


Pre-planning application (PRE-APP)

Archaeological Schemes
If you're at PRE-APP stage and have advice from your Local Authority that an archaeological project is required to inform your application, we can help.


Planning Condition

Archaeological Schemes
If you've applied for your planning application and have received archaeological conditions or pre-commencement conditions in your paperwork, please click below to see how we can help.


Scheduled Monuments
(SMC work)

Archaeological Schemes
Archaeological schemes of work are required when development takes place within the boundary of a Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM). Please click the button below to see how we can help.


Works to Listed Buildings

Historic Building Schemes
If you're working on a Listed Building, there's a good chance you'll need an archaeologist to record and/or research the building before works commence and possible monitor your scheme while its underway. Please click here to see what we can do to help.


Non-designated Heritage Assets

Historic Building Schemes
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) allows Local Authorities to designate buildings as non-designated heritage assets. If you're working on such a building, its likely you'll need an archaeologist to undertake a recording scheme.


Community or private works

Heritage Schemes
If you're a community group or charity looking for advice or to take part in (or set up) an archaeological project (or for any other archaeological works not planning-related), we can help.

Vindomora Solutions Ltd
Archaeological Practice

Registered Office
2nd floor Prospect House
Prospect Business Park
Valley View
County Durham DH8 7PW

Company Registration No. 9505415
Registered in England & Wales