The purpose of an elevation survey is to establish the exact shape or any features of a specific object’s elevation. These comprehensive surveys capture structural details that might not be present in sections or floor plans.

ASES has carried out elevation surveys for a variety of purposes. From surveying entire street elevations for the purpose of Rights of Light analysis, to conservation facades that need accurate plotting to accommodate facade retention structural steelwork.

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Our experienced staff are also commonly contracted to provide elevation surveys for cladding contractors to accurately record window opening sizes and positions.

ASES has carried out elevation surveys for a variety of purposes and applications.

The Benefits of 3d Laser Scanning for Elevation Surveys

Because of the varying specifications involved when performing an elevation survey, the advance of 3D Laser Scanning technology has had an extremely positive impact on the way that they are performed today.

Millimetre Precision

The level of detail that can be recorded (which was not previously possible), combined with the scanner’s speed and precision, means that elevations can now be captured at millimetre precision.

Multiple Formats for Deliverables

All captured data can then be translated into a variety of deliverables to suit the project’s specific requirements. Deliverables such as a 2D CAD drawing can be supplemented along with a 3D point cloud or solid – which greatly improves visualisation and reduces your design time.


Another aspect that we care about is safety. With this latest technology, scanners can collect the majority of information from ground level or by use of telescopic tripod. This means that safety is greatly improved because there is no longer a need to access elevated heights.

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Typically used for

  • Rights of Light Calculations and Reports
  • Measured Building Surveys
  • Building Facade Retention
  • Heritage / Conservation Purposes
  • Cladding Systems

Benefits of Elevation Surveys

  • Millimetre Precision
  • Multiple Formats for Deliverables
  • Greater Level of Safety

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