Measured Surveys: Jon Clayton A thoroughly modern survey for vintage site

When architect Jon Clayton – from design firm Complete Architecture – was designing an extension for a 15th-century semi-detached cottage, he knew he had to treat the project with extra special care.

The extension was to be built on land that was uneven, which presented certain challenges.

“I needed an expert who could provide an accurate topographical survey,” says Jon. “The only drawings we had access to were old photos and drawings based on Ordinance Survey maps. We were looking for something more professional.”

When presenting designs for planning permission, accuracy and quality are key, especially if you’re dealing with something as valuable as a property over 400-years-old. Planning authorities are keen to see care has been taken to make the job as clean and detailed as possible. “We need to have confidence that what is on paper is completely correct,” says Jon.

Drawings fit for purpose

After appointing Murton & Co to conduct the topographical survey, Jon was impressed with the results.

“It was spot on for what we needed,” he says. “We received a very detailed, accurate set of drawings. Because of the complex topography of the house, the drawings benefited from the 3D survey that Jonathan did.”

Jon was also impressed with the service. When he needed some changes to a small portion of the survey, our surveyor was straight back on site to resolved the issue quickly.

“The service is very good,” says Jon. “Jonathan is friendly and personable, and was quick to get back to us with a quote. We’ve used him for a variety of other projects since.”

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