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SIAD Studio Site Survey

SIAD Studio deliver best-in-class measured building surveys and laser scanning in Oxford, London and across the UK. Our ability to transform survey data into 2D technical drawings and 3D building models make us your full-service partner in the construction, heritage and property industries.


With a commitment to providing comprehensive services to our commercial partners, SIAD Group launched SIAD Studio to maximise the value of our clients construction projects.


As projects evolved, it became clear to our clients that conducting an initial survey provided significant benefits. Simultaneously, there was a growing recognition and demand for 3D technology within the industry.


Catering to these early adopters of 3D measured surveys, and as a natural progression from 3D survey, SIAD Studio also developed into 3D building modelling and 3D visualisation.

SIAD Studio Site Survey
SIAD Studio Survey

Measured Building Survey and Laser Scanning in Oxford, London and the UK


Measured Building Survey, known as 3D laser scanning, provides you with data that is efficient, accurate and above all reduces risk. Oxford based, SIAD Studio has roots in the construction industry and have extended our product offerings to include specialist services such as 3D Point Cloud, Building Information Modelling (BIM), 2D or 3D building plans and visualisation services, including Virtual Reality integration and 3D Renders. We add value to the many industries we serve and our clients include project managers, curators of heritage sites, construction managers, interior designers and architects.

3D Laser Scanner
Meshed Point Cloud
Meshed Point Cloud
3D Render

How Does 3D Laser Scanning Work?

Today, there are a host of new technologies to transform a project or object into a digital version. SIAD Studio focuses on 3D laser scanning, which is a non-contact, highly accurate technology that digitally captures the shape of physical objects via laser beams. Using a tripod mounted system, like a traditional survey device, laser scanners send out up to a million laser beams a second, obtaining a full 360° scan of the object.


Laser scanning allows buildings and assets to be captured in 3D quickly and efficiently, with the 3D laser scanner creating “point clouds” of data from the information captured. 

Once the 3D laser scanner has captured the 3D Point Cloud SIAD Studio can tailor your project specific products to suit your needs by offering the following services:

What We Laser Scan?

Laser Scanning can accurately capture data for the following facilities:

  • Heritage Sites

  • Historical and Listed Buildings

  • Commercial Properties, such as Offices and Retail

  • Industrial Buildings, such as Warehouses and Factories

  • Educational Establishments, such as Schools and Universities

  • Residential Properties, such as Houses and Apartments

  • Infrastructure, such as Bridges, Roads and Railways

  • Allotments, Farmland and External Landscapes

  • Engineering and Storage Facilities

  • Healthcare Facilities and Hospitals

Click here for examples of 3D Point Cloud captured by SIAD Studio.


Point Cloud can be used to generate a variety of digital representations. Below are some outputs that SIAD Studio can create from point cloud.

SIAD Studio have five distinct service offerings

Measured Building Survey
Measured Survey

The development of 3D surveying is becoming an important part of the documentation of projects. The progression of 3D technologies allows everyone to view any construction, architecture and historic site from all angles with just the click of a button.


Utilising 3D measured building surveys allows for the discovery and exploration of real-world assets online, either as 3D building models or 2D and 3D drawings.


By capturing the data using 3D laser scanning technology, with a high level of complexity from the outset, this gives us an opportunity to improve and add to the level of content and detail, without any further site visits. The ability to produce such a high level of precision can be particularly advantageous when working with complicated or irregular shaped buildings that would be a challenge to survey using a manual process. Dealing with a large heritage site, such as Blenheim Palace for example, we can capture an accurate record of the building’s measurements, condition and unique characteristics at a specific time in history.

Benefits of Measured Building Survey


  • No surprises! We can present the most accurate representation of the project in real time and project the data in a completed 3D format.


  • Speed and Accuracy. Completed in a fraction of the time and accurate to +/- 5mm, it’s the foundation of planning and managing any successful project.


  • Cost Effective. From the efficiency of the process, the elimination of surprises and the ability to scale your project, it makes a measured survey a sound commercial decision.


  • Scalable. From the initial measured survey, and using the 3D point cloud, we can produce 3D models, 2D and 3D plans, plus 3D virtual visualisation simulations – adding value for you at every juncture of your project.

Product Extension Example: To BIM
Utilising the ‘point cloud’ data collected from the 3D laser scanner, we can produce accurate 3D BIM models using AutoCAD or Building Information Modelling (BIM) software such as Autodesk Revit. The value of these product extensions from the initial survey are boundless.


Measured Building Survey
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  • What kind of construction do you specialise in?
    We are a lifecycle construction company, meaning we can supply a solution to every part of your project during any stage of the process. From survey, design, demolition and groundworks through to roofing and construction we truly offer turnkey solutions, specialising in industrial and commercial construction with a focus on new builds, refurbishments and fit outs.
  • What level of insurance do you have?
    SIAD Construction are comprehensively insured, with industry specific insurance.
  • Do you have your own crew or subcontractors?
    We strive to produce high quality workmanship enabled by the integrity of the most qualified and proficient staff and subcontractors. Our goal is to continue developing a highly skilled workforce who will deliver successful projects on time, within budget and always endeavour to exceed our customer’s expectations.
  • What are your accreditations?
    SIAD Construction is CHAS, SSIP and ISO 9001 certified and registered. We are also Constructionline Silver Members.
  • Who is responsible for getting the necessary permits?
    Our planning and project management department see to it that we have all the required permits needed to be compliant with all industry requirements.
  • Why would a measured survey be required?
    A measured survey serves as a foundation and necessity for the design, construction and planning process. It is usually required for the redevelopment or renovation of a property, the planning applications process and building maintenance.
  • Why should you use a measured surveying service?
    Recording precise and accurate data is crucial when planning an architectural project or construction site. Investing in a measured building survey service will accurately capture all measurements, structural features and spatial data in the most reliable way and eliminate any risk of error. With advanced 3D laser scanning technology, you are guaranteed to receive detailed results in your chosen format and the required level of detail.
  • How much does it cost?
    The cost of a measured survey is determined by many factors. Firstly, we will analyse the scale, size and complexity of the project and determine the conditions and accessibility of the site. We will then determine what deliverables you require – such as a 3D Point Cloud, 2D CAD or 3D model – and then we determine the required level of detail you need for your deliverables. Once we have this information we can then provide an accurate price for your project.
  • What 3D laser surveying services does SIAD Studio provide?
    SIAD Studio provide the following services to all our clients: Measured Building Surveys Topographical and Land Surveys Drone Surveys Roof Surveys Heritage Surveys
  • My survey is only small, can you still do this?
    We are equally at home working on a small private project or a national infrastructure scheme. We have a very diverse client base, ranging from architects, consulting engineers, planners, local authorities, multi nationals and private clients.
  • What deliverables does SIAD Studio provide?
    SIAD Studio’s measured survey and 3D laser scanning services can produce the following detailed deliverables: Complete 3D Point Cloud As-built 2D CAD Drawings: This includes floor, roof and site plans, plus external and internal elevations and cross-sections 3D Models: BIM, Revit 3D Visualisations: Virtual Reality walkthroughs and imagery
  • How does survey data work with BIM?
    A measured survey is the starting point for any BIM model. A true to scale “existing model” is captured by the surveyor on site, which is then used by the design team to create a 3D Building Model.
  • What is a measured survey?
    A measured survey is a dimensionally accurate representation of a site, building or structure that is captured using 3D laser scanning technology. The measured survey captures an accurate depiction of a building or project and showcases the information, features and measurements within a 3D point cloud, as built 2D drawings or 3D BIM model.
  • What is a Revit model?
    Revit is a popular software that can be used as part of the BIM process to create 3D Building Models. A Revit file is made up of components that have measurable attributes. It should be noted that Revit is not the only modelling software available for use within BIM but it is the primary software used by SIAD Studio for Building Modelling.
  • What are the benefits of a measured survey?
    1. Information and data are captured with high accuracy due to the reliability of 3D laser scanning technology. 2. You will receive detailed deliverables, including 3D point cloud, as-built 2D drawings, 3D models and more. 3. You are guaranteed to receive detailed results in your required level of detail and choice of format. 4. It is a non-intrusive application, ideal for fragile sites within the heritage landscape.
  • What are SIAD Studio’s working hours?
    At SIAD Studio our normal working hours are Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, but we can offer special working hours such as weekends and evenings, depending on the project requirements. SIAD Studio can provides flexible hours to ensure your business is not interrupted. Contact us today to find out how we could provide 3D laser scanning and measured survey services to fit your scheduling needs.
  • What is Point Cloud and how will it benefit me?
    Main advantages that Point Cloud provide: 1. Save time and money – Site visits can now be reduced to the minimum; thanks to the possibility of virtual tours and 360 Trueview imagery. 2. Accuracy – The accuracy of all measurements is +/- 5mm 3. No human error – Our 3D Laser scanner captures all measurements in 360 by 300 degrees at a range of 130 metres, leaving no chance for human error. 4. Extraction of any measurements – Any measurements, areas or even angles can be extracted from the Point Cloud in several clicks. You can even extract measurements directly from 360 images as they are linked directly to the Point Cloud.
  • What areas does SIAD Studio serve?
    SIAD Studio is based in Oxfordshire, primarily serving the South of England, but we also deliver our services across the whole of the UK. No project is too far for us.
  • How long does a laser scanning service take?
    Our 3D laser scanning and measured surveys can take anything from a few hours to weeks or months, depending on the size of your project and the deliverables you require. Our surveyors will provide you with a realistic timeframe and a swift turnaround when delivering your as-built 2D drawings and 3D models.
  • What is BIM?
    BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a process whereby construction industry professionals collaborate in a team environment on a range of data that comes together in a centralised digital space. This data base is accessible by and can be updated in real time by all with interests in the project. One of the key outputs of this process is the 3D Building Model, a digital asset for the project which is usually created using a measured survey as the start point. BIM extends to post project handover as a tool for planned and reactive maintenance and management.
  • What projects does SIAD Studio work on?
    SIAD Studio deliver high standard 3D laser survey services for different types of projects, such as: Heritage Sites Historical and Listed Buildings Commercial Properties, such as Offices and Retail Industrial Buildings, such as Warehouses and Factories Educational Establishments, such as Schools and Universities Residential Properties, such as Houses and Apartments Infrastructure, such as Bridges, Roads and Railways Allotments, Farmland and External Landscapes Engineering and Storage Facilities Healthcare Facilities and Hospitals
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The SIAD Studio team are always keen to hear from potential clients about how we can assist with future projects. If you would like to contact SIAD Studio directly about your project requirements please do so using the contact details below.


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