Equipment Required

Here is a list of equipment to take with you when conduction a site survey.

  • Your mobile phone.
  • Pencil, eraser
  • Clipboard with a number of sheets of A4 paper. Printed with 10mm grid if possible.
  • Scale ruler
  • Large cloth measuring tape (marked in decimal feet – take care in the USA where tapes sometimes have two side – decimal feet and feet and inches)
  • Screwdriver to anchor the tape if you do not have an assistant.
  • Smaller pocket tape for measuring window/door width. The same tape can be used to measure trunk circumference at chest height (calculate diameter), canopy drip line etc.
  • Electronic laser distance measure.
  • Compass (although phone App will do).