What is an Elevation Plan?

An elevation is a plan that shows the front, side, and rear facade (or lead of the building). This includes :

  • window/door positions,
  • different surfaces; and,
  • height of the building.

Elevations are usually required whenever your planning proposal requires external alterations of the property.

Elevations can form part of a street scene drawing. A street scene is a collection of several properties’ elevations as viewed from the street. This needs to detail the:

  • different materials,
  • window position,
  • heights and
  • any other features…

that can demonstrate the style and look of other buildings on your property. This is necessary for planning applications where you are planning on changing the outlook of your property.


Here are some examples of elevations:


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Bhavesh Ramburn

Commercial Manager - Quantity Surveyor with 10+ years in the construction industry.

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