Innovation, Sketching, Experience

Award winning new tool for the Valuation Office Agency

The VOA wanted to replace manual, hand generated building sketches with an easy to use electronic line drawing tool. Over several months we worked together with the VOA, configuring a bespoke sketching tool that suited their needs. This included some data recording elements and area definitions specific to the way they work. We also developed specific reporting templates to replace their manual version.

This project was awarded an IRRV Excellence Award in 2011.

Our approach

We spent time with the VOA understanding the roles played by valuers – how they measured properties, calculated area and collected data. This meant we could develop a streamlined system that complied with their requirements efficiently and effectively.


Over the last seven years using our bespoke electronic solution, the VOA has successfully converted millions of paper-based sketches into electronic intelligent records.