UKBuildings is a unique national database of building characteristics created by Geomni UK to provide detailed information about individual buildings and to give an understanding of the character of an area. If you need to know the age, use, height, residential type, number of floors, location, structural detail, or area of a building, UKBuildings can help.
The core UKBuildings product has been created from the observation of aerial imagery and published open data, ensuring that all buildings, both residential and non-residential, and those without addresses, are classified.
UKBuildings is available for the whole of Great Britain and the Belfast urban area in Northern Ireland with building location and footprints, height, building use and residential type classifications. The most detailed information is available in more than 500 urban areas.
Buildings can be complex, often split by ownership, use or age, and with one or more addresses. The UKBuildings database supports such complexity while remaining accessible.
Buildings are classified by age, use and residential type with additional structural information such as footprint (area), height and number of elements (for complex buildings). Building characteristics such as presence of a basement, roof, wall, floor and substructure types are included together with number of rooms for residential properties.
The product integrates with third party datasets and relevant identifiers are included, such as Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRN) and Topographic Identifiers (TOID).
To simplify integration into business systems, UKBuildings is designed to link seamlessly with third party databases such as Ordnance Survey (OS) AddressBase addresses (UPRN), OS TOIDs from OS MasterMap, Land-Registry data and Energy Performance data.
Access and Delivery
UKBuildings is available via an API or as a download, either a spatial database, (in standard GIS formats) or address list. For GIS users, simple display characteristics and standard style files are provided to highlight specific characteristics including building age, use and number of floors.
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