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What is a Measured Building Survey?

Floor plans, elevations,


…and much more

A measured survey of your building will help you to avoid costly mistakes by giving you an accurate understanding of your building.

Our surveyors use laser scanners to accurately measure every detail of your building in 3D.  When you base your design work on our surveys, you can always be confident that you will have all the information you need for a successful project.

Example elevation in CAD

What is a measured building survey?

This is a highly detailed digital version of your building. This can be used by architects to understand the existing condition when alterations are to be made. It will give the layout of the rooms and roof in plans. The external and internal elevations and cross sections through the building can be shown on the survey. Information relating to surrounding properties can also be shown. Floor plans typically show a number of features. These include doors, windows, staircases, sanitary fittings, fixed furniture, floor levels and ceiling heights. Our surveyors fully measure your building using drones and laser scanners. By utilising precise GPS systems we can relate your survey to Ordnance Survey co-ordinates. Measured building surveys are most commonly delivered as 2D CAD drawings, 3D Revit models, IFC files and other 3D BIM formats.

How do I get my building surveyed?

  • Email us a site plan or Google Earth image marked up to show the full extent of the building you need surveying.  Send this along with a written description of everything you require to [email protected]
  • We’ll provide you with a fixed price quotation and an estimated timescale for us to complete and deliver your survey.
  • Provide us with a written acceptance of our quotation via email. We only have a very limited number of survey dates available. To avoid disappointment, send your acceptance to us within 5 days of receiving our quotation.
  • Our surveyors will come out and fully laser scan your building in 3D.  They will then return to our office to process the data and create your accurate survey
  • Once the site work is complete you will be invoiced for the survey
    As soon as your payment has been received we will send you your digital survey

Example floor plan in CAD

Surveys we’ve completed for customers like you include:

  • Blackpool Winter Gardens
  • Stands & major buildings at Lord’s Cricket Ground
  • Residential houses
  • Retail parks
  • Heritage buildings
  • Industrial estates
  • Entertainment venues
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Manchester Central Library

Webshare Cloud Service

All of our clients now benefit from having access to our easy to use WebshareCloud service.  You can use this to view and take measurements from the laser scans captured for your Measured Survey project.

Rooftop building survey at Blackpool Winter Gardens
Rooftop building survey at Blackpool Winter Gardens

Measured Survey Service
Call us on 01905 622 495 or email us to request a quote for your measured building survey.