A measured building survey is a detailed survey that captures accurate measurements and data of the existing physical features and dimensions of a building. They are usually undertaken in tandem with our topographic surveys to provide a comprehensive understanding of the site.
- Guidance: Our surveys follow the guidance as set out in the RICS Measured surveys of land, buildings & utilities, 3rd edition.
- Outputs: Our outputs include floor plans, roof plans, internal & external elevations, sections, area measurements and reflected ceilings. Floor plans provide a detailed representation of the building’s layout, including the arrangement of rooms, walls, doors, windows, staircases, columns, room dimensions, etc. Elevations show the vertical dimensions & features of the building façade, including heights, openings, chimneys and other architectural elements. We may also measure the location and dimensions of utility services, such as electrical, plumbing and drainage systems.
- 3D Models: We also capture point clouds and generate 3D models of both existing and proposed buildings. We use 3d models in our own developments and are particularly useful during the concept design phase of The RIBA Plan of Work.
- Data Collection: Our surveys involve the collection of precise measurements and data using various surveying techniques and equipment including laser scanning, total stations, 3D scanners and handheld measurement tools.
- Accuracy: Measured building surveys require a high level of accuracy to ensure reliable data. The level of accuracy depends on the purpose of the survey and the requirements of the project. Surveyors may use control points or reference markers to ensure precise measurements and consistency throughout the survey.