Measured Building Survey Services

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Our process of work

Our current clients for this service are Architects, Structural Engineers, Interior designers, Garden designers, Property developers and Film set designers




Step 1

Initial Consultation

Firstly, there will be an initial consultation and a quote that is given to learn about the site location. With any construction or renovation project, getting off to the right start is essential.



Step 2

Capturing Data

Typically we would spend the first day on your site with a 3D Laser scanner which accurately captures the data on your site. This will pick up everything on your site as long as it is visible.



Step 3

Software Clean-up

Once the site is complete we run it through software to clean up any bad data and stitch together the individual scans into one large project which will mimic your site this is known in the industry as reality capture.

Step 4

Export into AutoCAD

We then export the data and turn it into Floor plans, cross sections, Internal elevations, External Elevations, Floor level surveys and Topographical Site Plans. Using the latest version of AutoCAD to provide you with DWG and PDF formats.

We can also include electrical sockets, switches & lighting positions.

Measured building surveying is crucial in the design and renovation process, providing architects and engineers with detailed measurements and 3D models of a building’s interior and exterior. The surveyors use cutting-edge technology and equipment to produce accurate and detailed plans that capture every inch of a building’s structure.

Whether you’re planning a remodel, assessing the condition of a property, or simply curious about the layout of a building, measured building survey services are the first step to unlocking a wealth of information.

Get High Quality, Accurate Surveys Throughout the UK

Bidston Draughting is an ideal choice for you if you are looking for a reliable and experienced company to handle your building surveying needs. Our team of experts has years of experience and specialises in a range of services, including full measured building surveys, 3D laser scanning, floor area surveys, and more.

We take great pride in our dedication to precision and speed, using state-of-the-art equipment such as laser scanners and precise total stations to capture data with incredible accuracy. Our expert drafting team guarantees that all projects, even those that are complex and challenging, are completed to the highest standard possible.

What Is a Measured Building Survey?

A measured building survey provides a comprehensive and objective assessment of a building’s structural and architectural features. It is primarily used for architectural purposes, illustrating building details that include floor plans, measured elevations, and cross-sections as needed.

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    When Is a Measured Survey Required?

    At Bidston Draughting, we recognise that redevelopments and refurbishments are among the most common reasons for requesting a survey. However, we understand that there are many other potential uses of the data we provide, such as:

    • Establishing tax requirements and/or valuing a property
    • The acquisition, sale, registry or leasing of property or land
    • Health & safety planning, i.e. creating a fire plan design
    • Service layout and/or managing a facility
    • Party wall issues and for rights to light
    • Fulfilling licensing requirements

    What Is Involved in a Measured Building Survey?

    The measured building survey can generally consist of these:

    Floor plans: We use precise measurement techniques to produce detailed floor plans and elevations that capture all the unique features and structural elements of a building.

    Elevations: Our 2D elevations for buildings showcase the internal and external features up to the roof level, providing a comprehensive view of the building’s layout, with floor levels shown for context where necessary.

    Cross-sections: Cross-sections provide a detailed and cut-away view of a building’s interior space, utilising the floor plans, elevations, and any other relevant information to produce these sections.

    Measured Building Surveys Is a Pack of Many Things

    Measured Building Surveys are a pack of several things that combine to create an in-detailed building plan.

    • Accurate area and site dimensions for both building and ground levels
    • Dimensions of all building elements, including windows, doors, and walls
    • 3D spatial location in relation to nearby sites and buildings
    • Reflected ceiling plans for lighting and other services installations
    • Room details, including orientations, shapes, and dimensions
    • Ironmongery schedules for windows and doors, including operational details like latches and keyed locks.
    • Location and details of existing services such as drains and water pipes

    Possible Uses of Buildings Measurements

    Bidston Draughting’s measured building survey services are designed to cater to a wide range of clients, including architects, local authorities, public bodies, and private companies within the construction industry.

    Our surveys also benefit other professionals associated with project or programme management who require an accurate and comprehensive record of existing sites. As expert measured survey company, our surveys are useful for the following purposes:

    • Planning applications and building regulations
    • Property development and management
    • Design and renovation projects
    • Health and safety assessments
    • Project and programme management
    • Facility management
    • Land and property surveying
    • Historical building recording

    Get an Expert Quote for Measured Building Surveys!

    Bidston Draughting brings a wealth of experience to every job it undertakes, ensuring accurate and efficient surveying from start to finish. Trust our expertise to give you the highest level of service, accuracy and efficiency in every project we undertake. Contact us today to discuss your building surveying needs!

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    How Much Does a Measured Building Survey Cost?

    The cost of a measured building survey will vary depending on factors such as the type and condition of the building, the level of detail required, and the data outputs needed. Additional costs may apply for surveys that require laser scanning.

    What Type of Buildings Can We Survey?

    As an essential starting point for any major construction project, measured building surveys can be conducted on a wide range of structures, such as residential homes, flats, apartments, offices, and even religious buildings like churches.

    We can help you get the surveys and drawings that you need for your projects.

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