Residential Measured Building Survey

A measured building survey 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 are curious about the layout of a building, measured building surveys are the first step to unlocking a wealth of information.

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 thorough measured building surveys, 3D laser scanning, floor area surveys, and more.

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Our Process of Work

Our team follows an intricately designed process that ensures an organised approach and optimised results. Here is how we do it:

Initial Consultation

Firstly, there will be an initial consultation, and a quote will be given to learn about the site location. With any construction or renovation project, getting off to the right start is essential.
Step 1

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 2

Software Clean-up

Once the site is completely surveyed, we run it through software to clean up any bad data and stitch together the individual scans into one large project to mimic your site, which is known as reality capture.
Step 3

Export into AutoCAD

We then export the data in to AutoCAD and turn it into Floor plans, cross sections, internal elevations, external elevations, floor level surveys and topographical site plans. We use the latest version of AutoCAD to provide you with DWG and PDF formats.
Step 4

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

Our draughting team are ready.

What Does Our Measured House Survey Include?

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 Measured Building Surveyors guarantee that all projects, no matter how complex and challenging they are, are completed to the highest standard possible. Our survey includes:

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.

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Applications of Measured Building Surveys

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
  • Design and renovation projects
  • Historical building recording

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

Our draughting team are ready.

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Get Expert Services 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!


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.

Measured Building Surveys are a pack of several things that combine to create an in-detailed building plan, such as:

  • 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 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

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.

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.