A measured survey produces an accurate scaled drawing of a specific building. Detailed floor plans, elevations and sections are produced using a mixture of traditional techniques and the latest in technology.
Post-survey analysis of the data results in accurate scaled drawings being produced in either 2D or 3D depending upon the specific requirements.
One of the functions of a measured building survey is to give architects, building contractors and structural engineers the information they require to start to develop a scheme that requires alteration to the existing building.
Volumetric data can also be used as part of a planning application, with LPA’s requiring this information.
What is a floor Plan?
A floor plan is viewed on a horizontal plain (transverse) and shows all of the measurements on that particular floor or ceiling, or on a wider scale it would show all of the room dimensional information within a building.
What is a section?
A cross-section is viewed across a specific cut line depending upon the information that is required. This can be across any plane, however a typical section drawing of a building would show the levels of all of the floors and ceilings, along with any other structural or internal features of the property.
What is an elevation?
An elevation is a side on view of a building or structure, and this can be internal or external depending on a clients particular requirements. The view shows information that would include all vertical dimensions and the setting out of things like doors and windows along with other wall finishes.
Measured Building Survey – Specification and Standards
As with our topographic surveys, some of our clients have their own specification that they want to be used as the basis for the survey and in these instances, we are happy to take instruction on your requirements.
We work to a standard specification which is as recommended by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for measured surveys of land, buildings and utilities.