If you need a measured building survey or even several measured building surveys, you have come to the right place. If time is of the essence, or clients time constraints are limited on site, we can accomodate you.
Whether your survey project is large or small, we can accommodate your requirements. We have vast experience of measured surveys, everything from apartment blocks, and flats, to churches, embassies and supermarkets and shopping malls and have carried out measured survey programmes encompassing hundreds of properties. A schedule can be drawn up to suit you!
We carry out the Measured Building Surveys ourselves 'in house', however, because we deal day in day out with hundreds of surveyors Worldwide using the Sitemaster Building range of software we have built up a large network of surveyors who can be called on to help us out if we are unable to do the work ourselves due to current workloads.
We are able to carry out surveys anywhere in the UK, most parts of Western Europe, most of Eastern Europe, the USA and Canada and Australia. We pride ourselves on our excellent reputation for quality, customer service and value for money.
Measured Surveys - Floor Plans
We can provide Floor plans with varying levels of detail - from simple walls, columns, doors and window surveys, to a fully detailed
data set including all 3D information (sill & head heights, stair
riser and going details, door heights, ceiling heights, beam details etc.). As part of our measured surveys, the surveyors can also pick up and highlight other information such as
any electrical and data points, sanitary fittings, incoming mains positions, plant, fire fighting and detection equipment, security equipment and signage.
Measured Drawings Check
Many times, plans exist but their accuracy is in doubt or change management has been poor, we can carry out a check survey, this can be a very cost effective way to bring the existing plans up to date.
From yours or your clients existing drawings, we are able to compare distances on the drawing with dimensions taken on site and produce a report indicating where any inaccuracies lie. Mobile CAD Surveying can report on percentage variation between existing drawing and situation on the ground as well as any changes in the buildings layout.
Measured Building Surveys
Energy Assessment Drawings
Floor plans and elevations
Drawing Validation Surveys
Check existing drawings
Land Surveys and Topographical Surveys
A good CAD drawing, deriving from a good survey, will be put to a host of other uses and as such, will become a valuable commodity that pays for itself in no time.
Surveys are conducted using a hand-held Laser Measure ( or Hilti PD38) coupled via ‘Bluetooth’ technology to a hand-held microcomputer (Samsung Q1 ULTRA). This approach, which produces the CAD drawing during the survey process, allows us to establish and accurately check all building dimensions while on site. Significant improvements in survey quality are gained using this equipment when compared with traditional survey methods.
A precision of ± 5mm over 100 metres is achievable with this equipment - giving a normal working accuracy of ± 25mm between any two points after building tolerances have been taken into account.
Our Measured Building Surveys typically include the following elements (but can include anything the customer requires):-
Any structural or partition walls
Doors and windows, window reveals inc. all openings
Stairs and lift shafts
Sanitary fittings will be indicated but not measured
Typical Level/Height Information
The following levels, heights or vertical dimensions will be provided:
Ceiling heights above floor
Archway heights above floor
Windows – internal cill and head heights above floor
Heights of :-Doors above floor and threshold levels at external doors based upontopographical information
We can also provide a full set of digital photographs, these can also be inserted in the drawings.
Typical Elevational Survey Includes:
Survey of the elevations as indicated. External details that shall be surveyed and heights generally will have been
a) Outline of building and roofs
b) Rainwater pipes and gutters
c) Ground levels and steps
d) Doors, windows, ventilation grilles, roof lights, other openings etc..
e) Include mullions and transoms to windows (except for “leaded” lights) andfeatures such as projecting
cill, splayed heads and reveals, stone or other quoins, special detail features at openings etc.
f) Include indication and type (eg: top hung, vertical sliding sash etc) of windows designed to open
g) Include door frames and door panelling, glazing etc, where
h) String courses (projecting or flush) copings etc
i) Chimney stacks, finials etc with string courses, features etc
A complete list of Qualifications and Limitations will be provided with each quotation.