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What are measured building surveys?

At Fosse Surveying, our surveyors are devoted to precise, accurate, Measured Building Surveys. This includes Elevations, Floor plans and Cross Sections.

A measured building survey, also known as a building survey, is an accurate representation of your building layout and current structure. Floor plans are essential to give an accurate representation of the current building, which allows the client to see the current environment and is an important step in the design and planning process for our clients. Building Elevations can provide you with detail which shows the building footprint, window frames, doors, and roof detail, as well as decorative features. 

Our measured building surveys are undertaken using the latest Leica equipment and consist of the latest total stations, 3D Laser Scanners, GNSS systems, and hand-held measuring equipment. We use AutoCAD to draw our surveys, and the finished drawings are made available in DXF or DWG format.

Examples of our measured building surveys can be found below. If you would like information on our Topographic Surveys, 3D Laser Scanning Surveys, BIM & Revit Modelling, or any of the other services we offer, please feel free to browse through our service pages or contact us with any questions.

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What is involved in a Measured Building Survey?

Property Floor Plans 

Fosse Surveying has administered property floor plans for the infrastructure of varying sizes. Our measured building survey reports are tailor-made to suit the requirements of your project, depicting detail from the layout of walls to fittings, fixtures and electrical components. We can conduct both 2D and 3D plans to assist in the completion of your project efficiently.


Elevation Plans

Using state of the art equipment, we can administer detailed elevation drawings for any sized building. Our drawings are completed to a varying scale of detail dependant on the project, from the very basics to intricate architectural elements. Street elevation drawings are often a requirement for planning. Fosse Surveying can create a detailed report for your project without the need to step foot on the site.

Cross Section Drawings

If required, we are happy to complete your measured building survey with cross-sectional drawings. By determining the positioning of the cutlines, we can display all sectional information to ensure the drawings meet the requirements of your design. The level of detail incorporated can be altered to suit your needs, ranging from a basic overview to the inclusion of structures, such as cornices and architraves.


Reflected Ceiling Plans

A reflected ceiling plan (RCP) depicts the structure of your ceiling in great detail, without the need for ladders or other more invasive building surveying methods. We work closely with you to ensure our reports depict the appropriate level of detail in the most suitable format to satisfy your project specifications.

What information is included in a Measured Building Survey?

  • Ceiling heights
  • Internal structures - beams and columns

  • Floor levels

  • The positioning of staircases

  • Doorway heights

  • Internal and external wall thickness

  • The positioning of chimneys

  • Window cill and head heights

  • Boilers

  • The location of electricity and gas meters

  • Rainwater and drainage pipes

  • Hazards on or close to the site


Why do you need a reflected ceiling plan (RCP)?

An RCP depicts the layout of your ceiling in a similar format to that of a floor plan. This helps your construction workers, designers and architects to easily visualise the space and its intricacies.

Should you get a home plan/house plan?

If you are looking to change the appearance of your home, whether that be a loft conversion or a property extension, a property survey can help to make that dream become a reality. These plans provide you with an accurate representation of the infrastructure, allowing you to plan efficiently and avoid any costly miscalculations or inaccuracies that could affect construction.

What is the purpose of a measured building survey?

A building survey provides you with an accurate scaled representation of your infrastructure and its detail. This allows you to note any difference between the original plan and actual construction, giving you the opportunity to detail features of the building to base any future construction on.

How long is a measured building survey?

A typical measured building survey takes between one and two hours. However, this can differ depending on the size of the project and the detail required.

What is included in a measured building survey?

External and internal building surveys refer to the creation of detailed drawings through scanning the entirety of a building or structure. These surveys can include the following:

  • Ceiling heights

  • Internal structures

  • Floor levels

  • Staircases

  • Doorways

How much does a measured building survey cost?

The cost of a building survey is dependent upon the duration of time spent at the site and the level of detail specified for your project requirements. If you would like any further information, please get in touch for an exact quote.

Our Promise

  • Our expert team will work closely with you to ensure that our measured building survey meets your specifications, containing the most relevant and important information

  • Our measured building surveys are conducted to Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) standards

  • Fosse Surveying’s surveys are produced using state-of-the-art equipment that guarantees professional results

  • Our measured building surveys are provided in the most suitable format for your project

  • Our experienced surveyors are happy to supply any additional information required for the successful completion of your project

Measured Building Surveys Derby Drawing Downloads

Office & Residential Site Elevations


Office Floor plans


Retail Floor plans


Residential Site Elevations


Some of the areas we cover:

Can't find the area you're looking for? Not a problem. We work on measured building survey projects all over the UK. Fill out the contact form below or call 0116 232 5169 to enquire about a survey in your location. 

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If you’re looking for a company that provides high quality surveying that offers an excellent all round customer experience, you’ve come to the right place.

Head office:
Old Vicarage, Market Place, Castle Donington, Derbyshire DE74 2JB

Regional Office:
The Old Rectory, Main St, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8DG

0116 2325169 - office 07359 617813 - on-site team