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What are measured building surveys?

A measured building survey, otherwise known as a building survey, is essential for anyone who intends on making modifications to their building. Fosse Surveying has years of experience conducting measured building surveys to accurately map out a building’s structure. An accurate and up to date blueprint allows you to easily and efficiently map out a cost-effective way to successfully complete your project.

Our top of the range equipment operated by our specialist surveyors can conduct high-quality 2d and 3d scans allowing us to provide the information you need to get the best results. We have experience on a wide variety of projects within Birmingham including housing, schools, retail stores, churches, hospitals, homes, and even heritage sites.

Fosse Surveying uses the latest Leica tool stations, GNSS systems, handheld measuring equipment, and 3D laser scanners to conduct all of our Birmingham Measured Building Surveys. Once we have completed the scan, we can then draw our surveys using AutoCAD allowing us to produce finished drawings in DXF and DWG formats.

Our experience means we can guarantee, no matter what the project, speedy, accurate and appropriately scaled results allowing you to keep within your schedule. We are capable of supplying multiple types of internal and external building survey plans including floor plans, elevations, ceiling plans, and cross-section surveys.

We conduct all Birmingham projects to the standards of the royal institute of chartered surveyors (RICS)

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What is involved in a building survey?

Property Floor Plans 

Fosse Surveying has conducted property floor plans on buildings of all sizes. Our reports can be tailored to suit your needs showing anything from basic wall layouts to reporting all fittings, fixtures and electrical components. We can easily conduct both 2d and 3d floor plans to assist you in completing your design easily.


Elevation Plans

We can conduct detailed elevation drawings for any building, using our high-tech equipment. Our drawings can contain a variety of details from the very basics to full architectural level details allowing us to operate to your requirements. Street scene elevation drawings are often a planning requirement. Fosse Surveying can help you to create a detailed report without any need to enter the building.

Cross Section Drawings

Any measured building survey can contain cross-section drawings. By informing us of the cutlines position, we can display all of the relevant section information to ensure the drawings meet your design requirements. Again, the level of detail displayed within the drawing can be altered to suit your needs ranging from very basic designs to designs displaying much more detailed sections, such as cornices and architraves


Reflected Ceiling Plans

Drawing a reflected ceiling plan (RCP) shows the ceiling in great detail, similar to a floor plan without any need for ladders or other more invasive methods of surveying. By working with you closely, we can make certain that the ceiling report delivers all of the required detail in the most efficient format so you can finish your project with ease.

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 creates an image of your ceiling in a similar orientation of the floor plan. This makes it much easier for you, your construction workers, or your designers and architects to visualise the project and its complexities.

Should you get a home plan/house plan?

If you are changing the way your home looks, whether it’s a property extension or loft conversion, a property survey can help you to achieve your dream home much more effectively. Plans give you a much more accurate representation of the building allowing you to carefully plan any construction to avoid costly errors.

What is the purpose of a measured survey?

A building survey will draw out your building giving you an accurate representation of its details and measurements. This allows you to note any differences from the original plan and the actual construction, and to detail features of the building for you to base any further construction on.

How long is a measured survey?

A measured building survey usually takes between 1-2 hours but can differ depending on the size of the building and the level of detail needed.

What is included in a measured building survey?

External and Internal building surveys refer to the scanning of a building or structure and creating detailed drawings to help you conduct your work more effectively.

How much does a measured building survey cost?

The cost of a building survey depends on the level of detail required for the project and the duration of time spent at the site. For any further information, please get in touch for an exact quote.

Our Promise

  • Fosse Surveying will work closely with you to assure that our survey meets your needs, containing all of the information that is important to you.

  • We will conduct high-quality surveys to Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) specifications

  • Fosse Surveying surveys are created with high-quality equipment to guarantee and professional results

  • Our Birmingham surveys will be provided in all formats required

  • Our experienced surveyors will supply you with any additional information that may be vital to the success of your project

Measured Building Surveys Birmingham Drawing Downloads

Retail Floor Plan Example


Residential Site Elevation Example


Office Floor Plan Example


Office & Residential Site Elevation Example


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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