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What Are Measured Building Surveys?

Please Note: We do not conduct domestic surveys for house valuations, sales and purchases.

A measured building survey, also known as a building survey, is an essential document if you are intending to make any modifications to your property. Fosse Surveying has a wealth of experience in conducting measured building surveys that precisely map the structure of a building.

A current and authentic blueprint allows you to efficiently plan your project in a cost-effective way, to completion, with ease. Our state of the art equipment conducts both 2D and 3D scans to provide you with the essential information to attain the best results.

We have experience on a range of project types within Leicester including housing, schools, retail stores, churches, hospitals, homes, and even heritage sites. 

Fosse Surveying employs the latest Leica Total Stations across Leicester, GNSS systems, handheld measuring equipment, and 3D laser scanners to conduct our Measured Building Surveys. 

Upon completing the scan of your property, we can then transfer this to our AutoCAD software to be sketched out, producing the final product in both DXF and DWG formats.

Our wealth of experience ensures that we can guarantee an accurate and appropriately scaled product fast, allowing you to keep to your project timescale. For your convenience, we are able to supply various types of both internal and external surveys including floor plans, elevations, ceiling plans, and cross-section surveys.

All of our Leicester projects are conducted to the standards of the royal institute of chartered surveyors (RICS).

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What Is Involved In A Measured Building Survey in Leicester?

Property Floor Plans 

Fosse Surveying has conducted floor plans for a variety of sized infrastructures. Our reports are custom-made and dependant upon the specifications of your project. They can include details from the layout of internal structures to the placement of fixtures, fittings and electrical components. We can administer both 2D and 3D plans to facilitate the efficient completion of your project. 


Elevation Plans

Using top of the range equipment, we can execute comprehensive elevation drawings for buildings of any size. The level of detail depicted in our drawings is dependent upon the level of detail required. The authenticity of a drawing can vary from the basic structural overview through to intricate architectural detail.  

Cross Section Drawings

If you require your building survey to include cross-sectional detail, we are happy to accommodate. Once the positioning of the cutlines have been determined, we can ensure your drawing meets the design specifications by including the appropriate cross-sectional information. 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) gives an accurate, detailed representation of your ceiling structure, without the need for climbing up ladders or other more intrusive methods. We work with our clients closely, to ensure that our reports illustrate the pertinent level of detail required and are supplied in the most suitable format.

What Information Is Included In A Leicester Measured Building Survey?

  • The heights of ceilings

  • Internal structures - beams and columns

  • The heights of floor levels

  • Staircases

  • The heights of doors

  • The thickness of both internal and external walls

  • Chimneys

  • The heights of window cill and heads

  • Boilers

  • Electricity and gas meters

  • Drainage and rainwater pipes

  • Hazards on site or in close proximity


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

An RCP illustrates your ceiling layout in a similar format to a floorplan. This helps your construction workers, designers and architects to visualise the space with ease.

Should you get a home plan/house plan?

A property survey can help you to change the appearance of your home, whether that be a loft conversion or a property extension. These plans provide an accurate representation of your infrastructure, allowing for the efficient planning of the project and preventing costly miscalculations or inaccuracies.

What is the purpose of a measured building survey?

A measured building survey provides you with a precise and scaled depiction of your infrastructure and it's detail. This allows you to take note of any discrepancies between the initial plans and the actual construction, presenting the opportunity to detail any updates or changes made to base future construction on.

How long is a measured building survey?

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

What is included in a measured building survey?

External and internal building surveys refer to the scanning of a building or structure and the subsequent creation of detailed drawings depicting its measurements.

Our Promise

  • We will work closely with you to ensure our survey meets your requirements, containing the most important information needed

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

  • Using state of the art equipment and technology, we can guarantee professional results

  • We provide our surveys in the most suitable format for your project

  • Our experienced surveyors are happy to supply any additional information required

Measured Building Surveys Leicester Drawing Downloads

College Elevations


Floor & Roof Plans


Office Floor Plans Example


Residential Site Elevation Example


Some of the areas we cover:

Can't find the area you're looking for? Not a problem. We work on 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