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What is a measured building survey?

A measured building survey, also referred to as a building survey or a measured survey, is an accurate depiction of the structure and layout of your building and is an essential document when modifying your property. Our expert surveyors at Fosse Surveying have extensive knowledge and experience executing these surveys, ensuring every detail has been accurately drawn to scale. A blueprint of your infrastructure strengthens the overall planning process of your project efficiently and cost-effectively, from start to finish.

Our high grade technology, operated by our expert surveyors, creates high-quality 2D and 3D scans of your structure. These help to effectively communicate the essential information required and help accomplish the best results. We have tackled a variety of structures within Lincoln including retail stores, schools, housing, hospitals, churches and even heritage sites.

Fosse Surveying’s Lincoln building surveys are administered in accordance with best practice standards via the use of our latest Leica tool stations, GNSS systems, handheld measuring equipment, and 3D laser scanners. After we have collected the essential data from your site, our AutoCAD equipment will precisely illustrate your survey to scale, supplying drawings in both DXF and DWG formats.

We always provide our clients with authentic and accurately scaled results in a competent manner, enabling your project to remain on track within your given time frame. Our comprehensive knowledge and experience ensures that we are proficient in providing an array of both internal and external building survey plans such as, floor plans, elevations, ceiling plans and cross-sectional surveys.

Our Lincoln projects are conducted in line with best-practice standards of the Royal Institute Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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What is involved in a building survey?

Floor plans

At fosse surveying, we have undertaken a variety of sized property floor plans. Our tailor-made reports are bespoke to suit the needs and requirements of your project, incorporating details from the basic structure of walls to the more specific in-detail fittings, fixtures and electrical sockets. Our equipment can present your project with both 2D and 3D floor plans, aiding the completion of your project designs in a timely manner.




Our first-rate equipment delivers precise elevations for properties of all size. Our drawings can incorporate varying detail from the top level information through to full architectural detail, in accordance with the requirements of your project. Elevation drawings that depict the street scene outside of your property are usually a planning requirement. Fosse Surveying can provide your project with an extensive report without the need to access the property.

Cross sections

Cross-sectional information can be incorporated into any measured building survey. All of the appropriate sectional information needed to inform your design can be included upon the provision of the desired cutline position. The level of detail included is subject to the project requirements, from the most essential information through to the inclusion of complex features such as cornices and architraves.



Reflected ceiling plans 

In the same fashion as a floor plan, a reflected ceiling plan (RCP) characterises the structure and features of your ceilings, without the need for climbing a ladder or more invasive methods. By working alongside you, we can assure that your ceiling report will be composed with all required detail. The finished product will be provided in your preferred format.

What information is assessed as part of a measured building survey in Lincoln?

  • Ceiling heights

  • Internal structures including beams and columns

  • Floor levels

  • Staircases

  • Doorway Heights

  • Internal and external wall thickness

  • Chimneys

  • Window cill and head heights

  • Boilers

  • Electricity and gas meters

  • Rainwater and drainage pipes

  • Hazards on or near the site


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

An RCP provides a depiction of your ceiling layout in a similar format to a floor plan. This document helps your construction workers, designers and architects to envision the intricacies of your project.

Should you get a home plan/house plan?

House plans provide a ‘to scale’ representation of your property, enabling construction to be appropriately planned out, helping to prevent costly errors throughout construction. If you are seeking to alter your home’s exterior, whether through an extension or conversion, a property survey can help you to accomplish this more efficiently.

What is the purpose of a measured survey?

A building survey will accurately illustrate the dimensions and detail of your property. This unearths any discrepancies between the original plans and actual construction, and will be used as a baseline for future construction.

How long is a measured survey?

The time that it takes to complete a measured building survey varies from project to project and is influenced by factors such as building size and the detail required.

What is included in a measured building survey?

External and Internal building surveys integrate the scanning of the structure to collect the necessary data and the creation of a scaled building drawing, complete with dimensions.

How much does a measured building survey cost?

The cost of a measured building survey is entirely reliant on the level of detail necessary and the time spent at the development site. For more information on an exact quote please get in touch.

Our Promise

  • Our expert surveyors work alongside your team to guarantee our survey satisfies the needs of your project, encompassing the most important and appropriate information

  • Our surveys meet the specifications of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), carried out to the highest standard

  • Fosse Surveying utilises state of the art equipment to generate our surveys and assures effective and accurate results

  • Our Lincoln surveys will be provided in any format required 

  • Should you require additional information, our accomplished surveyors will be more than happy to accomodate for the success of your project

Measured Building Surveys Lincoln Drawing Downloads

Floor Plan Example


Site Elevations Example


Office Floor Plan Example


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