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What Are Measured Building Surveys?

A measured building survey is an accurate representation of a building that displays all of its architectural features and structural elements. These surveys are essential for the redevelopment of a property and its infrastructure and is a vital piece of information that helps scale the layout and features of both internal and external structures. A precise blueprint of your property ensures the effective planning of the project through to completion, saving both time and money.

In order to achieve top results and to receive the essential information you need for a property or development, our team of dedicated Luton surveyors conduct surveys using the latest technology and equipment, crafting 2D and 2D depictions of the site’s condition.

Leica Total Stations and GNSS systems, handheld measuring equipment and 3D laser scanners are all current examples of the innovative pieces of equipment that Fosse Surveying uses that provide customers with Luton building surveys, which are all efficiently crafted to an exceptional standard.


Once our scanners have processed the site, our AutoCAD software can then provide you with an accurately scaled and 3D depiction of your property or development, which can then be delivered to you either in a DXF and a DWG format.


The team at Fosse Surveying have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry, spanning across many years, meaning that your measured building surveys will be precise and delivered in a timely manner, guaranteeing the best results for your project completion. 

We also make sure no stone is left unturned as the surveys we conduct and prepare will contain plans illustrating everything internal and external, including floors, elevations and ceiling plans as well as cross-section surveys.

In addition to our extensive heritage within the industry, all of our Luton projects adhere to the highest of standards as stated by the Royal Institute Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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What Is Involved In A Measured Building Survey in Luton?

Property Floor Plans 

Creating property floor plans for buildings of all shapes and sizes is our speciality and our rich history of operating in this market means that we are able to deliver bespoke reports that are tailor-made to your particular needs and specifications of your project. Our surveys can include everything from intricate components, fittings and fixtures, all the way to the basic positioning of walls and ceilings. Whatever you need, we can do and to the highest of standards and to a consistent level.

We are able to efficiently assist you with any design or project as our specialist software allows us to easily provide you with both 2D and 3D plans. No job is too little or too big for us, just let us know your requirements and we’ll take care of the rest.


Elevation Plans

We are also able to produce accurate and detailed elevation illustrations of infrastructures of all sizes and we do this using the latest technology and software. These drawings can encompass every element of your site or property, capturing the basics to every tiny detail, all bespoke to suit your requirements.

If you need our surveyors to not visit the premises, we are able to produce a comprehensive account via our street scene elevation drawings, which are often a planning requirement. Just enquire with a member of our friendly team.

Cross Section Drawings

A cross section drawing shows the view of a property or site as though you have sliced it from top to bottom and looked in from the resulting opening. The more complex the design, the more cross sections there will be and they usually show details, such as dimensions and exact locations and measurements of elements, including cornices, architraves, walls, ceilings and floors.

These types of drawings make a sensible addition to our measured building surveys, so should you need one, just let us know and we’ll be able to incorporate them. Simply provide us with the positioning of the cutlines, and we shall provide all of the relevant sectional information required.


Reflected Ceiling Plans

Similar to floor plans, a reflected ceiling plan (RCP) depicts ceiling detail without the need of climbing a ladder. The level of detail included within our ceiling reports are subject to the requirements of your project. When completed, our report shall be presented in the most appropriate format for your convenience.

What Information Is Included In A Luton Measured Building Survey?

  • Heights of any ceilings

  • Columns, beams and other internal structures

  • Floors

  • Staircases

  • Doorways and their heights

  • The thickness of both internal and external walls

  • Chimneys

  • Head heights and window sills

  • Boilers

  • Gas meters and electricity and gas meters

  • Drainage pipes

  • Hazards on  or near the site


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

An RCP creates an accurate and original representation of any ceilings of your property or development, enabling construction workers, designers, architects and any other form of personnel to visualise the complexities of your project.

Should you get a home plan/house plan?

If you’re looking to change the aesthetic or appearance of your home through a conversion or an extension, we would advise getting a property survey. Home plans administer your project with a precise depiction of your property, enabling you to carefully plan construction, helping to manage your time and avoid costly errors.

What is the purpose of a measured building survey?

A measured building survey illustrates your property’s dimensions and features from both an internal and external perspective, enabling the identification of discrepancies between the original plan and construction and acts as guidance for future construction.

How long is a measured building survey?

A measured building survey usually takes between one and two hours, but each project can differ depending on factors, including the building’s size and which details need to be captured. Get in touch with us today to see how we can advise.

What is included in a measured building survey?

A measured building survey includes both external and internal features and infrastructures and is scanned and scaled to an accurate representation of the building with its measurements being produced via our specialist software.

How much does a measured building survey cost?

The cost of a measured building survey is dependent on your requirements and specifications of your project and the time spent on site. For more information on an exact quote, please get in touch.

Our Promise

  • Customer collaboration is at the heart of everything we do, which means we’ll work alongside you from start to finish of your project for as long as you need our services, capturing all of your requirements.

  • Our surveys are conducted in accordance with RICS’ standards and specifications. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) standards and specifications

  • Our use of the latest technology and equipment means that our surveys guarantee efficient and precise results time and time again.

  • Our Luton surveys can be delivered at your convenience in your desired format.

  • Our qualified and knowledgeable surveyors are also able to provide any additional information that you may need to ensure the success of your project

Measured Building Surveys Luton Drawing Downloads

College Elevations


Floor & Roof Plans


Office Floor Plans 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

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