Office: 0116 2325169 / On-site team: 07359 617813

What is a measured building survey?

A measured building survey, commonly referred to as a building or measured survey, is a to-scale representation of both the structure and layout of your property. It is a crucial document when making modifications to the infrastructure. The team at Fosse Surveying have an impressive knowledge and wide-ranging experience of executing surveys of this type to buildings of all size, ensuring that every detail is accounted for and drawn precisely. An architectural plan of your infrastructure informs the outline of your project timeline, ensuring work is efficiently and cost-effectively managed throughout.

Our first-in-class technology, operated by industry-leading experts, provides 2D and 3D scans of your infrastructure. These help to convey the most crucial information needed to complete the job in an effective manner and to achieve excellent results.  

We have undertaken measured building surveys for a vast amount of infrastructures within Peterborough, including retail stores, schools, housing, hospitals, churches and even heritage sites.

Fosse Surveying’s Peterborough building surveys are executed adhering to best practices through the use of our latest Leica tool stations, GNSS systems, handheld measuring equipment, and 3D laser scanners. Once we have collated the required data from your site, our AutoCAD equipment will provide your project with a precisely scaled survey, available for access in both DXF and DWG formats.

We always produce reliable and precisely scaled results for our clients, enabling you to remain on track throughout your project. Our extensive knowledge and experience supports our competency in providing a number of internal and external building survey plans, including: floor plans, elevations, ceiling plans and cross-sectional surveys.

Our Peterborough projects are carried out in line with the standards set by the Royal Institute Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Get in touch

What is involved in a Peterborough building survey?

Property floor plans

At fosse surveying, we have executed an extensive number of varying-sized property floor plans. Our bespoke reports encompass the needs and requirements of your project, including details such as basic wall structures, in-detail fittings, fixtures and the placement of sockets. Our technology can inform your project with both 2D and 3D floor plans, helping to achieve completion efficiently.




Our high-grade equipment yields accurate elevation plans for infrastructure of every size. Our illustrations can consist of differing levels of detail, from fundamental information through to full architectural detail, according to the needs of your project. Street scene elevation drawings are often a planning requirement. Fosse Surveying can supply you with an in-depth report without having to gain access to your property.

Cross section drawings

Cross sectional information can be integrated into any type of measured building survey. When you provide your chosen cutline position, we can ensure that all of the appropriate sectional information needed to instruct your design is incorporated. The extent of detail included is reliant on the requirements of your project, from the most crucial instructions through to the addition of complex characteristics such as cornices and architraves.



Reflected ceiling plans 

In a similar layout to a floor plan, a reflected ceiling plan (RCP) illustrates the structure and characteristics of your ceilings, without the need for access via a ladder. We will work with you to ensure that your report is created with all of the detail necessary. Your finished report will be provided in your format of choice.

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

  • Ceiling heights

  • Internal structures such as beams and columns

  • Floor levels

  • Staircases

  • Heights of doorways

  • Thickness of internal and external walls

  • 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 representation of the layout of your ceiling in a similar fashion to a floor plan. This information ensures that construction workers, designers and architects are able to visualise the complexities of your project.

Should you get a home plan/house plan?

House plans provide your project with a scaled representation of your property, enabling you to plan out construction effectively and preventing costly errors further down the line. If you want to change the appearance of your home’s exterior, either with the construction of an extension or conversion, a property survey can help to accomplish this more efficiently.

What is the purpose of a measured survey?

A building survey depicts the dimensions and detail of your property precisely. This determines whether there are any discrepancies present between the original plans and the actual building. This will also be used as a standard for future construction.

How long does a measured survey take to complete?

The time it takes to complete a measured building survey varies due to the specifications at project level. The time taken is also dependent on factors such as the size of the infrastructure and the detail required.

What is included in a measured building survey?

External and internal building surveys include the scanning of the structure to collate the fundamental data and the generation of a to-scale drawing of your building, complete with dimensions.

How much does a measured building survey cost?

The cost of a measured building survey is dependent on the detail required and the time spent on-site. For more information on a quote, please get in touch.

Our Promise

  • Our surveyors work with you to establish that our survey ticks every box

  • Our surveys adhere to the best practices outlined by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and are executed to the highest standards

  • We employ state of the art equipment to develop our surveys which ensures the most comprehensive and detailed results

  • Our Peterborough surveys are provided in the most appropriate format 

  • Should your project demands further information, our talented surveyors are more than happy to accomodate any additional needs for the successful completion of your project

Measured Building Surveys Peterborough Drawing Downloads

Floor Plan Example


Site Elevations Example


Office Floor Plan 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.

Get in touch

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