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What Are Measured Building Surveys?

A measured building survey, also referred to as a building survey, is essential documentation required when making modifications to your property or infrastructure. Fosse Surveying has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience carrying out these surveys, ensuring your property’s structure is accurately drawn to scale. A blueprint of your infrastructure aids the planning of the project in an efficient and cost-effective manner, through to completion.

Our top of the range technology, managed by our experienced surveyors, produces high-quality 2D and 3D scans. These enable the essential information to be communicated effectively and help achieve the best results. We have undertaken an array of ventures within Sheffield including retail stores, schools, housing, hospitals, churches and even heritage sites.

Fosse Surveying’s Sheffield building surveys are conducted to best practice through the use of our latest Leica tool stations, GNSS systems, handheld measuring equipment, and 3D laser scanners. Once the site has been scanned, our AutoCAD software will accurately illustrate your survey, producing drawings in both DXF and DWG formats.

We provide efficient, authentic and precisely scaled results, allowing you to keep within your given time frame. Our extensive knowledge and experience ensures that we are proficient in supplying your project with a variety of both internal and external building survey plans such as, floor plans, elevations, ceiling plans and cross-section surveys.

Our Sheffield projects are conducted to best practice in accordance with the standards of the Royal Institute Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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What Is Involved In A Measured Building Survey?

Property Floor Plans 

At fosse surveying, we have undertaken a number of property floor plans for buildings of varying size. Our custom-made reports are tailored to suit your project needs, illustrating detail from the basic structure of walls to intricate fittings, fixtures and electrical sockets. Our equipment can provide your project with both 2D and 3D floor plans, assisting you in the efficient completion of your designs.


Elevation Plans

Our high-tech equipment produces detailed elevations for property of all size. Our drawings can encompass varying levels of detail from the very basics to full architectural detail, in accordance with the requirements of your project.

Elevation drawings that illustrate the street scene of your property are usually a planning requirement. Fosse Surveying can administer an extensive report without the need for stepping foot on the property.

Cross Section Drawings

Any measured building survey can integrate cross-sectional illustration. All of the relevant sectional information needed for your design requirements can be included when you provide us with the desired positioning of the cutlines. The level of detail included is subject to your needs for the project, from the crucial information through to the inclusion of intricate features such as cornices and architraves.


Reflected Ceiling Plans

Similarly to that of a floor plan, a reflected ceiling plan (RCP) illustrates the structure and features of your ceilings, without the climbing of ladders or more invasive methods. By working with you, we guarantee that your ceiling report will be produced with all the required detail. The finished product will be presented to you in your preferred format.

What Information Is Included In A Measured Building Survey?

  • The heights of ceilings

  • Internal structures such a beams and columns

  • Floor levels

  • Staircases

  • The heights of doorways

  • The thickness of both Internal and external walls

  • The positions of chimneys

  • The heights of window cills and heads

  • The positions of boilers

  • The position of electricity and gas meters

  • Drainage and rainwater pipes

  • Hazards on or near the site


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

An RCP provides an illustration of your ceiling in a similar format to that of a floor plan. This document helps your construction workers, designers and architects to visualise the complexities of your project.

Should you get a home plan/house plan?

Home plans provide a precise and accurate representation of your property, allowing for construction to be carefully planned, helping to prohibit costly errors during future construction. If you are looking to alter your home’s appearance, whether through an extension or conversion, a property survey can help you to achieve this more efficiently.

What is the purpose of a measured building survey?

A building survey will precisely depict the measurements and detail of your property. This brings to light any differences between the original plan and construction, and will also act as a baseline for future construction.

How long is a measured building survey?

1-2 hours is the usual amount of time it takes to conduct a survey, but this can differ from project to project depending upon factors such as building size and the detail required.

What is included in a measured building survey?

External and Internal building surveys incorporate the scanning of infrastructure and the creation of a scaled building illustration, complete with its measurements.

How much does a measured building survey cost?

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

Our Promise

  • Our experienced surveyors work closely with you to guarantee our survey meets the requirements of your project, incorporating all the most important and relevant information

  • Our surveys are conducted to the highest quality standard and meet the specifications of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

  • Fosse Surveying employs state of the art equipment to supply our surveys and guarantees efficient and precise results

  • Our Sheffield surveys will be provided in any format required

  • Our friendly and experienced surveyors will deliver any additional information required for the efficient completion of your project

Measured Building Surveys Sheffield 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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