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What Are Measured Building Surveys?

Also known as a building survey or a measured survey, a measured building survey is an important document when making modifications to a property and is a precise representation of a building’s layout and structure. At Fosse Surveying, our Surveyors have the experience and knowledge to expertly put these surveys together, drawing to scale every detail. Having professional architectural plans of your building’s infrastructure helps to ensure the project planning process is robust, and the project is cost-effective and delivered on time.

Our state of the art technology, operated by experts in their field, is used to create high-grade 2D and 3D scans of the building structure. These help to ensure that all the important information is communicated effectively and that the end result is achieved within the agreed timescale and budget. We have experience of compiling measured building surveys in Stoke on Trent for various types of buildings including housing, schools, hospital buildings, shops, churches and some local heritage sites.

Fosse Surveying’s Stoke on Trent measured building surveys are compiled in accordance with all the recognised best practice standards using the latest GNSS systems, Leica tool stations, handheld measuring equipment and 3D laser scanners. Once we have all the required data has been collected from your site, we use industry-leading AutoCAD equipment to draw your survey to scale, with drawings supplied in DXF and DWG formats.

We are committed to providing a first-class service to our clients, and we always provide accurately scaled results, ensuring your project remains on track within the agreed time frame. Our expert experience and knowledge allows us to offer a selection of building survey plans, both internal and external, including elevations, ceiling plans, floor plans and cross-sectional surveys

All our Stoke on Trent projects adhere to best practice standards at every stage in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Royal Institute Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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What Does A Stoke On Trent Building Survey Involve?

Property Floor Plans 

Fosse Surveying has a vast amount of experience in delivering floor plans for a range of property sizes. Our reports are bespoke to your needs and tailor-made to meet the requirements of your project, including precise information on the basic structure of walls, fittings & fixtures and socket location. Delivering your project designs in a timely manner, our equipment can provide your floor plans in both 2D and 3D formats.


Elevation Plans

Our state of the art equipment provides elevations for buildings of all sizes. In accordance with the specific needs and requirements of your project, our illustrations can incorporate varying detail from overarching information down to full architectural detail.

Planning often requires elevation drawings that depict street-level scenes outside your property. Fosse Surveying can deliver a detailed report without requiring access to your property.

Cross Section Drawings

Measured building surveys can include cross sectional information. Providing a cutline position has been chosen, we can incorporate the necessary sectional information needed to support your design.

The level detail needed depends on the requirements of the project, from essential information to more complicated aspects, for example, architraves and cornices.


Reflected Ceiling Plans

Similar to floor plans, a reflected ceiling plan (RCP) details the features and structure of your ceilings and without the need to gain access via a ladder. By working closely with you at every stage of the process, we will ensure that all the necessary information is included in your ceiling report. The final report will be delivered in a format of your choice.

What Information Is Assessed As Part Of A Measured Building Survey In Stoke On Trent ?

  • Ceiling heights
  • Doorway heights
  • Drainage and rainwater pipes
  • Window cill and head heights
  • Internal structures including beams and columns
  • Internal and external wall thickness
  • Chimneys
  • Floor levels
  • Staircases
  • Boilers
  • Electricity and gas meters
  • Hazards on or near the site



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

Similar to a floor plan, an RCP provides a representation of the layout of your ceiling. This format ensures that your designers, construction workers and architects can all picture the specific details that your project includes.

Should you get a home plan/house plan?

House plans provide you with a scaled representation of your building, allowing you to effectively plan out construction and avoid costly errors. Should you wish to alter the appearance of the exterior of your home, whether that’s for an extension or a conversion, a property survey helps to achieve this more effectively.

What is the purpose of a measured building survey?

A measured building survey accurately illustrates the details and dimensions of a property. This reveals any discrepancies between your plans and the actual building construction and is used as the blueprint for future construction.

How long is a measured building survey?

This very much depends upon the specific details of each project. The time it takes to complete a measured building survey in Stoke on Trent is influenced by many factors, including the building size and the specific details of the project.

What is included in a measured building survey?

Building surveys, both internal and external, include the scanning of the building structure so as to collect all the required data and create a scaled building drawing, which also includes the dimensions.

How much does a measured building survey cost?

The cost of a measured building survey is unique to each project and depends upon the level of detail needed and how much time is spent at the development site. For further details and exact quote, please get in touch.

Our Promise

  • Our experienced surveyors will work closely with you and your team to ensure our survey meets the specified project requirements, providing all the necessary information.

  • Our Stoke on Trent measured building surveys will be issued in the format of your choice.

  • Fosse Surveying uses the latest equipment to build our surveys and ensures the most accurate results.
  • Our surveys adhere to all the required specifications of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), undertaken and delivered to the highest quality standards.

  • If you require further information, our experienced surveyors will be happy to discuss and meet your needs in order to successfully deliver your project.

Measured Building Surveys Stoke On Trent 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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