Measured Building Survey

A measured building survey is an accurate record of a building’s dimensions including the structural elements and architectural features. This information is reproduced in floor plans, sections and elevations to a pre-defined level of detail.

Measured building survey delivered as a 3D Revit model

Professional measured building surveys

We work throughout the UK and have considerable experience in producing detailed and accurate measured building surveys for our clients. Our surveyors use the latest laser scanning and digital equipment and also use more traditional survey methods.

Defining the measured building survey specification

Prior to going out on site, we will agree the measured building survey specification with you. This will include defining the survey deliverables such as 2D plans, sections and elevations. We can also deliver 3D models which can be BIM Level 2 compliant if required.

Undertaking the measured building survey

While on site, our surveyors will use both laser scanning equipment together with more traditional survey methods to capture the information you require.

Compiling the survey data

Following completion of the survey on-site survey we will draw up the measured floor plans or as-built plans in AutoCAD™ or Revit™, building these on an accurately surveyed building footprint. With areas measured and calculated in accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice.

Delivering the survey data

We will then supply the survey data as agreed in the specification. We will deliver the measured floor plans with the tailored levels of detail for our clients requirements. This could include information on “walls, doors and windows” for space planning purposes, or a fully detailed data set including all 3D level information for architectural design development.

CADS Survey Team is knowledgeable and practiced in surveying a wide range of building types, including historic, commercial, retail and industrial buildings. As a result, we can tailor our measured building surveys to suit a variety of purpose including:

  • Architectural projects – feasibility, design, new build, planning and refurbishment
  • Commercial measurement for rental, valuation, rateable values
  • Surveys for Rights to Light and Party Wall matters
  • Land Registry Title and Lease plans
  • Asset and Facilities drawings for asbestos records, fire plans
  • MEP surveys and record drawings
  • As-built records and verification
  • Occupancy plans and Store Planning

If you’d like to discuss your Measured Building Survey requirements in more detail, please contact Mark Johnson or Iain Tubby on 01493 412806 or email