Measured Building Surveys

Here at South West Surveys, as a team we offer a full measured building survey service, comprising of floor plans, internal & external elevation, sections and roof plans. All of these can be supplied as a standalone service or a complete measured building service.

Our preferred choice of technology – laser scanning – is quick, precise and unobtrusive. We are able to carry out all manual work without disturbance to the fabric of the building and with minimal disturbance to the occupants.

At South West Surveys we offer services in a variety of different locations including Bristol, Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester and elsewhere in the UK. We cater for all property types, from small to large industrial buildings, warehouses, retail spaces, historic and listed buildings.

Our surveys are delivered in PDF & DWG files.

The Services we offer

  • Floor plans
  • Internal & external elevations
  • Sections & elevations sections
  • Roof plans
  • Ceiling plans
  • 3D Revit models
  • GEA – Gross External Area
  • GIA – Gross Internal Area
  • NIA – Net Internal Area
  • Lease & Conveyance Plans
  • Land Registry Plans

What is a Measured Building Survey?

A measured survey will give you a precise and exact image of all elements of a building, including the structure and architecture. With the use of the latest technologies, experts are able to analyse the data, collate all the information and produce a measured building survey.

When we create Measured Building Surveys, we pride ourselves on ensuring all 3D images are illustrated with the greatest detail and accuracy, all aspects are covered – whether that be skirting, coving or ceiling lights, we take everything into consideration.

What type of Buildings are we able to survey?

Measured building surveys can be carried out on any type of building – flats, apartment blocks, churches, schools, hospitals, supermarkets and high street shops. Our surveyors can handle any type of building or complex, no matter the size and we will survey your building by visiting the site in order to capture all the necessary data needed to create a Measured Building Survey.

Our services ensure we will provide you with the best possible option – making it cost-effective and accurate at the same time.

How do we present our Measured Building Surveys?

We present our measured surveys in Computer Aided Design Software (CAD) 2D and/or 3D. Also, we can provide paper and film copies if requested. If you’re struggling to find out the difference between 2D and 3D CAD, you have come to the right place.

2D CAD is a much older design software, meaning that the efficiency has begun to decrease throughout the years, whereas 3D CAD is a lot easier to work with, making the whole process quicker with a better, higher quality outcome. There are more limitations when utilising 2D CAD – for example: making design changes difficult, how slow the process is and how time consuming it can become.

How do I obtain a quotation for a measured building survey?

At South West Surveys, we offer a free quotation service, which allows people to give us all the relevant information needed to carry out an initial assessment of the building.

What else can we offer you?

If you’re looking for something slightly different, South West Surveys can offer you surveys for lease and title deeds along with volume and area surveys such as Net Internal Area (NIA). NIA is the usable area within a building measured to the internal face of the perimeter walls at each floor level with certain specified areas excluded. Gross Internal Area (GIA) is the area of a building measured to the internal face of the perimeter wall at each floor level. Gross External Area (GEA) is the area of a building measured externally at each floor level.

How to get in touch!

Interested in the work we do here at South West Surveys and looking for a measured building survey? Receive a quote from us today by enquiring on our website today or giving us a call on 07595 946495.


What is a measured building survey?

Measured building surveys allow production and verification of floor and building plans from an accurate representation of an existing building or structure.

A measured building survey provides a client with detailed accurate plans with details of a building’s floor plans, elevations, cross sections and ceiling plans. We use the latest technology to capture precise and exact images of a building in the greatest detail. The data is then exported in an appropriate scale and sent across to the client in CAD (Computer Aided Design Software) in 2D and/or 3D – paper and film copies can also be provided if requested.

We offer a free quotation service for all clients who enquire with us! Please contact us with the details of your site or property, together with any existing plan information that you have available, and we will get back to you soon to arrange a visit.

There a number of reasons as to why you should choose South West Surveys to conduct your measured building survey, including:

  • Fully trained and experienced surveyors, who use the latest technology to ensure comprehensive, reliable and cost-effective measured building surveys every time.
  • Over 15 years of surveying experience in the South West
  • Free no obligation quotations for new clients
  • Professional and friendly service guaranteed
  • Flexibility with projects so that we meet client requirements in an allotted timescale

For more information on our measured building surveys, please get in touch with us today.