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Measured Building Surveys

November 12th, 2009

Floor PlansIf you need a measured building survey or even several measured building surveys, you have come to the right place. If time is of the essence, or clients time constraints are limited on site, we can accomodate you.

Whether your survey project is large or small, we can accommodate your requirements. We have vast experience of measured surveys,  everything from apartment blocks, and flats, to churches, embassies and supermarkets and shopping malls and have carried out measured survey programmes encompassing hundreds of properties.  A schedule can be drawn up to suit you!

We carry out the Measured Building Surveys ourselves ‘in house’, however, because we deal day in day out with hundreds of surveyors Worldwide using the Sitemaster Building range of software we have built up a large network of surveyors who can be called on to help us out if we are unable to do the work ourselves due to current workloads.

We are able to carry out surveys anywhere in the UK, most parts of  Western Europe, most of Eastern Europe, the USA and Canada and Australia.  We pride ourselves on our excellent reputation for quality, customer service and value for money.

Measured Surveys – Floor Plans

We can provide Floor plans with varying levels of detail – from simple walls, columns, doors and window surveys, to a fully
detailed data set including all 3D information (sill & head heights, stair riser and going details, door heights, ceiling heights,
beam details etc.). As part of our measured surveys, the surveyors can also pick up and highlight other information such as
any electrical and data points, sanitary fittings, incoming mains positions, plant, fire fighting and detection equipment,
security equipment and signage.

Measured Drawings Check

Many times, plans exist but their accuracy is in doubt or change management has been poor, we can carry out a  check survey,
this can be a very cost effective way to bring the existing plans up to date.

From yours or your clients existing drawings, we are able to compare distances on the drawing with dimensions taken on site
and produce a report indicating where any inaccuracies lie. Mobile CAD Surveying can report on percentage variation between
existing drawing and situation on the ground as well as any changes in the buildings layout.

A good CAD drawing, deriving from a good survey, will be put to a host of other uses and as such, will become a valuable
commodity that pays for itself in no time.

Survey Methodology

Surveys are conducted using a hand-held Laser Measure (Leica Disto A6 or Hilti PD38) coupled via ‘Bluetooth’ technology to
a hand-held microcomputer (Samsung Q1 ULTRA). This approach, which produces the CAD drawing during the survey
process, allows us to establish and accurately check all building dimensions while on site. Significant improvements in
survey quality are gained using this equipment when compared with traditional survey methods.
A precision of ± 5mm over 100 metres is achievable with this equipment – giving a normal working accuracy of ± 25mm
between any two points after building tolerances have been taken into account.

Our Measured Building Surveys typically include the following elements (but can include anything the customer requires):-

Types of Measured Building Survey

Typical Measured Building Survey Includes:-

  • Any structural or partition walls
  • Doors and windows, window reveals inc. all openings
  • Stairs and lift shafts
  • Sanitary fittings will be indicated but not measured
  • Spot heights

Typical Level/Height Information

  • The following levels, heights or vertical dimensions will be provided:
  • Ceiling heights above floor
  • Archway heights above floor
  • Windows – internal cill and head heights above floor
  • Heights of :-Doors above floor and threshold levels at external doors based upon topographical information
    if supplied.

We can also provide a full set of digital photographs, these can also be inserted in the drawings.

Typical Elevational Survey Includes:

Survey of the elevations as indicated. External details that shall be surveyed and heights generally will have been
instrumentally derived

a)         Outline of building and roofs

b) Rainwater pipes and gutters

c) Ground levels and steps

d) Doors, windows, ventilation grilles, roof lights, other openings etc..

e) Include mullions and transoms to windows (except for “leaded” lights) andfeatures such as projecting
cill, splayed heads and reveals, stone or other quoins, special detail features at openings etc.

f) Include indication and type (eg: top hung, vertical sliding sash etc) of windows designed to open

g) Include door frames and door panelling, glazing etc, where
appropriate

h) String courses (projecting or flush) copings etc

i) Chimney stacks, finials etc with string courses, features etc

A complete list of Qualifications and Limitations will be provided with each quotation.

For more information, please visit our dedicated Measured Building Survey website Measured Building Surveys.net

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