Measured Building Survey

Surveybase have provided Measured Building Surveys since foundation in 1998. Our experience of public and private sector property includes commercial,  education, heritage, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, residential, retail and utilities sites.

What Is A Measured Building Survey?

A Measured Building Survey is the accurate record of an existing building or manmade structure. A typical brief includes plans, elevations, and sections. We survey with precision 3D Laser Scanning instruments.

The survey is referenced to a GPS datum and registered as a point cloud file before being processed in 2D AutoCAD or as a 3D Revit (BIM) Model.

A Surveybase Measured Building Survey is the trusted foundation for informed decisions throughout design and significantly reduce the risk of unexpected issues during construction.

3 Tier Measured Building Survey Solution

We offer 3 levels of Measured Building Survey that we tailor to meet your exact requirements;

Level 1 Shell Survey

A Level 1 Measured Building Survey is a basic outline or Shell survey service. It is a precision digital survey focused purely on the external footprint and internal wall layout. It includes an external datum with internal levels and heights. Typically, this information Is delivered in 2D AutoCAD with Floor Plans and basic Elevations.

The survey is designed for internal refurbishment, space planning and commercial property marketing. It is often combined with our Area Measurement service to form part of the legal conveyance pack.

Level 2 Architectural Survey

A Level 2 Measured Building Survey is a full Architectural survey service. This specification has been developed to meet the requirements of detailed design and construction. Level 2 is the precision platform for private and public sector property development. The service builds on Level 1 with the addition of external and internal architectural features. Elevations are fully detailed and appropriate for standard planning applications.

Typically, this information Is delivered in 2D AutoCAD with Floor Plans, Elevations and Sections. The service can be extended to offer Roof Plans, Attic Plan, Sectional Elevations, Street Scene Elevations & Reflected Ceiling Plans  

Level 3 Heritage Survey

A Level 3 Measured Building Survey is our Heritage survey service. As the name suggests Level 3 is designed for Listed Buildings and Historic sites. The survey provides a comprehensive record of period architecture. External and internal features are drawn to a finite level of detail appropriate for conservation projects including decorative masonry, stone, brick, timber and plaster work.

As with Level 2, this information Is delivered in 2D AutoCAD with Floor Plans, Elevations and Sections. The service can be extended to offer Roof Plans, Attic Plan, Sectional Elevations, Street Scene Elevations & Reflected Ceiling Plans  

MEP (Building Services)

Each level of Measured Building Survey service can be further enhanced with the addition of a detailed MEP (Building Services) layout. This service is available on an exposed surface level or by the intrusive mapping of concealed MEP services above suspended ceilings.

MEP options include mains connection points, electrical and lighting, fire and security, data systems, heating and ventilation (HVAC) and plant layout.

Area Measurement Service

Surveybase provide an Area Measurement service in compliance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice; 6th edition. The service is designed for Property Investors and Landlords and purposed specifically for property conveyance. The survey is undertaken using precision digital 3D Laser Scanning instruments delivering accurate measured data including.

  • GEA – Gross External Area
  • GIA – Gross Internal Area
  • NIA – Net Internal Area

The survey is provided in report format or presented within our AutoCAD template. The report will be authorised by a RICS Chartered Surveyor on request.

Lease & Conveyance Plans

We prepare accurate Lease and Conveyance Plans from our precision digital Measured Building Survey data.

The service is Land Registry Compliant and includes an Ordnance Survey location plan with clear red outline of the property area. Lease & Conveyance plans can be further enhanced with the addition of our Area Management service.

Land Registry

Surveybase offer experienced consultancy in the preparation of Land Registry Compliant plans that support legal Land Registry applications. The service typically includes a Level 1 Measured Building Survey and details the division of title; internal and external.

Boundary Disputes

Although not warranted for legal boundary disputes we can act on your behalf within the regulated RICS mediation service. Within this non legal framework we provide precise survey information noting obvious or historic boundary features that support your case. For more information please visit;  RICS Dispute Resolution Service

Service Options

We will develop a survey specification that meets your precise requirements. Typical service options include;

  • Floor Plans
  • Roof Plan
  • Attic Plan
  • Elevations
  • Sections
  • Sectional Elevations
  • Street Scene Elevations
  • Reflected Ceiling Plan
  • 3D Revit Model

Specialist Support and Advice

If you require further information on our Measured Building Survey services or need professional advice, please contact David Ascott direct;

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Areas we cover

Surveybase Limited operates throughout the UK with focus along the M4 corridor from South Wales to the South East and surrounding counties including:

  • Cardiff
  • Bristol
  • Bath
  • Cheltenham
  • Gloucester
  • Birmingham
  • Swindon
  • Oxford
  • Reading
  • London

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