A measured building survey is an accurate representation of your building showing all the structural elements and architectural features. Floor plans are essential to give an accurate representation of the building and this is backed up with elevations and cross sections presented as a scaled survey drawings. Measured surveys are always required for any redevelopment of a property or when it is being extended and should be done at the start of any building project. One of our Architectural Technologists will come on site to undertake a measured building survey and produce detailed CAD (computer aided design) drawings such as floor plans, elevations and section drawings of your existing property. They will make sure that all detail is noted, which will assist the design stage significantly. We need MBS surveys for:
• Planning – building works that alter your property require careful planning. It’s important to match the design to the existing and surrounding properties. This is often also specified as a condition of planning permission. For example – in some areas a new development cannot be taller than the house next door. Or a new porch or design has to be in keeping with the rest of the street.
• Accuracy – a measured survey will ensure all plans, that builders are working from are accurate. This in turn can mean less potential problems further down the build process.
• Saving Money – a detailed measured survey ensures that the build will run as smoothly as possible, avoiding design errors that can lead to increased costs and delays. For example, inaccurate or inadequate information can lead to problems with windows not fitting, flooring being misaligned or a design could be compromised – resulting in disappointment.