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Precision Measured Survey Services in Manchester

At Manchester Measured Survey, we specialise in providing detailed and accurate measured surveys across Manchester and beyond. Our cutting-edge 2D and 3D measured survey services are designed to meet the needs of architects, construction companies, private estates, property developers, interior designers, and private homeowners. With our advanced equipment, including total stations, GPS, laser scanners, and drones, we deliver precision in every project.

What Is a Measured Survey?

A measured survey is a comprehensive process that involves collecting precise measurements and detailed information about buildings, land, or any physical space.
It’s essential for accurate planning and design, providing architects and developers with precise data for buildings or land. This enables informed decisions and effective project execution, whether for construction, renovation, or documentation purposes.

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    Measured survey drawings of the building


    What do measured building surveys produce?

    Measured Survey deliverables are crucial for accurate planning, design, and execution of construction projects, providing an in-depth understanding of the property’s dimensions and spatial relationships.

    • Point Clouds: A collection of data points in space, providing a digital representation of the surveyed area for precise measurements and analysis.
    • Detailed Building Survey Drawings: These include floor plans showing interior layouts, elevations of exterior sides, cross-sections for internal details, and site plans positioning the building contextually. Essential for precise architectural planning and construction.
    • 3D Measured Survey Models: Include BIM, Revit, and AutoCAD formats for a detailed 3D view of structures, enabling virtual walkthroughs and seamless design integration for efficient project planning.

    Depending on project requirements we can produce:

    Detailed Floor Plans:

    2D measured surveys provide accurate layouts of buildings, including dimensions, door and window locations, and structural elements.

    Elevation Drawings:

    Building survey drawings showcasing the exterior views of buildings from all sides, detailing architectural features and structural dimensions.

    Section Drawings:

    Cutting through the structure to illustrate the internal makeup, including wall thicknesses, floor levels, and ceiling heights.

    3D Models:

    Advanced representations that offer a comprehensive view of the surveyed structures, allowing for virtual walkthroughs and detailed analysis.

    Topographical Maps:

    Highlighting the contours, gradients, and features of the land, is essential for site planning and landscape design.

    Utility Mapping:

    Detailed documentation of underground and overhead services, crucial for planning construction activities and avoiding utility conflicts.

    Building Condition Reports:

    Provide an assessment of the condition of the building, identifying potential issues or areas requiring maintenance.

    GIA and NIA plans:

    Plans, which detail a building’s total and usable interior spaces, respectively, crucial for understanding property value and functionality.

    When Would You Need to Hire a Measured Survey Company?

    Measured surveys are necessary when you plan to renovate, extend, or construct a building. They are also required for property development, documentation of existing conditions, and when applying for planning permissions.

    Applying for Planning Permissions

    Local authorities often require detailed drawings and measurements of existing structures and proposed plans, which a measured house surveyor can provide.

    Property Development

    Developers rely on measured surveys for accurate site evaluation, planning, and design before beginning construction or renovation projects.

    New Construction Projects

    Before breaking ground on a new project, it helps in preparing the site by providing accurate dimensions and topographical data.

    Documentation of Existing Conditions

    For historical records or legal documentation, it offers a precise snapshot of a property’s current state.

    A surveyor operates a 3D laser scanner, ensuring every detail is captured for a full measured survey

    What Information Does a Measured Building Survey Provide?

    A measured building survey delivers a wealth of detailed information critical for planning, designing, and managing construction projects effectively. The data gathered offers an extensive overview of a property’s physical characteristics, ensuring precision in every aspect of project development. Key information provided includes:

    • Dimensions and Layouts: Precise measurements of rooms, hallways, and other spaces within a building.
    • Structural Elements: Details on beams, columns, and load-bearing walls, vital for structural analysis and renovation planning.
    • Architectural Features: Information on windows, doors, and decorative elements, essential for restoration or replication work.
    • Building Services: Locations and routes of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, aiding in maintenance and upgrades.
    • Material Specifications: Types of materials used in construction, crucial for compliance and refurbishment decisions.
    • Elevation and Section Details: Exterior and interior profiles of the building, providing a comprehensive view for design improvements.

    Our Clients: Who Would Need a Measured Building Survey?

    • Architects rely on these surveys to obtain accurate dimensions and details of existing structures, ensuring their designs are both practical and precise.
    • Construction Companies use the data to plan and execute projects efficiently, minimizing errors and aligning with architectural designs.
    • Private Estates benefit from the detailed documentation of their properties, aiding in maintenance, planning, and conservation efforts.
    • Property Developers need the surveys to assess potential sites, plan developments, and secure permits by providing accurate representations of their projects.
    • Interior Designers depend on the precise layouts and measurements to create functional and aesthetically pleasing interior spaces.
    • Private Homeowners may require these surveys for renovations, extensions, or to resolve property disputes with detailed and accurate data about their homes.

    3D laser scanner that captures every detail for a complete examination

    Our Equipment

    We utilise the latest and newest technology in our surveys, including total stations for pinpoint accuracy, GPS for location data, laser scanners for detailed imagery, and drones for aerial perspectives. This technology allows us to provide comprehensive measured surveys of land, buildings, and utilities with unmatched precision.

    Total Stations

    Precision instruments that measure both distances and angles, providing highly accurate data for the creation of detailed site plans and elevation drawings.

    GPS (Global Positioning System)

    Utilized for capturing precise geographical location data, essential for large-scale site surveys and mapping projects.

    Laser Scanners

    3D laser scanning is used widely for different types of projects
    These devices help to create detailed 3D models of structures and landscapes by capturing millions of points, allowing for intricate analysis and visualisation of spaces.


    Aerial drones equipped with high-resolution cameras and scanning technology, ideal for surveying large or difficult-to-access areas, providing topographical data and aerial imagery.


    How Much Does a Measured Survey Cost?

    The cost of a measured building survey varies depending on the size and complexity of the project. At Manchester Measured Survey, we offer transparent pricing and can provide detailed quotes tailored to your specific needs, ensuring you receive the best value for our professional services.


    Our Measured Building Survey Testimonials

    Jason Taylor
    Jason Taylor
    We were looking for a topographical survey to be done for our company’s office blocks. Manchester Measured Survey completed an accurate and professional job. Received details drawing on time in great quality. Many thanks!
    Terry Brown
    Terry Brown
    Our new property’s project architect recommended us to recieve a 3D point cloud survey from Manchester Measured Survey. These guys were a pleasure to work with and as a result their work was very helpful for our project overall. Highly recommended to everybody!
    Nick Wilson
    Nick Wilson
    Very delighted with the service I received from these guys. They were a pleasure to work with. I will definitely use them again.
    Olivia Brown
    Olivia Brown
    Our company has used the Manchester Measured Survey for over two years now for all our measured building survey needs. Happy with the service provided to us. The drawings were high quality and delivered in time. All our requirements were met. Highly recommended.
    Sophie Newman
    Sophie Newman
    Many thanks to the team at Manchester Measured Survey. They were super responsive and we received our floor plans and elevations very quickly and the detail is immaculate! Will definitely be using them again for future projects.
    Jack Wilson
    Jack Wilson
    Our architectural firm required an urgent measured building survey and it was impossible to get an appointment but Adam from Manchester Measured Survey managed to squeeze us very next day which helped with project deadlines. We used them 4 times already and always get a professional and flexible approach and efficient turn around for drawings.


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