What is a Measured Building Survey?

What is a measured building survey? This crucial process is at the heart of successful project planning and execution. A measured building survey provides an accurate and detailed representation of a structure, serving as a reliable foundation upon which architects, engineers, and developers can base their plans and decisions.

As experts in this field, we use the latest technology to deliver accurate and detailed surveys, ensuring our clients have the information to make informed decisions about their properties. In the following sections, we delve deeper into the definition, process, and benefits of a measured building survey.


What is a Measured Building Survey?

So, what exactly is a measured building survey? In essence, this is a comprehensive process where we capture the accurate dimensions and structural elements of a building. These are not just basic sketches; they capture every aspect of the building, from its overall layout and structural elements to architectural features and even minor details like the positions of sockets and switches.

The purpose of a measured building survey is multi-fold but it ultimately serves as an accurate base plan for architects and engineers, enabling them to design, remodel, or extend. For property owners and developers, these surveys provide a clear understanding of their property, aiding in space optimisation and efficient planning. Furthermore, these surveys help conservation efforts for heritage sites, recording historical structures for posterity.

A measured building survey is not restricted to any particular type of structure. Whether it’s a residential building, a commercial complex, or a heritage site, every structure has unique characteristics that need to be accurately captured.

At Michael Gallie & Partners, we’ve had the privilege of working on a wide array of buildings, each with its own challenges and rewards.


Components of a Measured Building Survey

A measured building survey is a culmination of several components, each contributing to a comprehensive understanding of a building’s structure and features. Here are some of the major components that make up a measured building survey:

• 2D Floor Plan Drawings

• 2D Elevation Drawings

• 2D Section Drawings

• 3D Model Drawings

• 3D Scan to BIM Surveys

Each of these components serves a specific purpose, providing a holistic view of the building when combined. At Michael Gallie & Partners, we tailor our measured building surveys to meet the specific needs of our clients, ensuring they receive the most relevant and useful information for their projects.


Why Choose Michael Gallie & Partners for Measured Building Surveys

With the question “What is a measured building survey?” comprehensively addressed, it’s time to consider who should conduct these pivotal surveys. Why should you choose Michael Gallie & Partners?

Firstly, we bring a wealth of expertise to the table. Our team has been conducting measured building surveys for decades, gaining invaluable experience and insights along the way. We understand the intricacies of different types of buildings, from modern commercial complexes to centuries-old heritage sites.

Secondly, we utilise the latest technology in our surveys. From laser scanners that capture accurate measurements to advanced software that translates this data into accurate 2D and 3D drawings, we embrace innovation to deliver the highest quality results. Our 3D Scan to BIM Surveys are particularly noteworthy, providing clients with a detailed and manipulable model of their building.

Our team’s approach sets us apart. We believe in getting every detail right, no matter how minor it may seem. Our surveys accurately capture and represent every socket position, ceiling fixture, and architectural feature. This level of detail gives our clients a comprehensive understanding of their building, aiding in effective planning and decision-making.

Lastly, our adaptability and versatility make us ideal for measured building surveys. We have experience across various types of properties, from residential properties to commercial developments, and we tailor our approach to suit each project’s unique requirements. Our clients can trust that we will provide a customised survey that meets their needs.

Choosing Michael Gallie & Partners means choosing reliability, quality, and exceptional customer service. Whether planning a renovation or a new build or simply wanting to better understand your property, we’re here to help. Contact us to discuss your measured building survey needs.



  1. What is a measured building survey?

A Measured Building Survey is a detailed and accurate representation of a building’s structure and features. It includes various components, such as 2D Floor Plan Drawings, 2D Reflected Ceiling Plan Drawings, 2D Elevation Drawings, 2D Section Drawings, 3D Model Drawings, and 3D Scan to BIM Surveys. These components comprehensively understand a building’s layout, structural elements, and services infrastructure.

  1. Why should I choose Michael Gallie & Partners for my Measured Building Survey?

Michael Gallie & Partners brings decades of expertise in conducting measured building surveys. We use the latest technology, have a meticulous approach, and can adapt to different types of buildings. Our team is committed to delivering high-quality results and exceptional customer service, making us an ideal choice for your survey needs.

  1. Do you conduct surveys for all types of buildings?

Yes, we conduct surveys for all types of buildings, be it residential, commercial, or heritage sites. Our approach is tailored to suit each structure’s unique characteristics and requirements, ensuring a comprehensive and accurate survey regardless of the building type.