As a major part of our measured building survey service, floors plans can be provided for all types of projects, ranging from steel framed structures through to historic buildings.
A floor plan from Survey Solutions provides a high level of detail, ensuring all elements of the building are known and can be considered within the project and helping architects, planners and others involved in the design process to understand the existing fabric of the building. They are also important to be kept as records for historic or heritage projects or for as-built surveys of new buildings.
A detailed floor plan shows a bird’s eye view of the entire building capturing all features including, but not limited to, structural and stud walls, door positions, heights and swings as well as window heights and their position. Also incorporated are the heights of ceilings and location of any beams as well as sanitary fittings and floor levels. Drawings are produced for each floor level of the building.
For this type of survey, we use a range of equipment including laser scanners and total stations although for some projects, handheld digital tape measures can be equally effective. Further information on laser scanning can be found by clicking here.
Our floor plans can be supplied in 2D format, however depending on your project and client specification, 3D CAD plans or 3D Revit models can also be produced. This is something that can be discussed early on in your enquiry so we can ensure you receive exactly what you need.
A number of our floor plan projects request reflected ceiling plans. These are essentially a floor plan of the ceiling and ideal for refurbishments or new fit-out projects within the retail and commercial sectors.
Reflected ceiling plans include positions of light fittings, CCTV cameras, smoke detectors, air conditioning units, ceiling tiles and any other M&E equipment. Similarly, roof plans, both internal and external are produced in conjunction with floor plan surveys. These include but are not limited to, external roof details such as ridges, parapets, chimney stacks and skylights and internal details such as beam and truss locations and sizes.
Gross Internal Area (GIA) and Nett Internal Area (NIA) calculations can also be determined for separate rooms or the entire building.
For more complex projects and especially where areas are not visible from the ground or accessible on-site by our surveyors, a drone survey can be used. For walkthroughs from the inside of the building, we offer 3D photographic records to bring your project to life. Click here for more information regarding 3D photography.
To find out more, please complete the enquiry form below to contact one of our specialist surveyors. Available across our network of UK offices, our teams of surveyors share many years’ experience and are in an ideal position to discuss your project in more detail and offer the best survey solution from our broad range of complementary services.