How Much Does a Measured Survey Cost?
A Measured Survey fees starts from £250+ onwards, it will depend on the following factors:
- Number of Plans Required
- Size of Property
- Listed Building Status – It takes an average of an additional 3-4 hours to produce a plan
For example: A project with the following specification cost around £500-650:
- 3 x Floor Plans (30m2 each)
- 2 x Elevations
- 1 x Section
What is a Measured Building Survey?
Existing Plans of your PropertyA measured building survey produces existing plans of your property for your Architect and the submission of your planning and building regulation application. The survey is a detailed & accurate measurement of your property showing all the structural and architectural features. The survey gathers data, dimensional measurements and position of features in your property. Unlike your estate agent's plans which are inaccurate, these are accurate and can be used for construction, planning, building regulation, and legal matters. This survey which is often overlooked will form the basis of all the drawing and report submissions. This is a list of Professionals you will engage who will use our plans!
- Building Surveyor
- Planning Agent
- Interior designer
- Structural Engineer
- Rights of Light Surveyor
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As we provide our services to home owners and small businesses we cater specifically for smaller projects.
We survey properties like yours every day, so we know what you need - better quality, faster and for your architect and planning submission.
We work weekends so that you don't have to use up your holidays or make arrangement during the week.
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Build your dream home without incurring additional debt for unforeseen errors.
The measured surveys are the foundation of all your drawings, building regulation and reports.
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Avoid disappointment for "features not included" or "missed out".
Everything we survey is listed in a comprehensive checklist, no hidden items, or confusion - working to the RICS guidance note.
Get comfort in knowing what you're getting without any hidden surprise.
We make sure you get the best value for money at a fixed price.
You can even pay with your Credit Card to manage your cash flow.
Our prices that give you everything you need for your Architect, consultant, planning permission, building regulation, and contractors.
Never over pay for our Measured Surveys.
You get high quality, accurate, high detailed surveys from us.
This is because we specialise in delivering Measured Surveys (land, Building, & Utilities) to:
- Home owners
- Property Developers
- Small Budget Projects
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We cater every aspect of our service to provide you with the best experience so you can pay online, arrange visits sooner, and get your drawings faster. In addition, we provide support months and years after the project - read more about this below (Evergreen data).
What is Evergreen Data
Evergreen Data is a unique processed coined by Icelabz that allows us to troubleshoot surveys months and years after we visited your property.
The aim is to help you get information fast without re-visits.
In the last 12 months, we've had over 30% of the Architects and Clients asking for more plans, data and additional details 6-9 months after we've delivered the project.
Why does it happen?
This happens because the building regulation officer will query and ask for more details to be shown beyond the standard requirement. This can mean additional sections, elevations and levels.
How does it work?
As we scan your project with a Laser Scanner, we capture over 35 billion points for every project. This can be a few GB, and to date, we have over 20TB of data stored securely on servers that are as reliable as your bank's database.
We can easily access these archive to gather the information you need within 1-2 days without revisiting your property. The only limitation is that it won't have data of areas we haven't captured. But as you can see in the image above that it captures a lot of details.
How can it benefit you?
Most of the time you will have to pay an additional £250-300 for the surveyor to revisit the property and to draw up the additional details. This can total up to £500 + vat.
With the Evergreen Data project, we can cut the cost down drastically.
If you need additional checks, levels these are done for free. If you need additional plans such as sections and elevation they can range from an additional £100-180 + vat which is x5 less than the conventional method.
Hate wasting more of your time and your annual leave staying at home to look over surveyors surveying your property?
With our unique methodology, we scan your property once and make sure that everything is captured.
We use a 3D scanner to capture all the details in your property. This means that we can virtually access your property to get more information to finish up your drawings.
This is fast, accurate and doesn't add additional costs to your project.
Additional Plans with Ease
With the Evergreen Data project, you can request additional plans without revisits.
This saves you time, delay and cost later during your project.
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Our Measured Surveys are comprehensive; we provide
- floor plans,
- roof plans,
- and much more!
With our dedicated team we support you all the way through the process and keep you updated constantly.
Benefits of using Icelabz for your survey needs
Our mission is to bring you accessible, affordable, on-time, and highly effective Engineering & Land Surveying services.
We believe that customers, like you, should have the right to get the same services as a Tier 1 customer without incurring high costs.
What is Included in a Measured Building Survey?
A Measured Building Survey includes plans of your existing property. It does not include any proposed changes.
There are other terminology used by different people in the construction industry:
- Existing Plans
- Measured Surveys
- Measured Surveys of Building
It includes the following type of plans:
- Floor Plans
- Elevation Plans
- Section Plans
- Ceiling Plans
- Internal Elevation Plans
- Roof Plans
It can also be combined with a topographical survey to produce topographical plans.
How long does it take to survey a property?
On average we survey a property in full within 6 hours. (This is based on a 2 storey semi-detached property.)
Our rule of thumb is that it takes 5min to survey a room, corridor or space.
Surveying the external and the loft areas can take up to 15min each setup.
We do pickup a lot of information in 5min; this is because we use a 3D Scanner to survey the property accurately.
Is an Architectural Survey a Measured Building Survey?
Short Answer: Yes
Architectural surveys is a terminology that is mostly used in America. In the UK we prefer identify the act of surveying an existing building as Measured Building Survey.
How much does a Measured Survey Cost?
All of our prices are fixed price lump sums. Unlike our competitors who charges on a day rate basis we can provide certainty on the costs of your surveys.
As specialists in Measured Surveys we have created our own formula in producing accurate costing information for our clients. You can even take a look at our online calculator to give you an idea of the costs.
What do you get from our Measured Survey?
You get existing drawings of your property in digital files that are acceptable for your planning permission and architects. We export the files to PDF and provide you the raw AutoCAD DWG files of your property.
In addition, all Icelabz customers can get their property in 3D view free of charge. Its just like Google street view but it is more accurate and PRIVATE!
How do we undertake our Measured Building Survey?
At Icelabz we undertake measured building surveys in a bespoke method using a unique process we developed in house. We survey all of the properties with a 3D scanner to capture as much detail and features as possible.
This allows us to produce evergreen data for future use. This means that we can go back and produce additional plans without actually going back to your property. We can add additional sections and elevations to areas that we have surveyed.
And with our unique customer service, you can come back to us months after the survey to query details and clarification free of charge. Most of our competitors end their liability with you after three – six months.
In the method above, the surveyor would use a 3D scanner to serving the property. It typically takes us 3 to 6 minutes per room to survey in high detail compared to 15 to 20 minutes for the same amount detail. This means we can be done within 5 to 6 hours in most projects.
You can take a look at a sample 3D file by filling the 3D sample form below.
Once the surveyor has completed the survey on a site, he will bring the information back to the office to process. We will process the data on a similar server that Pixar uses to produce the 3D animation. This technology allows us to process the information 10x faster so that we can start drawing your plans.
We use bespoke software and processes to produce the survey data ready for the drawing stage.
With the data ready we can have 2-3 surveyors and CAD technician to draw up your plans. We normally produce a high detail plan in 4.6 hours using a unique method that is not taught in universities or on youtube.
We then get a Snr. Surveyor to review all the drawings before issuing it to you by email.