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When building a new home or renovating an existing building, one of the most important things you need to do is measure the space. This is known as measuring a building and it can be done in several ways. When measuring a property using traditional methods, you will need to use either a tape measure or laser distance meter (LDM). There are also other technologies available such as 3D scanning which offers greater accuracy but requires more time and expertise from the surveyor compared with traditional methods of surveying.

Use a laser measure

A laser measure is an easy and accurate way to measure a building. It provides measurements in a matter of seconds, and you don’t have to worry about tripping or running into anything because the device is cordless.

laser measure tools are also called distometer and you can get a good decent one for £80.

Use a tape measure

One of the simplest ways to measure a building is by using a tape measure. A tape measure is a long, flexible ruler used to measure things that can’t be easily measured directly. You can use it to find out the length, width and height of any object or area that you can get close enough to without touching it (and without getting your hand stuck). You could also use it if you want to find out how far apart two objects are from each other—for example if you wanted to know how far away from your house there’s a particular spot in the garden where an apple tree might grow well.

For this job, you’ll need one specific type of tape: metric measurement tapes with millimetre markings on them (these are often black instead of white). If you don’t have one already handy then pick one up at any hardware store near where you live—if not then check online stores like Amazon before ordering anything else off their website because they often sell these kinds of products through their own platform!

What is a measured survey?

A measured survey is a type of survey that produces floor plans. A measured plan, or measured drawing, is the result of a measured survey.

Measured surveys are often used to produce drawings of individual rooms or buildings. Measured surveys can also be used to produce floor plans for buildings if there are no existing plans available.

How is a building measured?

A measured survey is a process used to record the size, shape and location of a building. A measured survey records all relevant information about the subject property in order to produce and accurate plan for use during construction.

Before you can begin measuring your building, you need to understand what exactly is being measured. A measured survey can include:

  • The exterior surface of a building (including any additions)
  • Interior spaces such as walls, stairwells and doorways

Note that this information may not be available on plans or blueprints provided by your architect or builder; if so, make sure it’s documented somewhere else like a hand-drawn sketch or floor plan drawing by someone who knows what they are doing!

What are the benefits of a measured survey?

  • Accuracy: The measurements you take directly from the building are much more accurate than those produced from a plan. As well as being more precise, you will have fewer errors with your measurements when measuring from the ground rather than from a plan. This is especially true if you are using hand-held equipment, as this can be particularly prone to errors when dealing with uneven terrain and overhangs.
  • Speed: It takes longer to produce plans than it does an existing floor plan that has been measured on site. The time taken for this varies depending on how accurate your existing floor plans are, but typically it should take less than half of the time needed to produce them manually (or even computer generated). This saves money in terms of saving employee hours needed for production and also means that there is less likelihood of mistakes creeping in due to rushed work or tired workers under pressure at the end of each day!
  • Safety: You will only ever access areas where there is no risk of injury if working from measured surveys instead of plans alone which could lead employees into unsafe situations if working off site without prior knowledge about what is available nearby!


With all the benefits of a measured survey, there are few reasons not to get one. If you’re looking for help with your next project, give us a call. We would be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns regarding our services!

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