What As-built Drawings do we offer in Measured Surveying?

What As-built Drawings do we offer in Measured Surveying?

What are as-built drawings and why do we use them?

As-built 2D drawings are a set of drawings that show a precise structure of a building, displaying all materials, components, dimensions, locations and other details of the elements of the building. Project managers utilise the as-built drawings to review any changes made to the specifications during the construction stage of the project. With accurate as-built drawings, the location, geometry and measurements of the completed work may be shown with absolute clarity. The drawings are used to track and record the changes made on the project at each phase of the construction.

Why do we use the latest 3D Laser Scanning Technology to produce as built plans?

Bristol Measured Survey uses the latest 3D laser scanning technology to produce elaborate and accurate as-built floor plans, cross-sections, and elevations from measured building surveys. Our specialist surveyors use advanced 3D laser scanning technology, equipment and AutoCAD software for measured surveys to obtain an accurate digital representation of the existing buildings and structures. The results are close to flawless, and by eliminating human error, this is the most trustworthy form of data collection due to its high accuracy.

Level of detail and format

Our measured building survey company in Bristol will produce highly accurate 2D drawings, with your requested level of detail, and in the format of your choice, i.e., PDF or DWG. Rely on our years of experience and expertise and obtain high quality deliverables, including floor plans, site plans, roof plans, section plans, and internal and external elevations.

The types of 2D Drawings you can receive:

Floor plans

Technical floor plans depict specific details and dimensions showcasing the relationships between rooms and other spaces in an architectural or building engineering project. Floor plans are usually drawn to scale and commonly show only one level of a structure per drawing.

Roof plans

A roof plan encompasses the dimensions of the roof, providing details of the roof design, its shape and size, and the material placement – vents, drains, valleys, slopes, and many more. A roof plan is very crucial in planning for the construction of a new roof or repairs and renovations of an existing building.

Architectural elevations

For a building, architectural elevations are represented by the orthographic projection of a building in a 2D plan. The elevation drawings may be prepared to provide information on features such as:

  • Porch and columns
  • Gutter position
  • Walls
  • Steps
  • Doors and windows position

Internal elevations

Use internal elevation to have a clear view of the building from the inside with all its architectural elements, such as:

  • Light fixtures and plug sockets
  • Beam heights and widths
  • Door frames and widths
  • Window measurements and still heights from the ground
  • Patterns on walls/windows

Site plans

A site plan, or a plot plan, is a drawing that showcases the layout of a property or a “site”. The plan normally contains the location of buildings as well as outdoor features, for instance, walkways and driveways. Usually this is gathered through topographical surveys.


Cross-sections give the view of the building as if it was cut vertically to show the internal space. The detail provided will depict the wall and roof framing details, structural floors and ceilings, windows and the datum line. Cross-sections are used by professionals, builders, designers and architects to understand the interior and exterior construction details.

Contact The Team!

Reach out to Bristol Measured Survey for highly accurate and reliable as-built 2D drawings to use in your building project. Contact us today for a trusted survey service across Bristol.