FAQ on measured building surveys and 3D laser scanning services

All you need to know about measured building surveys and 3D laser scanning and our survey services

What is a measured building survey?

A measured building survey is a comprehensive survey of a building or existing structure, through the use of 3D laser scanning technology. It will capture an accurate depiction of a building project to create detailed as-built drawings and 3D models.

When do you need a measured building survey?

A measured building survey will be required for the redevelopment of a property, renovation, planning applications process and building maintenance.

Why should you use a measured building surveying service?

Recording precise and accurate data is crucial when planning an architectural project or a construction site. Investing in a measured building survey service will accurately capture all measurements, structural features and spatial data in the most reliable way, eliminating any risk of error. With advanced 3D laser scanning technology, you are guaranteed to receive detailed results in your chosen format and the required level of detail.

What is 3D laser scanning?

3D laser scanning is the process of capturing three-dimensional data of an existing building or object through non-intrusive laser scanning technology. We obtain an accurate digital representation of your building project by using an efficient scan to point cloud service. Our laser scanners capture 1 million points per second, containing information about its position in spaces X, Y, and Z.

Why do I need a 3D laser scanning service?

3D scanning services provide you with efficient and accurate data on your design or building project, property, facility, site or object. It is the principal advantage of laser scanning, as every detail is captured to create a realistic 3D impression of the existing structure.

In addition, using a 3D laser scanning service allows the production of highly detailed deliverables such as 3D point cloud in greyscale or colour, scan to CAD and 3D models with the required level of detail.

Who needs 3D laser scanning survey services?

We provide 3D laser scanning services to all professionals such as:

  • Architects
  • Designers
  • Facility Managers
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Construction professionals
  • Estate Agents
  • Gaming industry
  • Digital reality projects
  • Metaverse projects

How much does it cost?

The cost of a laser scanning service is determined by many factors. Firstly we analyse the scale, size and complexity of the building when completing a measured building survey. We determine the conditions of the site and accessibility to provide the most efficient service.

We deliver 3D laser scanning deliverables such as 3D Point cloud, scan to CAD and 3D models. Determine the required level of detail of your deliverables, and we will deliver accurate measurements.

What laser surveying services do you provide?

We provide the following survey services to all professionals:

  • Measured Building Surveys
  • Topographical and Land Surveys
  • Drone Surveys
  • Roof Surveys
  • Heritage Surveys
  • Underground Surveys
  • Setting Out Engineer services
  • CCTV Surveys
  • GPR Services

What deliverables do you provide?

Our measured building survey and 3D laser scanning company can produce the following detailed deliverables:

  • 3D Point Cloud
  • As-built 2D CAD Drawings: Floor plans, roof plans, site plans, external elevations, internal elevations, and cross-sections
  • 3D Models: BIM, Revit, Sketch-up
  • Orthophotos

How long does a laser scanning service take?

A 3D laser scanning survey and measured building survey service can take up to 2 hours using advanced laser surveying equipment. It may also take from two hour to weeks and months, depending on the size of your project and the deliverables you require. Our surveyors will provide you with a realistic timeframe and a swift turnaround when delivering your as-built 2D drawings and 3D models.

What projects do you work on?

We deliver high standard 3D laser survey services for different types of projects:

  • Residential houses, apartments and flats
  • Large commercial properties: office blocks and retail shops
  • Heritage, historical sites and listed buildings
  • Health care facilities and hospitals
  • Educational establishments, schools, colleges and universities
  • Industrial buildings, factories and warehouses
  • Farmlands and large sites
  • Plant sites and engineering objects

What are your working hours?

At Red Laser Scanning, our normal working hours are from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm, but we can offer special working hours such as weekends and night shifts, depending on the project requirements. Our 3D laser scanning company provides flexible hours and laser scanning services to ensure your business is not interrupted. Contact our surveyors today, and we will provide laser survey services to fit your scheduling needs.

What areas do you serve?

Our 3D scanning company delivers laser scanning services in London and all across the UK.

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