Measured Building Surveys

Wilmac are expert Measured Building surveyors, we have surveyed hundreds of buildings ranging from private houses to hospitals, factories and castles. We have developed special techniques to maintain accuracy and speed.

An understanding of the end use of the survey is critical, we offer 3 types – Simple, Basic Design and Full Detail. A custom option is also available, please contact us to find out more.


We liaise with architects, designers and consultants to collect the suitable amount of detail for your project. For design, structural, planning and conceptual purposes, an accurate plan is essential.

Detail level will vary from the following:
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Floor Plans

The level of information on these can vary from simple layouts (like floor plans provided by an estate agent) to full 3D plans including everything from power points to cornice detail. We vary the level of detail depending on its application.

There are three levels that can be tailored to suit you:


Suitable for planning permission purposes, conveyancing and basic design. This level of detail includes walls with widths, windows, doors, steps, columns, recesses, piers and sanitary fittings.

Basic Design

Suitable for structural works, the details includes all detail within ‘simple’ with the addition of window and doors with heights, floor and ceiling levels, basic kitchen layout, roof access hatches, beams, ducting, balconies and gantries.

Full detail

Suitable for building management, operational purposes and changes of use. The detail includes all detail within ‘Basic Design’ with the addition of reflected ceiling plans, power and data points, vent and service pipe work, incoming services (gas, electric, water, data), hand rails, dado, picture rails, cornice detail, voids, and canopies. The building footprint will be complete with external levels, SVP’s, RWP’s, French drains and slot drains.

Floor plan example below. Click to englarge.


Our elevations give you an accurate visual representation of a building or structure without any distortion. When used in conjunction with floor plans they give a comprehensive understanding of the structure of a building, especially when combined with cross-sections. There are two levels of details we can provide you with:  


Suitable for ‘outline’ & ‘pre-app’ planning permissions and ‘rights of light’ surveys.  Simple elevations show simple detail of the building or structure, including basic window and door detail, roof ridges, eaves and chimney detail. Canopies and balconies, steps and ground levels will also be included.  


Suitable for detailed planning applications,design and reconfiguration work. The levelof detail is the same as ‘simple’ with the addition of a higher level of detail on the windows, doors and roof. Cladding detail will be shown, pipework, vents, timbers, eaves, guttering, gantries, alarm boxes, overhead wire connections, cabinets, and stonework details (stucco, coining, etc ). 

Elevation example below. Click to enlarge.

Cross Section

A section or slice through a building or structure showing the interface between the various floors, walls andexternal levels.  

Cross Section 

Suitable for structural work, design and reconfiguration. Standard level of detail includes; floors & walls (with widths) steps& stairs, doorways, ceilings (levels and pitch) window (cill& head detail), balconies, canopies, beams, columns, and ducting.Typicallyexternal ground levels are shown too.  

Elevational Cross Section 

Suitable for structural work, design and reconfiguration. Includes the same level of detail asCross Sectionwith the addition of the internal elevations being shown relative to the cross-section.  

Cross section example below. Click to enlarge.

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