Guide – Measured Surveys | How Much Do They Cost and How To Save Money?

Measured Surveys | How Much Do They Cost and How To Save Money?

Find out how much you can expect to be charged for a measured survey project and how to save money.

Article By: Tom Ayre | Last Update: November 2020

In this article, we will explain how much measured survey costs and the various factors that go into the pricing of a measured survey.

By reading this article you will have a better understanding of how surveys are priced. This will subsequently help you to get the best value measured survey quotes for your project.

In this article we have a look at the following:

  • How much does a measured survey cost?
  • Example costs based on previous THS Concepts jobs.
  • How to reduce your measured survey costs.

Let’s get started.

How Much Does a Measured Survey Cost?

Frustratingly we haven’t got an easy answer this question as the cost of a measured survey has so many factors that influence the price.

Key things that influence the cost of a measured survey include:

  • Size of the property to be surveyed.
  • The level of detail to be required.
  • The distance from the survey companies office (travel costs).
  • How accurate the survey needs to be.

For a typical 3 bedroom house with floor plans, elevations and sections you can expect to pay between £1000 and £2000 from an experience measured building survey company.

The cost of the survey includes the actual site visit to measure up and the production of drawings in PDF and CAD formats. This all depends on the size and location of the site, the surveyors’ experience and greediness of the surveying company!

Getting the best price combined with a great survey that is useful, accurate and produced by a reputable company is important! The worst-case scenario is paying over the odds for a measured survey and receiving poor quality drawings that are inaccurate, difficult to manipulate and turned around late.

Example Measured Survey Costs

Here we give you three examples of how much we charged to undertake three fairly standard measured building surveys. The costs quoted included a site survey and producing drawings in CAD and PDF format. We have listed the drawings we provided for each job.

Please note that the costs quoted are heavily based on the distance to the site. Our travel costs are charged from our office in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

Residential Site

aerial photo of a house showing the boundaries of a topographical survey

£750 + VAT

Parcel Of Land

aerial photo showing a red lined area for a topographical survey

£1850 + VAT

Parcel Of Land

Topographical survey extent image large area

£3300 + VAT

How To Get A Topographical Survey Quote

Send Your Survey Enquiry
Find a reputable surveying company such as THS Concepts and request a quote for your project

Check Your Quotes & Pick Your Surveyor
Analyse the quotes and check the credentials of the survey company prior to selecting them for the work.

Wait For Your Drawings
Sit back and relax whilst your topographical survey is undertaken and the drawings completed.

Get Your Free Quote

Get your project off the ground and get a quotation, proposed start date and when you can expect your completed survey / drawings back.