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Why Measured Surveys Matter
Building planning needs to be accurate without fault. However, no matter the size nor scope of your project, human error is always likely to be a potential concern. In years gone by, architects, designers and building planners have relied on their own physical measurement standards in an effort to create effective interior and exterior spaces. However, as time has progressed, the need for comprehensive, more accurate surveys has emerged. Inaccuracies and errors, while rarely detrimental to the entirety of projects, could cost companies hundreds or even thousands of pounds. It could result in days of additional labour and physical support. Therefore, the need for a comprehensive measured survey has never been more prescient.
Measured building surveys, using modern scanning equipment, help to remove much of the cost-increasing and time-wasting issues physical measuring can drive. For example, without comprehensive measurements and data to hand, you will simply continue to spend money. The mathematics are clear. It is cheaper to get measurements and data down pat early on in proceedings than to continue paying for adjustments and further analysis along the way. Human errors will require you to head back to your project and to redo large parts time and again. As you may imagine, this will result in you needing to pay specialists for more hours spent measuring, and it may also mean that you have to pay more for additional tools and services. Failure to rely on a full measured survey may also mean that you need to push your project timescales back by a considerable way. If you are spending time fixing errors and catching up to major issues, you will start losing track on deadlines, and will therefore risk losing revenue by disappointing clients. Crucially, keeping your clients happy is the main objective. By relying on outdated or inappropriate measurement means, you are going to disappoint your end users, and you may even disregard certain planning requirements and permissions.
A full measured survey will offer you a complete, comprehensive scan and data analysis of your entire project space. This means that, instead of taking things by chance and failing to attend to measurement intricacies, you are making sure that every last millimetre of your building or project area is scanned and captured. Measured surveying will take into account everything you need to know about your space for you to be able to proceed with project design and further analysis. Rather than depending on potential figures and less accurate data, it surely makes sense to ensure that you compile all the information you need in a comprehensive manner from the get-go. Otherwise, you are going to run the risk of disappointing your clients, and what's more, it is going to make things more expensive and time-consuming for everyone in the long run. Therefore, if you are not already undertaking measured building surveys, now is the time to start acting with greater accuracy in mind. You will deliver projects quicker, too, which will also mean you have more time and energy to adapt to further work and projects.