An accurate site measure is one of the most important steps to a well-run project. Measurement inaccuracies can cause your project a substantial financial loss along with a loss in both time and production which in most cases is very hard to regain. Accuracy in measuring is a specialist job when it comes to construction and highly detailed joinery items, therefore it is so important to continually invest in the best laser guided tools and computer aided programs and improvments.
THE SITE MEAURMENT PLANS/SKETCHES
To correctly complete an accurate site measure of a room or an area it is important to draw a quick sketch on either your note pad or computer of the floor plan, elevations and any specific obstructions or services in the area that should be taken into consideration when planning a project.
Floor plans are drawings showing a view from above reflecting the floor layout including the spaces and other physical features that require measuring.
Elevation Plans are drawings showing a view from one side of the area/room. The elevation will show the height, length, width, and appearance of the room or building that is to be measured
THE SITE MEASUREMENT PROCESS
After the sketches have been completed its time to start gaining measurements between walls and mapping out both your floor plain and elevations. It is important to measurement at the bottom middle and top of an opening between walls so you can identify walls that are out of plumb. Out of plumb walls will reflect different measurements from the bottom, middle and top of the openings. Measuring long distances are mostly carried out the aid of laser measuring tools. Once these sizes have been reflected on your drawings its time to check each individual wall, floor and ceiling for both level and plumb
THE PROCESS TO CHECK WALLS/FLOORS AND CEILINGS FOR PLUMBNESS AND LEVEL
To ensure square items fit into rooms it is vital to capture the plumbness of walls, levelness of floors and ceilings along with using the 3,4,5 method to check the squareness/ parallelism of rooms, walls of areas. To check the required levels, we set up a horizontal level line using a laser aided level which projects a level line across the room. From this laser line also referred to as R.L (reference line) we measure from the floor to the line at several different locations to show any discrepancies n the levelness of the floor, this process is repeated to capture the levelness of the ceiling. The method for checking the plumbness of walls is much the same as checking the floors and ceilings however we use a vertical level line gaining several measurements from the floor to ceiling against the wall to the vertical line.