Drawing Scale

About Drawing Scale

A scale bar or drawing scale is applied to a floor plan that needs to be scaled from. These types of surveyed building plans might include architectural drawings, planning application drawings or floor plans used by interior designers.

A floor plan with a drawing scale can be enlarged or reduced easily without loss of the scale ratio. Taking a 1:100 scaled drawing and enlarging it to 1:20 would be expanding it by a factor of 5.

A scaled floor plan will show all the doors, windows, fixtures and fittings in their exact places to enable designers, architects and builders where they sit. When applying this to planning application plans, it is imperative that the planning officer can see the changes that are to be made on the property in a suitable scale.

Suitable scales include 1:50, 1:100, 1:200, 1:500, 1:1250 and 1:2500. We typically supply our scaled floor plan drawings in 1:100 at a print size of A3 but can supply larger or smaller page sizes if required.

If you would like to learn more about drawing scales, please contact us on info@harprsurveyors.co.uk.