Scaled Architectural Drawings

14th September 2023
Harrison Price


A scaled architectural drawing is a drawing that represents an object or building at a smaller or larger scale than its actual size. This allows the object or building to be represented on a sheet of paper or other medium that is more manageable to work with.

Do you need a plan drawing to scale?

What are the Purposes of Scaled Architectural Drawings?

Scaled architectural drawings are used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Planning and designing buildings and structures
  • Communicating the design of a building to builders and other stakeholders
  • Obtaining permits and approvals from government agencies
  • Estimating the cost of construction
  • Determining the amount of materials needed for construction
  • Ensuring that a building meets building codes and other regulations
  • Creating marketing materials for a building
Scale ruler and pencil

What Does 1 to 100 Mean?

The scale of a drawing is expressed as a ratio, such as 1:100. This means that every 1 unit on the drawing corresponds to 100 units in real life. For example, if a building is 100 metres long in real life, it would be drawn 1 metre long on a drawing with a scale of 1:100.

Where Can I Get a Scaled Architectural Drawing?

There are a few different places where you can get a scaled architectural drawing. One option is to hire an architect or architectural firm to create the drawing for you. Another option is to purchase a pre-made drawing from a drafting or engineering company. You can also find scaled architectural drawings online.

If you are looking for a reliable and experienced company to provide you with scaled architectural drawings, we recommend using us, Harpr Surveyors. Harpr Surveyors is a leading provider of surveying and mapping services in the South West and we have a team of experienced surveyors who can create accurate and detailed scaled architectural drawings for a variety of projects.

To learn more about Harpr Surveyors and our services, please visit our scaled plans page.

Any scale, any size

We can prepare your scale plan to any scaling you need and to any paper size. We can also provide a print, check and send service

Here are some additional benefits of using scaled architectural drawings:

  • They can help you visualize the design of a building before it is constructed.
  • They can help you identify potential problems with the design.
  • They can help you communicate the design to others.
  • They can help you obtain the necessary permits and approvals.
  • They can help you estimate the cost of construction.
  • They can help you ensure that the building meets building codes and other regulations.

If you are involved in any type of construction project, I encourage you to use scaled architectural drawings. They can be a valuable tool for ensuring the success of your project.

Here are some tips for choosing a scaled architectural drawing company:

  • Get quotes from several companies before making a decision.
  • Make sure the company has experience creating scaled architectural drawings for projects similar to yours.
  • Ask to see samples of the company’s work.

Would you like more information?

Take a look at our dedicated scale floor plans page.


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