Building Measurement

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Outline is a building measurement company that specialises in providing the South African property industry with state-of-the-art building surveying services, including but not limited to As-Built drawings, property condition images, 3D imaging, rentable area measurements and more. We strive to offer our services in a cost effective, professional and timeous manner to ensure a world-class service to our clients.

Outline Services

Providing a Range of
Commercial & Residential Services


Architects & Interior Designers

Architects are the single biggest users of As-Built drawings followed closely by Interior Designers, Contractors and other property related consultants.  Any design project that involves an existing building requires an accurate base set of drawings to start from.  We provide this service, allowing the Design Team to focus their attention on producing cutting edge design.


Facilities Management

Companies & Corporates are increasingly under pressure to reduce their monthly overheads and manage their buildings/assets as effectively as possible.  As-Built plans are a critical tool for the continual assessment and management of a portfolio and to make sure buildings comply with the latest statutory requirements.


Subcontractors & Shopfitters

Whether it’s fitting out a new store, installing a shopfront, applying a new floor product or adjusting a kitchen unit we can assist.  Using the best equipment, Outline can scan and provide you with all the measurements that you would need.  The benefits include less human error, resulting in accurate and competitive pricing and being able to turn jobs around more efficiently.


Real Estate

Marketing & Sales Agents need to provide prospective buyers with as much information about the property as possible.  A simple As Built plan showing the room layouts and flow of the house together with basic dimensions and areas forms an important component of the marketing material.  In addition to being able to provide the Agent or Seller with a layout plan, Outline has the technical capability to produce a user-friendly 3D photographic model.  This model allows the potential Buyer to fly through the different zones of the house from the comfort of their sofa, despite possibly being in a completely different time zone or location.


Owners & Asset Management

Outline uses the latest technology and equipment to account for all areas in a building and to prepare an accurate set of base plans.  Outline then applies the latest SAPOA floor area guidelines to calculate the total rentable area of the building.  By following and applying this process, Outline ensures that an asset achieves its optimum rental and its true value.  The result is verified through a set of drawings and a floor area certificate which is issued to the Client on completion.


Valuers & Financial Institutions

Outline assists valuers and financial institutions by verifying and documenting the condition of an existing building at the time of valuation or purchase.  This is achieved by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and providing the Client with a comprehensive set of plans verifying existing floor areas, as well as a photographic 3D model that captures and records the existing condition of a building.

About Us & Why We are
The Best For the Job

Led by a Professional Architect with over 10 years’ experience in residential, commercial, retail and industrial projects both locally and internationally, we fully understand the need to provide a world-class service that can be trusted to deliver a quality product within the required time frames of of our client.

Outline provides a building measurement service that provides the industry with quality As Built drawings.  Fully layered and technically precise, these CAD drawings can be used by Designers, Homeowners, Building Owners, Developers and Tenants for several different purposes.


I used Outline to do some house plans for me on short notice as I was selling my property. Outline managed to turn around the basic floor plans within a couple of days, and the more detailed plans with a week. Overall great service and Ross provides regular updates and feedback! I highly recommend the company and will use them again.

Alyson Smith

Ross is extremely approachable, very generous with his advice and ideas.  He tried to answer all my questions, even the ones outside of the scope of work his business offers.  He delivered the required information on time and on budget – no miscommunication of charges.

Lynn Allies

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Office 1, 2nd Floor, 191 Main Road,
Auto Village, Tokai

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082 395 8414


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