Enhancing Safety and Efficiency: VMR Draughting Services Completes Building Surveys and Fire Drawings for RGE Services

screenshot of virtual walkthrough

Introduction: Welcome to VMR Draughting Services, your trusted partner in comprehensive CAD solutions and virtual walkthroughs. Based in the heart of East London, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch drafting services tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Recently, we had the privilege of collaborating with RGE Services, a leading company in the industry, to provide them with meticulous building surveys and fire drawings. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how VMR Draughting Services utilized virtual walkthrough surveys to create accurate floor plans and enhance safety measures for RGE Services.

Virtual Walkthrough Surveys: Revolutionizing Building Surveys At VMR Draughting Services, we understand the importance of leveraging cutting-edge technology to streamline the surveying process. Virtual walkthrough surveys allow us to conduct thorough inspections of properties remotely, eliminating the need for extensive on-site visits. By utilizing state-of-the-art software and advanced imaging techniques, we can create detailed floor plans and capture crucial data with precision and efficiency.

Creating Comprehensive Floor Plans For our collaboration with RGE Services, we employed virtual walkthrough surveys to generate comprehensive floor plans that accurately depicted the layout of their facilities. Our team meticulously mapped out key areas, including emergency exits, fire extinguisher locations, and evacuation routes, to ensure compliance with safety regulations and optimize emergency response procedures. By providing RGE Services with detailed floor plans, we empowered them to make informed decisions regarding building management and emergency preparedness.

Prioritizing Fire Safety with Detailed Drawings In addition to building surveys, VMR Draughting Services specializes in producing high-quality fire drawings to enhance fire safety measures. For RGE Services, we meticulously crafted fire drawings that outlined critical information, such as fire alarm locations, fire escape routes, and assembly points. Our precise drawings serve as invaluable resources for RGE Services, enabling them to implement effective fire safety protocols and ensure the well-being of their employees and occupants.

A Collaborative Partnership for Success The successful completion of building surveys and fire drawings for RGE Services exemplifies the collaborative partnership between VMR Draughting Services and our esteemed clients. By prioritizing communication, innovation, and attention to detail, we were able to deliver tailored solutions that meet RGE Services’ specific requirements and exceed their expectations. We are committed to fostering long-term relationships built on trust, reliability, and excellence in CAD services.

Conclusion: At VMR Draughting Services, we take pride in our ability to deliver exceptional CAD solutions that enhance safety, efficiency, and productivity for our clients. Our recent collaboration with RGE Services exemplifies our dedication to providing comprehensive building surveys and fire drawings that meet the highest standards of quality and accuracy. As we continue to innovate and adapt to the evolving needs of the industry, we remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering excellence in CAD services for clients across East London and beyond.

The importance of fire zone drawings

keeping fire zone drawings up to date

Fire zone drawings

In this article I would like to stress the importance of fire zone drawings, a prime example is Grenfell tower. In the early hours of June 14, 2017, a devastating fire ripped through Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey residential building in West London. The inferno resulted in the deaths of 72 people and left many more homeless.

The cause of the fire was determined to be a faulty refrigerator, which sparked a blaze that quickly spread up the building’s exterior cladding.

In the aftermath of the tragedy, investigations revealed that the cladding used on the building’s exterior was not fire-resistant and that the building did not have an adequate sprinkler system.

What are Fire Zone Drawings?

Fire zone drawings are plans that show the location of fire-related equipment and systems, such as fire exits, sprinklers, and fire extinguishers.

They are an important tool for firefighters, as they provide a clear overview of a building’s fire safety features.

Fire zone drawings must be accurate and up-to-date, as they play a vital role in ensuring the safety of occupants and firefighters during a fire so I really cant strees enough the importance of fire zone drawings.
VMR Draughting Services are proud to be a part of the ongoing task of keeping fire zone drawings in London up to date.

Electrical Schematics

Creating Electrical Schematics

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Electrical schematics are diagrams that show how electrical components are interconnected. They are used to troubleshoot electrical problems and to make repairs. Schematics can be created using CAD (computer-aided design) software.

General steps for creating an electrical schematic

There are a few general steps that you will need to follow when creating an electrical schematic. These steps are outlined below.

1. Choose a CAD program. There are many different CAD programs available. Some are free, while others must be purchased.

2. Outline the schematic. This can be done by hand or using a template.

3. Add the electrical components. Each component will need to be placed in the correct location and connected to the other components.

4. Add the labels. Labels are important for identifying the various parts of the schematic.

5. Save the file. Once the schematic is complete, it will need to be saved in a format that can be read by the CAD program.

It sound easy but if you dont have any exprience is best to leave it to the professionals.
There are loads of great CAD companies in London to choose from.

We are currently doing a lot of work on electrical schematics in Sussex working together with another CAD company creating Electrical drawings and electrical schematics.

How To Choose The Right Electrical Drawing Service in London

How To Choose The Right Electrical Drawing Service in London


If you are planning on having any kind of electrical work done, you will need to have an electrical drawing service provide you with the plans for your project. This is because electrical work can be very complicated, and the last thing you want is to have to redo something because it wasn’t done right the first time.

In this blog post, we will go over 1. why you need an electrical drawing service, 2. what to look for in an electrical drawing services, 3. how to get the most out of your electrical drawing service, and 4. the bottom line.

Why you need an electrical drawing service

If you are planning on having any kind of electrical work done, you will need to have an electrical drawing service provide you with the plans for your project. This is because electrical work can be very complicated, and the last thing you want is to have to redo something because it wasn’t done right the first time. An electrical drawing service will be able to provide you with comprehensive plans for your project that will take into account all of the necessary factors. This includes the type of electrical work you need to have done, the location of the work, the regulatory requirements, and more.

What to look for in an electrical drawing service

When you are looking for an electrical drawing service, you want to make sure that you find one that is experienced and reputable. You can ask for recommendations from friends or family, or you can search online for reviews. It is also important to make sure that the electrical drawing service you choose is accredited.

How to get the most out of your electrical drawing service

Once you have found an electrical drawing service that you can trust, it is important to communicate with them clearly about your project. This means providing them with as much information as possible about the work you need to have done. The more information you can give, the better the plans will be. Be sure to discuss any concerns you have and ask any questions you may have. This will help to ensure that the final plans are exactly what you need.

The bottom line

An electrical drawing service is a necessary part of any electrical project. By taking the time to find a reputable and experienced service, you can be confident that your project will be carried out smoothly and successfully.

Buying & selling properties with 3D Walkthroughs

The benefits of virtual walkthroughs

The buyers & sellers new virtual tool

Virtual walkthrough to sell property

As we evolve with technology most things are moving to virtual reality and we appreciate our time a lot more. Whether you are buying or selling a property with our 360° Matterport Camera we can transport you to the middle of a new home without leaving yours. The benefits of having a 3D Walkthrough are there’s no headset to wear, you can click your way through the rooms just like Google Street View.  You can step your way through each room effortlessly, it allows the client to walk through their future home and evaluate its distribution, decoration, and spaces, as well as the practicality of the design.

The clarity of the camera will show everything you need to see in a space for example if you need to know where all the plug sockets are located, where a fuse board is situated we can highlight these via our mattertags or whether you want to knock down walls to create an amazing space, you can see all of this on the walkthrough as if you are there yourself walking through the rooms.

Another benefit of having a 360° Virtual Walkthrough is even before you have the keys to your new home, project or renovation you can start designing your dream home before moving in, not only does it show you the space it measures it and comes with a 2D CAD floor plan.

For those who are selling you can save time by showing potential buyers the whole place by sending them a link to your property for them to explore their next adventure, without the hassle of making appointments that could potentially be cancelled and waste your time.

We know how stressful buying or selling a property can be, with our 3D virtual tour we can take some of that stress away.

CEME Business lands world-leading helicopter gig

An innovative Havering business, housed at the CEME Launchpad Centre, has won a lucrative contract to draw up the flight plan for the Heli Expo Challenge Cup. VMR Draughting Services, a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Specialist, secured the exciting project competing against businesses from across the world. The family-run business has created a bespoke flight plan to challenge the best helicopter pilots in the world as they compete in heats this summer in High Wycombe, before designing the course for the grand final in Bucharest next year.

Since taking up residency at the CEME Launchpad Centre, VMR Draughting Services has doubled its workforce and seen 20% growth within a year. The business boasts a line-up of blue-chip clients across the UK offering everything from one-off projects to long-term solutions. It has been commissioned to complete a unique CAD design for new doors which will be installed at Buckingham Palace.

Steve Rushbrook, Director of VMR Draughting Services said: “It’s been an amazing year of working on some exciting projects and winning the flight path project has been testing and fun to be involved with. The professionalism, facilities and support available at the CEME Launchpad Centre has been invaluable and integral to our growth. The entrepreneurial spirit encapsulated here is something that never fails to inspire us.”

Providing businesses with a springboard for them to win contracts both in the UK and internationally, is precisely what the CEME Launchpad Centre aims to deliver. Contact us today on 020 8596 5400 for more information on CEME and how we can help your business grow or click here to book a visit.

Network Evening

We are please to announce that we will be holding a networking evening on the  18th March 2020

We find that we have a lot of our customers ask us, do we know anyone that can help with

Fire Services, Mechanical & Electrical, Small Power & Lighting, Audio Visual, Structured Cabling, Drainage,

HVAC, Hot & Cold Water, the list goes on, so we decided it would be a good idea to bring our existing

customers together to meet and swap business cards over a beer and Pizza.

So looking forward to touching base with them all

Virtual Tours and 3D Walkthroughs

Announcing our new 360 degree 4K virtual site tour service

VMR Draughting Services are please to announce our new interactive 3D virtual tours. We have invested in the latest technology with the 3D camera from Matterport which gives us the ability to scan the inside of any type of building from top to bottom, creating  a  360 degree virtual walkthrough in stunning 4K. The walkthrough is so realistic and clear that you feel like you are actually on site, you even have the ability to zoom in and out with a scroll of your mouse wheel.

An added bonus is that you can even take accurate measurements within the software simply by using the ruler function built into the software. But it doesn’t stop there, from the virtual tour we are able to automatically create accurate 2 D floor plans from within the virtual site tour software, saving time and money spend on site surveying with tape measure and pencil.

A lot of our existing customers are finding it extremely useful for their mechanical and electrical drawing floor plans,  and with the added bonus of the 3d walkthrough, from which they can use from the comfort of their office instead of having to go back and fourth to site .

It must cost a fortune you might ask, well actually its a lot cheaper than you think, give us a call for a quote. 

Virtual tour

Virtual Walkthrough in Essex

This is a virtual walkthrough in Essex that we did recently for a mechanical and electrical company, who will be doing the refit on the building. As you can see with the Matterport dolls house it is easy to rotate, zoom in and out and manipulate as needed. And of course you can zoom right in and walk through the building as if you were on site( video of the actual walkthrough not uploaded)

From these Matterport virtual walkthroughs we are able to create accurate 2D floor plans.

Converting Virtual Walkthroughs to CAD

We are getting lots of our existing customers and new customers starting to use our virtual walkthrough service to generate 2D CAD floor plans. If you need a building surveyed for 2D floor plans, we can use our Matterport camera to digitally survey any building and create a 360 degree virtual tours to CAD floor plans.

No matter what industry you are in, be it M&E, HVAC, AV (AUDIO Visual), Real Estate, Fire Protection to mention a few. We can produce accurate floor plans and provide you with an amazing virtual walkthrough of the surveyed building.

Virtual walkthroughs are great for documenting AS Built projects or even just taking stock of the services,  the clarity is so good ( 4K ) that you can zoom right up on plug sockets, PIR Sensors Etc..

Below is a floor plan created from one of the walkthroughs and the actual walkthrough.

Click on the dolls house to interact

Kingston virtual site survey

Another successful virtual site survey

3D Walkthrough for Knights Frank in London Kingston

Another great virtual walkthrough completed, this one was done in Kingston London.The building consisted of 3 floors and a basement, it was very tight in some places but not a problem for the Matterport camera, even on the narrow stairs the 3d camera handled it like a dream!

Some of the rooms were quite dark but again the 360 degree camera adjusted and the virtual site survey came out brilliant. A big advantage is that we can convert the digital site tour into CAD DWG files and produce accurate floor plans so saves a lot of time on site.

Matterport camera survey
Virtual walkthrough in Kingston
Floor plan generated from virtual walkthrough
360 degree camera