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Site Measurements

What is Site Measurement?

The purpose of site measurements at Stirling Woodworks is to ensure that all products fit exactly within the physical constraints of the client's space.

We create highly customized products, and those products are often in variable locations with many physical constraints that lead to the final design. It is incredibly important that our site measurements are carried out thoroughly with laser precision (literally).

The reason we carry out these exhustive site measurements is to ensure that when the installation teams attempt to install the product there are no issues fitting the product into the room.

Things Like:

  • Does the product fit through the front door?
  • Do all of the pieces fit inside the elevator?
  • Will the flooring or wall covering thickness interfere with any of the reveals of the product.

What tools are needed to carry out a successful site measurement?

  1. The most recent version of Stirling Woodworks drawings
  2. Tape Measure
  3. Laser Measuring Device

This can either be your own personal laser measuring device or Stirling owns a Leica Laser that can be taken to the site.

  1. Lazer Level
  2. Pen or Pencil

If you plan on creating digital markups please see the Digital Markup documentation.


All site dimensions must be in inches and fractions, Not feet and inches -Steve Glegg


Who should carry out the Site Measurement?

All site measurements should be carried out by the person creating the drawings. This means that the engineer creating the drawings will have to schedule a time to go through the site with either the site supervisor or the client.


If you have questions or concerns regarding contacting external contact please see the External Contact documentation.


So we know why we need to site measure, we have all of the necessary tools but how do we make sure that we have all of the information that we need.

Often when we initially make a site visit there are a few questions that we need to know in order to have all of the information we need to carry out our site measurement.

Here is an example of a few of those questions:

  • What is the wall covering in this room?
  • What is the flooring thickness in this room, and is there a specific height that the floor is being leveled too?
  • What is the casing thickness?

There as so many variables that it would be impossible to cover them all here so use your judgment and try to ask as many questions as possible.