A reflected ceiling plan is a drawing that shows the items located on the ceiling of a room or space. It is referred to as a reflected ceiling plan since it is drawn to display a view of the ceiling as if it was reflected onto a mirror on the floor. It is used when planning property renovations or refurbishments.

Understand all the items on a roof area with a reflected ceiling plan.

Our detailed Reflected Ceiling Plans give full visualisation of the interaction between ceilings, services, and the structure below. These drawings incorporate the dominant features of lighting, air conditioning and extraction, including fire/evacuation fixtures, enabling efficient use. Accurate Reflected Ceiling Plans can give you complete peace of mind in your project.


What is a reflected ceiling plan?

A Reflected Ceiling Plan (or RCP) is a survey drawing that shows objects located in or on the ceiling and can include;

  • Decorative features.
  • Lighting.
  • Speakers.
  • Air vents.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Exit signs.
  • Evacuation fixtures.
  • Sprinkler systems.
  • Alarms

and more.


Different symbols are used to explain each detail, with explanations in the included legend. You can visualise all the objects to help with your planning. A reflected ceiling plan can be used alongside other survey plans to accurately understand a space.


Our typical process

We utilise the latest surveying technology to capture our data then produce our reflected ceiling plans. Using the latest CAD software programs everything is captured and processed accurately to start producing our reflected ceiling plans. The equipment we use is state of the art, ranging from traditional total stations to 3D laser scanning or RPA (drone). We only use the latest software tools including AutoCAD & Revit.

Once our plans are drafted they go through an intensive QA process via an independent audit to ensure that what we have captured is delivered to the highest levels of accuracy possible.

In summary;

  • Initial consultation to ensure we can meet your needs.
  • Agree on a scope of work.
  • A site visit is organised with one of our qualified technicians with the necessary data collection equipment.
  • All data is then processed via our team located in one of our offices around the Country.
  • All plans or drawings are then independently reviewed via our QA process.
  • All deliverables are then created for viewing in PDF, AutoCAD or Revit.
  • We also have the ability to create a 3D scan or virtual tour of your property to create a fully interactive view of a site.

Reflected ceiling plan samples

See some of our case studies