Lyn Bookless founded Floorplanz back in 1989, the same year the Nintendo Game Boy was launched. Lyn began sketching floor plans solo with a tape measure, pencil and sketch pad, and as her business grew she took on local freelance planners. By 2000, business was booming and Lyn’s husband Alan joined the company to help manage operations. The company’s first office was in a converted potting shed at the bottom of Lyn and Alan’s garden.
During 2000, Alan hired a young student called Owen Turgoose, who worked as a freelance floor planner whilst completing his engineering degree at Kingston University. Upon graduating, Owen opened a London franchise of the company and embraced the digital photography era, providing our clients with property images as well as floor plan sketches. Owen zipped around the city on his motorbike, with his camera and sketching equipment in tow. Business in the city increased and Owen took on more freelance photographers and floor planners to cope with the demand.
Owen became a director and shareholder of the business during 2007 and, ten years later, bought the business from Lyn and Alan when they retired. Floorplanz HQ is based at the lovely Watchmoor Park in Camberley where we have around thirty team members. Our freelance operator network is now over 120 people strong and we also have a drawing office facility in Sri Lanka, headed up by Lusitha and Nilanka Ramachandra. Our presence is now nationwide and we have recently expanded into Scotland and Ireland. We’ve come quite a long way since the potting shed.
To provide the best property marketing and surveying services in the UK. To be renowned for ethical, honest, professional service, high-quality results and relentless self-improvement. To be innovative and open-minded, always looking for new opportunities and ways to improve.
OUR CORE VALUES
Our core values here at Floorplanz influence our company culture and the way we do business. Here’s what’s important to us...
We are adaptable, welcome change, and always aim to be responsive and accommodating. We grow with the industry and focus on innovation, embracing new ideas and technology that will benefit our business and clients.
Our people are everything. “You don’t build a business - you build people - and then people build the business.” (Zig Ziglar)
We are transparent, ethical and highly professional in all that we do; a company you can trust to provide an honest, straightforward service.
Average impresses no one. We want to be renowned for the exceptional quality of our service and will never stop getting better.
We have lots of energy! We are driven and committed to delivering the best output, whilst keeping the atmosphere of our workplace fun and positive.
Floor plans are an essential component in the sale and letting of property
We have a dedicated surveying division providing cost effective Land Registry Plans nationwide, with the experience to cover all types of property from small retail units to major commercial and residential sites