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As we reach our 20th year in business, Cairn Active Design Ltd continues to provide a vast range of traditional and innovative information services.

Based in Dunfermline and Established in 1998, we have had many years experience providing Property Information Services for the banking, building, Health , food and security industries.

Our clients range from individuals to multinationals and we can cover a range of projects large or small, no project is too small or too big for us!

We currently manage CAD and space management data for The The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and have been involved in their CAD area for over 19 years. This involves a major bank portfolio of over 3000 properties in the UK and overseas.

Our company refuses to be complacent and continues to expand into new areas of the rapidly moving state of technology keeping us as up-to-date as possible for our clients demands.

Our new 3D VIRTUAL TOUR SERVICE launches this month immersing our clients even futher into the a world of 3D for Cad Drawings , Floorplans and Digital Photography.


Using the latest hardware, software and in-house develop CAD routines, we can measure photographs and produce;

    accurate CAD floorplans
    visualizations of any building

State of the art laser measurement tools are use to ensure the utmost accuracy, along with the latest software for processing of the data efficiently and precisely.

We have provided surveys for the following clients;

    DS One Architects
    Drivers Jonas
    Currie & Brown
    Fife NHS

Intelligence & finished CAD drawings are linked to each other, and to photos, virtual tours, maps, documents etc to give a seamless view of all the data you have, using the surveyed CAD data as an interactive visual hub.


Specific CAD software includes


We use these to create and process CAD files in any format, to suit clients requirements.

Customer requirements can range from straightforward Floor Plans and Elevations, or with further processing we can produce drawings for

    Stacking Plans
    Furniture Layouts
    Fire Risk Assesments
    Planning Applications
    Building Warrants
    Health and Safety Audits
    Land Registry
    Asset Registers
    Sale Particulars

Other software we use to provide relevant data included

    Photoshop, Acrobat, Excel, Word,Access, Powerpoint, Scan2CAD, AIDE, Visio, Archibus, Bluebeam, Brava

We also create specific efficiency enhancing custom programs, routines and tools within the CAD software which ensures efficiency and consistency of data.Creation of enhancements for your Cad system is another area of our expertise.

Re-layering of Cad drawing data to any derived standards applicable to your organization is an area of particular expertise, as is the issuing and receiving of Cad data on your behalf, ensuring that external suppliers adhere to your set of CAD Standards.

Our use of CAD is not just restricted to the field of measured building surveys, or indeed anything related to buildings, if its on CAD or needs to be on CAD we can help you.

We currently manage CAD and space management data for a major bank’s portfolio of over 3000 properties in the UK and overseas.



Space Management & Planning

We have been heavily involved in using CAD data to track and report on space utilisation, asset registers and desk/room booking systems since we launched as a business. Using specialist software such as Archibus or making clever use of your existing systems such as Access or Visio, to provide report data and Stacking Plans, we can cost effectively meet your needs.

Building Alterations , Acquisitions and Disposals

From carrying out alterations to provide proposal drawings, for Planning Applications and Building Warrants, to Land Registry compliant plans for property disposals, through to providing the necessary plans and photographic material for property sales particulars, both domestic and commercial.

Health and Safety Compliance

Adding information onto the base drawings for Health and Safety compliance, this includes drawings for Fire Risk Assessments, Asbestos Recording and Health and Safety audits.

Incident and Contingency Planning

Combining CAD drawings with geographic mapping to pinpoint your organisation’s property portfolio, with associated population information, this provides a highly desirable and necessary tool to protect your estate and staff in the event of a major Incident. Used very successfully by our major clients in mock and real incidents.



Whether on its own or as part of a Measured Building Survey, we can record and display various aspects of buildings by linking photographs to Cad plans, providing a location reference for each photo, or producing new edited photos to show rebranding or resignage proposals for planning applications.

We can also provide very good quality images within a Virtual Tour



With us you can create a modern responsive website that will capture the visitors attention and enable them to view it clearly on any device . Trained in the latest HTML5 responsive web design we can create basic website for you or develope your current one.

Responsive Web Design enables your website to adapt to any size of screen enabling it to be read clearly on any device and of any screen size.

Your website will be adapted to your individual needs and you will be able to choose how detailed a website you would like. Some of the options include;

    Adding a Virtual Tour
    Adding images
    Adding Floorplans with or without radar
    Special Effects
    Links to Videos
    Online Shopping Cart
    Links to shopping websites
    pop-up spreadsheets or documents


Owning the rights to your website to enable you to update it by yourself or with your own in-house web-developers.


Using our Web Maintenance services to update your website either on a daily/weekly/monthly or yearly basis. This can be useful for websites with news feeds or prices that change on a regular basis.

If you would like our Web Design Service please get in touch and we will arrange a meeting as soon as possible to discuss your options.



A Virtual Tour of your property can totally immerse your online viewers into your property really showing it off to its maximum potential and giving viewers a true sense of 'feeling' before visiting it in person. It can also help to weed out less interested customers and save on expensive and time consuming site visits & provide reassurance.

It can allow your online visitors to access unsafe or unreachable areas or allow those with mobility disabilities access to places they can't do in person helping them enjoy the same experiences as everyone. It can also allow future visitors to check out suitable disabled routes and gain confidence before their arrival. With online Virtual tours, nowhere is unreachable.

Our 3D Virtual Tour Showcase package is a fantastic tool for your website and social media pages. Listed below are some more of it's Benefits;

  • Easy to embed in your website and social media pages and share by email by pressing a simple link button
  • Fantastic looking 4K print ready photography included for all your advertising needs sent to you as a file.
  • A very fast processing time - it can be on your website in a matter of days or less
  • It's Very Cost efficient as there is so much in the package for all your advertising needs
  • Additional Services
    Once your virtual tour package is finished there are a lots of additional services you can grow from it such as;
  • 4K Video Adverts can be produced from the package for online advertising containing Drone photography,music,edits and voice overs
  • Variations of the tours can be produced for different needs;
  • staging different venue uses like a Wedding, a Conference, public spaces only, fire escape plans, a particular artist in a gallery, or even different celebrations like Christmas or Easter
  • Disability/safe zones
  • Emergency Evacuation plans for staff and local emergency services
  • Black & White Schematic Floorplans
  • Interactive Mapping or Pictures ( adding your virtual tours to an interactive map of an area or even a picture)
  • Providing Measurements of items within your virtual tour at a later date using our software
  • Quiz creation to draw in viewers to your website or social media pages ( ie create a quiz with a prize!)


    Bronze Package Silver Package Gold Package Additional Services
    A Virtual Tour A Virtual Tour A Virtual Tour 4K Video Ad Production
    High quality 4K print ready panoramic and Standard Photography High quality 4K print ready panoramic and Standard Photography High quality 4K print ready panoramic and Standard Photography Bundle of Data Files For Architects, Engineers & Technicians
    Option of Upload to Google Maps Option of Upload to Google Maps Option of Upload to Google Maps Additional Adapted Tours(ie for Disability, Facility Hire, Safe Zones, Venue Hireetc)
    no tags Up to 50 Standard Information Tags Added(more can be purchased) Up to 100 Standard Information Tags Added(more can be purchased) Treasure Hunts or Quizzes
      Up to 5 Interactive tags(more can be purchased) Up to 10 Interactive tags(more can be purchased) Black & White Schematic Floorplans
    A 3D Model(Dollhouse Image) A 3D Model(Dollhouse Image) A 3D Model(Dollhouse Image) Interactive Map Creation
    A 3D Virtual Reality Tour ( the latest in Virtual Tour Technology - VR Headset capability totally immersing the viewer) A Virtual Reality Tour ( the latest in Virtual Tour Technology - VR Headset capability totally immersing the viewer) A Virtual Reality Tour ( the latest in Virtual Tour Technology - VR Headset capability totally immersing the viewer) 4k Video presentation for advertising use fully edited
          Any CAD services we can offer(see our Web Pages)



    Once your Virtual Tour showcase has been produced, we can look at creating a map service for your website to embed your virtual tours and photography into. This could be used for large private property grounds with outbuildings or for a tourist street map etc. The map can incorporate a mixture of Virtual Tours and photography for the viewer to interactively experience by clicking the hotspots on the map.

    Alternatively,if you have already spent money on creating a map for your business, we can easily turn this into an interactive map for your website without any further mapping creation costs as even a picture can become interactive.

    Your Virtual Tour can also be included on our own Cairn Virtual Reality UK Directory Map to further advertise your business at no extra cost. This map will be displayed on our Website available for our website visitors to look at giving your further advertising.

    see a simple example below;


    If you would like a Treasure Hunt done in your Virtual tour then you can either arrange to have items hidden before we visit to do the tour or you can create a treasure hunt quiz at a later date using the items on display normally as they will be captured in the virtual tour itself. You could also also create a general quiz about your building to challenge visitors to your website or social media virtual tour showcase.

    This is a great advertising attraction for social media and your webpage.


    Virtual tours are great tool to help reassure people before a visit and help them find the facilities they need before a visit or find out prices etc without the need to visit and take up time.

    Some ideas are;

  • Disability Tour
  • Safe Zones
  • Facilities/Room Hire
  • Venues/Exhibitions
  • Particular Artist in a gallery
  • Fire Escape Plans/Emergency Routes

    If you have arranged for your building to be fully photographed in every detail then we can produce schematic floorplans from your Virtual Tour


    This Bundle is a file package for architects, engineers, and construction professionals who want to import these assets into third-party programs (3ds max, ReCap, Revit, or AutoCAD), perform additional work, and then offer as part of a commercial package to their clients. For example:

  • Architects and engineers can use the point cloud to jump-start their designs.
  • Construction professionals can use the ceiling plan and floor plan images for documentation/verification and building turnover packages, or use the point cloud as a part of the QA/QC process.
  • 3D data is accurate to within 1% of reality
  • Below are a few of our most recent projects, click the 'play' button to get it started;

    Take a look through the slider below and see a selection of 4k photography we can produce from the slideshow

    You can also click on the video gallery below to see an interesting selection of Virtual tours the have been created by others using the same Matterport Camera we use. You will be thrown into an immersive world which has no limits!

    The Matterport 3D Showcase Gallery

    With Cairn Active Design Ltd you will be using a well established company you can trust and that has the ability to provide services far beyone a basic virtual tour service.

    Book with us now to find out more...