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What is a topographical survey?

A Topographical survey provides your project with an accurate map of your development site, including information such as the situation of nearby buildings, trees and drainage systems.

These surveys provide your contractors with a visual representation of the site layout and assist in outlining the boundaries. They also help to determine any discrepancies between the original plans and the actual site conditions. A topographical survey is essential for the development or modification of land.

Our professional Cambridge surveyors administer our surveys using the latest Leica Total Stations, GNSS equipment and 3D laser scanners to best practice. Our top of the range technology allows Fosse Surveying to produce accurate and to scale surveys, significantly minimising the risk of human error. 

Once your site has been processed, our specialist AutoCAD equipment will produce 2D and 3D illustrations complete with the site’s measurements. These will be accessible in a variety of formats including DX, DWG and PDF. 

All of our Cambridge projects are conducted in accordance with the standards of the royal institute of chartered surveyors (RICS).

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What are the benefits of a Topographical Survey in Cambridge?

Topographical surveys can unearth potential issues that may not have been discovered during the planning process, helping the overall management of your project. This process can prohibit the development of costly errors, saving you time and money in the long run.

Having knowledge of the foundations underneath your infrastructure is critical to ensuring its stability and durability. Outlining your property’s boundaries safeguards you against ownership disputes and provides a historical record of the Cambridge site.

What information is included in a Cambridge Topographical Survey?

  • Gas, water and electricity inspection chambers

  • Situation and heights of nearby buildings

  • Positioning of power and telephone lines

  • The boundaries of the development site

  • Kerb locations

  • Waterways and ponds

  • Drainage systems

  • The width, spread and location of neighbouring trees


What is the purpose of a Topographical survey?

A Topographical survey provides an authentic representation of the development site’s condition. When determining the boundaries, this survey will establish neighbouring structures and shed light on potential hazards and restrictions that could affect completion.

How much does a Topographical survey cost?

The cost of a topographical survey is reliant upon the level of detail required and the time spent at the site. For more information on an exact quote, please get in touch.

What is included in a Topographical survey?

A Topographical survey process typically includes the following:

  • Composing the essential information - the surveyed area, the required level of detail and the most appropriate product format

  • The planning process, time management and subsequent pricing for time spent

  • Acquiring the level of data required from the site with specialist equipment

  • The processing of the site’s data and the final AutoCAD sketches produced

  • Quality assurance checks

  • Product delivery to the client

How do I obtain a Topographical survey in Cambridge?

Our expert surveyors are disciplined in a number of practices. Whether you’re looking for more detail on our service or are ready to enquire for a quote, the team at Fosse Surveying are at your disposal. We understand that to complete your project efficiently, you will be considering both time and budget. At Fosse Surveying, we work closely with you to ensure that your project is completed to your satisfaction, within your time frame and without going over budget. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call on 0116 2325169 or email us at

Our Promise

  • Fosse Surveying will provide a tailor-made survey that encompasses the needs of your project, supplying you with the most essential information needed

  • Employing top of the range equipment, our surveys are generated to best-practice RICS standards, that supply cost effective but professional results

  • Our Cambridge surveys will be administered in the most convenient format

  • Our expert surveyors will be happy to provide you with any additional information for the successful completion of your project

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If you’re looking for a company that provides high quality surveying that offers an excellent all round customer experience, you’ve come to the right place.

Head office:
Old Vicarage, Market Place, Castle Donington, Derbyshire DE74 2JB

Regional Office:
The Old Rectory, Main St, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8DG

0116 2325169 - office 07359 617813 - on-site team