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What is a topographical survey?

A topographical survey also known as a land survey, is an accurate depiction of the current state of your development site, providing your project with the location of natural and manmade features including nearby buildings, vegetation and drainage systems.

These surveys supply your contractors with a visual representation of the surface and elevation of your land, the layout of the site and assist in outlining its boundaries. These documents also assist in determining any inconsistency between the original blueprints and the actual site conditions. A topographical survey is crucial when developing or modifying a piece of land.

Our specialist Lincoln surveyors employ the latest Leica Total Stations, GNSS equipment and 3D laser scanners to conduct our topographical surveys to best practice. Our high-grade technology allows Fosse Surveying to administer precise and to scale surveys, diminishing the risk of human error. 

After we have collected the necessary data from your site, our specialist AutoCAD software will create 2D and 3D illustrations, complete with measurements. We will provide these in a number of formats including DX, DWG and PDF. 

Every single Lincoln project we undertake conforms to the standards set by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).


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What are the benefits of a Topographical Survey in Lincoln?

Topographical surveys are crucial because more often than not, they determine problems that haven’t been discovered or taken into account during the planning stages, helping to tighten up the management of your project. This process will help to reduce the likelihood of costly errors, saving you time and money in the long run.

Having knowledge and an understanding of the foundations beneath your infrastructure is critical to safeguarding its stability, durability and overall life. Outlining your property’s boundaries provides you with tangible evidence of your land ownership should you ever be subject to a boundary dispute and also provides a historical record of the site.


What information is included in a Lincoln Topographical Survey?

  • Gas, water and electricity chambers

  • Location and height of neighbouring buildings

  • Power and telephone lines

  • The development site boundary
  • Kerbs

  • Waterways and ponds

  • Drainage systems

  • The width, spread and situation of nearby trees


What is the purpose of a Topographical survey?

A topographical survey provides your project with a like for like representation of the condition of your site. During the process of outlining your boundaries, this survey will determine the location of nearby infrastructure and unearth potential hazards and restrictions that could prohibit or delay completion.

How much does a Topographical survey cost?

The cost of a topographical survey varies from project to project. It is dependent upon the required level of detail 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?

When undertaking a topographical survey, the process typically includes the following:

  • Collating the essential information from the surveyed area, the determined level of detail and the format which is most appropriate for the client

  • The planning process, time management and pricing of the project

  • Acquiring the data from the site employing specialist equipment

  • The data processing of the site and the final AutoCAD product

  • Quality assurance checks

  • Delivery of the product to the client

How do I obtain a Topographical survey in Lincoln?

Our expert surveyors are well versed in a number of practices. Whether you’re looking for more information regarding our services or looking to enquire, the team at Fosse Surveying are here for you. We understand that the efficient completion of a project takes into account time and budget, both of which you are likely to be mindful of. We will work closely alongside you to ensure that your project is completed to your satisfaction, within your given time frame and without exceeding the budget set. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us by giving us a call on 0116 2325169 or email us at

Our Promise

  • Fosse Surveying will tailor your survey to encompass the requirements of your project, providing the most essential information in an efficient manner

  • Utilising high-grade equipment, our surveys are created to adhere to best-practice RICS standards, that provide cost-effective, yet professional results

  • We will provide our Lincoln surveys in the most convenient format for the client

  • Should you require additional information, our specialist surveyors will be more than happy to accommodate for the success 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

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