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What is a topographical survey?

A topographical survey, otherwise known as a land survey, is an accurate representation of your project site. It identifies and maps the contours and gradients of the land, as well as existing structures, drainage and trees within close proximity.  

Land surveys help you to visualise the layout of the land you intend to develop and aid with the planning of the development’s boundaries. They help to identify any discrepancies between the actual foundation and the proposed designs. Topographical surveys are essential for architects or civil engineers who intend to develop or modify land. 

Using cutting edge Leica Total Stations, GNSS equipment and 3D laser scanners, our specialist surveyors conduct Topographical surveys meticulously. Our top of the range equipment allows us to produce surveys of the highest quality and accuracy, significantly reducing the risk of human error. 

Once the site has been processed, the scans are uploaded to our AutoCAD software to produce 2D and 3D sketches of the dimensions. These are available for access in a variety of formats including DX, DWG and PDF.   

All of our Nottingham projects are conducted to the standards of the royal institute of chartered surveyors (RICS)

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What are the benefits of a Topographical Survey in Nottingham?

Topographical land surveys can unearth any issues that may not have been discovered or taken into account, helping to plan and put steps in place to manage your project. This process can save a considerable amount of time, avoiding any costly errors further down the line.

Knowing the lay of the land is important to ensure the durability of your structure, enabling the foundations to be built to last. Having a defined outline of the property’s boundaries may come in handy if there is ever any dispute over the ownership of land and also provides a historical record of the site.

What information is included in a Nottingham Topographical Survey?

  • The positioning and heights of neighbouring buildings

  • The boundary situations of the development site

  • Drainage systems

  • Power and telephone lines

  • The positioning of kerbs

  • The location, spread and width of trees

  • The location of Inspection chambers (gas, water, electricity)

  • Any water features (waterways, ponds etc.)


What is the purpose of a Topographical survey?

A land survey will give you an accurate representation of your development site’s condition. These surveys help to identify existing structures and potential restraints in surrounding areas when developing your infrastructure’s boundaries.

How much does a Topographical survey cost?

The cost of a Nottingham Topographical survey is dependent on the level of detail required for the project and the amount of time spent at the site. If you would like any further information, please get in touch for an exact quote.

What is included in a Topographical survey?

  • Collating the essential information for the project outset - the area of land surveyed, level of detail needed and the most suitable form for the final product to be delivered

  • The planning of time and the pricing

  • Gathering the data from the project site with specialist software

  • The processing of the data and the production of the final product - AutoCAD sketches

  • Quality assurance checks

  • Final product delivery to the client

How do I obtain a Topographical survey in Nottingham?

At Fosse Surveying, we employ a variety of expert surveyors in a multitude of disciplines. Whether you’re looking for more detail on Topographical surveys in general or have all of your ducks in a row and are ready to book, our Nottingham team is available to answer all of your questions, no matter how small. We understand that you have a range of factors to consider including budget and time. At Fosse Surveying, we work with you to produce detailed results as required, to time and within your 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 tailor your survey to suit your requirements and provide the most important information needed to complete your project efficiently

  • Our Nottingham surveys are created to best practice, using state of the art equipment, that provide professional results in a cost-effective manner

  • Our surveys will be supplied in the most appropriate format for your needs 

  • Any additional information that may be fundamental to your project’s success will be supplied by our expert surveyors

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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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