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What is a topographical survey?

A topographical survey, commonly referred to as a land survey, is a to scale representation of the current condition of the land you intend to develop. Land surveys provide projects with many pieces of crucial information, such as the positioning of neighbouring buildings, vegetation, drainage infrastructure and waterways.

These surveys ensure that your contractors are provided with a visual depiction of both the constitution and the elevation of the ground’s surface, which helps with determining the layout and boundaries of the site. These documents can also prove any inconsistencies between plans and site conditions. A topographical survey is essential for developing or modifying a piece of land.

Our expert surveyors in Peterborough employ the latest Leica Total Stations, GNSS equipment and 3D laser scanners to carry out our topographical surveys in adherence with best practice guidelines. Our first-rate technology allows Fosse Surveying to yield accurate and to scale surveys, all but eliminating the risk of human error. 

Once we have acquired the data from your site, our specialist AutoCAD software will provide your project with 2D and 3D sketches, accompanied with measurements. These can be provided in a range of formats including DX, DWG and PDF. 

Every Peterborough project we complete complies with the standards of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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What are the benefits of a Topographical Survey in Peterborough?

Topographic surveys are often very important to the smooth management of a project.This is because they unearth potential problems that may have not been considered during the planning stages. This process helps in the prevention of costly errors further down the line, saving you time and money. Having an appreciation of the foundations of your building helps with its construction, ensuring its stability and durability.


Determining the boundary of your property can provide you with tangible evidence should ownership ever be disputed. It also acts as a historical record of the site.


What information is included in a Peterborough Topographical Survey?

  • Gas, water and electricity chambers

  • Location and height of nearby buildings

  • Power and telephone lines

  • The development site boundary
  • Kerbs

  • Waterways and ponds

  • Drainage systems

  • The width, spread and location of nearby trees


What is the purpose of a Topographical survey?

A topographical survey ensures that your project is provided with an accurate representation of your site’s condition. During boundary outlining, this survey will conclude the whereabouts of nearby infrastructure and identify hazards and restrictions that may prevent or delay completion.

How much does a Topographical survey cost?

The cost of a topographical survey is determined by the requirements and specifications of the project. It is reliant upon the degree of detail necessary and the time taken at the site to collect this information. For more on an exact quote, please please get in touch.

What is included in a Topographical survey?

When carrying out a topographical survey, the process involved typically includes:

  • Collating the crucial information from the site, incorporating the level of detail required and representing it in the most appropriate format for the client.

  • Fulfilling the initial planning stages, including accurate time management and cost analysis estimates.

  • Obtaining the site data through the use of specialist equipment.

  • Processing site data and producing the final sketches via AutoCAD software.

  • Completing quality assurance checks.

  • Delivering the product to the client.

How do I obtain a Topographical survey in Peterborough?

Our specialist surveyors have experience in all facets of surveying. Whether you’re looking for more information on our services, or to enquire about a topographical survey, our friendly team at Fosse Surveying are here for you. We understand that to complete a project in an efficient manner, time and budget are of the essence. Our team will work alongside you to ensure that your project is finished to the standard you expect, within your given time frame and without going over budget. 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

  • The surveys that Fosse Surveying administers are bespoke to each project, encompassing the exact requirements and specifications and providing the most essential information

  • Utilising first-in-class equipment, our surveys adhere to best-practice standards, determined by RICS, providing cost-effective, professional results

  • Our Peterborough surveys are administered in the most appropriate format 
  • Should additional information be required, our expert surveyors will be more than happy to go the extra mile

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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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