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What are Topographical surveys?

A topographical survey is an authentic illustration of your site including information such as the positioning of nearby buildings, trees and drainage systems.

These surveys provide a visual depiction of your site’s layout for contractors and architects to plan their work and assist in outlining boundaries. They also help to establish any differences between the original blueprints and your site’s actual conditions. It is an essential piece of documentation for the development or modification of land.

Our professional Sheffield surveyors employ the latest Leica Total Stations, GNSS equipment and 3D laser scanners to conduct our surveys to best practice. Our top of the line equipment allows Fosse Surveying to supply precise and to scale surveys, minimising the possibility of human error enormously. 

Once processed, our specialist AutoCAD software will create 2D and 3D drawings of your site complete with its measurements. These will be available in a number of formats including DX, DWG and PDF. 
All of our Sheffield projects are administered 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 Sheffield?

Potential issues previously undiscovered may be revealed by the implementation of a topographical survey, helping the overall running of your project. Costly errors can be avoided during this process, saving you time and money in the future.

Topographical surveys also provide you with the essential knowledge of your foundation conditions, ensuring the stability and durability of your infrastructure. They also provide you with an outline of your property’s boundary, a historical record of the Sheffield site and safeguard you against ownership disputes.

What information is included in a Sheffield Topographical Survey?

  • Inspection chambers such as gas, water and electricity

  • Positioning and heights of neighbouring buildings

  • Power and telephone line positions

  • The development of site boundaries

  • The positions of kerbs

  • Waterways and ponds

  • Drainage systems

  • The width, spread and location of nearby trees


What is the purpose of a Topographical survey?

The purpose of a Topographical survey is to provide an accurate and authentic representation of a development site’s condition. When outlining your site’s boundaries, this survey will determine nearby structures and unearth any potential hazards and constraints that could affect overall completion.

How much does a Topographical survey cost?

The cost of a Sheffield topographical survey is determined by the level of detail needed and the amount of time spent at the development site. For an exact quote, please get in touch.

What is included in a Topographical survey?

A topographical survey process typically includes the following:

  • Collating the fundamental information of the area surveyed, the appropriate level of detail and the format of the final product

  • The planning process, time management and pricing for time spent at the site

  • The use of specialist equipment to acquire the essential site data and the level of authenticity required

  • The data processing of the site and the production of AutoCAD illustrations

  • Quality assurance checks

  • Product delivery

How do I obtain a Topographical survey in Sheffield?

At Fosse Surveying, our expert surveyors are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your project. Our Leicester team is here to help you, whether you’re looking for more information or ready to contact us. We understand that you are likely to have a budget and a time frame in mind and we’ll work with you to efficiently achieve the results you're looking for. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call on 0116 2325169 or email us at

Our Promise

  • Our surveys are custom-made to encompass the needs and requirements of your project, administering the most essential information. 

  • At Fosse Surveying our top of the range equipment produce surveys to best-practice RICS standards, providing cost-effective, but professional results

  • Our Sheffield surveys will be supplied in a format acceptable to the client

  • To ensure the successful completion of your project, our experienced surveyors will be happy to provide you with any additional information needed

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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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