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What exactly is a topographical survey?

Atopographical survey is an accurate depiction of your intended or existing site. This survey maps the contours and gradients of the land you intend to develop as well as determining  the location of neighbouring buildings, the width and spread of trees and waterway systems. 

These surveys are essential for anyone who intends to develop or modify land, allowing personnel such as contractors and architects to visualise the site’s layout and identify any discrepancies between the proposed blueprints and the physical foundations. A topographical survey provides a three-dimensional scaled illustration of the boundary and features of the land, for a visual aid. 

Our expert coventry surveyors employ the latest Leica Total Stations, GNSS equipment and high-tech 3D laser scanners to provide efficient and reliable surveys to best practice. Our top of the line technology allows Fosse Surveying to minimise the risk of human error. 

Once our equipment has processed the land onsite, the scans are uploaded to our AutoCAD software, which then creates 2D and 3D illustrations of your site and its dimensions. All illustrations are provided in a number of formats including DX, DWG and PDF. 

Every Coventry project we undertake is conducted in accordance with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) standards.

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What are the benefits of a topographical survey in Coventry?

The planning and management of your site can be streamlined, more efficient and vastly improved with the implementation of a Topographical survey. These help to identify any potential issues that may not have been taken into account previously, helping to avoid costly and time-consuming errors further down the line. 

Topographical surveys also ensure the stability and durability of your infrastructure, providing the essential knowledge surrounding your foundation conditions. Furthermore, these surveys provide you with a historical record of the site and an outline of its boundaries, safeguarding you against disputes regarding ownership. 

What information is included in a Coventry topographical survey?

  • Inspection chambers (gas, water and electricity)

  • Neighbouring buildings’ location and height

  • Power and telephone lines

  • The site’s boundaries

  • Kerbs

  • Waterways and ponds

  • Drainage systems on site

  • The width, spread and location of trees on site


What is the purpose of a topographical survey?

A topographical survey will provide your project with a precise depiction of your site’s condition. This survey will determine any potential hazards, restraints or issues that could affect completion, when outlining the site’s boundaries.

How much does a topographical survey cost?

The cost of a topographical survey is subject to your requirements. This can include the level of detail needed and also encompasses the time spent on site. For an exact quote, please get in touch.

What is included in a topographical survey?

A typical land survey includes the following steps:

  • Collating fundamental information for the project outset - the area surveyed, the required detail and the most suitable format for product delivery

  • The initial plans, management of time and pricing

  • The gathering of site data via specialist high-tech equipment

  • The processing of site data and the production of 3D sketches

  • Quality assurance checks

  • Product delivery

How do I obtain a topographical survey for my Coventry site?

Our multi-disciplined expert surveyors are highly qualified and constantly strive to provide the best for our clients. Whether you’re seeking more information or are ready to enquire, the team at Fosse Surveying are happy to assist. 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 custom-made topographical surveys are tailored to your requirements and encompass the most essential information for the success of your project 

  • Our state of the art equipment guarantees surveys that are produced to best practice RICS standards, providing your project with cost-effective, professional results

  • Our Coventry surveys are supplied in the most appropriate format for your project needs 

  • Our experienced surveyors will be more than happy to provide you with any additional information needed to ensure the smooth running and 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

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