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What exactly is a topographical survey?

Here at Fosse Surveying, we can provide your project with a topographical survey, which is a clear and accurate representation of your intended or existing project site. It identifies and maps the contours, gradients and general shape of the land as well as existing structures, drainage and trees within close proximity to your project site.  

Our topographical surveys in Luton will help you to visualise the layout of the land you intend to develop and aid with the outlining of the development’s boundaries. They also help to identify any discrepancies between the actual foundation and the proposed plans. 

Topographical surveys are essential for architects or civil engineers who intend to develop or modify land and it’s  important that you understand the land before building a new site or an existing one, to ensure its durability. A topographical survey is shown as a three-dimensional illustration of all features, including the property, land features and physical boundary details, which are presented on a scaled survey drawing. 

We use state-of-the-art Leica Total Stations, GNSS equipment and the highest-performing 3D laser scanners to provide efficient and accurate topographical surveys. We aim to eliminate the risk of human error, which is why we use the latest industry technology, equipment and innovations. 

Once we have processed the site with our equipment, the scans are uploaded to our AutoCAD software, which then produces a 2D and 3D sketch of the dimensions on-site, which any architect or civil engineer will require. We provide all sketches in a variety of formats, including DX, DWG and PDF. 

Every Luton project we take on is 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 Luton?

Topographical 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 site. A topographical survey can save a considerable amount of time and money, due to avoiding errors further down the line.

Having experience and knowledge on the lay of the land is an important factor in enabling your site foundations to last for many years. Having a clear outline of a property boundary is essential, to avoid any disputes in the future. It also provides a historical record of your Luton site.

What information is included in a Luton topographical survey?

  • The heights and positioning of neighbouring buildings
  • Boundary situations of a development site

  • Site drainage systems

  • Telephone and power lines

  • Positioning and height of kerbs

  • Spread, location and width of trees within the site area 

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

  • Any water features (waterways, ponds etc.)


What is the purpose of a topographical survey?

A topographical survey will give you an accurate representation of your development site and possible issues you may have developing the site. It also includes valuable information such as potential restraints and boundary issues.

How much does a topographical survey cost?

The cost of a topographical survey is dependent on the size of your site and the detail required, as well as the time spent at the location. For an exact quote, please get in touch.

What is included in a topographical survey?

A typical land survey includes the following steps:

  • 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

  • Product delivery to the client

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

At Fosse Surveying, we employ a variety of expert surveyors. Whether you’re looking for more detail on topographical surveys in general or you are ready to book, our dedicated team is available to answer all of your questions, no matter how small. 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

  • Fosse Surveying will tailor your survey to suit your requirements and provide the most important information needed to complete your project as efficiently as possible

  • Our surveys are created to best practice, using the latest equipment that provides a cost-effective and professional result

  • Our surveys will be supplied in multiple formats for architects and engineers to understand the land 

  • Any additional information we feel may be fundamental to the success of your project will be supplied by our dedicated team for your Luton site

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Can't find the area you're looking for? Not a problem. We work on projects all over the UK. Fill out the contact form below or call 0116 232 5169 to enquire about a survey in your location. 

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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

0116 2325169 - office 07359 617813 - on-site team