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What exactly is a topographical survey?

A topographical survey is a to-scale representation of your planned or current site. This survey depicts the contours and gradients of your site as well as the situation of neighbouring buildings, the width and spread of trees and waterway systems. 

These surveys are crucial for the development or modification of land, enabling contractors and architects to visualise the layout of the site and identify any differences between the blueprints and the actual foundations. A topographical survey provides a 3D scaled illustration of the features and boundaries of your site. 

Our expert Stoke On Trent surveyors use the latest Leica Total Stations, GNSS equipment and high-grade 3D laser scanners to provide effective and accurate surveys in accordance with best-practice methods. Our state-of-the-art technology allows Fosse Surveying to vastly reduce the risk of human error. 

Once our equipment has collated the data from the site, the scans are uploaded to our AutoCAD software, which then sketches 2D and 3D illustrations of your site and its measurements. All illustrations are available in a number of formats including DX, DWG and PDF. 

Every project we carry out in Stoke On Trent is managed in adherence to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) standards.

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What are the benefits of a topographical survey in Stoke On Trent?

The preparation and management of your site can be streamlined, be made more productive and enhanced through the implementation of a Topographical survey. These surveys assist in the identification of any potential issues or hazards that may not have been accounted for, helping to avoid expensive and time-intensive errors further down the line. 

Topographical surveys also establish the strength and durability of your building, providing your contractors with essential knowledge regarding the condition of your foundations. These surveys also provide a historical record of your site and an outline of its boundaries, protecting you against land ownership disputes. 

What information is included in a Stoke On Trent topographical survey?

  • Inspection chambers (gas, water and electricity)

  • Adjacent buildings’ location and height

  • Power and telephone lines

  • Site boundaries

  • Kerbs

  • Waterways and ponds

  • Drainage systems

  • The width, spread and location of trees on site


What is the purpose of a topographical survey?

A topographical survey provides your project with an exact depiction of the condition of the site. This survey will detail any probable hazards, restraints or issues that could influence the date of completion.

How much does a topographical survey cost?

The cost of a topographical survey is subjective and completely dependent upon the requirements of your project. This can be influenced by the level of detail you wish to include in the final product and also incorporates 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:

  • The collection of essential information for the project outset - the land surveyed, the detail required and the most sufficient format for the end product

  • The initial plans, time management and overall pricing

  • The collection of onsite data through employing specialist high-tech equipment

  • The conversion of site data and the manufacture of 3D sketches

  • Quality assurance checks

  • Product delivery

How do I obtain a topographical survey for my Stoke On Trent site?

Our multi-disciplined and experienced surveyors are highly trained and consistently strive to produce the best results for our clients. Whether you’re looking for more information on our services or are ready to enquire, we are more than happy to help. We do take into consideration that you are likely to have a budget and a time frame in mind and we’ll work with you to attain the results you're looking to achieve, effectively. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call on 0116 2325169 or email us at

Our Promise

  • Our bespoke topographical surveys are custom-made to encompass your requirements and detail the most crucial information for your project's success. 

  • Our top-of-the-range equipment assures the production of surveys that adhere to best practice RICS standards, supplying your project with cost-effective and professional results.

  • Our Stoke On Trent surveys are provided in the most accessible format for the needs of your project. 

  • Our expert surveyors will be happy to assist you with any additional information you may need to ensure the smooth running and successful achievement of your project.

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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