Setting Out Surveys

Site Setting Surveys / Engineers

Get your project off to an accurate start.
Foundations • Walls • Bolts • UXO • Kerbs • Gridlines • Level Datums

Working alongside architects, engineers and construction professionals, we provide you with Setting Out Engineers to accurately position components in plan and height to millimetre accuracy.

Established in 2013, THS Concepts are a modern land and building survey company helping construction professionals with reliable, accurate and detailed survey information for their projects.

Our aim is to make your construction project run as smoothly as possible. We supply experienced setting out engineers to help accurately position elements on your site such as piles, holding down bolts, finished floor levels and more. Primarily we work in London, Essex and Kent however we do venture into the rest of the UK and internationally.

Our experienced setting out engineers use modern, calibrated, Leica survey equipment. You can rely on our surveyors and equipment knowing that your project has been accurately set out increasing your chances of a succesful job!

Setting Out Survey FAQ's

This all depends on how long we are on-site for and whereabouts your project is.

We typically offer day rate costs for undertaking setting out works. We can provide half-day rates if you only have a small number of things that need positioning.

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We use industry-leading Leica as our survey equipment provider. The total stations we use to set out are “robotic” which means they can be operated by 1 person in the field rather than 2.

Our equipment is calibrated each year to ensure accuracy and reliability.

We know how important it is to get things set out as quickly as possible.

Our typical lead-in times for our setting our services are 3 to 7 days however we can often accommodate last-minute emergencies. To avoid disappointment get in touch as quickly as possible for a quote and to book us in!

Our setting our Engineers work across the UK and have even undertaken projects abroad in Africa and Europe. Primarily we undertake setting out projects in London, Essex and Kent. If you are outside of these areas then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Correct setting out is an important element of a project. Items that have been placed incorrectly can cause major problems such as:

Things Don’t Fit
This can be extremely expensive, having a pile in the wrong place, for instance, may require removal and replacement. This will cause delays and significant costs.

Planning Restrictions
During the planning stage, there may be certain stipulations that must be upheld. Building too close to a boundary or positioning your foundations too high may cause problems with a structure being built too high for instance.

Get Your Free Quote

Get your project off the ground and get a quotation, proposed start date and when you can expect your completed survey / drawings back.

What You Will Receive From THS Concepts

Site Survey Service

Our experienced Setting Out Engineers visit your site and provide you with accurate, professional setting out services.

Setting Out Consumables

Our Setting Out Engineers arrive with all the equipment and consumables required. This includes items such as timber pegs, nails, flags, spray paint etc.

As Built Information

If required, we can provide you with an as-built drawing of the area to help you record what has been set out and constructed on-site.


Our surveyor takes plenty of photos on site, which are often useful during your project. We can send these in an easy-to-download Dropbox Link.

After Care

We ensure you are 100% satisfied with the drawings and service we provide. Updates and amendments are no problem and are undertaken quickly to get your project moving.

CAD Advice & Tips

We love helping you with projects! If you have an issue with CAD or need some tips to work effectively then we are quite happy to help, free of charge.

Why Our Clients Choose Us?


We are proud of the service we provide our clients which is demonstrated in reviews left for us.


Completed Projects

Since 2013 we have undertaken a range of projects small and large across the UK and internationally.

After Care

We ensure you are 100% satisfied and happy with the surveys and drawings we provide.

Environmentally Responsible

Corporate supporters of the Essex Wildlife Trust with projects to reduce waste in Surveying.

Andrew Kemp
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I used THS for the first time to produce drawings for one of our projects. I was very pleased with Toms reaction time to produce the finished article, as there were quite a few amendments. They are very financially competitive and very helpful. I would definitely recommend them and will be using them for any projects in the near future.
Edward Sadler
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Proactive on site and quick. Customer service is of the highest level as well. Will be using for all future projects
Courtney O'Brien
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I had a great experience with THS - they were flexible around my schedule and very transparent about costs, what was included, etc. They were also willing to liaise directly with our architect, which saved me quite a bit of time ...and our architect was very pleased with their output. Would certainly use them again.
Anthony Kyrke-Smith
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Again a very efficient service with quick turn around. A 3D scan survey this time of a site of a partly cleared site, mid terrace, with surrounding walls all over the place. Link to the 3D back the next day for engineer and steel erector to use in their modelling. I have used THS-Concepts before and I will again, when I next need a detailed survey.
Chris Hildrey
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THS provided an excellent service creating a measured survey of a very complex building in central London. The process was smooth, communication was excellent throughout, and the results were impeccable. Tom, Jack, Chris, and Lesley were all quick to answer any query and accommodate any additional requirements. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend THS or to use them again myself.
Charlott Peters
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THS Concepts Ltd provided a great service. Communication was great, our emails was replied to promptly, the service was efficient and conducted in a timely fashion. Highly recommended!
Rachel Halley
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I used THS to do a building survey with floorplans for a property in London, I would highly recommend them. They kept me informed of progress and delivered exactly according to the agreed scope.

Key Benefits Our Our Setting Out Service

Confidently build your projects.

Tricky angles, long measurements and complicated designs are some examples of what can cause setting out errors. THS Concepts programs this information into our equipment to accurately and reliably set out in both plan and height.

Get your project moving.

Our Setting Out Engineers are often available to visit your site fairly quickly. If you need to get something set out quickly then get in touch!

Focus on things that matter

Your site team’s time is best spent building, not setting out complicated elements and potentially doing it wrong. Let THS Concepts do the tricky work of setting out and free up precious time!

Great client relationships

We aim to make your life as easy as possible. Our 4.9 star Google & “great” Trustpilot reviews demonstrate the level of customer service we provide both before and after a project has finished.

Know that you are covered

As a professional surveying company, we carry all the relevant insurance to give our clients confidence in what we produce. We offer a money-back guarantee on all our work and have £5 million in both professional and public liability insurance.

Get Your Free Quote

Get your project off the ground and get a quotation, proposed start date and when you can expect your completed survey / drawings back.

Setting Out Photos