Topographical Surveys

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Working alongside architects, engineers and construction professionals, we undertake precise topographical land surveys and create accurate topographic survey drawings for your projects.

Established in 2013, we are a modern topographical land survey company working with construction professionals to provide reliable, accurate and detailed topographical drawings for your projects.

We make your life less stressful by providing accurate, trustworthy land survey data and drawings allowing you to produce, manipulate and analyse key information regarding your land.

Having completed over 1,000 surveying jobs, including measured building surveys, topographical surveys, level surveys and more, you can rely on our team to pick up every detail required for your project.

Topographical Survey FAQ's

A topographical survey (also known as a topographical land survey or topo for short) is a detailed geomatic survey of an area of land.

The survey is typically concerned with picking up both man-made and natural elements. Human-made items include buildings, steps/stairs, drainage, areas of hard standing, etc. Natural elements include ground heights, tree locations, watercourses, etc.

A survey is typically undertaken using a range of surveying equipment including total stations, GPS equipment, handheld lasers, and tape measures.

Following the site survey work, a suite of drawings is produced in CAD (Computer-Aided Design) format. A range of drawing types are typically produced including plans, elevations, and sections. These can then be used as a basis for your proposed designs.

Topographical surveys can be undertaken to an in-house company standard. A professional survey company, however, will follow standards from industry bodies such as the Survey Association or RICS.

The price of a topographical survey depends on the size and complexity of your property. Important factors that increase and decrease topographical survey costs include the survey area, the detail you require and the quality of the companies undertaking the survey.

We have written a brief article on how much topographical surveys cost.

Typically, most land surveying companies charge between £300 and £1000 for a day’s work on site. Once the survey is completed, time is required in the office to draw everything up. A day’s drawing in the office may be charged at £200 to £500 a day.

Don’t forget to factor in VAT!

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Topographical survey drawings are a key component to any construction and engineering works. Having the land accurately mapped is useful for:

Land Development
Surveys for Architects and designers looking to develop land for residential and commercial properties.

Transport Infrastructure
Undertaking work at airports, railways, and on the highways.

Civil Engineering
Surveys for Engineers working on coastal defence, land drainage schemes etc.

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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 surveyors visit your property and undertake a detailed topographical land survey. We work to your specifications or suggest our own based on previous jobs.

Topographic CAD Drawings

Following your survey, you receive your DWG CAD file showing plans, elevations, sections etc. The drawings will be presented in an organised, easy-to-manipulate format.

Topographic PDF Drawings

We also provide your drawings in PDF format, allowing you to easily print, mark up and measure both in the office and while out on site.

Site Photographs

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 Measured Building Survey Service

Have confidence in your design

Your topographical land survey can be relied upon for accuracy as we operate to Royal Institute Of Chartered Surveyor standards, which are available here.

Design your projects quickly

Your drawings are organised and easy to use. We ensure elements such as drawing layers, line weights, aligning elevations to plans are completed properly to make your life easier.

Free up your time

As a qualified, busy, designer your time is best-spent designing, not surveying yourself or worrying about the quality of an existing survey. Let THS Concepts do the tricky work of undertaking the topographical land survey and free up some 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.

Topographical Survey Drawing Examples