Topographical Survey Quote Specification Download

Download our free topographical survey specification document to get an accurate survey quote

Article By: Tom Ayre
Last Update: November 2018

Why Do You Need a Topographical Survey Specification?

When undertaking a construction project controlling your costs is important, and a precise survey will help you plan material and labour costs. Download our detailed topographical land survey specification example to get accurate quotes from land surveyors.

A detailed topographical survey of your land and buildings makes for a smooth planning and construction process. It’s crucial that all required details are picked up at the survey stage so there are no nasty surprises once construction has begun!

  • You will get a free and easy to use Microsoft Word document format that can be easily amended to suit your needs
  • Control costs by listing and excluding any element of the survey you don’t require
  • There is no branding on the specification sheet – add your logo and details freely!
  • Added Bonus! Receive our easy to manipulate, excellently presented CAD template for measured surveys

Read more about what a topographical survey is here!

Simply Copy & Paste The Following Into Your Email / Word Processor.

TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEY SPECIFICATION 

SECTION 1 – JOB DETAILS

1.1 – JOB NAME:
* Insert the name of the job

1.2 – CLIENT NAME:
* Insert your company name here.

1.3 – JOB CONTACT NAME:
* Insert your name here so the survey companies know who to address the quotes to.

1.4 – JOB CONTACT EMAIL:
* Insert your email address here so the survey companies can get in touch.

1.5 – DATE SENT:
* Insert todays date

______________________________________________________________

SECTION 2 – SITE DETAILS

2.1 SITE ADDRESS:
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Address Line 3
Address Line 4

2.2 POSTCODE:
* Insert the postcode of the site.

2.3 SITE ACCESS DETAILS:
* Specify any details regarding access that may be an issue whilst getting on to site.

2.4 SITE ACCESS CONTACT DETAILS:
* Specify the details of the person or persons responsible for access on to site.

______________________________________________________________

SECTION 3 – HEALTH & SAFETY / INSURANCE

* Use this section to specify health & safety requirements.

3.1- Risk Assessment / Method Statements (RAMS)
Method Statement Required?
YES / NO

Risk Assessment(s) Required?
YES / NO

Additional Comments:
*Use this space to add more comments if required.

3.2- Insurance

Professional Indemnity Amount:
£x million.

Public Liability Amount:
£x million.

Additional Comments:
*Use this space to add more comments if required.
______________________________________________________________

SECTION 4 – EXTENT OF SURVEY:

4.1- SITE EXTENT DESCRIPTION

Drawing of Site Provided: 
YES / NO

Marked Up Aerial Photos:  
YES / NO

Text Description (Below):
YES / NO

Additional Comments:
*Insert text description of the site here. Include any potential issues such as overgrowth, dangerous areas etc.

4.2 – GRID REFERENCE

Survey Orientated To:
OSGB36 / Local Site Grid

4.3 –  DRAWINGS TO PROVIDE:

* Use this space to specify what drawings you would like provided and the quantities once the survey has been undertaken.

Topographical Site Plan: 
X No.
* Describe any specific features here.

Elevations Drawings:     
X No.
* Describe any specific features here

Section Drawings:    
X No.
* Describe any specific features here

Other Drawing Types:   
X No.
* Describe any specific features here

Additional Comments:
* Use this space for additional comments. 

4.4 – DRAWING DELIVERABLES:

* Use this space to request the types and formats of the drawings you need for your job. Delete as necessary.

DWG Version (Year):
2014 / 2016 / 2018 DWG

Paper Copies Required?
YES / NO

Paper Copies To Be Posted:
A1 / A2 / A3 / Surveyors Discretion / Not Applicable

Number Of Copies Required:             
X No / Not Applicable

PDF’s Required?  
YES / NO

DISK Copies Required?
YES / NO

USB Stick
YES / NO

DVD Disk               
YES / NO

______________________________________________________________

SECTION 5 – INFORMATION TO BE RECORDED:

* Use this section to specify what you need picking up on your survey. Add comments underneath each section if required.

Banks of Earth
– Banks of earth including the bottom and tops of bank.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Buildings External
-External building wall lines surveyed and shown on the drawing.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Buildings Internal
– Internal measured survey of building(s) required.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Door Locations
– Locations of doors at ground floor level on the plans / elevations / sections.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Gate Locations
– Extent of gates in survey area.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Hand Rails
– Extent and detail of hand railing around the site.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Inspection Chamber Invert Levels
– Invert levels of the pipe at inspection chambers.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Inspection Chamber Locations
– Location and cover heights of inspection chambers.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Kerb Lines
– Kerb line positions and heights.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Neighbouring Properties
– Survey of neighbouring properties. These can include wall, ridge, window, door locations etc.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Overhead Wires
– Extent and location of overhead wires, power, telephone etc.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Poles & Posts
– Extent, location and height power poles, telegraph poles, light posts etc.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Roof Lines
– Location and extent of rooflines including heights of the ridges.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Services
– Location of service boxes such as gas, telephone, power etc.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Soffit Extent & Height
– Extent and height of soffit at roof level.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Spot Heights
– Grid centres of surface levels that need surveying. Levels to be picked up at major change intervals (ditches, retaining walls etc).

Grid Centres:
X by X metre grids

Stairs
– Location and extent of stairs and steps within the survey area.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Street Furniture
– Extent and location of street furniture, benches, bins, lamp posts etc.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Surface Changes
– Extent and location of changes in surface type, E.G grass, concrete, tarmac etc.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Tree Locations
– Location of trees and associated details.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Min Trunk Size to Survey
More Than X m diameter.

Tree Spread to Be Shown
YES / NO

Tree Height to Be Shown
YES / NO

Tree Type to Be Specified
YES / NO

Vegetation Outline
– Outlining extent of major areas of vegetation such as bushes and planting areas.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Water Courses / Ponds / Lakes / Pools
– Extent and location of watercourses throughout the site.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Windows
– Extent and location of windows. Shown on elevations only.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

Other
– If there is anything else you would like to specify please do it here.

To Be Surveyed?
YES / NO

______________________________________________________________

SECTION 6 – SURVEY CONTROL:

* Use this section to specify if you need to leave any survey control stations. These can be useful for future construction works.

Survey Nails

Number to Be Placed:
X No.

Additional Comments:
* Insert comment, describe locations / what you need / types etc / or delete line.

Retro Targets

Number to Be Placed :
X No.

Additional Comments:
* Insert comment, describe locations / what you need / types etc / or delete line.

Datum Level Lines

Number to Be Placed:
X No.

Additional Comments:
* Insert comment, describe locations / what you need / types etc / or delete line.

Fixed Prisms

Number to Be Placed :
X No.

Additional Comments:
* Insert comment, describe locations / what you need / types etc / or delete line.

______________________________________________________________

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