Our Services – Topographical Surveys2018-10-16T15:00:31+00:00


Get your construction project off to a great start with professional, easy to manipulate topographical survey drawings in CAD, PDF and paper formats.

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

We make your life less stressful by providing accurate, trustworthy topographical survey data and concise drawings that can be easily manipulated.

As a busy architect or construction professional, you will have seen projects where measurements were incorrect. These errors usually cause expensive delays and embarrassment to everyone involved. Getting measurements correct from the start of a project will ensure construction runs smoothly.

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Key Advantages In Having A Topographical Survey

Client Testimonials (Google & TrustPilot)

“THS Concepts undertook a topographical survey to help develop an area of land at the back of our property. The team delivered quality drawings, on time which really helped our architect with the project.”

5 Star Google Reviews

Anna Napolitano
(Google Reviews)

“I’ve just had a Topographical survey carried out and was very impressed with their service…”

5 Star Google Reviews

Stephen Longeran
(Trust Pilot)

“Their communication and was courteous and helpful, and without delay. They were realistic with their timescale and very quick with their survey and output turnaround. The level of detail on their drawings was more that sufficient for the purpose required.”

5 Star Google Reviews

Amandeep Singh
(Trust Pilot)

The Topographical Survey Process

Get A Quote

Get in touch with us today and get your topographical survey quote.

We can cater to your own specifications to make sure you get all the information you require.

Site Survey

Our experienced team will visit your property to undertake the topographical surveying process.

THS Concepts use the latest Leica surveying equipment to ensure reliability, accuracy and dependable data.

Drawing Up & Sending

Back in the office we produce your drawings and then send your CAD file in the format of your choice.

Along with this we also send scaled PDF drawings allowing you to print off and mark up straight away.

What Is a Topographical Survey?

A topographical survey (also known as a topographical land survey or topo for short) is a detailed measured survey of an area of land. The survey is typically concerned with picking up both man made and natural elements. Man 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 will be produced in CAD (Computer Aided Design) format. This will then be used as a basis for the proposed designs.

topographical survey in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

How Much Do Topographical Surveys Cost?

The price of a topographical survey really depends on the size and complexity of your property. Important factors to increase and decrease topographical survey costs include: the survey area, the detail required, the quality of the companies undertaking the survey.

Typically most land surveying companies charge between £300 and £1000 for a day’s work on site. To follow on from the survey a period of time will be required in the office to draw everything up. A days 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 Example

Why Choose THS Concepts To Survey Your Project?

Topographical Survey CAD Drawing screenshot

We pride ourselves in the level of customer service we prodide our clients with. We are proud to offer a thorough and conscientious service that will ensure your project runs smoothly.

We use the latest Leica surveying equipment to ensure your project is undertaken efficiently and accurately. Drawing updates and amendments are no problem and we aim to complete them quickly with minimum inconvenience. We’re always happy to offer advice and help with CAD.

THS Concepts holds £5 million in both professional and public liability insurance and we offer a full money-back guarantee if you’re not 100% satisfied with our service.

Our 4.9 star Google & “great” TrustPilot reviews demonstrate the level of customer service we provide both before and after a project has finished.

Example Topographical Land Survey Drawings

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Small or large, tell us about your project requirements and we’ll provide you with a quote & proposed survey date.

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Frequently Asked Topographical Survey Questions

Why should I choose THS Concepts?2018-10-09T17:40:12+00:00

We have worked on over 1000 surveying-based projects and have an experienced survey team from engineering and architectural backgrounds. We pride ourself on our customer service and our high standards, but don’t just take our word for it: have a look at what our previous clients have said.

Where do you provide topographical surveying services?2018-01-16T22:33:59+00:00

We have worked as far away as Liberia in West Africa. However, 99% of our work is undertaken in London and the South East. This includes counties such as Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex. If you are outside of these areas we are more than happy to provide you with a quote.

Where do THS Concepts operate?2018-06-18T13:00:52+00:00

We have worked as far away as Liberia in West Africa. However, 99% of our work is undertaken in London and the South East. This includes counties such as Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex.

If you are outside of these areas we are more than happy to provide you with a quote. Read more about the areas we cover.

What will I receive after my survey?2018-01-16T22:32:03+00:00

Once your survey has been completed we shall return to the office to begin the task of processing the data and producing your drawings. Once ready we shall send the following items:

  • AutoCAD DWG File Easy to manipulate format
  • PDF Drawings Usually in printer-friendly A3 / A4 format
  • Site Photos The photos we took whilst surveying
What size projects do you undertake?2018-10-09T17:40:12+00:00

We work on a variety of project sizes – from simple domestic title plan/boundary surveys to large construction projects. You can learn more about our previous projects by reading our blog.

What makes THS Concepts different?2018-07-13T10:43:40+00:00

Our exemplary customer service, friendly team and excellent communication. We offer a 100% full refund if you are not satisfied with our work (not that anyone has ever needed to ask us for one!). Our experienced, professional team has a mixed background of Civil Engineering and Architectural Design. Learn more about our company here.

What level of insurance do you have?2018-06-04T13:38:50+00:00

We carry £5,000,000 professional indemnity insurance and £1,000,000 public liability insurance, copies of which can be sent upon request.

What format do you provide your drawings in?2018-01-16T22:48:01+00:00

We provide our drawings in AutoCAD 2014 DWG format. If you need your drawings in any other format then please let us know.

What equipment do you use?2018-06-04T13:43:42+00:00

We use the latest Leica surveying equipment. It’s known for both its reliability and accuracy, which are extremely important in survey work. Our drawings are completed on industry-standard AutoCAD software.

What drawings can you produce from the topographic survey?2018-10-09T17:40:12+00:00

We can produce a wide range of drawings based on your survey, these include:

Detailed plans – Do you need certain areas mapped out more in more detail than others?
Elevations – We can provide elevation views of buildings if required.
Sections – Let us know where you want to see a section cut!

How soon can you get to my project and turn around drawings?2018-06-04T13:41:32+00:00

Our typical lead-in times for surveys are 5 – 15 working days (on average, we get to your site within 7 days of your initial enquiry). Each job has a different turnaround time for completing drawings; a full set of measured survey drawings typically takes 3 – 6 working days, while some basic CAD draughting services can be turned around the same day. Typically we return monitoring survey reports within 24 hours of undertaking the monitoring survey; if requested we can usually get results back sooner.

If you are really pushed for time then please let us know and we shall see what we can do for you!

How much do you charge?2018-06-04T13:31:06+00:00

Cost depends on the job. We offer fixed-price quotes based on an estimation of the time required for your job, emailed to you as a formal PDF document including our terms and conditions, a suggested survey date and expected completion of the drawings. We aim to provide a price within 24 hours of enquiry.

How do you send me the completed drawings?2018-06-04T13:29:57+00:00

We email you and your designer PDF drawings plus a DWG CAD file, which is essential for producing proposed designs and extracting key data. If you have specific file type requirements we’ll do our best to accommodate, and are more than happy to send you drawing examples. We also provide a glossary so you can understand our drawings, symbols and line types.

Do you undertake out-of-hours work?2018-06-04T13:40:44+00:00

Sometimes, depending on our availability and staff requirements. If your project requires us to visit on evenings or weekends please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Do you provide risk assessments & method statements for your works?2018-06-04T13:37:53+00:00

At THS Concepts we provide our surveyors with a method statement on how the work should be undertaken combined with a risk assessment outlining potential dangers on site and how these can be mitigated. If you need these supplied for your project then please let us know so as we can send before we arrive.

We fully understand the need to observe good health and safety practices for our staff and the people we work with. If requested we can provide full health and safety documentation for the work we undertake including method statements, risk assessments, COSHH etc.

Can I get in touch at any time?2018-10-09T17:40:11+00:00

Our office is open 9am – 5pm (GMT) Monday to Friday. Our number is 020 8935 5160. Outside these hours, we are contactable via email ([email protected]) and our online contact form. We’ll respond as soon as we can.