Our Services – Topographical Surveys2018-08-12T23:50:05+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 essential 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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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

The Topographical Survey Process

Topographical Survey at Porsche

Once you have accepted our quote, our experienced team will visit your property to undertake the surveying process. We pick up all the details you require or we can suggest our own specification based on projects we have completed in the past. If you need an example topographical survey specification document click here.

Following the survey we will process the measurements in the office and begin the task of producing your drawings. We can produce a range of drawings from our surveyed data. These include elevations, sections and 3D visualisations.

Once we have processed and produced your drawings we then send you a CAD file for your Architect to manipulate and produce their proposed design from. Along with the CAD file we also send scaled PDF drawings and can even include the photos we took whilst on site.

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)

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 might not be the cheapest company and we might not be able to undertake your survey the day after your get in touch, but we are proud to offer a thorough and conscientious service that will ensure your project runs smoothly.

We use the latest Leica survey equipment to ensure your project is undertake 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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