Could a Topographic Survey Be Right For You?

Everything You Need to Know About Land Surveys

Topographic surveys are used by people in a range of sectors for multiple applications. So could one be right for you?

A topographic survey has a multitude of uses – but is it right for you and your project? Here’s everything that you need to know about this kind of survey, including where to find the best providers in the UK.

What is a topographic survey?

A topographic survey provides an accurate representation of the features within an area of your choosing. These features can be natural or man-made.  A professional land surveying company will use the latest technology and equipment to measure and identify all of the different features of a landscape accurately. You may have also heard it called a land survey. Whatever it is known as, they provide exactly the same thing.

What they do

Topographic surveys can help you to identify existing issues with a site, as well as monitor any areas that could become problematic. It will also allow you to work through different plans and figure out the best course of action, as you will be able to see how certain building features will work using computer software. You’ll then be able to see if there are any obstacles impeding your plans, and make changes accordingly. So it’s a really essential part of the design and building process.

How they’re carried out

So how is a topographic or land survey carried out? Well, to obtain the most accurate and precise measurements, a land survey company will start off by using GPS survey equipment. This will allow them to focus on fixed points within an area of land. This fixed points are used as reference markers, and can be used to establish the highest and lowest areas of the landscape. These markers will allow your topographic survey provider to create a digital drawing, giving you a highly detailed map of your plot.

Who are they suitable for?

So who are topographic surveys suitable for – and could they be an option for you? This kind of survey is typically commissioned by architects, contractors, engineers and designers. So if you’re in one of those fields, they could be the perfect option. However, don’t be put off if you’re not one those professionals we have just mentioned. They are useful for anyone that requires a survey, so you will be able to have one carried out if you need it. They can help to avoid any complications further down the line in a building project, as you’ll have a good idea of the entire makeup of the landscape.

Finding a great provider

If you are going to commission a topographic survey, then you need to make sure that you work with real experts in the field. South West Surveys have been a leading specialist in topographic/field surveys for a number of years, and will be able to give you a really detailed overview of your plot. No matter the scale or size of the project, they’ll work quickly and efficiently to give you the answers you want.

If you are interested in a topographic survey for your property, you know who to call. South West Surveys will arrange yours at a time that suits you. So what are you waiting for?