The Complete Guide to Topographic Surveys

Do You Need One For Your Property?

Topographic or land surveys have a wide range of applications, and are suited to a wide range of clients across the UK.

Topographic surveys are some of the most widely carried out in the UK – but what are they and who are they suitable for? Read on for everything that you need to know about this kind of survey, and if it could be the right option for you and your property.

What does it involve?

A topographic survey is a detailed survey of a specified area, and it includes all of the features of said area, whether they are manmade or part of the natural landscape.. Topographic surveys are commissioned for a wide range of reasons, and are useful for both planning ahead and looking back on the layout of an area. For this reason, they are suited to a wide range of clients. South West Surveys have extensive experience when it comes to topographic surveys, and have the skill and resources to carry them out all over the UK.

What are they suitable for?

So what is a topographic survey suitable for? Well, there are a number of different reasons you may need to have one carried out. They could be one of the following:

  • To identify and locate specific features of an area
  • To create a 3D model of a specified area
  • To show the location of natural features such as trees or rivers
  • To identify the boundaries of a property
  • To accurately record the existing layout of an area
  • Providing a historical record
  • Construction project preparation
  • To support the sale or purchase of an area of land
  • Mapping an area in preparation for a building project

Of course, there are many other reasons that we haven’t touched on here. If you think that you need a topographic survey or you have been advised to have one carried out, then reach out to a trusted provider like South West Surveys. They’ll be able to tell you if this kind of survey is right for you, and where to go from there.

To avoid any confusion, it’s worth noting that topographic surveys are sometimes referred to as land surveys too.

How are they carried out?

A topographic survey will be carried out according to the scale of the job, your preferences, and the literal lay of the land. GPS is generally used, but if your survey is being taken in a particularly built up area this could be changed to something more suitable. Your survey provider will pay you a visit to make sure that the right plans are being put in place for your survey, leading to a smooth and stress-free experience on the day itself. Once all the data has been collected, it will be uploaded onto a computer from which the final report can be drawn up.

Find out more today

If you want to find out more about topographic surveys in your area, then you know what to do next! Get in touch with South West Surveys today, and they’ll tell you everything you need to know and arrange a visit to your property as soon as possible. So what are you waiting for?

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