Building Site Surveying Services UK

We’re dedicated to providing building site surveying services throughout the UK that meet the highest industry standards and exceed our client’s expectations.

Specialists in Site Surveying

Delivering site surveys and professional advice to ensure the success of your project.

We provide a broad spectrum of site surveying services that meet the highest industry standards and exceed our client’s expectations. We understand that every construction project is unique, and we approach each development with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Our team of qualified and experienced surveyors understands the technical and practical aspects of site surveying. We support this knowledge with the latest surveying equipment and software to ensure the most effective techniques for providing precision and accuracy.

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Site surveying services - future-proofing your projects.

Our site surveying services ensure an innovative solution for the most challenging developments. We offer extensive surveying services to collect essential data, meet your needs, and conquer the environmental challenges of your project.

We understand that every construction project is unique, and we approach each assignment with a thorough and tailored approach to ensure that our clients' needs are met. Our team of experienced and skilled site surveyors utilise the latest technology and software to provide our clients with the most accurate and detailed data possible.

We use the most advanced technologies and software that support our knowledge and experience to conduct numerous tests, structural analyses and monitoring. Our process allows us to deliver site surveying services efficiently and effectively, resulting in safe and stable structures that can withstand the test of time.
Our team will work closely with you to understand your needs and ensure our surveying services meet your requirements. Whether you require topographical surveys, laser scan surveys, or as-built surveys, you can rely on our qualified and experienced surveyors to provide you with the highest service and precision.

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Site Surveying Services

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Topographical Surveys

Topographical surveying is a specialised service that involves measuring and mapping a land area's physical features. These features can include natural characteristics like hills, valleys, and bodies of water and man-made features like buildings, roads, and utilities.

We use specialised tools, techniques, and traditional measuring methods to deliver topographical surveying services. Our topographical survey services include GPS, laser scanning, and drone examination. We then use collected data to create detailed topographic maps used in various applications, including construction, engineering, and land development.

Laser Scan Surveys

We use laser scan surveying, or 3D laser scanning, to create highly detailed and accurate three-dimensional models of physical objects and spaces. Our surveyors use a laser scanner to capture millions of individual measurements of a target area, which are then processed and compiled into a complete 3D model.

The 3D models created by laser scan surveys can be used for visualisation and analysis, providing a clear and detailed view of the target area. Laser scan surveys provide highly accurate measurements, which helps us recognise and offer solutions to a specific territorial problem. Such detailed and precise data will enable us to quickly identify the challenges and avoid errors and rework, leading to faster and more efficient project completion.

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Set out Service

Our set out services allows you to accurately mark the positions of the planned structures or features on the ground. This process is critical in ensuring that the construction work is carried out to the exact specifications of the design plans and that the structures or features are in the correct position and alignment.

Set out service is essential for complex or large-scale projects, where even minor discrepancies in the structures' position or alignment can significantly impact the outcome. Our surveyors work closely with the construction team to accurately and efficiently transfer the design plans and specifications onto the physical site accurately and efficiently.

As-built Surveys

We offer as-built survey services throughout every stage of development in various construction projects, including commercial buildings, residential homes, and infrastructure projects. Our 360°approach to every building site allows us to provide as-built surveys highlighting improvements and conquering your site's challenges that may occur during development.

During the as-built survey, our surveyors will take precise measurements of the project's physical features and structures, including its walls, floors, ceilings, and utilities, and create a detailed 2D or 3D model of the project. Based on the gathered information, our engineers will advise on improving the overall quality of construction work and reducing the risk of errors and omissions in construction.

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Frequently asked questions

Building Site Surveying Services UK

01What type of projects will require site surveying services?

Surveying services are essential in the early stages of any construction project, especially new developments. Our task is to ensure that the site is suitable for development and to provide the information required to design safe and efficient structures.
Many types of construction projects may require surveying services. Here are some examples:

Buildings: Our site surveying services are often required for new building projects, whether it's a single-family home, a commercial building, or a large-scale development. As site surveyors, we determine the property's boundaries, assess the land's topography, and create a site plan that considers factors such as access roads, drainage, and utility lines.

Infrastructure: Our surveying services are also essential for infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, tunnels, and pipelines. Our experienced surveyors assess the site conditions and provide detailed information on the topography, soil type, and existing infrastructure to help design safe and efficient structures.

Land development: Surveying services are essential for land development projects, including subdivisions, housing developments, and commercial or industrial parks. Our surveys provide information on the property boundaries, the location of existing structures and infrastructure, and any potential issues that may need to be addressed, such as wetlands, flood zones, or steep slopes.

Environmental projects: Our site surveying services can also be helpful in environmental projects like wetland restoration or habitat mapping. We can provide detailed information on the topography and soil conditions to help with the design and implementation of the project.

02How do you conduct site surveying?

Our site surveying process typically involves the following steps:

Establishing the scope of work: The first step is to determine the scope of your site survey. The scope of the study will depend on the size and complexity of the project and the specific requirements/regulations we’ll need to follow.
Site visit and data gathering: Our survey team will gather data on the site, including the boundaries, topography, and location of existing structures and infrastructure. We’ll use various tools, including GPS, total stations, and 3D laser scanning, to collect all information necessary to prepare site plans.

Site plans preparation: Once we gather all needed data, our survey team will prepare site plans that show the location of the proposed building or buildings, as well as any site features such as access roads, parking areas, and drainage systems. The plans will also show the location of existing structures and infrastructure, such as utility lines and stormwater systems.
Approvals & revisions: The site plans must be reviewed and approved by regulatory agencies such as local planning boards, zoning boards, and environmental agencies. Our site survey specialists may need to revise the plans based on feedback from these agencies.

Stake out the building footprint: Once the plans are approved, our team will stake out the building footprint on the site. This phase involves placing markers or stakes that show the exact location of the corners of the building.

Conducting the construction staking: As the building construction progresses, our survey team will conduct construction staking to ensure that the structure is constructed according to the approved plans. They’ll use markers or stakes that show the location of important features such as the foundation, walls, and roof.

Site surveying services may vary depending on the site characteristics, construction type and environmental challenges.

03Are site surveys always required?

Site surveys are not always required but are highly recommended for most construction projects. A site survey provides information about the area, including the boundaries, topography, and existing structures and infrastructure locations. This information is essential for the design and planning of the project, as well as for obtaining necessary permits and approvals from regulatory agencies.

A site survey may not be necessary in some cases, such as minor renovation projects or small additions to existing structures. However, it is still essential to understand the site conditions well to ensure the project is feasible and complies with local regulations.

A site survey is almost always required for larger construction projects, such as new buildings or infrastructure. Our surveys provide information on the site critical for the project's design and planning, such as the location of utility lines, the slope of the land, and any potential environmental or geological hazards.

04How long does it take to perform a site survey?

The timeframe of a site survey will differ depending on the size and complexity of the site, and the specific requirements. A site survey takes us anywhere from a few hours to several days or even weeks to complete.

For smaller sites or simpler projects, a survey may take only a few hours to complete. Our survey team can quickly gather the necessary data and prepare site plans for the project.

Our site survey services may take several days or even weeks to complete for bigger sites or complex projects. Our team must gather detailed data on the large-scale site, including the boundaries, topography, and location of existing structures and infrastructure. They may also need to obtain necessary approvals from regulatory agencies and revise the plan based on the feedback, which can add to the project's overall timeline.