Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Topographical Survey?

A Topographical Survey (or Land Survey) takes a specified area and creates a plan detailing both the man made and natural elements. With top of the range Robotic Leica Total Stations we can create accurate topographical surveys. We normally deliver the drawings in AutoCad (.dwg) and .pdf formats, but we can help with other outputs as well if required. We are flexible in our approach and we can tailor the output and specifications to each particular job.

What is a Measured Building Survey?

In general, we are asked to provide with floor plans, which derive from a Measured Building Survey (MBS). In addition to floor plans, MBS generally includes elevations and sections, but this depends on what you require the survey for. Usually the architects or designers that you work with will tell you the exact requirements. We use Robotic Total Stations and 3D Laser Scanners for MBS. This allows us to survey quickly and to a high degree of precision. We can tailor the output with your exact specification, so you can rest assured that you only pay for what you need.

How do you trace Undeground Utilities?

The scope of a Utility Survey is to trace and find underground utilities. People refer to it as Utility Survey, Underground Survey, Underground Scanning, GPR Survey, etc. The GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) is just a tracing device that we use together with other technologies (Radiodetection). A typical Utility Survey to PAS128 B2 (see Utility Surveys section for the PAS128 full table) includes a research for Utility Plans from Utility providers (BT, Severn Trent Water, National Grid, etc), after which we use Radiodetection and GPR technologies to trace and verify the underground utilities. Usually we are asked to provide a Topographical Survey together with the Utility Survey, so therefore the end result will be an accurate plan with visible features and underground services.

How to Submit a Quotation?

If you plan on submitting a quotation we do our best to make the process as quick and simple as possible. To submit a quotation, it would be helpful if you can supply us with details of the site along with other information including your name and the name of your company if applicable. Once we have received this, we will reply to you with regards to the fee that we deem fair to charge, how long the job will take and other variables.