A topographical, detail, or contour survey gathers data on all land features and details. These surveys locate and measure all natural and man-made features and levels.

Topographic surveys for retail, commercial or industrial properties.

Your new piece of land can be mapped with accuracy and great detail during the design phase of your building project with a topographical survey, ensuring your project gets off to the best start.


Showing the contours of the land, valleys, slopes and depressions, these surveys also define physical features in detail, both natural and man-made, such as vegetation, buildings, and roads within your boundaries. Topographical and detail surveys also include elevations, road names, and further building details to give you all the information you need to plan efficiently.


Why do I need a topographical feature and level survey?

  • Accurately locating and measuring all land/building features.

  • Before constructing or extending a building.

  • For land valuation purposes.

  • To determine existing conditions of a site, and discover any issues.

  • Providing architects and engineers with precise information for design purposes.

  • To show where new structures could be included, and what kind of structures will fit.


A Topographical Survey is a valuable resource to determine how well your design will sit within the landscape, how nature may influence your design and what type of design you can produce efficiently. Our experienced, licensed, Land Surveyors will work directly with you through the process from end to end to ensure your project development is a success.


Our typical process

We utilise the latest surveying technology to capture our data then produce our topographical survey plans. Using the latest CAD software programs the data is analysed and processed accurately to produce our topographical survey drawings. The equipment we use is state of the art, ranging from traditional total stations to 3D laser scanning or RPA (drone). We only use the latest software tools including AutoCAD & Revit.

Once our plans are drafted, they go through an intensive QA process via an independent audit to ensure that what we have captured is delivered to the highest levels of accuracy possible.

In summary;

  • Initial consultation to ensure we can meet your needs.

  • Agree on a scope of work.

  • A site visit is organised with one of our qualified technicians with the necessary data collection equipment.

  • All data is then processed via our team located in one of our offices around the Country.

  • All plans or drawings are then independently reviewed via our QA process.

  • All deliverables are then created for viewing in PDF, AutoCAD or Revit.

  • We also have the ability to create a 3D scan or virtual tour of your property to create a fully interactive view of a site.

Topographical survey samples

See some of our case studies