Land Surveys are invariably required prior to new developments. Clients include developers, architects, civil engineers, local authorities, service providers, religious bodies and the leisure industry.
The purpose of a land survey is to provide an accurate computer model of a site so that the client can plan, design and locate projects with precision and confidence.
A land survey can be an extremely detailed map of an area upon which every minute detail is depicted (which can be quite expensive) down to a skeletal map just showing a few key features, i.e. merely enough to enable a client to get started with an outline planning application (the cheapest option).
All our land surveys are captured on site using electronic equipment and data loggers. The data is then downloaded onto a surveying software package and edited. After editing, the survey is transferred to Autocad for despatch. Ink on film and paper plots can also be prepared although the most usual format is for a computer file containing the survey to be sent as an email attachment. We can also send as a PDF where the client wishes to forward on to a third party who does not have Autocad or other design package.
Information usually depicted on a Land Survey
- Roads with channel lines
- Paths with levels
- Walls by width
- Fences by type
- Buildings by external footprint
- Ground surface changes
- Hedges by rootline & extent of canopy
- Non-woodland trees >100mm trunk dia (with trunk size and max spread)
- Bushes & shrubs by group outline
- Ditches by width & bed-level
- Streams & rivers by width with flow arrows
- Lakes by extent & water-level
- Banks by top & bottom line & level
- Overhead cables in plan only
- Manholes with cover levels
- Inspection chambers with cover levels
- Street furniture in plan only
- Spot levels at 15m intervals & changes of grade
- Local grid
- Levels to OS (Ordnance Survey) datum
- Survey control stations