Topographic Land Surveys Birmingham

Section of topographical survey

What is a Topographical Survey Birmingham?

A topographical survey, commonly referred to as a land survey, meticulously maps out the contours, levels, and intricate features of the land you're planning to develop. This invaluable document offers an accurate representation of your project site, showcasing the location of neighbouring buildings, trees, and drainage systems. 

These surveys are not only crucial for envisioning the site layout but also for identifying any discrepancies between the site and your project blueprints. In short, a topographical land survey is indispensable for anyone looking to develop or alter land.

Why Choose Bury Associates?

At Bury Associates, our dedicated team of specialist surveyors conducts topographical surveys in Birmingham to the highest professional standards. Utilising cutting-edge equipment like the latest total stations, drones, GNSS technology, and 3D laser scanners, we significantly reduce the risk of human error. Our high-tech approach ensures that our surveys are both accurate and scalable.

What Information is Included in a Land Survey Birmingham?

Your topographic survey will include features such as:

  • Manholes, inspection chambers and service covers for gas, water, electricity and telecoms
  • The height and position of neighbouring buildings
  • Power and telephone lines
  • Walls, fences and site boundaries
  • Roads, kerbs, tracks and verges
  • Any water features (waterways, ponds etc.)
  • Drainage systems
  • Vegetation on the site, including the spread and trunk size of all trees
Topographic Land Survey in Birmingham

Underground Service Tracing for Birmingham

In addition to surface features, Birmingham topographic surveys from Bury Associates offer underground services tracing as an invaluable component for comprehensive site analysis. Employing advanced techniques such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electromagnetic Locators, our team is proficient at identifying and mapping underground utilities like gas lines, electrical cables, water mains, and telecommunications conduits. This data provides an essential layer of information that minimises the risk of accidental service strikes, thereby ensuring a safer and more efficient development process.

By incorporating underground services tracing into your topographic survey, you not only safeguard your project but also facilitate smoother coordination between planners, engineers, and contractors. This holistic approach enables us to deliver a thorough site representation that aids in accurate planning and design, ultimately saving both time and resources in the long term.

Benefits of a Topographic Survey Birmingham

Conducting a topographic survey can have numerous advantages for your project management. It helps in:

  • Identifying any hidden issues, potentially saving considerable time and money
  • Providing vital information about ground conditions, affecting the long-term stability of your project
  • Offering a definitive account of property boundaries, reducing land ownership disputes
  • Creating a historical record of the site for future reference

Our Technology and Software

Once the surveying process is complete, our advanced AutoCAD software produces comprehensive 2D and 3D drawings of the site. These can be downloaded in various formats, including DXF, DWG, and PDF, offering you maximum flexibility.

Topographic Surveys Birmingham: Compliance and Standards

All of our Birmingham-based surveys adhere rigorously to the standards set by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), ensuring that you receive a product of the highest quality.


How to Obtain a Topographic Survey in Birmingham

  1. Contact us and let us know your site details and what you need.
  2. We’ll provide you with a fixed price quotation.
  3. Our surveyors will visit your site and map out everything required.
  4. We will process the site data then provide your survey promptly.

Our Promise

At Bury Associates we’re committed to providing surveys that exactly meet meet your project’s requirements. We deliver cost-effective and professional results, presenting them in the format that best suits you. Any additional information crucial to the success of your project will be provided by our experienced surveyors.