What is a Topographical Survey?

A Topographical survey (land survey) is the accurate and detailed mapping of the natural and man-made features within an area.

Why is a Topographical Survey needed?

– Residential Planning
– Housing/Commercial
– Redevelopment
– Highway Design
– Identify specific features of an area
– Garden Design
– Location of trees and tree canopies
– Location of boundaries for disputes
– Development or alterations to land use
– To create a 3D model of the area
– For historical records

Surveys can be provided in many formats but are usually provided in 2D/3D CAD & PDF.


We use the latest technologies such as laser scanners or Total Stations linked to tablets to provide highly accurate and precise measured building surveys.

All quotes are tailored to the clients requirements.

We can produce a wide range of outputs such as:
Roof Plans
Elevations (Internal/External)
Cross Sections
Reflected Ceiling Plans
3D BIM Models


Elevations are surveyed remotely using a Faro 3D laser scanner or Leica Reflectorless Instrument.

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Sections can be produced through any point on a building and can show either the simple section detail or elevational information up to a distance away from the section line.

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Detailed floor plans which include as standard: walls, columns, beams and other structural elements, doors/windows with heights, floor and ceiling levels, room use.

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We can also carry out area surveys for rating and valuation.

GEA – Gross External Area
GIA – Gross Internal Area
NIA – Net Internal Area

All surveys are undertaken to the RICS Guidance for “Measured Surveys of Land, Buildings and Utilities“

Topographical Surveys are also commonly combined with a Measured Building Survey to fully understand a sites layout.

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I recently used Modrics Surveyors for a structural survey on a house I was buying. I found them to be extremely professional and reliable. The report was extremely thorough and was turned around promptly. The surveyor was able to answer all of my questions. A pleasure to do business with them and would highly recommend.

S Edmunds

We was so impressed with the accuracy and professionalism provided by Modrics. I received a quote within 15 minutes of my request, and it was booked in 2 days after and I received the report a day after the inspection. Very pleased with the service from start to finish.

R Johnson

Very happy with service provided, was booked in quickly for a Tuesday report delivered on Wednesday. Lots of information and the rough costs really helped guide us.

L Bean

A very thorough report issued covering all aspects of the property which was then used as a successful negotiating tool. Very happy with the service supplied. Thanks again.

V Oakes

Really happy wit the the service I received from the Team at Modrics. The report provided was detailed and contained pictures and outlined costs for the works.

Edmund Lucas

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