What is a Land Survey?

Land Surveys which are technically called Topographical Surveys produce detailed accurate plan drawings identifying both natural and man-made features within a specified area.
 
Land Surveys drawings show permanent features such as buildings, walls, street furniture, roads, fences, trees and streams. The accurately captured details can define the ground and its boundaries. Ground surface contours and spot levels show the elevation of the terrain.

Land Surveys are used by architects, developers, engineers, building contractors and others to accurately visualise their sites and help bring forward development. 

Why is a Land Survey required?

Land surveys are usually required for planning, architectural design and civil engineering for early stages of construction projects. Their applications cover from small residential projects such as house extensions to major infrastructural projects including railways and airports.
 
Architects and engineers will need accurate digital plans of their site area to produce good design and construction drawings. The survey data can also be used for planning, flood risk analysis, rights of light, boundary survey, land registry submissions or volumetric calculations.
 
Whatever the project that you are considering, a thorough accurate survey drawing will reduce the risk of costly downstream mistakes caused by unforeseen issues.
 
 

Why use Cura Surveys for your Land Survey?

Cura Surveys is regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

RICS enforces the highest professional standards in the industry. As a regulated firm, our topographical surveys are carried out in accordance with the standards set by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), ’Measured surveys of land buildings and utilities,’ 3rd edition.

We are a team of highly experienced land surveyors, having worked on many UK’s major infrastructural projects including Crossrail, London Olympics and Heathrow Airport Terminal 2.