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An accurate picture of your surroundings

2014-09-24 06:44:42

Buildings have to start somewhere, and to choose that somewhere, you need to know the lay of your land. With our topographical surveys, you’ll have all the information you need to make the most cost-effective and time-efficient build.

 A Google map pin

Detailed map of site

A topographical survey is an in-depth look at your site as it stands today, including existing buildings, elevations in the landscape, presence of water, and vegetation such as trees. We can work at various scales to suit your budget, the more detailed scales taking longer and thus costing a little more. The resulting topographical map can either cover your entire site or an area of special interest.

 A compass

Choosing where to build

Our detailed surveys really help with the decision of where to lay your foundations. By combining this survey with soil analysis, you’ll be able to see the parts of your site that are most level, most stable and most practical for your project. The end result will be a smoother, easier build and a property that will stand firmer for longer, without you having to worry about damage from subsidence.

 A person standing on a slope

Site levelling

For some sites, there are no naturally-occurring flat areas. A topographical survey will make the job easier for your groundwork contractors, who will use the survey as a reference point to reduce the land in the most cost-effective way. Since it includes trees and water features, the survey will also show where any extra landscaping work is necessary, aiding the tree surgeons and dewatering contractors you hire.

 A house with trees in the front garden

To hold your building site in your hands, email us today at info@smithbaxter.co.uk


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