Topographical Surveys

An accurate and up to date Topographical survey is a vital link in the Project design process.

We can provide topographical surveys for a wide variety of clients both locally and nation wide. At present we can usually start and finish complete a survey within 5 days of survey of commission.  Our Topographical surveys are carried out to RICS standard and also tailored to meet each individual client’s specific needs.


CDS use 1-man Robotic Total Stations & GPS equipment, As long as lone working can be covered within our risk assessment. A single man operation allows us to keep costs low and pass the savings onto our customers.

Coordinate Systems

All of the surveys carried out by CDS are related to Ordnance Survey datum & National Grid unless specifically requested otherwise. This simplifies the relationship between different data sets by using the nation standard.  This also leaves the survey easy extendable at any time.

Data Presentation

We provide data in a number of standard formats such as dwg, dxf, dwl genio, pdf, csv and xyz (text). Our standard issue is dwg, pdf and hard copies however there is no extra charge for additional data sets.

Project Management

In addition to single sites we are able to cope with multi site survey projects on a national scale. Our personnel have extensive experience in this field, managing the delivery ourselves, allows the client to focus on other areas of his Project.

Email us your outline survey requirements for a free quotation

Precision Control

Establishing accurate and reliable control is necessary before construction of any new job  and CDS understands that the importance of survey control is the backbone to any project – in order to provide accurate coordinates upon which the survey data is to be related. Local or national survey grids can be installed from simple traverses up to large scale GPS networks to satisfy a variety of clients needs.

If you have data and wish to avoid the cost involved in commissioning a further survey, or you want to ensure your data is accurate, then we also offer an independent verification service of existing survey control and data, so you can ensure the information you have is suitable for your requirements.