Topographical land surveys are a useful part of the design process, particularly if you're building on sloping or undulating ground. A land survey provides your design team with a contoured plan which can aid in the design of foundations or retaining walls. In rural situations you may need to construct a soakaway in close proximity to a water source, in which case a land survey is recommended by SEPA.
If you were in any doubt about the suitability of ground conditions or protected species a full site investigation would be recommended.
Prior to acquiring land it is advisable to carry out a search for mains services, along with investigations for any onerous constraints.
Our investigation includes an Ordnance Survey map indicating the location of your existing or proposed boundaries. This is overlaid with critical services and constraints data, including the location of nearby mains services such as electricity, water or gas pipelines. An enhanced search can also confirm the presence of any low/medium/high pressure gas pipelines, oil pipelines and SEPA flood risk information.
If you're interested in buying land or property and are unable to establish the landowner, we can carry out investigations to identify the landowner. If you wish we can also carry out negotiations on your behalf.
Should you acquire new land, or require plans as part of a boundary dispute, we can produce new title deeds plans for your property in cooperation with your legal adviser.