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Do you need a land survey in the Heysham Area ?
Christians have you covered!

The team at Christians carry out a wide range of measured land / topographical services across Lancashire. These include surveys for private and commercial clients, local authorities and other governmental bodies.

A topographical survey is a detailed mapping and measurement process that accurately represents the physical features and terrain of a particular piece of land or area. It involves collecting data about natural and man-made elements such as changes in height and surfaces, rivers, buildings, roads, and vegetation. A surveyor uses specialized equipment like total stations and GPS technology to create highly detailed cad plans, showing elevation changes and three-dimensional characteristics of the landscape. Topographical surveys are crucial for various applications, including urban planning, architectural design, engineering design, construction projects, environmental assessments, and land development. They provide essential information to ensure that development and infrastructure projects are appropriately designed and executed.

All efforts are made to produce the highest accuracy plans, if you are an individual requesting a topographical survey your architect or design team will likely have given you details on what levels of accuracy you require (usually a RICS banding).

We can provide a specification guidance sheet with a tick list of features to collect and accuracy guidelines. If you require a survey for a specialist project like a highways or watercourse survey we recommend contacting us to discuss the details and the quotation in detail.

Do I need a 2D or 3D survey?

A 2D topographical survey provides a flat representation of the land’s surface, focusing on horizontal details like property boundaries, roads, and elevation contours. It is typically adequate for basic land planning and design and is usually used on a smaller architectural project.

On the other hand, a 3D topographical survey offers a more comprehensive view, capturing both horizontal and vertical details. It provides precise data on elevation changes, slopes, and any irregularities in the terrain. This level of detail is essential for complex engineering projects, site grading, and flood risk assessments.

In summary, while a 2D survey suffices for general land use planning, a 3D topographical survey is indispensable for projects demanding precise knowledge of the land’s three-dimensional characteristics. The good news is that Christians process all data in 3D so we can provide you with both 2D and 3D plans from the offset.


Theteam at Christians exceeded our expectations by not oly providing the requested 2D cad plans of our site but also in 3D. The topographical survey included everything on site and was really nicely edited for ease of use for our design base. Michael (Commercial Architect)

Photograph: Chris Jackson

Kira Greenwood

Operations Director

If you would like to discuss a land survey or any of our other services please don’t hesitate to contact me at our Preston office.

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