Setting Out Services

At Royal Surveys, we offer a setting out service for a variety of projects including buildings, boundaries, roads, pilling projects, steel frames and many other projects. Using AutoCAD drawings we can extract the necessary data to create coordinate listings and a dataset to set out directly onto to groundworks at the development sites using our Total stations. 


When the right process is followed and the correct quality checks are put in place when the work is being carried out any errors that may arise will be picked up immediately. We ensure the time is taken to ensure we have the most up to date version of a site plan and that the building coordinates are calculated correctly.

Here are the early steps we take in to ensure a successful setting out process:

Step 1

All stations are calibrated on a yearly basis by a trained professional. A certificate of calibration is available for each piece of surveying equipment and can be sent to the client prior to going on site. Tribrachs and Levels are also subject to rigorous tests on a regular basis to ensure that they are working correctly.

Step 2

Architects and engineers drawings are also checked and overlaid on top of each other as well as on top of the topographic survey to ensure that any discrepancies are easily detected prior to a site visit.

Step 3

Setting out coordinates are calculated prior to going on site using Applications in CAD software and uploaded onto our Leica total stations. There are no human calculations used in this process which greatly reduces the risk of human error.

Step 4

Using the total station with the uploaded coordinates, our land surveyors can easily set up a network of control stations and reference objects in order to set out the points required on site.

In Need of our Setting Out Services?

If you require our setting out services please contact us at Or alternatively give us a call on 01926 679882. We will be happy to help you with your survey requirements.

Royal Surveys are a Midlands based company, offering a variety of setting out surveying services throughout the UK. We can send high quality surveyors to carry out topographical surveys, measured building surveys and underground detection surveys, then using the data collected, our team of setting out engineers will get your project ready to start construction.

If you need a site setting out engineer or a surveyor, Contact Us for a free, no obligation quotation.


  • New buildings
  • Foundations
  • Brickwork
  • Stud walls
  • RC slabs
  • Cladding
  • Columns
  • Roads and road curves
  • Drainage layouts
  • Ground beams
  • Piles
  • Gridlines