Land Surveys & Site Investigations

Along with our 2D and 3D Topographical surveys we offer a range of accompanying services.

Our management team will be happy to pull together a package of services to suit your unique project requirements.

Topographical Surveys

Utilising specialist technology, our expert survey teams produce a range of topographic surveying products, tailored specifically to your individual needs.
Whether your site is greenfield, brownfield, urban or rural, Lane & Frankham’s expert management team will employ the correct technology to achieve the desired result.

Utilising specialist technology, our expert survey teams produce a range of topographic surveying products, tailored specifically to your individual needs.

  • Our projects range in size from small domestic developments to large scale town centre redevelopments, such as Stevenage New Town Centre.
  • Accurate topographical information provides a solid base for all design and construction works that follow.
  • Our surveys can be specified to Ordnance Survey National Grid and Datum or your unique site grid.
  • Our surveys can be specified with Underground services tracing included to your desired specification.
  • The information provided may inform planning decision, aid design or influence conservation.
  • Data capture is undertaken with laser scanning technology. Scanning may be terrestrial or drone based.

CCTV Surveys

We provide specialised drain care solutions across the country, ensuring that all our services are executed with the utmost professionalism, adhering to the highest standards, and guaranteeing customer satisfaction. Our team of skilled engineers operates using cutting-edge technology, enabling us to deliver efficient services while remaining cost-effective. We prioritise exceptional customer care, ensuring that our clients receive the best possible experience.

Our range of services includes:

  • Investigative CCTV inspection Surveys with Wincan software generated reports. Pipesizes ranging from 100mm to 1,000mm
  • Locating & drain tracing
  • Sonar underwater pipe profiling
  • Leak testing

Drone Surveys

UAV technology is increasing becoming an integrated part of the surveyor’s tool pallet.

Whether capturing photographic imagery to aid condition reporting, producing highly accurate point cloud information of inaccessible roof areas of buildings or Lidar surveys for large topographic surveys, UAV’s can provide a timely and cost effective solution to a wide range of complex measurement issues.

Lane & Frankham can provide a diverse set of solutions to your unique issue.

  • Photographic and Video Surveys
  • Point Cloud Production (Photographic or Lidar based)
  • Internal Drone Surveys (Confined spaces / Dangerous structures)

Movement Monitoring

Our monitoring services provide comprehensive solutions for assessing and safeguarding the stability, integrity, and performance of various structures and environments, ensuring peace of mind for our clients.

  • Specification, system design and budget costing
  • Instrumentation procurement
  • On-site system installation, commissioning, testing and removal
  • Online data presentation

Targeted Monitoring:

  • Slopes and embankments
  • Structure settlement or deformation – e.g. bridges, buildings, services (including underground), other infrastructure
  • Foundations – e.g. piles or other deep foundations
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Geotechnical monitoring


  • Surveying monitoring
  • Photographic monitoring
  • Fibre-optic monitoring

Underground Services Investigation

Lane & Frankham offer a comprehensive range of underground utility mapping. All our surveys are compliant with PAS 128 Specification for underground utility detection, verification and location.

This may range from a desktop studies of statutory undertakers records (STATS) to full 2D or 3D site underground services investigations.

Utilities surveys can be procured in conjunction with a topographic survey or as a standalone service that can be plotted on your supplied topographic survey.

Where required traffic management can be arranged to allow covers in highways to be safely accessed.

Our utilities teams work closely with our CCTV teams should a combined approach be required.