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What is a Setting Out Service?

A setting out service is a key part of the preparation on any construction site. It is the process of transferring the building plan onto the land using precisely set out points and markers for features such as excavation, foundations, balance ponds, kerbs and path edges, services, site drainage and new boundaries.

Fosse Surveying offers a variety of setting out services from the initial site visit through to the checking of the final work and producing as-built drawings of the site area.


When is a Setting Out Service needed?

The importance of setting out is necessary for all construction projects that will need to be carried out within a strict boundary, such as

  • Existing building extensions
  • Any type of construction (from a small house to a retail park or a tall building)
  • Tunnels, bridges, and roads

Many small developments overlook the importance of setting out correctly, believing that it is an unnecessary expense. Numerous incidents have been reported of incorrect, inaccurate setting out, costing developers a tall sum, because road layouts, plot positions, and drainage layouts had to be adapted as the development wasn't feasible.


How can our Setting Out Service benefit you?

  • It will allow you to ensure all plans are true to the land and that they fall correctly within the land boundaries to prevent any boundary disputes down the line
  • They will also provide an accurate guide for construction workers to follow.
  • As a result of this service, the risk of inaccurate construction will be reduced and eliminated
  • Having to revisit a site is time-consuming and expensive, so this saves time and budget.
  • The technology we use for this service is high-quality, proven, and well-known, making it the best in the industry.

If you require our setting out services, please contact us at Or alternatively, give us a call on 0116 2325169. We will be happy to help you with your survey requirements.



What is the importance of setting out surveying?

In addition to guiding the workers, setting out ensures that the construction remains within its legal boundaries. As a result, there will be no disputes about property boundaries or access rights in the future.

Who carries out a setting out survey?

A setting out engineer is responsible for conducting a setting out survey. They will be responsible for a variety of tasks including setting out the site, overseeing quality control, running the latest update meetings, and planning and organising work.


How do I obtain a setting out survey?

A team of expert surveyors at Fosse Surveying are available to answer any questions you may have, including questions about setting out surveys. If you need more information about setting up surveys or are ready to contact us, our team is here to help.

We work with you to produce detailed documents to your requirements, on time and within budget. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call on 0116 2325169 or email us at


Get in touch

If you’re looking for a company that provides high quality surveying that offers an excellent all round customer experience, you’ve come to the right place.

Head office:
Old Vicarage, Market Place, Castle Donington, Derbyshire DE74 2JB

Regional Office:
The Old Rectory, Main St, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8DG

0116 2325169 - office 07359 617813 - on-site team