Site Engineering Services Ltd provides a range of Site Survey Solutions.

Setting Out

Are you looking for accurate, efficient, setting out survey solutions to take your project from paper to the ground?

What we do

At SES, we combine years of professional expertise with the latest technology, to produce survey solutions that are accurate, always meet specification standards and provide the appropriate level of support for your project, large or small.

From initial site formation, foundations and service trenches, through to brickwork corners and holding down bolts, our engineers are equipped and experienced to set out pretty much anything. Setting out is what we do, so look no further. Our CAD-based methods of data extraction produce error-free setting out. We only work from Autocad drawings, but we also have software to convert pdfs into Autocad if that is the only format available.

We pride ourselves in producing clear and accurate setting out and briefing the site guys on exactly what our pins/lines mean so that there are no queries once we have left site.

How we do it

We can work from co-ordinates, annotated drawings or AutoCAD to provide high quality, accurate survey data, no matter how complex the design. Our surveyors take data and pinpoint positions, setting out features from pileworks and drainage, to above ground features such as brickwork and stud walls. We use GPS systems, giving us real-time coordinates from National Ordnance Survey data, total station or digital levelling techniques so that, whatever the size of your project, the result is always precise, accurate and carried out to your deadline.

From single building residential projects, major buildings like hotels, hospitals, commercial warehouse buildings to full on housing estates. We have the right skillset and appropriate technology to carry out setting out surveys that meet all quality assurance standards. For small projects, we can offer mobile teams that visit your site as and when required, and for larger projects, we can set up a fully computerised office to support your staff, and any subcontractors, through the entire setting out process to minimise the risk of problems.

Topographical Surveys

Are you looking for a detailed topographical surveying service which will accurately map out contours and features from an original design?

What we do

Here at SES we carry out topographical surveys and measured existing building surveys, enabling the project to get off to the best possible start using the correct existing site information.

We produce industry standard drawings locating existing features which may be relevant to your project, including reduced levels referenced to Ordnance Survey data, so that from the start we are all working with the same information. Your structural engineer and your architect will be on the same page, so to speak.

Our surveys are accurate enough to provide you with the confidence to know that your design will fit on the site as you intended.

How we do it

Our topographical surveys are produced using a combination of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Robotic Total Stations and Digital Levelling Techniques to effectively capture data in two or three dimensions. An accurate topographical survey can be crucial to determine the next points of liaison in a construction project, so our surveys are completed to accuracy requirements of within 2mm horizontal and 1mm vertical.

Volume Surveys

Are you looking for accurate volume surveys to assess stockpile volumes, to calculate resources needed for extraction or to solve a waterlogging problem?

At SES, we use state-of-the art technology and the latest processing software to ensure we provide incredibly precise and detailed volume reports.

How we do it

With a team of experienced surveyors, using the latest technology and tools, we can accurately determine 3-D models of stockpiled supplies or excavated quantities, which can be delivered as cubic meter measurements.

Whether you are looking to determine actual earthwork quantities against design quantities, or calculate volumes of cuts and embankment fill, our volume surveys are always performed to the highest degree of accuracy and quality assurance.

From survey reports on small scale residential projects, to volume calculations on large landfill sites, we have a vast range of experience in volume surveys of all complexity.


We can provide volume control deliverables as reports, either hard copy, digitally or both. We can also provide 2D or 3D drawings, triangulation or contour models and cross sections.

To get an accurate analysis of volumes on your site that will enable you to allocate resources, solve issues or meet planning constraints, talk to us today about volume measurement solutions.