A comprehensive land survey is one of the key tasks of any building development. An accurate and thorough survey provides the foundation for all future work to proceed with confidence.  


I aim to provide a professional service to clients that call for the services of a Land Surveyor. Architects, Engineers and Developers need precise information to plan site development from inception to completion. 

The latest survey technology is used. We use Trimble S6 Robotic Total Stations. The speed of data acquisition is a marked improvement on the 2- man operation. The instrument not only surveys faster but it cuts out the need for an assistant. A saving that is passed onto the customer. A crucial component of the Trimble S6 is direct reflex measurement. Clients are increasingly asking for ridge and eave levels of buildings. With direct reflex technology it is possible to quickly and accurately measure objects that are impossible to access.


To process data we use a combination of LSS and AutoCAD software. The finished product can be a paper plot or a DWG/DXF drawing file emailed or shared through our server facility. 

BEng Engineering Surveying from Nottingham Trent University (1994). First employment was for a Civil & Structural Consultancy. The survey tasks were varied and included the following. Topographical surveys, setting out, deformation monitoring, floor plan surveys and volumetric surveys. I moved to the Ordnance Survey in 1996. Working out of the London office I helped to keep the capitals 1:1250 digital mapping up to date. The lure of adventure enticed me into working overseas for the oil and gas exploration industry and I left the UK in 1998. I worked in North Africa, Russia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. I formed this company in late 2002.


In addition to this I have been on 4 expeditions to survey Mount Etna, Sicily. The method of survey on the first expedition was trilateration (angle and distance measurements). On subsequent trips GPS was used. The intention was to measure the deformation of the mountain to hopefully find a correlation between observed movements with volcanic activity.


The company is protected with Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance.

All site surveys are individually priced. Setting Out can be priced by the hour, day or on a Contract basis.

Why Cornish Engineering Surveys?

  • Accurate and thorough surveys
  • Professional service to all clients
  • Utilise the latest survey technology
  • Providing 3D Laser Scanning with in house processing with wide ranging deliverables
  • All site surveys are individually priced
  • Working with a diverse range of clients across many sectors
  • Giving our clients exactly what they want in the format they need
  • Protected with Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance