We have touched on the importance of an accurate survey from the outset but we feel it is so important we really should labour the point a little.
Unless the base information is correct, all other information in drawn & written form cannot be truly relied upon as being accurate.
Sometimes this is ok, maybe when it is a smaller project where any finer details and late changes can be managed during the construction phase. However, in most cases inaccuracy on either a sub-standard survey or an out-of-date historical survey can cause problems, cost time and therefore money just when you as the client do not need it. No one wants to go back to their financial directors asking for additional funding because the initial information was incorrect.
We see surveys as a cost effective way to start any project, eliminating the risk of error and providing the foundations to any successful project.