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Underground Utility Maps and Mapping

Keep workers safe and know the whereabouts of buried utilities…

What is utility mapping?

Utility mapping is the process of identifying and highlighting any buried utilities such as gas pipes, water main, electric cables and telecomms. Through this service, information can be found on the location, positioning and type of underground utility, making it a very useful tool for developers and project managers.

One of the main benefits to utility mapping a site is to reduce the risk of damage to these buried utilities through knowledge of said utilities’ location. Being able to correctly map out the location of a certain cable or pipe will allow workers to avoid striking it or cause damage to the apparatus, exposing themselves to potential explosions or bursts in the process.

We’ve seen the kind of damage that can be done by a burst pipe or a struck cable, so having a full report on any buried utilities on a site is crucial to health and safety of everyone on the project. Damage to utilities not only puts workers in harms way, but will likely result in a temporary site shutdown, leading to costly delays on the project.

To avoid all this, get an accurate Utility Map from the experts.

The service

We provide a cost effective Utility Maps for anyone needing to locate buried utilities. This may be necessary at the acquisition, feasibility, design or construction phase of a project…

We collate information from all the relevant utility companies on your behalf and compile a pack of information and plans for each site.


With our underground utility maps service you will enjoy:

  • Free 24/7 Instant Quotes
  • 24/7 Online Ordering
  • UK’s Most Comprehensive Online Utilities Search
  • Fast Response Times
  • Professional PDF Search Reports
  • 30-day Payments on Account
  • Free Telephone Support
  • Prices from £58+VAT


Our fee for this starts at £58.00 + VAT + disbursements per utility – we will confirm the cost with you by email before proceeding.

The disbursements per search are typically £30 – £270 in total depending on the site location and your search requirements – the actual costs will be confirmed to you by email as soon as we process the enquiry.

Searches over a large area (typically more than 200m x 200m) are not covered by our basic charge – we will confirm costs for these with you prior to proceeding with any searches.

We may be able to offer an express expedited service – this will usually result in plans being issued to you in less than 1 working day. We charge an additional £7.50 + VAT for this service; there is also usually an increase in the charges levied by the relevant utility companies which you will be advised of in our enquiry confirmation email.

Please note that we are not always able to offer this service depending on which area the enquiry is in – if we are unable to we will again confirm this in the enquiry confirmation email. If this option is required please submit enquiries before 3.30pm.


How it works

We offer a full online solution that will take you less than 5 minutes to request a utility search.

Simply register/login and provide the following information to place an order or receive a FREE quotation.

Provide your site location details

  • The website will allow you to double check you have the right location using Streetmap.
  • You have the option to attach a plan showing the marked area you wish to search.
  • Choose Underground Utility Maps Options You Wish
  • Our basic search includes issuing plans as hard copies and .pdf files and this search covers gas, electric, water, sewer, BT and oil/gas pipelines.

There are further options for a more comprehensive search including searches for IU’s (Independent Utilities) and cable/fibre companies

We also offer a FREE search to determine whether your site may be affected by historical mine workings. If it is, you will have the opportunity to purchase a Consultant’s report produced by the Coal Authority. Find out more about the FREE search here.

You can though opt for a tailor-made search.

We also offer additional services such as utility connections quotes, disconnections/diversions quotes, capacity checks and Section 50 applications that you may wish to add to your order.

There are various help and information pages on the website form as well as cost details to choose which services are appropriate.

Choose your payment options

Payments options are credit and debit card as well as 30 day “on account” payments.

By completing and submitting the above, you will be provided with an estimated price on screen and the confirmed price will be emailed to you within 30 minutes.

If you have requested a quote only, we will wait for your approval before proceeding. On approval, we commence your search the very same working day.