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Utility Search Providers

Save time, money and hassle by outsourcing to the experts…

There’s lots of companies doing various roles (surveyors, mapping/report providers and water companies in the main) who offer desktop utility mapping as one of their propositions.

However, some have come to realise that it is more cost effective to outsource to Cornerstone who will do all the leg work on their behalf and potentially brand the search results for them.

If you’re looking for time efficient, cost effective utility searches, we’re here to help. Our team of experts are on hand to improve cost efficiencies, speed up completion of utility reports, improve the quality of searches and free up staff to focus on higher value jobs.

How Cornerstone can help

  • Cornerstone supply a basic search that will cover the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive.
  • We can also supply a full cable search if required in city/urban areas.
  • Basic searches are generally returned within 1-5 working days and cable searches within 7-10 working days.
  • Completed searches are presented in a simple to read and accessible .pdf format.
  • No obligation quotes are available instantly on-line and confirmed back via email within 20 minutes.
  • We can also provide a CAD drawing service to enable the utilities to be added to other CAD reports and providing an overview of the site showing all the utilities present.
  • We can now also produce a smart.PDF from the CAD drawing that enables you to see an overview in .pdf and turn different utility layers on and off.

What does a basic search cover?

  • Our basic search covers the main utilities, however, you can opt to remove services if you already have plans.
  • Cable and Independent Utilities options are available if required.
  • Our standard search covers up to 200m around a point.
  • We cover projects of any size.


Why use Cornerstone?

  • Speed is of the essence to ensure there are NO delays to your projects.
  • The way we process our searches, there will be no one quicker than us.
  • Some basic searches will be back within 1 working day, with a UK average of 3 working days.
  • We provide the fastest search possible and will not entice you with promises of more expensive, faster searches when they are simply NOT achievable.
  • We offer an additional “Instant Access Plans” service where we will share individual plans as they come in.
  • With a cable search (that tends to take longer), for a small fee of £5+VAT, you can order an ‘interim pack’ containing the main utilities once they have been received.
  • For high volume users, we even offer a GIS mapping library for managing and posting searches to improve access for your employees when in the field.

Easy to use

The key to the success is the speed and efficiency of reporting and making sure that the right information is given to the right person in the correct format.

  • Our online ordering system allows quotes and orders to be processed within minutes
  • The system is secure and has fail-safe checks to ensure the right search location is covered.


We understand that keeping costs to a minimum is extremely important.

  • Our fees start at £58.00+Vat plus disbursements.
  • All disbursements are charged at cost (we are transparent in our pricing and only make our margin from our fees).
  • We do also offer volume discounts.
  • For statutory undertakers (or those working on their behalf), we may be able to request plans for free with the appropriate letters of authority.
  • Comparing the cost of outsourcing to us vs. the resource required in-house may surprise you!


Cornerstone Projects: Your Utility Search Partner

At Cornerstone Projects, we understand the complexities and nuances of utility searches. We are committed to providing our clients with exceptional service, tailored to their specific needs. Whether you’re a surveyor, mapping/report provider, or water company, we can help.

Outsourcing utility searches to Cornerstone Projects presents a game-changing solution, allowing you to reclaim your time, optimise your costs, and elevate your overall operations.

Our team of experienced professionals takes care of every aspect of the process, from initial inquiries to obtaining utility plans, conducting thorough searches, and delivering detailed reports.

Here’s a closer look at the compelling reasons to partner with Cornerstone Projects for your utility search needs:

  • Unparalleled Time Efficiency: Our streamlined processes and expertise ensure that your utility searches are completed promptly and efficiently, keeping your projects on track and minimising delays.
  • Exceptional Cost-Effectiveness: We leverage economies of scale and optimised processes to deliver utility searches at competitive rates, allowing you to allocate resources more effectively.
  • Enhanced Search Quality: Our rigorous protocols and expertise guarantee accurate and reliable utility search results, providing you with the confidence to make informed decisions.
  • Empowered Staff Focus: Outsourcing frees up your valuable staff to concentrate on higher-value tasks, such as core business functions and client interactions, maximising productivity and overall service quality.
  • Branding Flexibility: We offer the option to brand our search results with your company logo, ensuring that your clients receive a seamless and professional experience.

Partner with Cornerstone Projects today and experience the difference.