Southwell Surveyors provide a range of services for property owners, developers, builders and architects. Whether you are building a house or extensions, installing a fence, selling a house, or locating boundaries or encroachments, we have a survey to fit your needs.
Read more about the types of surveys we provide to find out which one best suits your needs.
A contour survey is used to determine the elevations of the land with spot levels and contour lines to either Australian Height Datum (AHD) or an assumed datum. It is also used to approximately locate structures such as buildings as well as adjoining property information.
This type of survey is used in the design of a new structure. Our reports include all necessary information and can be provided electronically in both PDF and CAD files for use by a designer or architect.
An identification survey establishes the boundaries and locates any structures and fences on a property. They can identify any encroachments on or from neighbouring properties and show the location of any easements. These surveys can be carried out for legal purposes, such as in a contract of sale.
You may need an identification survey if you are purchasing property, if you are planning on doing extensions to your existing house, or if you have just completed building a house. This type of survey can also be used to assist in disputes over encroachments or the location of property boundaries.
Our reports include all necessary information and can be provided electronically in both PDF and CAD files for use by a designer or architect.
A setout survey involves marking out the corners of a proposed building prior to construction. We will physically mark the points needed to accurately position a new building or structural features on site. This ensures your new structure matches the design plans, and complies with the necessary regulations. A sketch is provided to enable the concretors and builders to understand the position of the physical marks.
Conducting a boundary survey formally defines the boundaries of a property. This type of survey determines the property lines of a parcel of land described in a deed. It will also indicate the extent of any easements or encroachments. We will physically mark the property corners and place marks at a determined offset, so that they will not be disturbed during construction. These surveys can be used to position any new fencing or retaining walls to ensure they are located in the correct position in relation to the boundaries.
All boundary surveys must be carried out by, or under the supervision of, a Registered Land Surveyor subject to the provisions of the Surveying & Spatial Information Act 2002.
Level and/or Height AHD Surveys are related to the Australian Height Datum (AHD) as required by Council. AHD surveys can help those who are constructing residential properties ensure that their structures are safe and comply with Council regulations. We can provide benchmarks at a specified height before construction commences to ensure that any new structures are built at the required level. We can also conduct a check survey on formwork before concrete is poured so that you can be confident that your building will comply with Council regulations.
A Torrens Title subdivision involves dividing a lot into multiple lots, making each lot of land completely independent from the other. We can prepare draft subdivision plans to accompany your DA application to Council and assist in the completion of other documents required for the DA application. After DA consent, we will review development consent to ensure subdivision compliance and creation of any required easements and prepare final subdivision plans suitable for lodgement at Council and registration at the Titles Office. The exact cost to subdivide your land will depend on your location, council restrictions, and your site’s unique circumstances, such as its shape, size, and topography of the land. Get in touch with us and we can provide you with a free quote.
A Strata Plan is a subdivision of parts of a building located on a parcel of Real Property into separate lots and common property. The boundaries of the lots in a strata plan are defined by permanent structures such as walls. Lots are limited in height and depth. Parts of lots can be outside the building, such as courtyards or car spaces. These part lots are defined relative to the building and external boundaries of the land and are also limited in height and depth. We can prepare draft strata plans to accompany your DA application to Council and assist in the completion of other documents required for the DA application. After DA consent we will review development consent to ensure subdivision compliance and creation of any required easements and prepare final strata plans suitable for lodgement at Council and registration at the Titles Office. The exact cost to subdivide your land will depend on your location, council restrictions, and your site’s unique circumstances, such as the number of units in the strata plan. Get in touch with us and we can provide you with a free quote.
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