Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

Situations That Call for a Land Surveyor

Construction & Contractors Blog

If you're making changes to your property, a land surveyor can ensure that everything goes smoothly. Sometimes you're required by law to have a survey done, such as when you're seeking planning approval for an extension. At other times, like when purchasing a new property, a land survey may be wise to provide you with complete information. Here are several specific situations that call for a land surveyor's assistance.

Building a New Backyard Fence

You might not think a survey is necessary if you're simply pulling down and rebuilding the perimeter fence around your yard. However, a survey will establish the precise boundaries and ensure you don't waste money setting up the fencing slightly off track. A land surveyor will physically inspect the ground and research historical legal documentation. A formal report will also forestall a dispute with your neighbour about the correct spot for the fence. You can also have this kind of survey conducted if you're selling your property to avoid surprises and provide potential buyers with the exact property dimensions.

Home Additions

Another situation that calls for a topographical and boundary survey is a home addition. Your local council will have rules governing how close you can build to the fence line and what dwelling height is permitted. This type of information can be discovered by a land surveyor. They can also inspect and map the topographical aspects of your property, noting whether it's sloping terrain, for example. Their reports will be used by architects and builders to design and build appropriate structures.

Sub Dividing

If you want to subdivide your land, a land surveyor can measure your property and establish the regulations for your area. These rules will specify the minimum size allowable for a property subdivision and outline what kinds of buildings are permissible. A surveyor's report will usually be a mandatory part of the entire process.

Buying a Property

A land surveyor can also help if you're buying a property, as they can determine the precise boundaries. They will also investigate and become aware of other issues, such as whether the region is prone to flooding, which could affect insurance. If you want a property and plan to alter it in the future, a land surveyor can also provide a report of what will be possible according to the local and state regulations for the zone. As a result, you'll have all the knowledge you need to make an educated decision.


4 January 2022