Finding your property boundary with accuracy can be difficult and misidentified or disturbed boundary pegs are all too common. The local authority (Council) is also likely to have rules on how close you are allowed to your boundary with certain activities (like building or earthworks).
The results of a misguided assumption can be costly if you get it wrong.
Our team have access to the necessary survey plans and documents, along with the qualifications to locate your boundary and eliminate your guesswork. If you’re building a boundary fence, or constructing close to a boundary, give us a call.
If you have a project in mind, or simply want a map of your property, we can provide detailed site plans tailored to your requirements.
Typically a site survey will include ground levels (contours), visible features (trees, fences, buildings), buried services (where records are available) and boundaries.
Our modern survey equipment allows efficient and accurate data capture, utilising GPS equipment for large open spaces, and the latest theodolites to measure those hard to reach places…measuring to the tip of a tree is made easy with point and shoot technology.
Output can also be tailored to suit, from large format paper plots, to detailed digital files compatible with your software.
Adjusting a boundary line can be a detailed process, involving resource consent from the Council, formal survey plans to the approval of Land Information NZ, and your solicitor to request new titles for the affected land parcels. Each situation is unique, and we have the expertise to step you through the process and advise likely costs.
We love to chop up land parcels; simple two lot subdivisions, large scale developments with lots of lots, whether fee simple, unit title or leasehold…we have Licensed Cadastral Surveyors with the qualifications and experience to make it happen.
The subdivision process involves numerous steps where our skills can be put to work:
- Design & feasibility
- Resource consent applications
- Construction set out and management
- Boundary pegging and formal survey plans
- Council liaison and approvals
- Land Information NZ liaison and approvals
- Solicitor liaison to assist with issue of new titles
If you are thinking about subdivision, come see us first; we can provide the necessary professional advice to achieve your goals in the most efficient and effective way possible.
If you want things built, it’s best to get them in the correct spot…and that is our favourite pastime. We have all of the necessary equipment and materials to tell you where to build, how deep to dig, and how far to go…and we can do that without fuss or delay.
Obtaining resource consent for your new house is a common requirement in the Queenstown Lakes District. Often the Council will require the house to be positioned in accordance with the approved plans, and certified accordingly.
We have the necessary qualifications and equipment to position the building, and once constructed we can measure and confirm it has been located correctly.
So if you are building close to your boundary, or wondering about breaching height limits, our survey team can take a look and hopefully put your concerns to rest!
If you bury something, Murphy’s Law states you’ll need to dig it up again, but only at the point in time when you’ve forgotten where you buried it! That’s where we can help…a quick measurement before you cover things up can save lots of time down the track.
It’s also typical for your local Council to require digital as-built files (to their specification) for installation of services associated with land development. We can measure and provide the digital information to the necessary standards.
If you need to secure rights over another parties land, you’re probably going to need an easement. Typical examples are for power cables, water lines or vehicle accesses (right of way) that cross over your neighbour… if you don’t legally register your agreement then you could be cut off in the future. A gentleman’s hand shake will fall short when your neighbour sells up and moves on.
Typically a surveyor is required to dimension the area (that you need rights over) on a formal survey plan and have that approved at Land Information NZ. Our Licensed Cadastral Surveyors have the necessary qualifications to provide the survey plans that will allow your solicitor to legally register an easement on your title.
If you need accurate information on ground or structure movement, we have the experience and the necessary high precision instruments to record positions and track movement over time. Results can be provided accurately and efficiently, in digital or hard copy format, and graphed over time to analyse movement trends.
We have considerable experience in measuring and preparing lease area surveys, typically under the BOMA guidelines for the measurement of rentable areas.
We can ascertain an accurate floor area for your rental agreement and provide a detailed floor plan, so there is no dispute over the extent or size of the rented area.
Utilising our sophisticated computer software, we can produce 3 dimensional terrain models and structures that can be analysed for volumes, depths, heights, and visual appearance. This is particularly suitable for analysing excavations, road designs, building height limits, or the prominence of a proposed building from a particular viewpoint. These simulation methods, when developed into a suitable plan, are useful to portray concepts to interested parties, including resource consent applications.