We are a company eager to build on our reputation of efficiency,
competency and quality service. Our pledge to you is to devote the
full strength of our expertise to assist with your project, to
resolve your problem and to grow your business.
We have experience and can provide advice on a wide variety of
subdivision situations. We provide a free consultation, on
site or in office, to discuss your subdivision requirements and
advise you on what you can do in respect to your property. We
will undertake title searching and obtain aerial photos and other
relevant information that will assist.
We will prepare a subdivision application plan illustrating the
layout of your subdivision. Once the layout is finalized we
can prepare your resource consent application to Council and
consult with Council on your behalf in order to achieve your
desired outcome. We will complete the legal surveys, liaise with
your solicitor and Council staff, and assist with completing any
conditions of consent.
Our aim is to provide a personal and professional service
throughout the subdivision process in order to achieve your desired
outcome in an efficient manner. Craig Horne is the sole
professional you will deal with. He will answer the phone on
your first query, and personally undertake and complete each part
of the subdivision process.
We can locate and peg your property boundary, whether you want
to build a fence, garage or shed, or you are purchasing a property,
or are having a dispute with a neighbour. We can often
provide an estimate or quote over the phone of the costs to locate
Topographic and Site Surveys
We can complete a survey of your property in order to obtain
site information such as ground contour and levels, and to locate
buildings, fences, trees and drains etc. This information is
usually required for architects and other design professionals in
order to design a dwelling and/or other buildings and
We can provide advice on the requirements for the adjustment of
boundaries between properties. We can prepare the consent
application to Council and complete the required legal survey to
enable the change in titles.
We can setout your building position and level from design
plans. A setout survey is often required when your building
is designed close to boundaries or minimum yards, as well as on
difficult sites where it is difficult for your builder to setout
Easement, Lease & Covenant Surveys
We can complete surveys and prepare legal plans in order for
legal rights to be created over adjoining properties as easements,
usually for rights of way, water, electricity and sewage
We can complete surveys and prepare legal lease plans for long
term, and in perpetuity, property lease.
We can complete surveys and prepare legal covenant plans,
usually for the protection of significant features such as native
bush, archaeological sites etc.
We can prepare farms maps from either field surveying of your
property or from other information such as aerial
photography. A farm map can detail paddock layout and sizes,
building and track location, along with any other relevant
We can provide our clients with a service that uses the most up
to date surveying technology. The best example of this is the
use of GPS for Surveying.
GPS Surveying utilizes satellites to provide accurate
positioning suitable for surveying. GPS Surveying uses the
same satellite information that is used on a GPS you might have on
your boat to locate your favorite fishing spot. However, two
GPS receivers and more advanced processing technology is used in a
Surveyors GPS to provide the accuracy required.
GPS Surveying provides significant time and cost advantages over
traditional surveying methods, particularly on larger properties
and for surveys covering wider areas.
A GPS can cover greater distances without the need for line of
sight that traditional surveying requires. When larger
volumes of information are required, for example a large
topographic survey for design purposes, the GPS is several times
more efficient than traditional methods. Similarly when large
numbers of positions are required to be marked/pegged, for example
when setting out a new road, then the GPS is again faster and more
A road legalisation survey is usually required by property
owners where they want to purchase land which is currently an
unformed legal road, often referred to as a paper road.
We can advise on the process to purchase the land and undertake
the required consultation with the Council. We will complete the
surveying based elements in order for the land to be transferred
into your ownership.