Why does my block need a site survey?

A site survey is a critical component of any building project, for a number of reasons. First, a site survey is usually required before gaining building approval from the council. Second, once the building is approved, the site survey shows the builder the exact location of the building and highlights key details so they can build a safe and sturdy construction.

A site survey – also known as a feature and levels survey – provides a detailed view of the existing site conditions, including all topographical features of the property, and details of the street and neighbouring properties.

Before you start a building or renovating project, it’s vital to understand any factors that affect what and where you can build. A site survey highlights these constraints to architects, engineers, council and other relevant parties. Any building project on that block needs to take these constraints into account.

Some of the constraints that may be highlighted by a survey include:

  • Location of boundary pegs
  • Evaluation (fall) of the land
  • Significant trees over the site and near site boundaries
  • Existing site buildings (including garages and sheds)
  • Location, type and height of all boundary fences or walls
  • Location of directly adjoining buildings including set-backs and levels on eaves, ridges, parapets and gutters
  • Road details including nature strip, visible services and crossovers directly in front of the site

By factoring the constraints of your land into your building project, you can minimise delays and costs, and move into your dream home sooner.

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