When Do You Need to Conduct a Detail Survey on Your Land in Essendon, Coburg, or Brunswick?

A detail survey (or a feature survey) is a pivotal part of the construction process during which a surveyor inspects a parcel of land before a project breaks ground. The surveyor looks at a wide range of factors starting with the topography. Everything from the levels of the land (including height above sea level) to the contours of the ground to the quality of the soil is important for this type of survey. Also important are identifying features or details of the land including existing buildings, sidewalks, streets, manholes, utility lines, property boundaries, trees, or other vegetation.

When to Schedule Your Detail Survey

At Kennedy Setouts & Surveys, we specialise in this kind of detail survey in Essendon, Coburg, Brunswick, and throughout the Melbourne area. One question we sometimes hear from clients is when they should have one of these surveys conducted. When is it necessary to order a report that formally catalogues all of the above features into one cohesive document?

There are a few different reasons to conduct a detail survey. The first and most common reason is new construction. Homeowners who want to extend their houses or construct new buildings on their property (including sheds or pool houses) might need to get a detail survey done first. If you are planning to build a brand new house, the parcel of land set aside for the project would also call for a detail survey. The same goes for spots where construction companies are preparing to break ground for new office buildings, real estate developments, factories, or any other structure.

In all of these situations, hiring a company for detail surveys in Coburg or Essendon is a smart policy. Detail surveyors can identify unstable soils or other worksite problems that might render a project unviable. They can also look at property lines, zoning, and other rules that might limit what a landowner or building company can do with a parcel of land. All of this information helps architects and engineers to design building plans that are well-suited to the property at hand or to revise their original plans based on the survey findings.

While construction is the biggest reason to conduct a detail survey, it is not the only one. If you wanted to add a new driveway to your property, a detail survey would help you identify where you could or could not pave. If you needed to get an assessment of the value of a parcel of land, detail surveyors would be the professionals to call first.

Need a Detail Survey in Brunswick, Coburg, or Essendon? Call Kennedy Setouts & Surveys Today

Do you need to schedule a detail survey for your property in Brunswick or Coburg? Whether you are planning a construction project, are hoping to add some improvements to your existing property, or want a simple valuation estimate, Kennedy Setouts & Surveys can help. Call us today on 0431 576 538 to schedule a zero obligation consultation with one of our surveyors.


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    Dickson & Curnuck Builders
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    BGH Developments

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