FAQs

We understand that you may have a few questions about your Residential Property Survey. We are here to help and are happy to chat to you and discuss your project before you decide next steps. We will provide you with the most suitable and cost-effective solution.

What is a Detail Survey used for?
  • A Detail Survey shows ground contours, levels and structures on site.
  • All levels are shown to Australian Height Datum (AHD).
  • A Detail Survey plan used when submitting a Development Application to Council.
  • Plans are supplied in DWG and PDF format for use by an Architect to design renovations.
When will my survey be carried out and how long does it take?
  • We aim to be onsite within 3 working days from the date of acceptance to carry out your Residential Survey.
  • Generally, our Residential Surveyors will be onsite from 7am (or an agreed time) and depending on the complexity of the site, their visit will last approx. 4 hours.
When will I receive my survey plan?
  • One we have completed works on site, we will have your DWG and PDF plans back to you within 5 working days. You will be notified immediately of any delays.
Do I need to be home to let the surveyor in?
  • You don’t need to be home for a standard Residential Survey, unless you require an internal building floor plan.
  • We only require access to the front and the rear of the property.
  • Please keep pets inside as some pets enjoy playing with our equipment.
What is included in an identification survey?
  • An Identification Survey produces a plan showing the dimensions of structures to your boundary and adjoining property boundaries.
  • An Identification Survey is used for a contract of sale or a boundary dispute between neighbours.
  • Fieldwork is overseen and plans are signed by one of our 5 in house Registered Surveyors.
What is included in a peg out survey?
  • During a Peg Out Survey we will mark out an extension or structure on your property for footings or excavation. We will also provide recovery marks for use by the builder.
  • We can also Peg Out a boundary line if you are installing a new fence.
  • You will receive a Set Out Plan once the work is completed.
Do you do Strata Subdivisons?
  • Geosurv are adept at all types of Strata Subdivisions from part strata, commercial strata and highrise residential strata.
  • Geosurv have an in house Senior Registered Surveyor and Strata Certifier.
Do you provide a service for Building Elevation Plans?
  • Yes, we can survey and produce an elevation plan at your request. These plans will show a front and or side view of the building from a specific direction, i.e. building as viewed from the street or side of the property.
  • Simply request this survey when you speak to our Residential Survey Manager.
Do you complete internal floor plans?
  • Yes, we can carry out an internal measure up of your property. The measure up is floor by floor of the internals walls, doors and window locations, as well as ceiling heights.
  • We will produce an internal floor plan to represent these features.
Do you complete Geotechnical Reports?
  • Unfortunately, Geosurv do not carry out Geotechnical Survey reporting.
  • We do however, carry out Ground Monitoring Well and Borehole surveys. We can supply a plan and report of each well in MGA and AHD.
Can you do water and soil testing?
  • Unfortunately, Geosurv do not carry out soil and water testing.  This is done by a geotechnical surveyor.
  • We do however, carry out Ground Monitoring Well and Borehole surveys. We can supply a plan and report of each well in MGA and AHD.

Can you produce a 3D Model of my property?
  • Geosurv have a dedicated 3D Survey and Modelling team consisting of surveyors and expert modelling engineers. We can survey your property with our state of the art 3D technology and produce a  3D mesh or TIN file used for surface modelling.