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Residential Property Survey

Geosurv provide a wide range of surveying services for residential property owners, builders and architects.

We have local surveyors in Brisbane and the Gold Coast who provide an efficient, reliable and cost effective survey solution for your project.

If you’re building a new home, adding a new addition, installing a fence or selling your home, Geosurv can help.

Click on a service area below to find out more or simply fill out the “Request a Free Quote” enquiry form and our dedicated Residential Survey Manager will be in touch to discuss your project.

Residential Property Services

Detail Survey

New Build? Home Renovation?

A Detail Survey is completed for design purposes. You will need a Detail Survey if you are lodging a Development Application to Council for a home renovation.

Here is an example of what you will receive once a detail survey has been performed by one of our qualified Residential Property Surveyors.

Identification Survey

Determine your boundaries 

An Identification Survey determines the position of structures on a property in relation to the boundaries. This type of survey is certified by a Registered Surveyor and is usually required in a contract of sale.

Here is an example of an Identification Survey plan completed by one of our Registered Surveyors. We will also provide you with a written report identifying your boundaries.

Boundary Survey

Where is your boundary?

Boundary Surveys determine the position of structures on a property in relation to the boundaries.

Peg Out Survey

Building a fence? Or a granny flat?

Peg Out Surveys use pegs or markers to determine boundaries or to peg out four corners of a property or structure.

A Peg Out Survey is used when installing a new fence, a driveway, or even to peg out a granny flat or garage.

Subdivision

Building a duplex? Dividing up your land?

Plans of Subdivision are prepared when land is to be divided into two or more new lots that can be disposed of separately.

Section 88B Conveyancing Act 1919 enables the creation and release of affecting interests (only easements and profits à prendre may be released) upon the registration of the plan. The Plan must be accompanied by a section 88B instrument in accordance with clause 29(3) Conveyancing (General) Regulation 2013.

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.