A Detail & Level Survey is required before any design works take place and is a vital source of information, particularly when undertaking the knock down rebuild process. This is often called a topographical or contour survey. It is a way to gather all the information that will assist in the design of the building including identifying constraints and capture information such as land boundaries, building improvements, utilities and contours.
The Detail and Level Survey is a requirement from the Council in the Development Application process or the Certifier in the CDC process. Additionally, since January 2020, Northern Beaches Council require a Boundary Identification Survey (less than 12 months old) to be submitted with all applications. Understanding the land boundaries of your property will allow the design of your home to be accurate from the start and reduce the risk of re-design.
Once your project has been approved, the construction of your dream home is ready to begin. Prior to commencement, surveyors will return to the site and set out your new home to ensure that the position of the new construction reflects the approved plans.
The final survey required is the Building Compliance Survey. This survey provides confirmation of the position and height of new works relative to your boundary. A Building Compliance Survey is generally required after the build has finished and as a condition of the DA or at the request of your Certifier.
Investing in quality surveys at the beginning of, and throughout, the job can save you time and money during the construction of your new home. For all our survey work, we use and recommend CMS Surveyors.