Our most common survey services are briefly described below, please don’t hesitate to contact our team directly for quality surveys, risk minimisation and timely service.
Topographical/Architectural Site Survey
This is a high definition survey of the features and contour of a site. Typically we would produce a plan showing trees, driplines, houses, neighbouring buildings, services, spot heights, contours, legal boundaries etc.
GPS or global positioning system is a survey measurement tool that utilises radio signals from orbiting satellites to obtain 3D positions. BCL Surveyors utilise Leica survey grade GPS systems when appropriate.
An asbuilt survey captures the 3D position and description of infrastructure and structures after (or during) construction. Plans and digital information is prepared to Council standards.
Asset Capture Survey
Involves the capture of 3D position and metadata for GIS and record purposes, this type of survey is commonly carried out for organisations that manage large infrastructure such as councils and utility providers.
When land is being divided the process is called subdivision, this process will involve a number of different types of surveys including a Land Transfer survey, it may also involve other professionals such as engineers, arborists and architects. Consent from Council is required for a subdivision.
Land Transfer Survey
This involves the pegging of the boundaries and producing various reports, calculations and plans that make up the Cadastral Survey Dataset. This work must be to LINZ e-survey standards and can only be carried out by Licensed Cadastral Surveyors.
Unit Title Survey
Unit Titles are a form of subdivision governed by the Unit Titles Act, surveys of the completed buildings are undertaken to produce the Unit Title plans that define the entitlements.
Cross Lease Survey
Common during the eighties these types of subdivisions are now rarely undertaken.
Cross Lease Conversion to Freehold
This involves a subdivision of the property to create freehold titles.
Cross Lease Update/Rectification Survey
Cross Lease restrictive covenant and lease areas are usually defined by buildings footprints, if the building footprint changes then a update or rectification survey is required to update the cross lease areas.
Boundary Relocation/Adjustment Survey
When moving the boundary between neighbouring properties a simplified subdivision process is followed to legalise the boundary adjustment.
Our survey team will redefine your section by pegging the corners of the site. Pegs can also be placed along the line of any boundary or offset from any boundary line if required. Talk to our surveyors to discuss your specific requirements.
Removal of Limitations Survey
If your title is limited as to parcels a removal of this limitation is required before boundary positions can be confirmed. This type of survey requires a high level of specialist knowledge of the cadastral system. After consideration of all relevant spatial evidence the position of the boundaries is determined and lodged for approval (and issue of new title) with Land Information New Zealand.
Height to boundary checks and Certification
Councils often require a Registered Professional Surveyor to check that buildings comply with there height to boundary, maximum height and yard requirements, a certification is issued if possible upon completion of this type of survey.
Construction Setout Survey
This type of survey involves visiting the site and accurately marking the position of buildings or other items in terms of the legal boundaries. A certificate may be produced to satisfy Council.
Earthworks volumes calculations
Surveys of the ground form are carried out before during and after earthworks. Software is utilised to accurately calculate earthworks volumes.
Deformation and Movement Monitoring
High precision measurement instruments are used to detect very small movements and deformation in structures and landforms.
Building BOMA/Rentable Area Survey
A highly accurate survey of buildings is carried out to determine the rentable area, this work is carried out in accordance with the BOMA guidelines.