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How C&A Surveyors can help you
C&A Surveyors is an established family operated professional surveying services firm in Sydney, with our headquarters in Parramatta. Our Sydney surveyors use leading technology to produce highly accurate, reliable and efficient surveying services. Our clients can expect a dedicated one-point contact who will seamlessly manage the project.
We offer a full range of land surveys
We have established a highly skilled, efficient organisation to help meet all your land surveying services needs in and around Sydney. We boast state-of-the-art technology and highly professional agents, which together produce the accurate, reliable, and efficient results our clients can attest to.
Each of our clients is assigned an agent to manage all aspects of their building and land surveying project, including:
- Pre-construction land surveys
- Construction Certificate surveys
- Detail Surveys
- Boundary Surveys
- Occupation surveys
- Strata Title Surveys
No matter what type of land survey you need, we’re here to help guide you through the process and ensure that all your documentation is up to scratch. Get in touch with Paramatta-based C&A Surveyors Sydney today for a free quote for our specialised surveying services.
Land surveying is a non-negotiable part of responsible property ownership — and so is finding the right land surveyors for the job. That’s where we come in. Not only do we have the state-of-art equipment and industry know-how to get the job done right, but our land surveyors also have decades of experience conducting land surveys all over Sydney. From thorough record research to precise boundary measurements, we make sure you know everything about the land you are buying, selling or building on.
What you can expect from C&A Surveyors Sydney
A land surveyor can — and often will — save you time, money and a whole lot of hassle. The reason is simple: if you are informed, when it comes to real estate, what you don’t know can hurt you.
Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or develop commercial or residential property, land surveyors can be the difference between knowing where your property line lies and making an error that could cost you serious money in fines or legal fees. All our services are competitively priced and our team of land surveyors are certified and extensively trained, so you know you are getting the best service for your money.
Our land surveyors combine the use of tried-and-true traditional methods of measurement with the help of cutting-edge technology and equipment to give you the most accurate account of a property’s boundaries. We then perform extensive calculations, using the data we have collected and existing registered plans to determine the location of your boundaries.
Our land surveyors inform you of the location of any easements on the property that may affect your design process and any encroachments onto or by neighbouring properties that may affect plans for the property. In other words, ensure you have all information you need to make a knowledgeable and profitable decision.
We’ve earned our reputation as the leading land surveyors in Sydney by providing our clients with this quality, honest and exceptional service — and we’d love to help you as well. Contact us for a free quote today.
You will require subdivision approval through either Council or a Private Certifier. In order to obtain approval, you will require a Preliminary Plan of Subdivision to submit with your application. Once approval has been obtained, we prepare the final Plan of Subdivision and associated documentation for Lodgement to Land Registry Services. Our service includes obtaining required consent signatures and lodgements to authorities.
Yes, we require the address of the property to provide you with a fee proposal. We look at property using the government website SIX MAPS which shows us the survey information that is in your area and the existing features of your property. From this information, we are able to provide an accurate and cost-effective fee proposal.
When it comes to detailed survey services, you will require either a detail and Level survey or a Detail and Identification Survey, depending on your Council area. A Detail and Level Survey includes existing features of the property, adjoining neighbouring properties, visible services and location of easements. A Detail and Identification Survey comprises all of the above, coupled with the exact location of the properties boundaries.
All our Detail and Level Surveys and Detail and Identification Surveys are provided to you in two formats. A PDF file is for your viewing and records and a DWG drawing file. The DWG drawing file is compatible with software such as AutoCAD and Revit and is for you to provide to your designer.
It is generally not necessary for you to be home when a C&A land surveyor attends the property. For the majority of surveys, we only need access to the front yard and backyard. It is necessary that pets are safely secured whilst the survey is being carried out.
Yes. The boundaries of a property are not determined by the location of existing fences. A Registered Surveyor will determine the location of the boundaries by performing calculations using data obtained during the site visit, State Survey Marks and existing survey plans registered with Land Registry Services. The Registered Surveyor will perform a boundary survey, where they will physically mark the location of the boundaries and provide a signed sketch.
You will need to have the proposed works set out by us. This involves the surveyor attending the site and placing physical marks in accordance with the approved architectural plans. We provide a sketch showing where the marks are placed which is signed by a Registered Surveyor. Trades such as concreters and bricklayers follow the physical marks and the sketch to complete their work.
At the completion of the build, you will need us to attend the site to carry out a Final Survey. The purpose of a Final Survey is to confirm that the new build has been carried out in accordance with the approved plans. The Final Survey includes the position of the new build in relation to the property boundaries, roof ridge heights and floor levels. It is a mandatory requirement for the Principal Certifying Authority to issue the Occupation Certificate.
You will require Strata Subdivision approval through either Council or a Private Certifier. In order to obtain approval, you will require a Preliminary Strata Plan of Subdivision to submit with your application. Once approval has been obtained, we prepare the final Strata Plan of Subdivision and associated documentation for registration with Land Registry Services. Our service includes obtaining required consent signatures and lodgements to authorities.
A drainage easement can be registered in one of two ways; either through a Plan of Easement or a Transfer Granting Easement (Dealing Form). The method of registration is dependent on a number of factors, these factors include the location of the easement and the features of the property. The location and drainage details of the easement will need to be designed by a Hydraulic Engineer. We prepare the Transfer Granting Easement documentation to be registered with Land Registry Services. Our service includes obtaining required consent signatures and lodgements to authorities.
If you’re looking for pre-construction land surveying services, here is what we offer:
This type of survey is also referred to as a contour or topographical survey. As the name suggests, the purpose of this survey is to map out all the natural physical features and man-made structures within and around a lot as well as take levels over the land.
These surveys are required to enable the architectural design of a proposed project and are submitted as part of a Development Application (DA) or Complying Development Certificate (CDC) application to the Local Council or Private Certifier.
If your project involves the subdivision of land, you will need to submit a Preliminary Subdivision Plan, provided by a surveyor, as part of your Development Application to your local Council for approval.
The Preliminary Subdivision Plan must include the proposed new lot layout, all proposed setbacks, and subdivision dimensions in square metres.
Approval for subdivision can either be applied for as part of a Development Application that includes approval for construction or as a separate stand-alone consent.
In the same vein as land subdivision surveying services, strata subdivision approval requires a Preliminary Strata Plan that your local Council or a Strata Certifier will need to approve.
Strata subdivision plans are necessary for buildings or structures that you wish to subdivide to achieve individual lot ownership and common property ownership.
Preliminary Strata Plans should include the entire proposed lot layout including living areas, parking lots, storage spaces, and communal areas.
Preliminary Strata Plans are also required where a development is being sold “off the plan” to ensure buyers are aware of the extent of their purchase.
3D Laser Surveys
3D laser surveys produce 3D models of a lot’s pre-existing features and structures. These models accurately display the dimensions and relative distances of all objects in a lot.
You can use these models to conceptualise new development designs as it’s easy to add and move around any proposed structures in the model.
You can easily adjust the layout, orientation, size, and shape of proposed structures as needed for a more interactive experience than the standard 2D drawings.
3D laser models are ideal for:
- conceptual designs
- shadow diagrams
- cost estimates
- energy estimates
- gross area plans
- structure/object coordination
- 3D understanding of the site
- Preservation of the condition of heritage-listed buildings
While this survey isn’t mandatory, many developers appreciate the unique insight that they can gain by using a 3D model.
At C&A Surveyors, we also offer construction phase land surveying services, including the following:
Pegout surveys are vital to ensure that the proposed works are built in accordance with the approved architectural plans. Using the latest in surveying technology, the surveyor calculates the architectural plans and places physical marks on the site, which are then used by trades to construct the works.
Additionally, pegout surveys are also provided by surveyors to locate and physically mark the boundaries of a lot prior to the construction phase starting.
There are a variety of authorities to which your plans and other necessary documents will need to be lodged to for endorsement prior to registration with Land Registry Services.
Lodgement to Councils
Council will need to endorse such documents as, Section 88B and 88E Instruments, Plans of Easement and Transfer Granting Easements where Council has an interest in the easement, Plans of Subdivision and in some cases Strata Plans,
Lodgement to Banks
If you have a mortgage against your property, your mortgage holder will be required to consent to any changes to the Certificate of Title, This means the bank will need to endorse documents such as Section 88E and Section 88B documents, easements and any types of plans.
Lodgements to Land Registry Services
Any plan that is to be registered with Land Registry Services must be lodged by the Registered Surveyor that has prepared the plan through their online portal. C&A Surveyors can also assist you with lodgement of dealings.
Lodgement to Strata Certifier
A Strata Certifier can issue an approval and a Strata Subdivision Certificate at the end of the development. There are other associated documents that will be required at the same time such as a Valuers Certificate. C&A Surveyors can assist you in engaging and lodging your documents.
Lodgements to Valuer
Unit Entitlements to accompany the registration of a Strata Plan with Land Registry Services must be determined and signed by a Registered Valuer. C&A Surveyors can assist you with arranging the valuer.