There are a variety of surveys which are regularly provided by Birch to their clients from the offices in Pukekohe, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and Tairua. Some of these are undertaken as part of a larger project, such as a subdivision but can be done as one off projects. These surveys include:

  • Topographical Surveys. These surveys record site features and contour information which are then processed to show on plans to assist with the design of buildings;
  • Setout surveys. Frequently builders and contractors require the design locations of buildings and services to be accurately established on site. Setting out is often a slow or difficult task without the use of accurate survey equipment and the associated software. 
  • Floor level surveys. It is common for Councils to require floor levels of buildings to be contructed at a minimum floor level (usually to prevent inundation from flood waters). The floor level is usually defined in terms of a known datum, and Surveyors have the techniques to quickly establish these floor levels and to set them out on site for the builders. 
  • Height in relation to Boundary surveys (HRTB surveys).  
  • Redefinition surveys. Most people recognize the boundaries of their properties by wooden pegs placed in the ground by Surveyors. Sometimes the markers are Aluminium pegs or Aluminium disks. In rural areas wooden posts can document a legal boundary position. Occasionally the corner of a building can be the legal boundary position. When property owners need to know where these boundary positions are, they usually engage a Surveyor to mark these positions. are usually marked by re-establishing the boundaries of properties; If the original boundary pegs can not be located, boundaries can be indicated with a temporary marker. However if boundary pegs need to be reinstated then a legal survey must be undertaken and the survey data submitted to Land Information NZ.
  • Removing restrictions or limitations on titles. Some titles have a limitation indicating the actual area or dimensions have not been fully surveyed. This limitation can be removed by the title being resurveyed and approved by Land Information NZ. 
  • Easement surveys. Sometimes surveys are undertaken to create new easements on titles, frequently for the purpose of creating Right of Ways.
  • Crosslease to freehold surveys. Many multi-unit developments were undertaken using the creation of crosslease titles. These were done to overcome the need to obtain subdivision consents and overcome the payment of financial contributions to Council. These older titles can be upgraded by being converted to freehold titles. For further information on Crosslease conversion

To ensure we provide the best possible service, we have acquired the latest technology, equipment and mapping software, and ensure our IT system and processes are maintained and renewed on a regular basis.

Many of these clients come to us with an urgent request, and we go out of our way to make sure these requirements can be met.

Please contact us with any of your survey needs..