What is a Contour & Detail Survey?

What is a Contour & Detail Survey?
What is a Contour & Detail Survey

If you’re trying to understand the terms used in the building and construction industry, you may need to know what is a contour & detail survey?

Queensland Surveying Solutions can help orchestrate a contour and detail survey as part of the planning stage of any building work you are involved in.

We are a surveying consultancy with years of experience in the provision of support and surveying services in civil, construction, cadastral, mining and engineering industries.

We complete construction, property and development surveys for projects throughout the South East Queensland region. Please call us on 07 3325 0927 or send us an online message here for further information.

What a Contour and Detail Survey Is

Typically, a contour & detail survey provides the location and levels of existing areas by surveying at ground level, underground and above ground (services).

It takes in features including trees, footpaths and other key surroundings/structures within your land parcel. It also includes some detail on an adjoining property if required.

The amount of detail provided depends on the scope provided by your architect and what your project entails.

What Equipment is Used

The field component is done using modern equipment including Robotic Total Stations, GNSS and electronic levels.

The total stations have a reflector less distance, measuring capabilities that allow measuring to features such as eaves, roof ridges etc. without access. Each feature on the ground is physically located in 3 dimensions very accurately, most surveys contain hundreds of measurements.

These measurements are then downloaded onto a computer and a 3-dimensional model is created. This is then plotted out in PDF format and supplied to the client. A CAD file containing the 3D model is also supplied.

Why You Need It

Contour and detail surveys are essential for planning any development or building work. Completing this process prior to the design phase will assist your architect/design team in designing your new home or extension.

It assists them in generating the best design possible for your site and making it compliant with local councils. It also protects you against future implications in regards to flooding.

Queensland Surveying Solutions are the perfect choice to undertake a contour & detail survey for your next building project. Talk to us about what you need by phoning 07 3325 0927 or send us an online message here.

At Queensland Surveying Solutions we are a surveying consultancy with years of experience providing support and surveying services in civil, construction, cadastral, mining and engineering industries.

We’re committed to delivering accurate and comprehensive construction surveysdevelopment surveys and property surveys at a reasonable cost, with upfront quotes.

They key to our success is an absolute commitment to the success of our staff as individuals and the projects of our clients.

We’ve helped ensure the accuracy for countless building projects across South East Queensland. To get in touch about how we can help with your next surveying project, call us on 07 3325 0927 or enquire online here.

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Residential Land Surveyor Brisbane

Residential Land Surveyor Brisbane
Residential Land Surveyor

If you’re looking to revamp or develop an area around your home, you’ll need a residential land surveyor.

Queensland Surveying Solutions is a North Brisbane based surveying consultancy with years of experience offering professional, honest advice and unrivalled attention to detail.

We undertake construction, property and development surveys for hundreds of residential projects throughout South East Queensland each year.

Below is just one of many client case studies where we helped make a Brisbane couple’s backyard redesign a smooth and stress-free process. To find out what QSS can do for you, please call us on 07 3325 0927 or send us an online message here.

Client Case Study | Residential Surveying Alderley

A homeowner in Alderley recently contacted us about their latest project to re-design their backyard. We were tasked to do our part for a residential renovation/maintenance project.

Type of surveying works being completed: Contour and Detail Survey.

What was involved: We only required one site visit before returning to our office to produce a Contour and Detail Plan.

Outcome: This backyard was quite tricky because there were lots of varying heights, ledges, retaining walls, stairs, trees and gardens that needed to be surveyed. Attention to detail was of upmost importance when completing a survey like this to ensure that nothing was missed as it could impact the design phase.

Documentation: Upon completion, a Contour and Detail Plan was forwarded onto our client, along with relevant CAD files. The client can now forward these onto their designer to assist with the next phase of the project.

NOTE: What is a CAD File? CAD stands for Computer Aided Design and is an image file format used by AutoCAD. AutoCAD was created by AutoDesk and creates 2D and 3D designs. CAD files hold information for these images, as well as drafting information.

Why Choose Queensland Surveying Solutions?

  • We have the experience and professionalism you would expect from a large firm with the individual care and commitment you expect from a smaller company.
  • We provide the highest quality and attention to detail in every project. 
  • Communication is key in our business – we always ensure our clients know what is happening with every step of the process.
  • We use the latest technology and are at the leading edge in professional development within our practice.
  • We have offices in Brisbane (Head Office) and the Gold Coast, servicing all areas throughout Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Logan, Ipswich and Moreton/Redland Bay Council areas.

Residential Land Surveyor

Queensland Surveying Solutions is the perfect choice for your residential land surveyor Brisbane. Talk to us about your requirements by calling us on 07 3325 0927 or send us an online message here.

At Queensland Surveying Solutions we are a surveying consultancy with years of experience providing support and surveying services in civil, construction, cadastral, mining and engineering industries.

We’re committed to delivering accurate and comprehensive construction surveysdevelopment surveys and property surveys at a reasonable cost, with upfront quotes.

They key to our success is an absolute commitment to the success of our staff as individuals and the projects of our clients.

We’ve helped ensure the accuracy for countless building projects across South East Queensland. To get in touch about how we can help with your next surveying project, call us on 07 3325 0927 or enquire online here.

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