Why Do I Need a Building Set Out Survey?

Why Do I Need a Building Set Out Survey?
Why Do I Need a Building Set Out Survey

If the world of construction is a bit foreign to you, one thought you might be having is why do I need a building set out survey?

At Queensland Surveying Solutions we’re here to talk you through why you need a set out survey and what exactly it entails.

Our team organises the set out surveying of houses, townhouses, office blocks, industrial buildings, warehouses and commercial premises.

To find out how we can help you, call Queensland Surveying Solutions on 07 3325 0927 or send us an online message here.

What is a Set Out Survey?

A set out survey involves transferring a building design from approved architectural plans onto the land itself so the builders can follow it during construction. This survey is of upmost importance to ensure accuracy throughout the building process.

At Queensland Surveying Solution, we use the latest equipment including:

  • Latest model Leica Robotic Total Station
  • Leica Controller
  • Reflective Prisms
  • Poles and Tripods

Why it’s Important to Have a Set Out Survey

Set outs are required to ensure your structure is in the right place. We complete set outs for

a large array of projects including construction of:

  • New homes
  • Carports
  • Renovations/extensions
  • Retaining walls
  • Granny flats

Our large construction/civil projects also require set out – roads, tunnels, bridges and major commercial buildings.

Process for Set Out Surveys

Each survey requires the accurate location of the boundaries by a field survey and checks against the existing survey plans. The design is checked to ensure that it meets the setback requirements and then uploaded onto a data recorder/computer that allows efficient set   out of the design in the field.

Once this is done, it is easy to return for later stages and replace the same points in exactly the same location. For example, returning to pin the footings or walls after the foundations are poured.

Form 16 Certification

Setout and siting certificates are done by checking the location of the relevant structure to the boundaries and comparing those to the offsets from the boundaries that have been approved. If compliant, a form 16 certificate is issued, if not a sketch is prepared with details of the non-compliance.

A common error is for builders or homeowners to get this done after construction has been completed. It is strongly recommended that new work is set out by a registered surveyor to avoid difficulties afterwards. The cost of the set-out work allows for a form 16 and is not that much more than getting it done after the building is finished.

Why Do I Need a Building Set Out Survey?

Talk to our team at Queensland Surveying Solutions about the requirements of your project today. Please call 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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Set Out Surveyor

Set Out Surveyor
Set Out Surveyor

If you’re getting ready to build a new house or complete some other form of construction, you’ll need to engage the services of a set out surveyor.

Queensland Surveying Solutions (QSS) is a surveying consultancy with years of experience and committed to providing our clients a quality and professional job – from Caboolture to Clayfield, Kenmore to Kedron, Ascot to Albany Creek and everywhere in between we can help!

Our team organises the set out surveying of houses, townhouses, office blocks, industrial buildings, warehouses and commercial premises.

Below we share a case study for a client living in the Moreton Bay region where we were engaged by the builder, however, it’s worth noting that we can also work directly with the home owner!

To find out how we can help you please call QSS on (07) 3325 0927 or send us an online message here.

Client Case Study House Set Out Caboolture

QSS were engaged by a builder who has been a client for several years to conduct a house set for a new residential home in Caboolture South, part of the Moreton Bay Regional Council area.

A set out survey was used to measure out the exact position of a proposed structure within the legal boundaries of the land.

Type of surveying works being completed: Building set out for a new residential home (405m2 block and approximately 200m2 home) and Form 16 certificate – to certify the build (location) was compliant with council regulations.

What was involved: The approved plans were compared to the corresponding CAD files to ensure there were no design variations. After pre-calculations were completed, a site visit was completed to set out the house to ensure it was built in the correct position as per approved plans.

Project outcome: Our client has continued to use our services as we have always completed their survey work on the day it has been requested. We are thorough in our calculations and set out process, ensuring accuracy and clarity for builders, creating a stress-free, fast and smooth process through to certification.

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 offer up front quotes with transparency and competitive pricing.
  • 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.

Set Out Surveyor

Talk to the team at Queensland Surveying Solutions about the requirements of your next project today. Phone 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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