Building a new office block
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Building a new office block

We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

3 Types of Land Survey Services

Troy Medina

If you are thinking about investing in a piece of land and developing it for residential or commercial use, it is highly likely you will need to have the land surveyed. During the land surveying process, a contractor will visit the land to carry out various measurements and technical assessments. There are a number of reasons why a survey might be required, and there are different types of surveys to meet your needs.

Below is a guide to 3 types of land survey you may wish to consider before investing in and developing a piece of land.

Boundary Survey

As the name suggests, a boundary survey is designed to identify and define the boundaries of the land and the area you will have ownership of when the deal is complete. Over time, the boundary between two areas of land can become blurred. Physical markers are not always reliable boundary markers as fences can be removed, and rivers can change their course.

If you do not clearly establish the boundary of the land, you could find yourself paying over the odds for an area of land you do not have the rights to. If you construct a property on neighbouring land, the owner of this land can take legal action to force you to demolish the building. A surveyor will carefully examine the deeds to the land, compare the deeds to historical maps and then carry out their own survey to establish the precise legal boundary of the land.

Subdivision Survey

As part of your development project, you may wish to subdivide the land so it can be hired out to others or so it can be put to mixed uses. A subdivision survey involves carefully measuring the land before dividing it up into smaller lots. While this sounds like a simple process, it is important that any subdivision complies with local zoning laws, so it is best to call in a professional contractor to carry out the work.

Construction Survey

Before you construct anything on the land you have purchased, you may wish to carry out a construction survey. A construction survey will involve measuring the topography of the land. The surveyor will draw up a grid on the land you wish to use for your construction and will then carefully map the lay of the land over this grid. This information will allow the architect and the construction contractors to ensure that any structure built on the land is stable, safe and in the planned location.

If you would like to find out more, you should contact a local land surveyor.