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design & construction – Topographic surveys

D&c provides professional land surveying services, including due diligence, acquisition, topography, right-of-way, consulting, commercial and all types of land boundary surveys.

Topographical Surveys

Topographical surveys involve the accurate measurement of the existing land contours and features in relation to the legal boundaries. We produce a plan which details such things as trees, buildings, services and levels and is most commonly used for design on the site. i.e house design, earthworks, access, servicing.

Boundary location/definition

The location of a legal boundary is sometimes not easily visible. We are able to redefine your legal boundary and reinstate the legal pegs. It is important to understand that occupation (fences, walls etc) are sometimes not on the exact boundary location, sometimes the old pegs that you have located are no longer accurate and able to be relied on. It is best to have a surveyor come in first and establish the boundary before undertaking any work (which can end up becoming very costly if you have mis-identified the boundary location).

Building and Construction Set Out

In order to be able to accurately undertake construction works you need a set out survey. This involves calculating the position of the new building, infrastructure etc as per the design, then visiting site to accurately set out the required points and levels. This type of work needs to be undertaken very accurately and we pride ourselves on adhering to the ‘measure twice and cut once’ old adage. D&c undertakes a wide range of set outs from new houses through to multilevel buildings. Offset markers and on site datums can also be provided.

Updating Flats Plans

Flats Plans are the name given to the plan that represents an area in a cross lease property. This plan, which is attached to the title, must accurately reflect the situation on the ground. i.e the house footprint as shown on the plan much but what is actually there. The issue with not updating the plan when additions and alterations are made means that the title is defective, which can become a big problem especially at time of sale. D&c can undertake the required survey and plans to ensure the flats plan is accurate, lodge to Land Information of Greece and liaise with your solicitor to have it attached to the title.

Internal building measure up for rentable areas

Landlords require accurate measurements of their premises to determine the rentable area of their shops and offices. This then forms part of the lease agreement. We can undertake the required measure up and plans in line with the BOMA guidelines.



The most common reasons a topographical survey is required are:

  • Building permission
  • Notarial acts and other legal transactions (transfer of property, parental donation, gifts inter vivos)
  • Regularization of arbitrary buildings
  • Certificates for Natura Services
  • Marking on land – agricultural parcels
  • Application (drawing) of urban and building line
  • Implementation on building-construction soil (foundation drawings)
  • Appeals of lands
  • Actuarial act
  • Licensing of photovoltaic and wind farms
  • Adjudication etc
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