Getting The Right Building Survey Drawings

The land surveyor is not a building surveyor who evaluates building conditions. Instead, he measures buildings to prepare building survey drawings such as floor plans, elevation views, roof plan, cross sections and structural dimensional details. Building survey drawings, also known as ‘measured drawings’, are needed for: Accurate details of existing features to facilitate design Conservation […]

Surveying For A Smart Nation

The Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers, sponsored by Topcon Sokkia have produced a video about land surveying for urban smart nation. This provides insights into the importance of land surveying for building up a smart nation such as Singapore. With a combination of high technology and deep domain knowledge, Land Surveyors are able to […]

Need a Topographical Survey?

Topographical survey plan may be a ‘general-use’ survey plan but it is not an all-purpose survey plan. It is a detailed representation of a plot of land showing visible features such as building lines, drains, walls, fences, trees, manholes and includes their elevations. Where required, the boundaries are also included and land lot information are […]

Is my house still safe?

  Is my house still safe? A construction nearby can be a stressful experience. Apart from putting up with noise and dust, a deeper concern is whether the construction activity can impact your house. Some common symptoms of impact are: Fresh cracks of walls Cracks in paved driveways and aprons Widening cracks of garden walls […]

I think my neighbour’s wall is in my property

  “Is my neighbour’s wall sitting on my land?” is a common question among landed property owners. When owners do complain to BCA and SLA on land issues involving boundaries, they will be advised to engage a registered surveyor instead. Boundaries are not defined by perimeter walls or fences. The foremost task is to determine […]

Where is my Boundary?

If you think your perimeter wall defines your land boundary, you are dead wrong! The boundary of your property is defined by a Certified Plan – a record kept by Singapore Land Authority (SLA). Property Owners with 2FA SingPass can view for free through this link. Alternatively, you can purchase such plans through this link . […]

Need A Land Surveyor?

  What a land surveyor can do for you Homeowners, contractors, developers, architects and engineers all depend on land surveyors to begin a project on their property. Incorrect surveys can lead to faulty or misplaced constructions that requires costly rectification. Land surveyors determine boundaries and position of existing features on a plot of land to […]