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CASE STUDY

50 YEAR-OLD, RESIDENTIAL DUPLEX BUILDING GETS A NEW LEASE ON LIFE! THE BACKGROUND We were approached by two residential clients to get a REDEFINITION SURVEY to add another level to their aged duplex homes. The original plan was completed in 1886 and the building in question was about 50 years old, which is why a redefinition survey was required.

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Establishing the accurate position of the boundary was ESSENTIAL as part of the council development application (DA) to remove the previous limitations on the title. In addition, we were required to create easements for support to allow for the common wall that served as the dividing partition between the two adjoining buildings to be extended vertically. THE CHALLENGE Since both clients had a limitation on their title deed, the boundary position was not guaranteed. To re-instate the property boundaries, our qualified registered surveyor was required to carefully investigate the original deed dimensions for fencing and brick walls to create an accurate survey plan depicting the correct position of the boundaries. After careful investigation by our EXPERIENCED surveying team, an error found in the original plan needed to be rectified. For successful completion of the project, effective communication with both families who occupied each side of the duplex building was required. Since time was directly proportional to the project cost, it was important to complete this complex task as efficiently as popssible to make it cost-effective for the clients to achieve their desired outcome.

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15 Parkes St Parramatta, NSW 2150 x T: 02 9806 3000 x F: 02 9891 2806 www.DonovanAssociates.com.au


CASE STUDY

OUR SOLUTION With our EXPERTISE in handling many similar projects before, we were able to QUICKLY DETERMINE the accurate boundary positions and thoroughly examine all documentation from previous surveys to achieve the desired results. In addition, we were able to rectify the faults in the original plan and add the missing components so the surveyors, builders and engineers could use the accurate plans in all current and future projects and/or upgrades.

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Our detailed plan and other relevant documentation, expedited and lodged electronically with the lands department helped the client meet the council’s requirements and get the project approved on budget and ahead of schedule.

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Contour & detail survey

Redifinition plan

15 Parkes St Parramatta, NSW 2150 x T: 02 9806 3000 x F: 02 9891 2806 www.DonovanAssociates.com.au

Donovan Associates - Engineering Case Study - Old Duplex Building New Lease On Life.pdf  
Donovan Associates - Engineering Case Study - Old Duplex Building New Lease On Life.pdf  
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