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3. What is a Contour Survey?

Pre-Build

A Contour Survey provides us the slope of your site and must be completed by a registered surveyor. Some builders will perform their own checks, but ANSA Homes strongly advises that this survey be completed by an independent surveyor.

A contour survey shows:

  • Generally similar distances between each contour
  • The closer the contour line spacing, the steeper the slope
  • The further the contour line spacing, the more gentle the slope
  • Closed contour lines with higher elevation towards the centre of the block indicate higher ground towards the middle of the block – eg: a hill
  • Closed contour lines with reducing levels towards the centre of the block indicate lower ground towards the middle of the block – eg: a pond

With a contour survey we can determine:

  • The actual siting of your home on your block of land
  • The extent of drop edge beams required, if any
  • Whether any retaining walls need to be constructed
  • Estimate the amount of spoil to be removed from your site

A contour survey allows ANSA homes is the first steps to providing you with a fixed site cost indication when designing and building your single or double storey home.

1. Site Costs

What are site costs? What should be aware that should be included in site costs and establish all these costs before signing a contract with a builder?
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2. What is the difference between a DA & CDC in Sydney?

When building a new home you have 2 options to ensure that you are meeting all the regulatory requirements
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4. Drop Edge Beams

What are drop edge beams? Why would you need them? Why should you know if they are included in your fixed price contract.
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5. Development Application - The 6 Stages

Through this series of informative articles, one for each stage, you will gain a clear understanding of the entire Development Application (DA) process. In NSW, there are 6 stages in obtaining building approval from your Council related to a Development Application (DA)
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