At ETS Surveys, we can provide a surveying service to meet all your needs. The list below shows the full range of services that you may require in your project. Each service can be offered independently or grouped together as a package.
ETS Surveys endeavour to provide first class topographic and building surveys using the latest Leica and Trimble equipment and SCC software.
Here at ETS Surveys, we feel accuracy in planning is vital. Our thorough topographical surveys will lessen the possibility of you making costly mistakes at a later stage. Our topographical surveys provide data needed for developments, housing schemes, landscaping and boundary plans. The scale of the survey plans and the level of detail collected and presented are customised to the specific needs of the client.
We have experience in a variety of surveys including:
ETS Surveys has vast experience in producing architectural plans, elevations and sections for the purpose of design, planning and refurbishments.
The survey information can be provided in 2D or 3D and in AutoCAD format. We can also provide digital map data and mapping of underground services to determine pipe depths and locations.
Our experience encompasses a broad range of surveying disciplines, including GPS surveys. Real time data survey by GPS.
Our primary method of recording data in the field is using Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS technology. This form of data capture is the most economic and accurate way of producing a survey. The main advantage is that no lines of sight are required, allowing the surveyor to move from area to area without having to reset survey instruments. The main benefits of this method are speed and costs savings.
Boundary disputes are increasing in Ireland due to a number of factors.
These types of disputes vary, as follows:
The deed map that attaches to your Title Deed is the main source of the description of the boundaries, together with title deeds.
The Property Registration Authority (PRA) mapping is now a requirement by the PRA for the mapping of and is fully digitised for the 26 counties. It provides easy access for data on the mapping for the country.
However, these maps are prepared on the basis of identification only and cannot be relied on as a deed map, although commonly used as deed maps, the Land Registry or PRA will not vouch for their accuracy.
A separate deed map at a scale of 1:500 should be prepared for each deed & conveyancing of each property. For larger areas of land, the deed map is generally prepared at a scale of 1:1000. However, the deed map must be based on the physical survey of the boundaries and not on Ordnance Survey map.
This usually occurs between neighbours and in the main is under conurbation of the main cities and the sprawling urban areas of towns & villages.
The dispute usually, but not always, arises due to the movement of existing boundaries into neighbour’s lands.
The costs and litigation of these disputes can run into thousands of Euros and usually ends up in the High Court. Dispute resolution can be easily negotiated and this firm takes on this role.
A Right of Way is usually distinguished with the deed map by an area coloured yellow, granted for a period or without a time limit for a person/vehicle to pass and re-pass over that area coloured yellow within the deed.
There are also some established rights of way which have been used by the public over a minimum of 12 years.
An easement is a right of use of a property of another, usually without a right of way or rights consisting of flowing water or pipes and conduits. An easement is non possessory interest in another’s land and only gives a right to use this land in a specific manner. It is distinguishable from a “profit à prendre”, that is the right of way to enter another’s land and remove the soil itself or a product that such as crops or timber.
This term implies that the person(s) “advance beyond proper limits”.
It usually refers to a movement of a property boundary or the construction of a structure onto adjoining lands and outside of your ownership, i.e. extending a garden, placing a structure beyond the party wall or placing foundations outside of the boundary.
This defines that a person or entity who does not have legal title to land or property occupies the land without the permission of the legal owners for a period of usually greater than 12 years.
It is governed by Section 49 of the Registration of Title Act 1964, the Statute of Limitation Act 1957, the Local Register Act of Title Act 1891, the Succession Act 1965, the Registration of Deed & Title Act 2006 and the Land & Conveying Law Reform Act 2009.
Mistakes are often found with title deeds, particularly when the owner goes to sell the property or a third party make a claim against an owner and the title deeds and maps are found to be inadequate.
Older deeds described the property with the relative boundaries described and with measurements. The interpretation of these descriptive measurements are generally the area of dispute, and require a land surveyor to accurately map the descriptive title.
Using Robotic Total Stations and GPS, our surveys are carried out to the highest standard. Survey data can be collected to sub-centimetre precision irrespective of the final plot scale, to allow for accurate dimension enquiries in your own CAD system. Extensive areas of survey work can be controlled and surveyed using GPS when appropriate. Our experience and expertise means we are fully accustomed with the process of calculating accurate Ordnance Survey to Ordnance Survey ITM dimensional coordinates, for surveys carried out with GPS.
We have experience in the following areas:
Further to carrying out your survey, we can provide the setting out of design elements, including tasks such as setting out land restorations, landscaping, marking out pile positions, constructing batter rails, and profile boards. ETS Surveys provide competently skilled staff, and setting out can be a fast one man operation using Robotic Total Stations and GPS.
Our setting out experience includes:
Definitive surveys of boundaries for: