The Fraser Thomas team have been providing surveying services for over 50 years . We pride ourselves in providing a service which is completed in a timely manner and within budget to ensure that we add value to your project.


Our Survey team integrates with the engineering disciplines within Fraser Thomas, as well as external designers and architects, to ensure that we provide a total package of services for you.

Topographical Surveys

A Topographical or Topo Survey is a survey of the ground levels and significant features on a site. From this information, we produce a plan showing such things as  ground levels, contours, buildings, utilities/services, roads, legal boundaries, trees and any other features relevant to the future development of the site.  

This information can be used for engineering designs and plans, which form the basis of a scheme plan showing a proposed subdivision. Scheme plans are submitted to Council as part of a resource consent application. If the project includes proposed new dwellings, the topographical survey is used by the architectural designer to prepare plans.

Cadastral Surveys

Cadastral Surveys establish and re-establish real property boundaries. It is an important component of the legal creation of properties. Cadastral title plans show a property’s legal boundaries, area and dimensions.

The title sheet of a cadastral survey plan shows the plan deposited when the title was created. This could be a simple plan of the property’s boundaries, area and dimensions, a detailed survey plan or a combination of both.

Engineering Surveys

Engineering Surveys are done after work is completed to prove that the positions are correct, these include:

  • Drainage Setouts
  • Drainage As-Builts
  • Retaining Wall Setouts
  • Road and Driveway Setouts
  • Earthworks Cut and Fill Setouts
  • Earthworks and Quantities

The team at Fraser Thomas provide expert support at every stage of your project

Sprott Road Housing Development

Engineering and surveying services were provided to support the subdivision and construction of three new townhouses in Kohimarama.

Stormwater Improvements – Mangere

Stormwater improvements for Auckland Council to mitigate flooding issues on Koru Street in Mangere.

Te Whāriki Subdivision

This 350-Lot subdivision in Lincoln required numerous challenges to be addressed during the design and construction phases, and offers residents more than just a home.

Call us today to discuss your project

Auckland 09 278 7078

Tauranga 07 220 9277

Hawke’s Bay 06 211 2766

Christchurch 03 358 5936

Blenheim 03 428 3292

Nelson 03 222 1132