Building new or re-locating the structure will require the services of a surveying team for placement and for a topographical plot. New laser and computer equipment make this process quick and economical.
If you have an idea where you want to “site” the structure, a written description can be very helpful with both surveyor and architect.
Get written bids, references, time frames. Advance payment of 25% is standard. The plots themselves should be produced on hard copy and on a Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software disc to help the draftsman or architect. Get at least two copies of the disc and six hard copies.
Make a habit of keeping all copies of paperwork, journal and plans in one safe place.
Depending on the size and condition of the property, the site work will normally take one day. Producing the documents takes another few days.
Cost depends on the amount of work. Expect to pay anywhere between $1000.00 to $3000.00. The price varies depending on area and demand.