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Boundary Fence Between Neighbours

I recently came across this article on the Irish Times website, which I thought may be of interest. My neighbour’s ugly fence encroaches on my land

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Control Surveys save you time and money.

  Below are a couple of examples of how we have recently saved our clients time and money.    1.     A client of ours in Cork was purchasing a piece of property and asked us to do a boundary check … Continue reading

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CIF predict that 2014 will be a good year for the Construction Industry

According to a new report by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), the value of the construction industry in Ireland is expected to grow to 11 billion euro and create 10,000 jobs this year. Some of the reasons cited by the … Continue reading

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The Down Survey

The Down Survey of Ireland, undertaken by the Cromwellian regime and carried out by William Petty – an English Scientist, in the years 1656-1658, introduced modern mapping techniques to Ireland, creating the first recognisable maps of the country.  It was … Continue reading

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Irish Grid (IG 1975) vs Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM)

Irish Grid (IG 1975) The Irish Grid Reference System was jointly designed by OSI and OSNI during the 1950’s to provide a common reference system for the island of Ireland.  Since equipment, observations and computation procedures can change over time, … Continue reading

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DraftSight

Looking for a free alternative to AutoCAD 2D? DraftSight is a freeware 2D CAD software application. It allows users to create, edit and access DWG/DXF files, regardless of which CAD software was originally used to create them. It is free, … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagery

If you ever need to locate maps of a property or want to look at satellite imagery of a property, some good websites to use are : Ordnance Survey Ireland My Plan Bing Maps Google Maps Map Quest

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