As developers become increasingly tech savvy and adapt to modern selling tech - drones, virtual reality, etc we are seeing increasing attention being paid to design and layout issues. When building new homes the layout and proper mapping of boundaries and common areas can often be a grey area. We have often worked on developments where, late in the day, the developer realises he has built on lands that were not his to sell. In broad open development sites it can be very difficult to map accurately. Often the lawyers can be left sorting out technical messes and it is great to see a leading Irish developer embracing new technology like TopCon. Take a bow Cairn Homes!
Due to the significance and scale of the project, Cairn Homes wanted to use the most pioneering construction technology to ensure accuracy and efficiency at every stage of the build. This was particularly important during the initial stages of setting out the house foundations. Paul Filan, senior engineer at Cairn Homes, explained: “A key challenge in any new-build project is ensuring the highest accuracy when measuring out the legal boundaries of property lines. Legal boundaries show where one person’s land stops and another’s starts. It’s an invisible line, without thickness or width, but tends to fall along a physical boundary feature like a wall. In the case of Parkside, this was the garden fences.