Sketch of simple floor plan of single storey house

What is a floor plan?

Floor plans give a top-down view of each floor within a building. They “are like cross sections which are taken horizontally half way up the wall” (National VET E-learning Strategy, BCGBC4007A: Prepare Documentation: Floor Plans). Floor plans are drawn to scale (usually 1:100) and show the position of rooms, walls and openings such as doors…

Sketch of a simple site plan for buidling a house

What is a site plan?

A site plan is a top view of a specific lot of land. It shows the location of structures (proposed or existing) in relation to the lot boundaries and contours. A site plan will usually include features such as: boundary dimensions compass bearings contour lines distance-to-boundary limits (building line limits and/or set backs) easements, driveways,…

Sketch of imaginary certificate of title for land in Australia

What is a Certificate of Title?

A certificate of title is a legal document used to accurately identify the location, borders and current owners of a specific lot of land. The document may also describe any encumbrances (such as caveats) that may exist and the most recent valuation of the land. The information on a certificate of title document is sourced…