Below are testimonials from clients:
Richard Balsillie, Twomey Construction
James Boyce, Operations Manager—Bombay Quarry, Holcim (NZ) Ltd
Ray Bruce, Director, Kiwi Broilers Ltd
Andy Campbell, Operations Manager, Holcim Bombay Quarry
Vaughan Chaffey, Engineering Manager, Ravensdown Lime
Alex Corbett, Managing Director, Corbett Contractors
Ka-Ching Cheung, Geotechnical Director, Peters & Cheung
Alison Dainty, Project Manager, Hurlstone Earthmoving Ltd
Pete Edwards, Director, Doug Stamp Water Services Ltd
Steve Ellis, General Manager, Stevenson Resources
Jeremy Graham, Partner, D & M Graham & Sons Ltd
Duncan Hancock, Pokeno Lakes Development
Andrew Harrop, Road Design Engineer, MWH NZ Ltd
Michael Havill, Business Development Manager, TRUESCAPE VISUAL REALITY
Sean Henry, Area Manager, Fulton Hogan
Vance Hodgson, Consultant planner / Director, HPC Limited
Ruth Hunter
Malcolm & Eileen Lumsden
Darcy Maddern, Quarry Manager, McDonald’s Lime
Paul McKnight, Manager, Higgins Contractors (Waikato) Ltd

John Payne, Pipeline Services Manager, Vector gas Ltd
Kerry Reilly, Quarry Manager, Higgins Aggregates Meremere
Paul Roberts, Director, Base Civil
Bob Tilsley, Principal, Tilsley Engineering Ltd
Andrew Walker, SEANZ Project Manager, Orica Mining Services
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Supplying construction surveying services to the Auckland and Waikato regions since 1996

54 Scott Rd, RD2,

Te Kauwhata, 3782

Phone: 07 8264337

Fax: 07 8264337

E-mail: PilbrowSurveying@xtra.co.nz

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Pilbrow Surveying Limited have been involved in completing monthly surveys of our aggregate stockpiles for the last 9 years. Rodney and his team work quickly, in an operating quarry environment, to safely measure up to 250,000 tonnes of processed concrete and roading aggregates. Haste is essential to get the closest approximation of our end of month inventory position. Pilbrow Surveying have been strong performers in turning around the information I require to complete my end of month accounting.

Pilbrow Surveying have also been regularly engaged to provide face surveys of our Basalt quarry at periodic intervals to gauge remaining reserves, they survey our overburden placement area to help us calculate capacity and they mark out boundaries for future stripping work. Locating the position of pre quarry boreholes allows us to accurately plan the extraction from a very tight pit.

Data is provided in a number of formats to best suit our applications. Our needs are clearly understood with Rodney and his team delivering month after month like clockwork.
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James Boyce
Holcim (New Zealand) Ltd
Cell +64 21 812 305
Operations Manager - Bombay Quarry
DDI +64 9 233 6855
VPN 2820
New Zealand
James.Boyce@holcim.com
http://www.holcim.com/nz

 

Pilbrow Surveying Limited GPS base station set up at Bombay Quarry while carrying out survey of stockpiles

Hi Rodney

 

        I am only too pleased to send this testimonial on your business.

 

   As an earthmoving contractor there are two things that we must get right, one is accuracy, making sure that what ever an engineer has designed on paper we can create on the ground, and two to have an accurate measure on what materials we have moved so that we can be paid for it. The surveyor that I trust for setting out and volume measures is Pilbrow surveying.

  I have known and worked alongside Rodney for over 15 years and will keep on using him as our surveyor because his knowledge and understanding of the work that we do which is subdivisions, roading, sportsfields etc. He has always provided a prompt response to us requiring him onsite and his vast knowledge of setting out projects from the sometimes fairly vague information that is given to us is a huge bonus.  He will always set out pegs in the most practical positions so we have all the information we need to develop the land we are working on.  If I require volumes for monthly claims he is always quick to return the survey as he understands the time frames that we work under.

 

              Alex Corbett

             Managing Director for Corbett Contractors

 

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“I have always found Pilbrow Surveying Ltd to provide a fast & efficient response to my survey acquisition requirements. Data is always supplied in the right format to input into the design software and free of any errors, which has proven to be a problem with other surveying companies we have used”.

Andrew Harrop AMInstCES
Road Design Engineer

MWH New Zealand Ltd          Tel: 07-839 0241
L 3, Monckton Trust Building   DDI:  07-839 9870
75 Rostrevor Street               Facsimile:  07-839 4234
HAMILTON                            
http://www.mwhglobal.com/nz

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Testimonial for Pilbrow Surveying Limited by Michael Havill.
“Pilbrow Surveying quickly became a trusted partner of Truescape for a number of reasons. Firstly, the speed at which Pilbrow Surveying can turn around a job is refreshing and key to our business. Secondary, Pilbrow Surveying have shown great aptitude in understanding unique situations and requirements. Combined with great communication, Pilbrow Surveying has proved itself a industry leading organization over and over again. Truescape are proud to offer Pilbrow Surveying’s services as part of our trusted solution.”
Michael Havill : Mobile 021 817606
Business Development Manager
TRUESCAPE VISUAL REALITY
www.truescape.com
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Testimonial for Pilbrow Surveying Limited by Paul McKnight of Higgins Contractors Waikato LimitedTestimonial by Alison Dainty, Project Manager, Hurlstone Earthmoving Ltd
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Testimonial by Paul Roberts, Director, Base Civil


Why did you choose us to do this work for you?
I know you and I know you do a good job. 
Peace of mind is important for survey. 
I did use a local guy here once to setout centerline and do lift stakes cause he was cheap (over a year ago). Things didn’t line up and I had to re-level the whole site. Didn’t notice his errors until after the excavation so used $4,000 additional metal. Old story – you often get what you pay for.

Paul Roberts
Director





26 Woodward Street                p  07 847 7233
P O Box 5599                                f   07 847 7235
Hamilton 3242                            m 027 430 6367

www.basecivil.co.nz

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Testimonial by Ka-Ching Cheung, Geotechnical Director, Peters & Cheung


“We have been using survey services solely from Pilbrow Surveying since 2002. Pilbrow has worked in our major projects including TelstraClear Pacific Events Centres and KiwiRail Auckland Electricification Projects for bridge upgrade and re-construction works. Pilbrow has always been very cooperative to our project team and are able to work during holidays and evening works to meet the client KiwiRail’s requirement. We are very impressed by the very high quality output from Pilbrow’s services. “ 
Dr Ka-Ching Cheung
Geotechnical Director
 
P O Box 251 154, Pakuranga
Auckland 2140, 
68 Glenmore Road, Sunnyhills 
Auckland 2010
New Zealand

www.peters-cheung.co.nz
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Testimonial by Andrew Walker, SEANZ Project Manager, Orica Mining Services


'What I really liked about Pilbrow Surveying Limited was the quick service at reasonable cost. The service was tailored to our needs - enough information without going further than necessary. The information allowed us to make the decisions we needed to make. I recommend the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited because they were responsive to our needs; they did exactly what we needed them to do with minimal instructions and were good value.'
Andrew Walker
SEANZ Project Manager
Orica Mining Services
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Testimonial by Darcy Maddern, Quarry Manager, McDonald's Lime


' I recommend the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited to other people because of their efficiency, cost effectiveness and Health and Safety performance. What I really like about Pilbrow Surveying Limited is that they are able to get to site at short notice, they take the time to fully understand what it is we want and they are very efficient. They are compliant with all site Health and Safety policies. From using the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited we have an auditable review of current stocks, an accurate inventory for end of financial year and visibility of inventory to the management team. I really like the efficient communication with respect to survey results if survey results differ to what management believe.'
Darcy Maddern
Quarry Manager
McDonald's Lime
Testimonial by John Payne, Pipeline Services Manager, Vector Gas Ltd

'What I really like about Pilbrow Surveying Limited is that they are based in the south Auckland area to cover our pipelines and have local knowledge. They have a quick response and quick return of data. When pipes are exposed we need the survey done quickly before backfill to avoid holding up the contractor. They are able to Email results to other consultants for their use on our projects. I recommend the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited to other people because I can trust them, they are quick, reliable and easy to get on with and I am dealing directly with the Manager who is the surveyor.'
John Payne
Pipeline Services Manager
Vector Gas Ltd
Testimonial by Jeremy Graham, Partner, D & M Graham & Sons Ltd

'I would recommend the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited because they have experience in construction requiring less explanation of what is required from a particular survey. They are stress eliminators. You give them a job to do and you know it will be done well and done on time. A benefit of using Pilbrow Surveying Limited is their excellent record and reuse of earlier data. I really like that Pilbrow Surveying Limited are flexible, intelligent and cost sensitive.'
Jeremy Graham
Partner
D & M Graham & Sons Ltd
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Testimonial by Pete Edwards, Director, Doug Stamp Water Services Ltd

"I recommend the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited to other people because they know what they are about and are consistent, cost effective and good to deal with. Some of the benefits I've received from using Pilbrow Surveying Limited are the quick turnaround of as built plans that are accepted by council first time. They get on well with our site staff and are reliable. What I really like about using Pilbrow Surveying Limited is we get to deal with the same people and they understand our work. They turn up pretty quickly and the works on site are quick so our personnel are tied up for short periods of time. We have a friendly relationship and extra works are undertaken as requested, council are happy with the results – we are happy"
Pete Edwards
Director
Doug Stamp Water Services Ltd
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Testimonial by Richard Balsillie, Twomey Construction

'What I really like about Pilbrow Surveying Limited is that they are able to get to site at short notice and minimize costly delays to the works. They take the time to fully understand what it is you want doing and make sure site personnel understand what they have done. Their expertise enables them to carry out swift topo surveys or rapidly and accurately setout and level large amounts of roading and earthworks. They are very experienced in our line of work and understand our requirements straight away. No second guessing. Using the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited we are able to get timely claims and as builts. We do not need to purchase expensive survey equipment and software that you then need to train personnel to use. I recommend the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited to other people because they give me confidence that the setout is correct and that there will be no expensive mistakes to pay for.'
Richard Balsillie
Twomey Construction
Testimonial by Sean Henry, Area Manager, Fulton Hogan

'I recommend the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited to other people because of their willingness to work with the site team; they give honest and reliable service and you can be confident that the setout and information provided is correct. Pilbrow Surveying Limited have the latest equipment available, work is very accurate and there is a quick and efficient supply of survey information. I really like that they take the time to understand your requirements. The response time to survey requests are prompt and the staff have a very good knowledge of survey and surveying principles.'
Sean Henry,
Area Manager,
Fulton Hogan
Testimonial by Ray Bruce, Director, Kiwi Broilers Ltd

 “We have complete confidence in Pilbrow Surveying to give an accurate, competent job and have no hesitation in recommending 
them to anyone. What I really like about using Pilbrow Surveying Limited is that they always responded at very short notice when asked to carry out requested surveys. We found their staff to be competent, friendly and easy to communicate with. As well as a good response time, information was returned to us promptly and accurately. Some of the benefits I’ve received from using the services 
of Pilbrow Surveying Limited are that for our situation the way the results were presented to us made it easy to understand the information. After our first contacts, we became more and more confident of Pilbrow's accurate and speedy responses. In our experience, their equipment and software produced the information exactly as we required. I recommend the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited to other people because Pilbrow's always give us fast and accurate results in a timely fashion. It is always good to know that we could rely on the services of Pilbrow's even at short notice. We thank them once again for their prompt friendly service.”
Ray Bruce
Director
Kiwi Broilers Ltd
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Testimonial by Ruth Hunter

“I really liked the prompt service of Pilbrow Surveying Limited. They provided excellent, readable plans. I recommend the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited to other people because of the accessibility of staff.”
Ruth Hunter
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Testimonial by Steve Ellis, General Manager, Stevenson Resources

 'By using the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited we do not need to purchase expensive survey equipment and software that we then need to train personnel to use. Their range of equipment and expertise enable them to carry out swift topo surveys or rapidly and accurately setout and level large amounts of roading or earthworks. What I really like about the service that Pilbrow Surveying Limited provides is they take the time to fully understand what it is you want doing and make sure site personnel understand what they have done. They are able to get to site at short notice and minimize costly delays to the works. I would recommend the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited to other people as they have experience in construction requiring less explanation of what is required from a particular survey. And they give me confidence that the setout is correct and that there will be no expensive mistakes to pay for.'
Steve Ellis
General Manager
Stevenson Resources
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How many stakes has Pilbrow Surveying Limited banged in so far this year?

Stakes banged in this year =  1893

Pilbrow Surveying Limited construction earthworks surveyors logoTestimonial by Malcolm and Eileen Lumsden for Pilbrow Surveying Limited, Construction surveyors

184A Lumsden Road
RD1 Huntly
23/11/2011

Pilbrow Surveying Ltd

Dear Rodney,

Just a note to say how much we appreciated your assistance in laying out oer house. The manner you displayed in difficult circumstances is commendable and led to a successful outcome.
The builder also asked me to forward their thanks as the system you used was a revelation to them and I understand they learnt a lot.
Will Direct Creidt your account today.

Again our sincere thanks

Malcolm and Eileen Lumsden
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Pilbrow Surveying have provided a prompt and professional service to four Ravensdown  quarries In Northland, Waikato and Canterbury. 
All work has been of an impeccably high standard with the finished results surpassing expectations.
The technology used by Rodney and his team is leading edge. It has been extremely beneficial to Ravensdown to be able to take advantage of the results that Rodney can deliver with his investments in these technologies.
Vaughan Chaffey
Engineering Manager – Ravensdown Lime
Testimonial by Andy Campbell, Operations Manager, Holcim Bombay Quarry for Pilbrow Surveying Limited

What I really like about Pilbrow Surveying is that they are technically proficient - which is very important, and they understand the business drivers - the need for information in a timely fashion at critical times of the month. They also appreciate the relative level of importance of each type of requirement. They learn about site requirements quickly for instance as new Health & Safety procedures have been developed Rodney and his team are quickly able to accept and adopt these. I have confidence in their actions on site and trust in the information provided, which is quick and easily accessible. Good use of visuals when presenting information makes it easy to explain to others. Rodney provides a personalized service and always gets the information required in the timeframe necessary. Rodney is pleasant to deal with and I have a high degree of confidence in his abilities.

Andy Campbell, Operations Manager, Holcim Bombay Quarry March 2012
Testimonial by Duncan Hancock, Pokeno Lakes Development for Pilbrow Surveying Limited


I recommend the services of Pilbrow Surveying Limited to other people because they are conscientious professionals, who are approachable, interested in our project and have a high attention to detail. The information supplied has been easily used by other professionals to create final documentation. By working through the process it has made the project clearer and mitigated glossed over issues earlier.

Duncan Hancock, Pokeno Lakes Development
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Use of Low Level Aerial Mapping for Resource Consent Application Plans

Director Vance Hodgson of Hodgson Planning Consultants Limited (HPC), has in the order of 18 years post graduate employment in resource management related employment. This experience is grounded with both local government and private consultancy work. HPC act for a range of private clients advising on and preparing resource consent applications for rural, residential, commercial and industrial projects through Auckland and the Waikato. 

The use of low level aerial mapping for resource consent application plans has become an invaluable tool in the process of assessing the effects an activity may have on the environment. There are a variety of aerial photographic resources available but these are typically of poor quality or not current for rural areas. 

HPC has utilised low level aerial mapping prepared by Pilbrow Surveying Limited for the delivery of high quality detail on the state of the environment at resource consent application lodgement. The mapping provides a baseline for assessment upon which relevant features can be identified including areas of activity, sensitive interfaces and areas of potential change. Low level aerial mapping provides the ability to deliver a graphical representation to a variety of parties (neighbours and Council officers) on how the physical arrangement of an activity can be structured to avoid or mitigate any adverse effects on persons or the environment. 

To satisfy the information requirements of the resource consent process, HPC Ltd has typically found up to date aerial photograph a necessary input and would recommend Pilbrow Surveying Limited for the service.


Yours faithfully
 
Vance Hodgson
Consultant Planner / Director
HPC Limited

027 555 5450
vance@hpcplanning.co.nz
www.zone.co.nz

Need more information Call 0800 PSL NOW

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Aerial imagery taken by Pilbrow Surveying Limited of Ravensdown's Ngarua Quarry November 2013Text Box: Ngarua Quarry, Ravensdown, November 2013
Altus Delta X8 used by Pilbrow Surveying Limited for low level aerial mapping

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Hi Rodney,

 

Many thanks for the great surveying  job you completed at the Higgins Meremere Quarry last week, I must say I am impressed with the latest addition to your fleet of aircraft, the helicopter was incredible to watch and the results were second to none even though it was operating in windy conditions.

Where will all this technology lead to,  quite mind boggling , the obvious benefits being the time and labour saving which enabled you to have the numbers on the table so quickly and accurately at an affordable price. The innovation of supplying a quality  large scale photographic record that is  printed on PVC material is new to me,  the quality was outstanding and I am sure will prove to be very durable in our environment, thanks again .

 

Kerry Reilly

Quarry Manager

Higgins Aggregates Meremere.

November 2015

To whom this may concern, 

We here at Inframax Construction have been using Pilbrow Surveying to do our monthly stockpile volume surveys since May 2013. Initially only one site was being surveyed using the drone but since Rodney acquired the multi rotor drone early in 2015 we have been getting aerial images for all of our Quarries as part of the stock up dates. I have found the high resolution images a great help for planning. We now have quarry plans with contours prepared for all of our pits so that we can work out our stripping requirements. Rodney has also helped out with pit designs so we can quantify the availability of rock. Being able to present the data in a variety of useful formats has helped when presenting to others in the company. I am looking forward to trying out his latest thing, visiting a virtual quarry. I would recommend Pilbrow Surveying limited to anyone who wants to get professionally presented up to date informationfor there quarries.

Regards

Alan Grigsby, Quarry Manager

With the purchase of an additional processing plant for our Tamahere sand quarry we were in need of specialised expertise in aerial mapping and measuring. The project brief outlined was to map and profile the processing plant at the existing quarry site and then transfer that information to the new site to assist the engineers who were tasked with the massive project of undertaking the physical move.  

We found that Rodney instantly  grasped the parameters of our project and worked with both our management team and our engineers to get us the required information in an easy to understand format and then with little warning was able to be on site to mark out the exact areas required for the new plant location. Not only did Rodney make our job a lot easier but went above and beyond to assist our team to get the job done right first time.  

With the use of Rodney’s state of the art drone and 3D mapping system our job of positioning the plant with pin point accuracy was a breeze. This assisted us greatly in getting the shift completed on time. 

Rodney worked within our comprehensive health and safety regulations at both sites and at all times acted in a responsible and professional manner. 

We strongly recommend Rodney and his team to any one in our industry.

 Kind Regards

 Brad Pierce, CEO 

Hobsonville Land Company is very pleased with the UAV aerial survey and imagery work undertaken by Pilbrow Surveying. Rodney Pilbrow was easy to deal with and very knowledgeable in this area of work. The ability to produce the required outputs quickly and at a relatively low cost is a huge advantage over conventional survey methods. The high quality survey and imagery will be invaluable in our planning and development work at Hobsonville Point.

 David Ison

Precinct Director | Manager – Planning and Infrastructure

Hobsonville Land Company