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The Contract Line

I had recently come across a line in a building contract which read " you will only be charged for the hours that are used".I was stunned for a while after reading that. I must have read it wrong. No, I read it again and the self-evident statement was still there.It is a rel...
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Pitfalls of incomplete design 

Recently, a client approached me with a predicament. They had signed a contract with a group housing company to build a new house, but there was a significant issue – the design work had not been completed at the time of contract signing. As a result, much of the geotechni...
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Can I help you?

September 20, 2023

Engage a Quantity Surveyor for my next Build Project. Why?

Why do I do this? Why do I? Why am I a quantity surveyor?Unlocking the Role of a Quantity Surveyor: Beyond the NumbersEver wondered why I chose to become a Quantity Surveyor, often referred to as a cost estimator? In essence, my role revolves around helping individuals and b...
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What got me thinking…

I was visiting the site of a new residential house build the other day and talking to the Builder he opined that “with people currently struggling to afford the amount they have to borrow to build nowadays, then they have the extra expense of a Quantity Surveyor on top of ...
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Although often considered a service more likely to be used by a commercial project or large-scale projects, there are many potential benefits that can be had for the Residential build or even the home Renovation project. Here are a few points to consider and to view as an al...
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Perfect Storms & Supply Chains

February 12, 2023
2022 could be crunch time for the building industry in New Zealand beginning with the real and immediate issue of material supplies for building.Recent feed back from local residential builders and building companies finds them waiting weeks and several months for common bui...
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We are in the middle of a renovation of our own home at the moment, and, being an Estimator, I thought it would be wrong not to do my own Cost Estimate of the renovation works as a guide to obviously, how much this would cost and how much I needed to borrow from the Bank to ...
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