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Advantages of using a Quantity Surveyor

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 alternative way to manage and interact with your proposed residential build as opposed to the traditional "Get quotes from a builder or two" method. Enjoy !A Schedule of Quantities sets out the quantity, as well as quality, of ...

February 12, 2023

Perfect Storms & Supply Chains

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 building materials that used to be standard stock items not so long ago.Houses that normally might be expected to take, say 4 months to build might now reasonably take 6 or 8 months to complete for instance....

February 12, 2023

Do a Cost Estimate Early in the Design

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 complete.Like many of you who have gone through a building or renovation project, I didn't like the result. That was more than I wanted to spend!In fact, in the previous 12 months, I had whittled down my grander visions by co...

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