What we do

We measure the value of your construction investment. We are a New Zealand company based in South Canterbury, providing quantity surveying (QS) information and services for Alterations / Residential / Commercial to Independent Clients / Engineers / Builders / Draftsmen / Architects. As Quantity surveyors we calculate budgets based on clients' requirements, and prepare detailed estimates to ensure budgets are sufficient for each stage of construction.

Our main roles are:

  • Working to keep the project on time.
  • Working to keep the project within the budget.
  • Making sure that construction costs and production are managed as efficiently as possible.
  • Resolving disputes between contracting parties.
  • Preparing insurance replacement estimates for all kinds of buildings, including houses.


Why choose us

We are a small company, independant from the big brands. When you pick up the phone, the person who you are talking is the person doing the work. We offer more than a per square metre rate. We provide a collaborative and proactive approach to all of our projects and recognise the importance of every idea from the first consultation to the moment they turn the key. We work closely with people who design and construct, as well as those in the retail supply chain allowing our team of Quantity Surveyors to develop a strong understanding of construction materials, techniques and costs. We can suggest innovative options so your construction project meets expectations and budgets.

The true cost of building is much more than just labour and materials. 

This pie chart shows how it all quickly adds up. Items such as; Scaffolding, Site Safety, Perlimary, Site & Substructure, Structure, Enclosure, Interior Linings, Finishings, Sub Contractors and GST. We factor this in when we provide our full schedule of costs.

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