Construction Estimator Wellington
Imagine saving $10,000, $50,000 or even $100,000 on your next build?
That’s the power of an accurate building cost estimation report.
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Our reports start from NZD $800+GST and focus on:
All Types of Projects
Helping you Avoid Nasty Building Cost Surprises
Hi, I’m Hai Nguyen, founder of Newin Building Estimating Services, and that’s what I’ll help you do – cost your building projects to ultimately ensure it gets completed to budget and without any cost surprises.
We are a property and construction advisory firm specialising in Construction Cost Estimate Reports, Quantity Surveying, and Cost Management services across Auckland and Wellington NZ.
We work with domestic, commercial, and industrial builders, home-owners, architects, and developers at various phases: prior to construction, during construction, and post-construction.
Over the years we’ve seen clients get caught out with poor project cost tracking systems, inaccurate costings, or simply “paying too much”, sadly leaving many financially strained.
We have a proven risk management system and industry track record for addressing all these.
Unlike other agencies, we don’t use cost guides as we don’t find them reliable. We believe in digging much deeper to give you concrete data and rates, meaning you’ll feel secure with your budgets and the decisions you make.
With offices in Auckland, New Zealand as well as Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, and powered by 18 year’s + experience in the construction industry, we have proudly become a partner of choice for leading builders, architects, designers and developers.
We pride ourselves on being hands-on, affordable and eager to share ways on how we can support your business.
Our Services across Wellington
We help builders, architects, developers, & homeowners across residential and commercial with:
Utilising a construction estimator for the whole project cycle is highly beneficial for the following reasons:
Understanding our Cost Estimate process in Wellington
Our expertise in the Wellington New Zealand market allows us to rate up our estimates based on the project geographical location. So every construction cost estimate we produce is based on real local data and to the specific requirements of your building project.
As leading industry building and construction estimators we have in-depth knowledge of the Wellington building and construction market. We can estimate the structural / foundation likely costs and can be accurate within 15% of actual costs once the full project documentation is developed. This will give you confidence in either going ahead with the current design, or, modifying it to suit budget requirements.
There is an inherent danger in providing a typical square meter rate for the intended building project. Factors such as foundation material, site access, specified materials, local engineering, and building compliance requirements can blow out your budget quickly.
As construction cost estimators, we would study the project construction costings as a whole and recommend alternative materials and structures that can be use to reduce building costs as much as possible AND without comprising the intended scope of the design.
Newin is a trusted partner of choice across the Building & Construction industry
Latest tips from Newin
Cost to Build a House in Wellington, NZ
Auckland still holds the crown as the most expensive location to build a house in New Zealand, but not everybody wants to live there. Wellington is a popular location favoured for its urban lifestyle while still maintaining a deep sense of community.
Wellington maintains close ties to nature, and the people who live there typically love sports, the outdoors, and local produce. The sophisticated urban centre is also highly educated, with more than half of the population having some university education.
Record-Breaking Construction Costs Impact New Zealand Home Buyers
CoreLogic’s Cordell Construction Cost Index (CCCI) report highlights that while there are early signs of the market starting to slow down, construction costs are expected to remain elevated in the short term. This situation puts significant pressure on construction firms’ profit margins and creates challenges for New Zealand home buyers. (Source)
Despite eases in supply chain issues, annual inflation of 10.4% for the cost of materials is expected to continue to put pressure on building prices.
Rising Costs of Building Materials in New Zealand
Steel prices are a key factor in many home building plans. Australia sells iron ore to China at a higher price than China believes they should pay. In response, China jacks up the price of steel, and everybody has to bear the inflated cost.
Despite the rising prices, the housing market is still going through a boom the likes of which hasn’t been seen since after World War II. As a result, skilled labour is in short supply. Operators—if you can get them—are able to charge premium labour prices because of that.