Welcome to Independent Quantity Surveyors Ltd

IQS is a New Zealand based company operating out of Christchurch, providing information and services to builders, architects and engineers as well as independent clients.

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What is a Quantity Surveyor?

A Quantity Surveyor (QS) is a professional person working within the construction industry. The role of the QS is, in general terms, to manage and control costs within construction projects and may involve the use of a range of management procedures and technical tools to achieve this goal.

Why Choose Us

Our strength comes from being a small friendly company, who are readily accessible at times to suit you the client.

The person you are dealing with is the person doing the work, you therefore get the best direct professional advise.

We are a small company with a select client base that provides a diversity of work throughout the broad spectrum of construction management.

About Us

Established in 1993 by Managing Director  Phillippa Goodman-Jones FNZIQS, Reg QS, Independent Quantity Surveyors Ltd (IQS Ltd) are known for their honesty, competence, prompt performance and good services to all their clients.

IQS Staff are a members of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors.


We have been using Phillippa and her team at IQS for the last 18 months to help resolve our earthquake insurance claim as well as plan a new house build – two things we had no experience in doing!  Their expertise, speedy responses, ability to quickly understand and explain the process to us was crucial to unravelling seven years of confusion.

Without their help we would not have been able to resolve the actual problems and get on with planning the rest of our lives. Now we can build our new home with confidence knowing the cost is something we can afford. Being able to work through both these issues at the same time has meant we don’t have to wait years for the design and consenting to happen.
We cannot speak highly enough about the help we received from IQS. One thing we have learned – you can’t beat great experts! Thanks Phillippa and IQS:)

Tony Bennett

We’ve recommended IQS to our clients for a number of years and Phillippa and her team have completed many Repair and Rebuild Cost Estimates for earthquake reinstatement works.  They have been great to work with and have not only been highly competent and professional with the services they’ve provided, but their understanding and consideration of the home owners situation has been most appreciated and very welcomed.  Their reputation as a highly capable and credible Expert Witness has meant that our clients have got the best possible representation of the expected costs to fix or replace their homes.  Thanks very much Phillippa.

Hoani Hipango – Proclaims Management

Since the first earthquakes affected Christchurch in 2010 I have worked in close association with Phillippa and her company to resolve and finalise numerous insurance settlements. Her expertise and enthusiasm has resulted in many clients finally concluding enhanced settlements. I trust her and recommend her to all of my clients who need an experienced professional who can offer excellent quantity surveying services.

Roger Sandford L.L.B – Sandford Law, Barristers and Solicitors, Christchurch


Have a question? Want to know more?

Please contact us on 03 376 4510 or complete our enquiry form.