Independent Clients

At Independent Quantity Surveyors Ltd we use our broad range of skills and knowledge to assist you in planning your latest project. Below are a list of services that we offer to our Independent Clients.

Terms explained

Preliminary Cost Estimates

Preparation of a basic cost estimate presented in elemental form (site preparation, structure and finishes) using preliminary sketch plans (floor plan and elevations) and simple construction brief.

Cost Planning

Providing a financial plan for a project (inclusive of all design and consent fees, financial charges, construction costs) detailing the projected timing of expense outlays.

Financial Status Report

Evaluation of construction costs expended to date (generally monthly), preparation of bank certificates for funds (development or mortgage) if applicable. Assessment of current cost flow expenditure and expenditure to complete of the project.

Earthquake Assessments

Assessment and analysis of insurance reports and/or elemental assessments of existing earthquake damaged homes.

Scheduling of Materials

Compile a schedule (list) of all the materials (concrete/timber/linings) required for the completion of the building to enable competitive prices to be obtained.

Dispute Resolution Advice

As a qualified adjudicator, arbitrator, and a member of AMINZ, IQS can give advice for resolving construction disputes either:

• Between parties on a informal basis.

• Preparing documentation, providing advice and guidance for Disputes Tribunal hearings.

• Providing guidance on Adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act.

• Providing guidance on the Arbitration Act

Mortgage Draw-Down Certificates

Evaluation of construction costs expended to date (generally monthly), and preparation of bank certificate for draw down of funds.

Sum Insured Assessment Estimates

Prepare estimates for sum insured for residential properties, including verifying house area, exterior works, demolition and inflation.
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