Estimated building costs

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) no longer provides data on estimated values for building work. This information was previously provided for the sole purpose of assisting territorial authorities to arrive at realistic estimated values when the job value provided with a building consent application was questioned.

If you require estimates of building costs for building work or building consent applications, they are availble from the following websites.

These are referenced for assistance only and without endorsement or warranty from MBIE.

Quantity surveyors

Members of the public seeking information on building costs for building consent applications should contact a quantity surveyor or similar consultant. Assessments by a qualified professional are also required to calculate a full insurance valuation.