QV costbuilder

QV costbuilder is a subscription based online platform that provides access to building cost data for those in the building trade industry and property professionals.


Please click here to access QV costbuilder or you can copy and paste this link into your browser: https://qvcostbuilder.co.nz/  


In 2014, Quotable Value Limited (QV) purchased the intellectual property and systems for the Rawlinsons New Zealand Construction Handbook.  To ensure the same great quality of information was maintained, the author of the last 19 handbooks joined QV and has helped with the transition and updating of the construction cost data to QV costbuilder


QV costbuilder is now live and brings together the same relied upon data, under the experience of QV.


Whether you're completing a new build, looking at the cost of replacement or needing to understand the build-up of cost elements, QV costbuilder provides this information along with:

  • Building costs per square metre
  • Elemental costs of a building
  • Cost planning rates
  • Labour costs and Construction indices
  • Detailed trade rates
As an online platform, QV costbuilder will be updated regularly to provide the latest construction/building data all year round.
There's also more data available compared to the previous handbook with construction data for six cities - Auckland, Waikato, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.   
For this first release, QV costbuilder will have a similar layout, structure and cost to the previous handbook.  The cost for each subscription option is for an annual period only and is based on the number of users: 

Single user access = $232 NZD (inc GST)

Two user access = $322 NZD (inc GST)

Three to Five user access = $612 NZD (inc GST)

Six to Ten user access = $1,102 NZD (inc GST)

Eleven plus user access = By negotiation

We will continue to regularly enhance the website experience based on customers' feedback.  To provide your feedback or to enquire about anything to do with QV costbuilder, please email qvcostbuilder@qv.co.nz