Constructive Consultants are a team of Quantity Surveyors with over 25 years of experience in the New Zealand construction industry. Constructive maintains a focused approach in its operations and employs experienced building professionals with practical trade experience. Led by Paul Rae, a highly experienced Quantity Surveyor with a background in commercial construction and private practice, Paul has been involved in some of New Zealand's biggest and most challenging projects.
We provide services for;
Commercial Building, Retail, Hospitals, Hotels, Apartments, High-end Residential and Community Facilities
What we offer
• Insurance Valuations • Estimating • Cost Planning • Schedule of Quantities • Bid Evaluation • Post Contract Servicing • Funder Representation • Variation Assessment • Final Account Negotiation • GMP Negotiations • ESD Buildingcontact us now
quantity surveying services
Estimating + Cost PlanningConstructive are at the leading edge of Estimating. We are constantly in touch with the market and can deliver real time costings. Our Estimates ensure Key Project decisions are made on reliable and accurate information.
Feasibility StudiesOur 25 years experience in property consulting allows us to accurately forecast the strengths and weaknesses of any project.
Bank WorkWe are well experienced with bank reporting and draw down certification and have worked with most of the major banks.
Value EngineeringOur forte. Our Value Engineering provides cost effective and innovative solutions whilst keeping the design integrity of the project paramount.
Schedule of QuantitiesWhether in an open market tender or in negotiation, a schedule of quantities can provide cost effective baseline tool. In an open market tender a schedule ensures all tenders are based on a "level playing field" eliminating mistakes and inaccurate tendering.
Post Contract ServicingWe provide the full range of services including bid evaluation, variation assessment, final account negotiations, funder representation.
GMP NegotiationsWe are experienced in GMP negotiations in excess of $100m.
ESD BuildingWe have embraced environmentally sustainable design and can provide advice in this area. contact us now
Constructive is lead by Paul Rae a Registered Quantity Surveyor and we are able to provide the following services.
Insurance ValuationsWe provide insurance valuations that comply with the provisions of the insurance council and accepted by all the major insurance companies. We provide a competitive accurate service to meet your needs and your time frame. Whilst your insurers online calculator can give you an indication of rebuild costs, they are an averaged calculation, and we recommend reading this article; www.odt.co.nz/news/business/255412/caution-urged-over-use-online-insurance-calculators
See how Fairgo get on using the generic calculatorLink to Video Our fee for preparing insurance valuations is a very competitive $4.75/m2 +GST within the urban limits of Dunedin, Christchurch, Invercargill, Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell & Alexandra General Terms; - Properties over 450m2 or of a specialty nature would be subject to a fee quote. - Our minimum fee is $950 + GST - Fees are payable before delivery of report - Additional fees would be payable for mileage beyond urban limits & properties with more than one building.
Insurance NegotiationsWe are well versed in providing negotiations and budgets for insurance claims or reviewing offers made by your insurer. We offer sage independent advice that will provide a successful outcome for all. contact us now
- Current Projects
Constructive are involved in a large number of varied and exciting projects including;
- High St Co-Housing project – Dunedin
- SIDAC Church – Christchurch
- NIWA New Office – Greymouth
- ETL Building – Greymouth
- Haast Medical Centre – Haast
- Mt Difficulty Winery – Cromwell
- Madides House - Glenorchy
Constructive also have a strong interest in PassivHaus and are pleased to be involved in some ground breaking projects click here.
- Queenstown Gateway
Naylor love Central engaged Constructive to prepare cost planning budgets for this prestigious development previously known as "Five Mile". The project has a budget in excess of $50m. The budgets prepared by Constructive were then used to form a GMP with the Developer Redwood Group. A mixture of a Countdown Supermarket, Bulk Retail, Offices and a Hotel.
- Kawarau Falls
The Directors were involved in The Kawarau Falls project with a budget of over $300m involving a mix of hotels, apartments and conference facilities. The Directors worked on; Lakeside West (Apartments) $20m, Reserve South and Central (Apartments) $20m and Escarpment (Intercontinental) Hotel $120m.
- Puzzling World
Constructive were engaged by Puzzling World to provide cost planning and value engineering services for their new 500m2 illusion hall. A challenging project incorporating ESD initiatives. Designed by Sarah Scott Architects, the project was tendered and completed under budget.
- Wanaka Catholic Church
Constructive were engaged by the Catholic Diocesan of Wanaka to prepare cost planning and value engineering for the construction of a new landmark design church in Wanaka. This unique building presented many architectual and structural challenges driving the design team to provide many value engineering solutions. Designed by Sarah Scott Architects of Wanaka.
- ICU Redevelopment – Dunedin Hospital
The ICU unit involves the redevelopment of a 968m2 hospital ward within the existing Dunedin Hospital. A full redevelopment including demolition but partial reuse of existing mechanical services makes this a technically difficult project. Our role with the SHDB is to ensure accuracy of initial budgets for funding and client approval and delivery of cost planning and value engineering to achieve budget. Being medical buildings they must be absolutely fit for purpose and the Quantity Surveyor must have a high understanding of the technical difficulty of nature of the hospital environment and services
- Southland Hospital Mammography Clinic
Constructive were engaged by the Southern District Health Board to provide cost planning services for possible refurbishment of existing mammorgraphy facility or a complete new facility. After extensive cost planning it was elected to go with a new purpose built facility intergrated with the existing Southland Hostpital. The finished building was tendered and completed under budget.
- Regional Oral Health Project
Constructive were engaged by the Southern District Health Board to provide cost planning services in the provision of dental health services throughout the Southern and Otago regions. The project stage 1 involved 9 No. fixed dental clinics with range of 1 - 4 chairs and 3 mobile dental clinics. Stage 1 was tendered under budget.
- High Quality Residences
We have completed a number of high quality residences including: • Binney House, Sarah Scott Architects, Wanaka • Lowrey Marlow House, Sarah Scott Architects, Wanaka • Kent Patterson House, Sarah Scott Architects, Wanaka • Steenson House, Sorted Architecture, Wanaka • Bavoillot House, Sorted Architecture, Wanaka • Buchannan House, Sorted Architecture, Wanaka • Musin House, Rafe MacLean Architects, Wanaka • Affleck House, Rafe MacLean Architects, Cromwell • Hackthorne Rd, Bob Burnett Architecture, Christchurch • Hyllton Heights House, Bob Burnett Architecture, Christchurch • Lushingtons Bay House, Bob Burnett Architecture, Christchurch • Cook House, Dravatski & Brown, Jacks Point
Constructive provided free cost planning services and assistance obtaining grant funding to;
- New LandSAR Building, Wanaka
- New Community Facility/ Rugby Clubrooms, Wanaka
We are always happy to look at contributions for community projects.
5 Chalmers St
Wanaka, Otago 9305
Freephone:0508 443 2228
Telephone:+64 3 443 2228
Mobile:021 250 8840
PO Box 140
Our project was complex and often challenging with many ideas and features that were out of the ordinary, yet we felt Paul faced these challenges with strong knowledge and experience to be able to guide us in the right direction to ensure the project was a great success. - Heidi Landsborough, Puzzling World
I have worked with Constructive Consultants on a variety of commercial & residential projects over the last 5 years….I would have no hesitation recommending Paul and his team for any project. - Barry Condon, Sarah Scott Architects
..to assist Naylor Love with preparation of elemental measures and budget estimates…There are some quite complex and forms and elements in the design. Throughout the process we have received a professional service from constructive and the current budget for the project sits at over $50m. - Justin Calder, Regional Manager, Naylor Love Construction
Paul and his team …..have the best oversight of the current local building climate. Their knowledge of “Passive Hauls” principals, airtightness membranes and domestic ventilation requirements have been very helpful - Rafe MacLean, Rafe MacLean Architects