The New Zealand Building Economist is a quarterly journal published in February, May, August and November of each year. It contains the costs of the various parts of a building - residential and light commercial. The unit rates set by practicing cost consultant quantity surveyors and are updated as required for each issue.

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Current Construction Costs for all those engaged in residential and light commercial work


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