Registered Residential and Commercial Quantity Surveyors Sydney

PBA is a Quantity Surveying and Building Consultancy company in Sydney, NSW providing a comprehensive and highly experienced approach to a diverse range of clients and investors virtually across all sectors of the building industry. The following are the main services that we offer to our clients.

Our Services | Our Expertise | Location | Contact us

Our Quantity Surveyor Services

Building Consultancy

For over 20 years, we have offered high quality building consultancy and inspection services to the residential and commercial industry.

Litigation Support

Litigation Support

PBA's qualified consultants specialise in providing balanced and reliable advice. Our litigation services include expert reports and dispute resolution.

Project Management

Construction Project Management

Our project management services cover project procurement, design, contract administration, construction management and supervision.

Registered Construction Quantity Surveyors in Sydney

At Property & Building Assessments (PBA) – Residential and Commercial Quantity Surveyor in Sydney, NSW Australia, we have 25+ years of industry experience. In that time, our team has provided Quantity Suveying services to both developers and individual property investors.

We will provide you with council reports for all building types, including – commercial, government, industrial and residential.

PBA is a proud member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Why do you need a Building Quantity Surveyor Consultant?

Contributions for local infrastructure, also known as developer contributions, are charged by councils when new development occurs. They are used to provide infrastructure to support development, including open space, parks, community facilities, local roads, footpaths, stormwater drainage and traffic management. So, if you are submitting a Development Application (DA) most NSW councils will require that you submit a Registered Quantity Surveyor's Detailed Cost Report once your project reaches a certain value. In most councils, the minimum is $500,000, though some councils do have a higher threshold.

What’s included in a Detailed Cost Summary Report?

  • 1. Review the plans of the subject application for development consent;
  • 2. Prepare an elemental budget and cost estimate in accordance with the Australian Cost Management Manuals from the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors;
  • 3. Calculate the development costs in accordance with the definition of development costs in clause 25J of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation at current prices;
  • 4. Include GST in the calculation of development costs;
  • 5. Measure the Gross Floor Area in accordance with the Method of Measurement of Building Areas in the AIQS Cost Management Manual.

This is where we come in!

At PBA Construction Quantity Surveyors (Building Surveyors), we prepare your council cost reports in strict adherence with your council’s requirements. We are registered members of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS). That means that we are qualified quantity surveyor consultants. We also understand that DA lodgements are often urgent, that is why we provide a service with a two to three day turnaround. Contact us on (02) 9522 6407 or via the form below if you require a Council Cost Summary Report. We're been helping our clients in the construction sector for residential and commercial projects since 1996.

What other fields of work are among our expertise?

  • Expert reports
  • Construction projects and investments consulting
  • Analysis and valuation of contracts and project budgets
  • Construction progress claims
  • Our Locations

    We serve all of Sydney – both CBD and metropolitan, and offer quantity surveying services in Wollongong, as well as the regional and country regions of NSW.

    Contact us here

    Please send us a quote via or call us on (02) 9522 6407 to discuss your construction projects.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What does a quantity surveyor do?

    A quantity surveyor is a specialist who calculates costs and risks for large projects in the construction industry, making sure also to meet legal standards. Quantity surveyors are included in all stages of a construction project for residential or commercial properties.

    How much do quantity surveyors charge?

    Their fee will depend on the project's complexity, time scopes, types of services needed, and quantity of surveyors' expertise. Usually, a quantity surveyor charges a percentage from the total project cost that can go up to 2% of the total project value.

    Are quantity surveyors in demand in Australia?

    Yes, quantity surveyors are in high demand in Australia since the booming Australian construction industry. Their expertise is needed for project cost calculation, managing project risks, taking care of its legal aspects and quality standards.

    When should I use a quantity surveyor?

    You should use a quantity surveyor on large-scale projects with higher costs and project risks, including construction, renovation, or residential or commercial property adaptation. Their expertise will be helpful when managing and calculating project costs and risks. Moreover, they can manage the entire construction process from a financial and legal perspective.

    Proud Member of the
    Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors