Cost Management & Quantity Surveying.

Forme is a well-established quantity surveying company for specialised construction cost control solutions and general quantity surveying. Our services range from initial estimates to the final material costs and labour requirements. If required our team can manage your entire construction project from initial estimates up to final completion.

For your project we will focus on precise cost analysis, accurate financial planning, well-prepared documentation, and correctly forecasted cash-flow charts. Once a project commences, we will monitor and review the costs to maintain budget integrity. This work can include processing and certifying the contractors monthly progress claims right through to the final account.

As a result, our valued residential, commercial, and contractor clients can expect exceptional customer service.

We pride ourselves on our ongoing communication and proactive budget reviews. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss quantity surveying, cost control, or project management services for your construction project.


Streamline your commercial construction project with professional cost management solutions. Our commercial construction expertise provides comprehensive services to help you manage your building project financially. We understand you know your business best. So, we work alongside you to create preliminary and general budgets, including everything you need for a successful project. Our services encompass project cost management and project and development budgets.

We specialise in providing full construction contract administration, from contractor procurement and tenders to sourcing supplier quotes and overseeing monthly cost reporting. We can even assist in preparing and submitting required bank funding drawdown reports. Trust Forme to manage your project financials successfully. Get in touch with us about our cost-effective commercial quantity surveying solutions. When engaging with our quantity surveying team, you can expect the following:

  • Initial cost estimates.
  • A measuring assessment of the materials needed to create a schedule of quantities for residential and commercial projects.
  • A detailed pricing schedule for the building trades and labour involved.
  • Assistance to prepare and submit tender documents.
  • Preliminary and general budget preparation.
  • Cost advice on market conditions, risks, margin assessment, and competitive advantages and disadvantages.
  • Preparing and lodging building consent applications with local authorities.
  • Complete cost management services, including bank funding applications and preliminary cost estimates from concept to detailed design.
  • Preparing project and development budgets.
  • Full construction contract administration, including obtaining tenders and supplier quotes, processing monthly invoices and payment claims, and preparing payment schedule certificates and contract instructions.
  • An issued variation on price requests and orders, including monthly cost reporting.
  • Monthly bank funding drawdown reports to guarantee successful project completion.
  • Our team has the experience to add financial rigour, expertise and professionalism to your project. Sound financial practices provide certainty to the project and confidence to all stakeholders.


At Forme, we know how important it is to offer a complete end-to-end cost estimation service that adds value to your home renovation or house-build project. If you’re looking for a quantity surveyor in NZ, we have a qualified team to assist you from start to finish. We even provide independent cost projections to help you in securing bank financing.

We work closely with homeowners and architects across NZ to create tailor-made plans that fit your unique requirements while keeping the project on track and within budget. Get in touch with us today to see how our customisable cost management services can enhance your residential construction project.


Forme Construction Services Limited was established in 1993, we have operated in the Development and Construction Industry for 30 years. We specialise in Commercial, Residential and Retail Project Management, Cost Management & Quantity Surveying, Health & Safety and Tenancy Co-ordination.


Forme has overseen and continues to oversee many projects across New Zealand, and in recent time we are finding more and more Sub Contractors, struggling to succeed with your projects both in terms of Time Management; Resource Management and most important financial management.

A few of the most common complaints and concerns from Main Contractors and Clients about Sub Contractors is as follows:

  • Payment Claims are often submitted too late and/or wrongly submitted. These can be rejected in full or may result in Sub Contractors not being paid (Certified) for works completed.
  • Variations are Not Priced and submitted in a timely manner and if they are submitted, they lack information substantiation or detail for which the Main Contractor or Client is able to consider and approve.
  • Sub contractors not responding to Contractor or Client Emails or Phone Calls to update them as to Off Site
  • Fabrication progress, Prior arrangement, and agreement of when to attend site to carry out installation works.
  • Poor understanding or execution of works required to be carried out on site. Understanding of the Conditions of Contract, Special Conditions of Contract, Programme, Specifications and Drawings is of fundamental importance to ensure a successful project for all parties involved.


Forme would like to offer our Specialised Sub Contractor Tender and Project/Financial Management Services to you so that you don’t get entwined into a complexity of Claims and Counter Claims ending up in financial despair, especially after you have worked so tirelessly to complete the works.

Forme can assist with:

  • Tender Take Off, Quantity Measure and Pricing Assistance. We know the Market extremely well and have tools, systems, and knowledge base to assist you with submitting a Market Competitive Tender. This includes providing some clarity as to the scope within the Drawings and Specifications. We can also provide Invitation to Tenders to your sub-contractors.
  • Provide Clarity and advice regarding Head Conditions of Contract and Special Conditions of Contract so you are aware of the risks that could affect Cash Flow or your ability to financially support the project, Programme, Specifications and Drawings.
  • Provide guidance and advice regarding understanding the overall Construction Programme, when you need to Procure your Materials and Plant (if any) and taking into consideration lead times or International freight, and when you are required to be ready for On Site works.
  • Provide advice and assistance as necessary to prepare a Tender Submission to Main Contractors and Clients. This will include assisting you with preparing and providing recommended Tender Clarifications or Tags/Exclusions so as to protect you from potential and unexpected Costs or Claims against you later.
  • Strong Negotiation Skills to assist you with obtaining Best Trade Pricing from your Suppliers and Sub contractors.
  • We have over 30 years working closely with many Suppliers and Sub Contractors in the Wellington area and other regions across Aotearoa / New Zealand.
  • Assist with the preparation and timely submission of Monthly Payment Claims to Main Contractors in accordance with The Construction Contracts Act 2002.
  • Provide Advice or assistance for any Disputes imposed on you by the Main Contractor, including attending meetings with the Main Contractor to find common ground in which quick and cost-effective resolution could be made.
  • We can be your communications agent between the Main Contractor, Client and you.
  • Other tasks and services as may be required to assist you with succeeding in business.