Find the default rates and information about what projects they are used for.
|Level of compliance||Main audience||Other|
The Ministry uses construction rates to calculate project funding for some types of property work. Construction rates are generally for projects where new square metres are being provided to cater for roll growth, except for when we use modular buildings.
The rates apply to all new capital budgets provided to schools for the provision of new square metres.
They apply to the gross (total) area of the project (the area enclosed by all the exterior walls of a building):
- including mezzanines, internal partitions, corridors, toilets, lifts, stairwells, cupboards, etc.
- excluding balconies, roof overhangs, porches, external walkways, exterior covered circulation, covered ways between buildings, projecting columns and sunshades.
The rates include:
- base construction rate
- trade costs, contractors' preliminaries and general (P&G), margin
- contingency (construction and project)
- consultants' fees
- consent fees.
The construction rate is not used to calculate 5YA funding.
These rates are based on assumptions about the size and complexity of the project. Individual components (for example, contingency or fees allowances) may be varied to reflect the characteristics of specific projects.
|Teaching and non-teaching space||Rate per gross m2 excluding GST
|Gymnasium and auditorium||Rate per gross m2 excluding GST
Other standard costs
|Lifts||$130,000 per unit|
Teaching space: $28,000
Non-teaching space: site specific
These rates are based on a survey of Ministry projects over the preceding 18 months. They'll be reviewed regularly against recent projects undertaken.
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