Quantity Surveyors South Yarra, VIC 3141




Reports Completed to Date

18+ years

Industry Expertise


Average Cost Savings

Our Quantity Surveying Services across South Yarra

Construction Cost Management and Contract Administration

We can act as the first point of contact between the design and construction team and the client (Home Owners, Builders, or Developers). We can facilitate a construction audit related to the pre-verification of costs before a project commences to tracking and monitoring costs during construction.


Construction Cost Project Claim Assessments and Performance

We’ll assess and recommend progress claims and variation claims. We’ll monitor project budgets,  the costs of works complete to date, cost of works in progress and/or cost of defective works (if necessary), ultimately ensuring the cost of construction is within the approved budget.

With our construction project management services, we offer on-site assessments of the builders progress claims.

Registered Quantity Surveyor’s Cost Report

This may be required by your council for a DA-approved renovation, construction, or development.

Independent Bank Reports and Assessments

From preparation of the Bank’s Initial Report, Drawdown Valuation Reports and requests, as well as progress claims, valuation of works completed/in progress, Newin has experience with a number of leading banks and understands such requirements.

Construction Cost Plans and Estimations

We can help cost your residential, commercial, or industrial project by ascertaining the cost of materials and labour based on the proposed project design and specifications.

From high-level feasibility cost analysis’s to detailed design costings, pre and post-tender our cost plans aim to help independently assess your project budget, identify risks and savings opportunities.

Find out more about our South Yarra construction cost estimate services here.

Quantity Surveying that offers NO Surprises

Hi, I’m Hai Nguyen, founder of Newin Building Estimating Services, and that’s what I’ll help you do – cost and manage your building projects to ultimately ensure your project gets completed to budget and without any cost surprises.

We are a Melbourne and Sydney-based property and construction advisory firm specialising in Quantity Surveying and Cost Management services. We work with domestic, commercial, and industrial builders, home-owners, architects, and developers at various phases: prior to construction, during construction, and post-construction.

Our why?

Over the years we’ve seen clients get caught out with poor project tracking systems, inaccurate costings, or simply “paying too much”, sadly leaving many financially strained.

We have a proven risk management system and industry track record for addressing all these.

The result- greater confidence that your project will be delivered on time and within budget.

With offices across Australia, as well as Auckland, New Zealand, and powered by 18 year’s + experience in the construction industry, over 7000 reports behind us, we’d love to share how we can help with your building project whether it’s a renovation, new home build, commercial or even a high-rise residential project.

Our range of services across South Yarra

We help builders, architects, developers, & homeowners across residential and commercial with:

Extension and Renovation Cost Estimate Reports
Independent Building Contract Price Evaluations
Material and Trade Price Cost Evaluations
Building Consultancy
Quantity Surveying Monitoring & Reporting
Finance Reports for Banks & Financial Institutions
Building Cost Disputes and Reporting
Contract Administration

Council Cost Reports 

Feasibility Studies for Builders & Developers

Cost Planning by Project Phase- Concept, Design, Detailed & Tender

Building Progress Claim Reports & Variation Assessments

Newin is a trusted partner of choice across the Building & Construction industry


We enjoy a great working relationship with Hai at Newin Building Estimating Services. He is always incredibly responsive and never misses a deadline. As a growing building company we rely on professionals that we can trust and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with Hai for many, many years to come
Mark Baddock
Baddock Building
“Fast and professional, they provided high-quality work and were very efficient. Very happy and will use again”
Sydney Road Dental Care, Manly
“I found using Newin Estimating Services helped me win more business. Their professional approach and efficiency enabled me to go for more tenders and increase my strike rate. I would recommend their services to any builder or subcontractor who does not have the time to do estimating themselves”
Frank Tarabay – Managing Director
Every Trade Building Services
“They explained the process clearly and were able to complete the renovation and fit out of our practice well within the budgetary estimates”
BDS – Faculty of Dentistry
The University of Sydney
Ethics and transparency are his biggest strengths”. Knowing Hai for over 5 years, I rely on his services. He has outstanding attention to detail, is punctual, and sticks to deadlines. I support him completely, I refer him to others in the industry and there is no doubt.

Tarn Miller
TCM Building Services

He is very accurate with his building estimations. I find him reliable, hard-working, and extremely likable which is why I continue to engage his services and refer him to others.
Mick Dryver
Billabong Construction & Development

How important is project cost planning in the South Yarra market?

Managing the budget of a residential or commercial construction project can be one of the most stressful aspects, especially if you lack experience in the building industry. Fortunately, Quantity Surveyors and cost planning experts can provide valuable assistance in managing cost budgets and saving money without compromising on quality or compliance standards.

At Newin, our experienced quantity surveying and cost controlling team can provide you with the expertise you need to successfully complete your project. With our in-depth knowledge of building in South Yarra, we can help guide you through every step of the construction process, from planning to project management.

By working with Newin, you can rest assured that your project is in good hands, and we will help you achieve your budget goals while maintaining the highest quality standards. Our team of experts will work closely with you to ensure that your project is completed on time, within budget, and to your satisfaction.

Save at least 10% on your building cost

Construction costs can quickly add up, and failing to plan for them adequately can have severe consequences. At Newin, we have a track record of helping our clients save between 10% to 15% on their construction costs, which can translate to $30,000 or more in potential savings.

Unforeseen costs can bring a project to a complete standstill, leaving you or your clients with an unfinished project and contractors unpaid for completed work. That’s why it’s essential to work with a trusted Quantity Surveyor like Newin to ensure that your project is completed within the agreed budget and timeframe.

Investing in a construction project can bring great returns, but it’s important to achieve the best ROI for every dollar spent. Our team of cost-planning experts can help you achieve your investment goals by providing valuable cost-saving advice without compromising on quality or compliance standards. By partnering with Newin, you can be confident that your project is in good hands, and we will help you achieve the best possible outcome for your investment.

We Help

Architects & Designers

Ensure your proposed designs stay within clients budgets


Win more projects and stay up to date with market rates

Home Owners

Don’t get caught out with overpriced builders


We partner to help you profit

Cost Estimation Outsourcing

Solutions for builders, developers and architect to outsource the cost estimation side of their operations to save time, money and risk

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