Building Insurance Valuation

Our knowledge and experience built over almost three decades in construction economics allow us to accurately provide a comprehensive report, compliant to the Body Corporate Management Regulation.

What is a Building Insurance Valuation?

In Queensland, the Body Corporate Management Regulation 2008 – Part 9, section 189 (The Regulation) states that a Body Corporate must insure for the buildings full replacement value.  A building insurance valuation is used to calculate the costs associated with covering a residential or commercial building in the event of a total loss. A building insurance valuation needs to be undertaken independently to ensure that the costs associated are accurate. The report is then provided to the insurer with the recommended capital replacement value needed to adequately reconstruct a building.

What does an Archi-QS Building Insurance Valuation Cover?

Our knowledge and experience built over almost three decades in construction economics allow us to accurately provide comprehensive reports that are affordable and can be easily read by our clients, whilst fulfilling the requirements of the insurers and The Regulation.

Our detailed building insurance valuation report takes into consideration the following factors:

  • Estimated reconstruction cost
  • Demolition and removal of debris
  • Escalation to commencement of construction
  • Professional and authorities fees
  • Escalation over life of policy
  • Inflation
  • Capital replacement value
  • GST allowance

How Often Should Building Insurance Valuations be Reviewed?

Fluctuations in the property market can affect the economy, supply and demand, cost of construction and more. Building insurance valuations should be updated at a minimum every 5 years, but we recommend updating your building insurance valuation report yearly to avoid under or over-insuring the property, particularly with the exponential rise in construction costs in the wake of Covid-19.

Why Use a Quantity Surveyor for a Building Insurance Valuation Report?

A building insurance valuation report needs to be carried out by a qualified individual. A quantity surveyor is a construction cost expert that is qualified to carry out replacement cost assessments. Though property valuers are commissioned to do the same, they may inaccurately include irrelevant costs such as land and market value as they are not construction cost experts. An accurate replacement cost assessment can minimise inflated insurance premiums and help with the maintenance of strata funds, whilst adequately insuring the strata property.

How do I Get a Quote?

Email us at with a copy of the strata plan and we will get back to you with a fee proposal.

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