New Zealand Measurement Guides
The New Zealand measurement guides are recommended for use.
The Guide for Measurement of Rentable Areas
A joint endeavour between Property Council New Zealand and the Property Institute of New Zealand, this measurement guide has become the accepted method of measurement in New Zealand. The publication provides a guide to uniform and impartial methods of measuring floorspace in commercial and industrial buildings, office accommodation, retail premises, warehouses and factories.
The Guide for Measurement of Residential Properties
Also a joint endeavour between Property Council New Zealand and the Property Institute of New Zealand, this measurement guide aims to provide uniform and impartial methods of measuring floor space in residential buildings including single dwellings, townhouses and apartments.
International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS)
The International Property Measurement Standard (IPMS) is a standardised and globally applicable method for measuring property. It aims to address current inconsistencies in the way property of all types is measured from one market to the next, improving property market data and providing greater transparency. The standard is the collaborative effort of professional and non-profit organisations from around the world.
For further information about IPMS and to view the Standards Documents visit www.ipmsc.org
IPMS guides have not been adopted in New Zealand, they have been supplied for information and reference purposes only.