Alterations and additions
Refer to Type of work. The term 'Alterations and additions' in tables 11, 12, 13, 14 and 16 refers to alterations and additions to residential buildings only.
A building is a rigid, fixed and permanent structure which has a roof. Its intended purpose is primarily to house people, plant, machinery, vehicles, goods or livestock. An integral feature of a building's design, to satisfy its intended use, is the provision for regular access by persons.
Building work done
The Value of building work done including only work carried out during the quarter
Construction work done
The sum of building work done and engineering work done.
A dwelling unit is a self-contained suite of rooms, including cooking and bathing facilities and intended for long-term residential use. Units (whether self-contained or not) within buildings offering institutional care, such as hospitals, or temporary accommodation such as motels, hostels and holiday apartments, are not defined as dwelling units. The value of units of this type is included in non-residential building.
Engineering work done
The Value of engineering work done including only work carried out during the quarter
Refer to Type of Work.
Refer to Type of Building.
Refer to Type of Building.
Type of building
Buildings are classified as either:
Type of work
- Residential building
A residential building is a building consisting of one or more dwelling units. Residential buildings can be either houses or other residential buildings.
A house is a detached building primarily used for long term residential purposes. It consists of one dwelling unit. For instance, detached 'granny flats' and detached dwelling units (e.g. caretaker's residences) associated with a non-residential building are defined as houses. Also includes 'cottages', 'bungalows' and rectories.
An other residential building is a building other than a house primarily used for long-term residential purposes. An other residential building contains more than one dwelling unit. Other residential buildings are coded to the following categories: semidetached, row or terrace house or townhouse with one storey; semidetached, row or terrace house or townhouse with two or more storeys; flat, unit or apartment in a building of one or two storeys; flat, unit or apartment in a building of three storeys; flat, unit or apartment in a building of four or more storeys; flat, unit or apartment attached to a house; other/number of storeys unknown.
- Non-residential building
A non-residential building is primarily intended for purposes other than long term residential purposes. Note that, on occasions, one or more dwelling units may be created through non-residential building activity. The value of these dwelling units cannot be separated out from that of the non-residential building which they are part of, therefore the value associated with these remain in the appropriate non-residential category.
Non-residential building's are further classified by their functional use at time of approval.
The Type of Work
classification refers to building activity approved to be carried out and consists of:
Value of building work done
- Alterations and additions
Building activity carried out on existing buildings excluding conversions. Includes adding to or diminishing floor area, altering the structural design of a building and affixing rigid components which are integral to the functioning of the building. Total alterations and additions includes the conversion of non-residential buildings to residential buildings.
Building activity which will result in the creation of a building which previously did not exist.
Includes the costs of materials fixed in place, labour, and architects fees. It excludes the value of land and landscaping and non-building components such as fencing, paving, roadworks, tennis courts, outdoor pools and car parks.
Value of engineering work done
The value of engineering work done for the private sector consists of the value of work done on prime contracts, plus speculative contracts, plus work done on own account. The value of engineering work done for the public sector is the work done by the organisation's own workforce and subcontractors. In each case, the value excludes the cost of land and repair and maintenance activity, as well as the value of any transfers of existing assets, the value of installed machinery and equipment not integral to the structure and the expenses for relocation of utility services. However, a contract for the installation of machinery and equipment which is an integral part of a construction project is included.