Cordell Building Indices - The CHIP Report

A monitor of the costs associated with house builds
Released Quarterly 

Current Edition: November 2017
Data Period: September 2017

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The Cordell House Index Price (CHIP) Report is a quarterly analysis that monitors the movement in costs associated with building work on stand-alone houses. It indicates the rate of change in prices with segments of the Australian construction industry.


About this report:

The CHIP  Report provides detailed data on costings associated with construction – both in terms of building products and services and labour costs. The indices break down these prices between states and monitors price changes to provide a comprehensive insight into how building costs are trending and the impact of regional variations. Click here to view a sample report.

The CHIP Report measures the rate of change of construction costs within the residential market and covers freestanding and semi-detached single and two storey dwelling homes.

Key categories include: 
  • Preliminaries Excavation 
  • Concrete Work
  • Brickwork Carpentry 
  • Joinery
  • Roofing Insulation
  • Roof Plumbing
  • Windows and Glazing
  • Doors and Hardware Plastering
  • Painting and Tiling Plumbing 
  • Drainage
  • Electrical Services Sundry Appliances

Who should use this report:

This report is essential reading for insurers, quantity surveyors, developers, builders and building suppliers, architects, economists, policy advisers, property market followers, real estate agents or anyone wanting to better understand the ongoing performance of the Australian construction industry.

What do I receive? 

This report contains
  • Introduction to the Cordell Building Indices
  • Key Components 
  • Cordell Housing Index Price
  • Calculating Cost Movements with CHIP
  • NSW CHIP vs NSW CPI 
  • VIC CHIP vs VIC CPI
  • QLD CHIP vs QLD CPI
  • SA CHIP vs SA CPI
  • WA CHIP vs WA CPI
  • National CHIP vs National CPI

Delivery of your report:

Reports can be delivered via email free of charge. Please note, the report size may be larger than 4MB so please ensure you can receive large files before placing your order.