You really thought that you could do your own reno and save on paying a tradie to do it for you. After all, you followed all the DIY videos on YouTube and it all looked so simple. Now you know better, and you need renovation builders to help put your Perth home to rights.
You do not want to make another mistake, however, by getting the wrong tradie to do the job. Here are some tips you can use in finding a fair dinkum tradie for a reno.
They are Reliable
When they say they would be there at a certain time, they are there. They value your time as much as you do, and this is a good sign that they are professionals, says The Renovation Company.
They Look Presentable
Appearances are important in this case. A tradie that looks neat and keeps clean tools show that they take pride in themselves and their work. This type of person is more likely to follow the letter of your agreement, because they want you to be satisfied with their work.
It is also important to check if they have good-quality tools. Cheap tools belong to renovation builders that do not take their profession seriously enough to invest in good equipment. Good tools also mean the tradie can work more efficiently.
They Give References
A big project also gives you the right to ask for references. The good builders will be more than happy to give you the contact information of past clients and may even show you photos of their projects. If they seem reluctant, find someone else.
Renovation builders need a license to do work in Western Australia past a certain contract amount. Ask your prospect about their license. While you are at it, ask if they are insured. If they can provide you legitimate information for one or both of these, you have likely found a good tradie to do the work.