Save money on tradies with these 4 hot tips.
Good tradespeople are worth their weight in gold. When renovating an expert tradie can truly make all the difference in coming in or above budget.
For tradies, time is money and if you’re not working on a fixed price quote, then every hour tradies spend on site, you’re being charged.
Below are four tips you can do to help save time for your tradies and in turn save money. While they may seem small, over a large job these little things really add up.
1. Avoid the set up & pack up
Provide your tradie with a locked space they can securely store their tools in.
When tradespeople start and finish work there’s a large amount of setting up and packing up that needs to get done. In some cases, if the work site is not deemed secure, tradies will have to unpack their tools from their truck daily.
Paying your tradie to clean is hardly where you want to be investing your budget.
A dirty site slows work down. It also costs money. Pitch in and get active. Simply picking up rubbish and sweeping every few days can make a world of difference to the pace of work, efficiency and safety.
4. Get dirty
There are a lot of jobs during a home improvement project that can be done by even the most unskilled renovator, like digging holes and moving dirt. So role up those sleeves and give it a go.
Obviously it’s essential to listen to your tradies and work within the workplace health and safety boundaries (which they