Trade Hourly charges & quotes can be misleading
So what are you really paying?
Not included in this article are rates for
1st year apprentices who earn <$15/hr
Final year apprentices who earn <$20/hr
Here are my tips/checks for getting quotes
With quoted prices varying as much as 100% do your homework & Do what you can to SAVE
Do you think rates in WA are much higher or similar to the rest of the country @BIM_Engineer?
@MartyH they are similar But the main problem here in WA is that tradies still think it's boomtown?... in reality WAs building economy is lagging behind the rest.
OT.. I am a big fan of data, apps & simulations for data statistic try the ABS App
I tell the subbies, LOL "YOUR DREAMING, MATE check the ABS stats"
Just remember that the cheapest quote won't necessarily be the best. Also, most domestic tradies have overheads like any other small business (insurance and the likes). Most importantly, make sure they are licenced and current.
Apart from Plumbers, Electricians & Painters..no other trades require licensing in WA
Licensing and registration and owner-builder approval in WA
That is why we have the cheapest housing in Australia
Housing in Australia is expensive enough no need to licence every man and his dog on building sites..if anything free up trades and reduce costs