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  • How do I pick the right tradie for my job?

    Without doubt you will need the services of a tradie at some point, whether you just need the services of a plumber, tiler, painter, or electrician for a simple one off job, or a crew of tradies to build or renovate your home or a section of your house. Due to Australia's rigorous qualification standards, and the requirement to work under some of the most stringent standards and regulations in the world, you are more likely to find a tradie that will satisfactorily deliver your job, while providing you with an exceptionally good level of service in a cost effective manner. However, you need to have a clear picture of what you need done, and a clear picture of the quality of tradie that you need to complete the task. Below is a comprehensive list of things you can do to make sure you are hiring the right tradie for the job.

    Published: 20 May 2020


  • Your Ultimate Bathroom Makeover Checklist

    The thought of bathroom makeover is a really exciting one especially because the focus is mainly on the envisaged beautiful and enjoyable end result. It's normal to fall down the visual discovery engine rabbit hole and get infatuated with bathroom styles and inspirations choosing the best faucets, basins, vanities, shower heads, shower cubicles, bathtubs and tiles, all while forgetting the importance of functionality and the long list of critical decisions points. It is imperative to think about and consider the less exciting things, so your bathroom makeover turns out just the way you dreamed it. Because a bathroom makeover can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and costly, below is your Ultimate Bathroom Makeover Checklist to make sure that your remodel stays on track and runs smoothly.

    Published: 13 May 2020


  • What you need to do before starting a Demolition Project

    Whether you are remodelling your garage, alfresco, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, or your whole house, which requires demolition of a section of your home or the whole house, demolition is one of the most exciting phases of the project. However, although it seems as easy as knock it down, clear the rubbish and get started on the remodel, demolition can get very complicated and extremely stressful if not done right. Most homeowners considering a remodel have never overseen a demolition project, and therefore don’t realise that there is more to demolition than meets the eye. So, consider the following before embarking on a DIY Demolition Project or handing over your property to a Professional Demolition Crew.

    Published: 09 March 2020


  • Relevant Information on Becoming An Owner Builder

    An Owner Builder is a person who constructs or renovates a domestic dwelling on his or her own land and who is not already a registered builder. Owner Builders gain great satisfaction out of building their own home by having more control over the quality and materials used in their new home. When deciding to become an owner builder, it is critical to think about all aspects of the project including the risks and liabilities. You also need to be prepared to undertake an Owner Builder course, take on the duties and responsibilities of a building project, take on the risks, understand the building process, go through what can sometimes be a painful process of getting the required permits and certifications, and take on the mental, physical and emotional challenge.

    Published: 10 January 2020


  • Home Development Approval Checklist

    To reduce potential time delays, challenges and frustrations associated with incomplete applications for Development Approval, it is imperative that you consider all the relevant requirements prior to lodgement of your application. Although Development Approval are different from council to council, below is a sample checklist that could help you to identify and consider all the requirements. It is highly recommended that you consult your local council for the relevant checklist.

    Published: 09 January 2020


  • Example of a Home Design Brief

    The Home Design Brief is a document that is used as a starting point in designing a home and is first drafted by the client and then refined with the help of a building designer or an architect. It is essential that your wishes and essential requirements are understood as clearly as possible right from the very beginning. Note that a Home Design Brief does not have to be a lengthy document, often a couple of pages will be enough, but your brief should be seriously discussed with the other people in your life who will have a vested interest in the home before design work begins.

    Published: 06 January 2020


  • Home Fire Safety Tips

    Home fires can start and spread very quickly, which is why we all need to be careful and informed when it comes to home fire safety. Just a little bit of risk assessment and mitigation can make a big difference for your family.

    Published: 30 December 2019


  • 20 Most Common Air Conditioning Problems

    While some of the most commonly reported air conditioning malfunctions only require simple DIY fixes or quick service call, many of the malfunctions develop into much bigger and costly problems if unresolved. The number one cause of suboptimal operation of your air conditioning unit requires the simplest and cheapest DIY fix. Below are 20 most common air conditioning problems.

    Published: 08 December 2019


  • Top Painting Dos and Don'ts

    For your next paint job, whether you are looking to hire a professional painter or undertake a DIY paint project yourself, below are top painting dos and don’ts that you should consider ensuring you end up with your desired beautiful outcome.

    Published: 30 November 2019


  • Health and Safety Incident Management

    Person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) refers to the legal entity running the business or undertaking, and includes incorporated entities, sole traders, partners of a partnership. PCBU’s must develop Incident Management Procedures, which detail how they manage all Health and Safety incidents within the business or undertaking. The law requires that PCBU’s notify must notify their local regulator immediately after becoming aware of any incident that results in death or an injury that requires substantial medical treatment. Notification is also required immediately the PCBU or self-employed person or person in charge of prescribed equipment becomes aware of a serious incident.

    Published: 29 October 2019


  • 12 Health And Safety Golden Rules

    The following Health and Safety Golden Rules serve as a guide to operational discipline, workplace health and safety. Each one of the 12 rules should be linked to control and check points to execute critical tasks to prevent safety incidents. The aim of these Health and Safety Golden Rules is to enhance safety culture by providing basic guidance to carry out work in a safe manner and ensure that individuals are aware of these rules and act accordingly.

    Published: 25 October 2019


  • Health and Safety Tips For Tradies

    Approximately 10 tradies are badly injured at work every day, with nearly a quarter of all roofers, labourers and plumbers experiencing back pain from lifting injuries, trips, and falls when handling materials. These injuries often lead to extended time off work or the inability to successfully manage one’s own business. These statistics are staggering even though the most common causes of injuries are hazards that are widely talked about and can, if appropriate addressed, easily eliminated to reduce the risks of serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Below are some common health and safety hazards and some strategies to make sure you stay healthy and safe at work.

    Published: 06 October 2019


  • Health And Safety In Your Home

    Most people spend a lot of time inside their homes believing that their greatly valued sanctuaries are safe for them, their children and anyone they invite over, completely oblivious of the myriad hazards with potential risks to their health and safety. Below are some common safety hazards in and around an average home and some precautionary measures that could be taken to address them.

    Published: 17 August 2019


  • Tax Return Tips For Tradies

    It's that time of the year again when one of few things that can be said to be certain in life pre-occupies everyone’s mind – lodgement of tax return – and therefore a time to ensure you have your (expenses) ducks in a row. While it is imperative that you are completely honest and compliant with the latest tax legislation to avoid incurring interest charges and administrative penalties, you also want to maximize the number and amount of deductions you claim. Here are some tips to help you maximize your deductions while preparing your tax return.

    Published: 02 August 2019


  • How Support Works

    Do you have any question or need help with any part of this Website? Are you experiencing any problems, errors or bugs? Or do you have any feedback that would help us improve the services and features that we offer on this Website? Then drop us a message and a member of our Customer Support Team will respond.

    Published: 28 May 2019


  • How the Referral Program Works

    If you are an End User, you will be rewarded with a free Featured Project for each Referral that leads to a new successful and verifiable sign up. If you are a Tradie, you will be rewarded with 10 free project bids for each Referral that leads to a new successful and verifiable sign up. Each Referee that successfully signs up via a Referral URL and creates a new User Account and posts a project before creating a Tradie Profile will be rewarded with a free Featured Project. Each Referee that successfully signs up via a Referral URL and create a new User Account and a new Tradie Profile before posting a project will be rewarded with 10 free projects bids.

    Published: 28 May 2019


  • What is TradiePortal.com.au Forum?

    Tradie Portal Forum is an online discussion forum where our members (end users and tradies) can have interactive discussions on Services and any other topics that do not violate the Forum Terms and Conditions and User Agreement.

    Published: 27 May 2019


  • How does TradiePortal.com.au work for Tradies

    The Become a Tradie Guide provides information on how to start creating your Tradie Profile and Microsite. The Microsite Setup Guide provides information on how to create your Tradie Profile and setup your Microsite. We encourage tradies to provide all the required Business and Contact Details to ensure completeness of their Tradie Profiles. The Tradie Verification Guide provides details of the business information that TradiePortal.com.au collects for Tradie Verification.

    Published: 25 March 2019


  • How does TradiePortal.com.au work for End Users

    The User Profile Setup Guide provides an easy step by step end user sign up and profile setup process. Signing up for a free end user account provides you with various benefits including a free microsite, ability to post unlimited projects, unrestricted project bids, internal messaging service and absolutely no project commissions or hidden charges.

    Published: 19 March 2019


  • Introduction to TradiePortal.com.au

    TradiePortal.com.au is Australia’s trusted tradie services marketplace that provides a simple way to connect End Users (Service Seekers) with Tradies (Service Providers). Covering a wide range of services from simple tasks such as home cleaning and garden maintenance to complex projects such as renovations and new builds.

    Published: 24 January 2019