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Why find local tradies through Airtasker?
Need to find a tradesman in your area to help with a project? When it comes to jobs around the house, you can only DIY so much before you need to call in a professional tradesman. Hiring a local tradie will help you get the job done quickly and easily while keeping you on budget. On Airtaskers, you can find skilled tradesmen around you across a range of trades occupations, including plumbers, carpenters, bricklayers, welders, and renderers who are ready to help with any task, big or small.
The perfect place to find tradesmen nearby for your job is on Airtasker. Hire an individual for a one-off job or put together your dream team for a full renovation. When you find your local tradesman through Airtasker, you get peace of mind because you can check the ratings and reviews, and rest assured that they’ll complete your job to a high standard.
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Top Tradesman related questions
The average cost of hiring a tradesman ranges from $40 to $70 per hour, depending on your location and the type of tradesman you'll be hiring. Other factors that affect the cost of getting a tradesman include the size of the task, whether you are supplying materials, and the complexity of the job. But in general, most of the work from tradespeople costs between $115 to $400 when hired for a task through Airtasker.
When you post a task on Airtasker, you’ll usually get a fixed price quote. Sometimes, after inspecting the problem, your tradesman may recommend additional work and suggest an hourly rate on top of the original quote.
The most common trades in Australia are plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. These trades are in high demand for their specialist skills and ability to help out with everyday, but high-risk tasks around the home. Specialised tradesmen can also work as a craftsman or an artisan to help with different DIY projects.
Most trades require licences, registrations, and insurance to operate. Each state has its specific licensing requirements for specific skilled workers. This ensures the tradesman has the right skills and knowledge to work safely and to ensure the quality of their work.
The best way to find and confidently hire the right tradesmen in your area is on Airtasker. Provide an accurate description of the task, review your offers, and check the ratings and reviews so you know your tradesman is experienced and will do a great job for your projects.
Hiring a tradesman directly gives you more control over the task, who does it, and how it’s completed. Plus, hiring an independent tradie can often be more affordable because they have fewer overheads - they can give you a more competitive quote.
What does a tradesman do?
Tradesmen (and tradeswomen!) can help you tackle the tasks that need the expertise, tools, and knowledge that only a qualified local tradie can give. Whether you need help with home repairs or construction, you can find tradespeople to help with tasks like:
Electrical & plumbing
When you hire a tradie to work with electricity, gas, or water, they’ll need special qualifications, training, and equipment to keep you and your house safe from fires, flooding, and property damage. You’d need to hire an electrician to install your new light fittings or electrical equipment, like ovens. And you’d need a plumbing tradie to help with plumbing tasks, like fitting new taps and pipes, or gas plumbing tasks like installing or repairing heaters and stoves. Your tradie will start by asking questions about the issues you’re having, then they’ll do a physical inspection of the area to assess the work needed. They’ll use their specialist tools and equipment to repair, install, or replace parts to get everything working properly.
Carpentry & cabinet making
Tradesmen are usually qualified professionals, so they’re ideally suited to tasks that need a higher skill level than a handyman. Carpenters and cabinet makers are in high demand for installing new cabinets, custom-making furniture and installing built-in robes and cupboards. They’ll measure your space to ensure the furniture and built-ins fit perfectly and match your existing decor. Then they’ll work with a range of equipment and tools (onsite or offsite) to cut and shape the wood, then assemble any parts to create your finished product.
Tradesmen can help provide a professional finish to your exterior building tasks. For example, installing or repairing balustrades. Your professional tradesmen will measure, fit and install glass, metal, or wood balustrades to make your balcony area or stairs safe while matching the design of your home. Once they’ve established a safe work zone, they’ll remove the old balustrades before installing the new parts. Another popular exterior task is installing or upgrading awnings. Your tradie can pull down old, broken, or faded awnings and help you choose a new awning to match your house and surroundings. Then they’ll carefully install the new awning so that it is safe and secure.
Concrete repairs & resurfacing
When concrete is damaged, it can create trip hazards, and let in water, dirt and other pests, which can cause further damage. Concrete resurfacing can help repair damage and give your property an instant update with coloured concrete overlays and/or designs. Your tradie will first assess the damage, then repair or replace any broken areas. Then they may clean the existing area with high-pressure hoses or chemicals. Once the area is clean and prepared, they’ll mix up a thin, concrete-based surface compound that will cover the area.
Recent Tradesman tasks
Panelling done and removed it now the drywall needs re skimming
2nd Oct 2023
I had panelling done and I removed it but the wall is damaged and needs re skimming the hall and the stairs - Due date: Flexible
Skirting board needed where a built in wardrobe was removed.
22nd May 2023
Skirting board is needed to cover the area that's missing in the pictures provided. measurements are roughly 2.5m x 65 cm - Due date: Before 31 May 2023
Drywall fix for curtains
22nd May 2022
Hi Team, we need someone to fix a drwall damage which is actually at a place where curtains hanger holder resides, it ripped off because of overweight. Could you please quote us the best price for service pls? - Due date: Flexible