Australian Top Tradie Trends


DIY Disasters Cost Aussies $380 Million.
We Aussies love to tackle a good DIY project; in fact, 75% of home owners have attempted their own repair or renovation. But DIY mishaps are more common than you might think, and they don’t come cheap! We recently conducted some research which found that over one in five home owners have bungled a DIY job, resulting in $380 million spent on tradesperson repairs.
In all, the average Australian household spends just under $1,000 ($960) a year on home repairs and renovations, which equates to a massive $3.8 billion spent on trades in the past year!
So what’s the good news? Aussie home owners report saving as much as $561 per job just by sourcing comparative quotes, with nine in ten believing hefty price tags don’t always ensure quality work.
The majority of Aussies (54%) have already discovered that online is the way to go to source a tradie. The key benefits being:
1. Convenience (71%)
2. Source someone locally (68%)
3. Read comments posted by other users
4. Greater choice available (42%)
5. Find cheaper deals (34%)
Tradie trust also rates highly with Aussies; the majority of us (64%) trust our tradies, so much so that one in five Aussies have formed a relationship with a contracted tradie following the completion of a job. In the trades industry ‘bromance’ supersedes ‘romance’ with more men (25%) than women (18%) forming relationships or friendships with their tradies.

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