The Cheapest Tradies for 2018

  • Written by Hannah Heyen

Are you a Bargain Hunter? Where The Cheapest Tradies for 2018

 

It's peak renovation season in Australia with 31% of home improvement jobs posted over February, March and April. With the average hourly rates charged by tradies across Australia up 10% since last financial year, find-a-tradie site ServiceSeeking.com.au has released a list of the top 10 cheapest renovation categories in the country to help out those hunting for a bargain.

 

Victoria is the cheapest state to procure tradie services in 2018, with average hourly rates 10% below the national average.  Painters in Victoria ($39.79/hr) win first place as the most affordable tradesperson per hour, followed by plasterers ($46.83/hr). 

 

For those looking to redesign their backyard, ServiceSeeking.com.au data shows a 14% decrease in hourly rates charged by landscapers across Australia in the last financial year. Queensland and Western Australian Landscapers have shouldered the biggest cuts with a decrease of 30% in charge out rates per hour. Conversely, landscapers in New South Wales saw a 36% increase in hourly rates, reaching first place as the best paid tradie in the country at $95.91/hr.

 

So who are the cheapest tradies and where can you find them? 

 

Biggest percentage difference to the National Average:

 

  • Tilers in VIC are 25.96% below the national average at $50.72/hr
  • Painters in VIC are 23% below the national average at $39.79/hr
  • Carpenters in WA are 20.42% below the national average at $54.56/hr
  • Carpenters in VIC are 18/08% below the national average at $56.17/hr

 

Biggest Year-on-Year percentage decrease:

 

  • Landscapers in QLD dropped by 30% since 2017
  • Landscapers in WA dropped by 29.5% since 2017
  • Landscapers in VIC dropped by 11.4% since 2017



Bargain Hunters FY18Q2

Industry

Location

Hourly rate FY18-Q2

Hourly rate FY17-Q2

Year-on-Year percentage change (%)

1. Painter

VIC

$39.79

$41.03

-3%

2. Plasterer

VIC

$46.83

$47.73

-1.8%

3. Landscaper

VIC

$50.35

$56.80

-11.4%

4. Tiler

VIC

$50.72

$54.16

-6.4%

5. Painter

WA

$52.38

$41.38

26.6%

6. Landscaper

WA

$53.90

$76.45

-29.5%

7. Plasterer

NSW

$54.22

$53.10

2.2%

8. Landscaper

QLD

$54.47

$77.77

-30%

9. Carpenter

WA

$54.56

$56.75

-3.9%

10. Plasterer

WA

$54.96

$49.25

11.6%

 

 

Hourly rates are “gross” rates and aside from including the cost of labour, also cover the cost of running the business including tools, work vehicles, insurance and superannuation.

 

The prices were derived by comparing a sample of 52,000 quotes submitted during the FY18 Q2 through ServiceSeeking.com.au.

 

To view price changes across eight popular renovation services around the country, including major capital cities, see  www.serviceseeking.com.au/renovations  

LIFE STYLE

Keep your cool in the Far North with new 3-way fridge for the tropics

Bridging the gap that has long divided two-way and three-way refrigerator enthusiasts, Aussie Traveller’s new Australian made XCD caravan and motorhome fridge offers exceptional cooling power with the functionality of an absorption...

Renovation Hot Spots: The Sydney Suburbs that had the biggest makeover

As Sydney’s housing boom begins to decline, ServiceSeeking.com.au looks back at the suburbs that have had the biggest makeover between 2017 and now. The find-a-tradie site has designed a map...

How to Incorporate Rustic Elements into Your Modern Interior Design

Creating a rustic-modern look in your home means embracing the charms of nature and giving your home an organic touch. This enchanting style exudes balance because it combines sleek modern...

How to Create a Stylish Patio

When decorating your home, it’s important to look at the big picture and pay as much attention to the exterior as you do to the interior. Sure, it probably will...

Make Your Home More Child-Friendly

If you have a little one on the way and are preparing for all of the huge life changes that accompany the birth of a new baby, don’t forget to...

Increase Security at Home with Roller Shutters

Once your dream house is complete, it is important to protect all aspects of it. People do not realize the impact of housebreaking until it happens in their vicinity. The...

Popular articles from Modern Australian

MAKE IT WINE TIME, ANY TIMEKeep your cool in the Far North with new 3-way fridge for the tropics Easy Dress-Up Tips for Lazy GirlsRenovation Hot Spots: The Sydney Suburbs that had the biggest makeover 5 Food Trends That Are Affecting Your Diet in 2018Inaugural Variety Big Kids BallGold medal performance from Sunshine Coast Happy Pets: How to Protect Your Pets from ParasitesHow You Can Conquer Your Dental Anxiety A Complete Guide to Buying a House in AustraliaHeaven is the Adelaide HillsHealth and Beauty Tips- Know These Important Facts5 Amazing Australian Holiday Ideas Up and away: the impact of flying on your healthSunshine Coast Capital