How much to pay your tradie? NSW cheaper than national average for renovations

How much to pay your tradie? NSW cheaper than national average for renovations
How much to pay your tradie? NSW cheaper than national average for renovations

Uncertainty around the housing market has affected the cost of renovating in NSW with costs rising by just 0.8 per cent in the past year.

According to data released by ServiceSeeking.com.au, NSW costs have fallen below the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the same time period.

The state average for a tradie has stabilised at $60.25 an hour, 2.3 percent less than the national average of $61.65

It’s a great time to get stuck into your renovation plans, says ServiceSeeking.com.au.

 “If you’ve been dreaming of a new kitchen, bathroom, entertaining area or applying a new coat of paint to your house, then now is the time to take advantage of a slowing down in home renovation prices," said ServiceSeeking.com.au CEO Jeremy Levitt

It is cheaper to renovate in NSW than Western Australia ($67.34 up 1.8 per cent) and Queensland ($63.14 up 4.4 per cent).

Victoria is the cheapest and the only state to record a drop in prices by 2.2 per cent to $57.28.

The trades which bucked the trend in NSW were carpentry (up 11.3 per cent on the national average at $62.83 an hour) and painting (where prices were 10 per cent higher).

Other big price changes affected electricians - who were 9.4 per cent cheaper in NSW than the national average - and plumbing at 4.2 per cent cheaper.

The prices were derived by comparing 52,000 quotes submitted through the online services marketplace during the FY16 Q4.

To view price changes across 10 popular renovation services around the country, including major capital cities, see www.serviceseeking.com.au/renovations

 

How much to pay your tradie? NSW cheaper than national average for renovations

 

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