Home Renovation Checklist

The decision to renovate your home is a big one and can involve a long and often complex process with many factors to consider. When you’ve hired a professional team to complete the project for you, a home renovation checklist is a handy way to ensure you pick the right people for the job and ask all of the right questions before renovations begin.

A ‘hiring a tradie checklist’ will allow you to gain all of the important information you need to know and be aware of things you need to do before, during and after the project has been finished.

Whether you’re renovating a single room in a small home or diving headfirst into a complete home makeover, our checklist of what you need for home renovations with a tradesperson will help start you off on the right foot.

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Benefits Of Using A Licensed Tradie

Ask If They’re Licensed

For most home renovation jobs, tradies will require a license to undertake the task. This is mandatory for trades that carry a high safety risk such as plumbing, electrical, building, gasfitting, air conditioning and more. Licenses are different between trades and differ according to which state you live in. Check your local government building authority to know which licenses your tradies need.

Ask If They’re Insured

Tradies should be fully insured for your peace of mind. Ask to see their insurance certificates, including public liability to protect against third party injuries and any damage caused to your property as a result of the tradie.

Confirm Payment Process

It’s common for renovations to require a deposit before work begins with possible set payments scheduled throughout the process. It’s important to not pay the final amount until you’re completely happy with the job that’s been done.

Ask What Qualifications They Have

It’s important to know that your chosen tradie has the relevant qualifications and education to perform the renovation tasks required. Ask how long they have been in business and ensure they have the expertise and experience to complete the job successfully.

Check The References

You’ll want to see some examples of past work to determine whether your tradie has demonstrated his skills and expertise with previous clients. You can also ask for the contact details of previous clients to ensure the tradie is reliable, honest and good at what they do. At Trades U Can Trust, we’ll only send you quality tradies who have been highly reviewed by locals within your community.

Have A Contract In Place

Whether it’s a large or small reno, a contract will ensure all parties adhere to the agreed details of the project before work commences. A handwritten contract is preferred and must be signed by both parties. Contracts should itemise the quote and state whether it’s GST inclusive, as well as fixed or an estimate. It should also detail the project scope, include a price breakdown and record any variations that have been approved by you during the renovation.

Clarify The Finish Date

While unforeseen circumstances can and do arise during home renovations, it’s always good to have a clear idea of when the tradie expects to finish the required work. This will help you plan the entire renovation project and know when each tradie needs to begin and end each task.

We’ll Help You Hire A Tradie

When you’re ready to hire a tradie, Trades U Can Trust will be waiting to connect you with the right team to start your project. Here’s just some of the benefits you’ll receive when you reach out to us to find your tradie:

We’ll Save You Time And Money

We take the stress out of hiring the right tradies for home renovations. We make sure each tradie is reliable and has the relevant skills and experience to successfully complete your project so you don’t waste valuable time and money.

We Only Hire Locally Approved Tradies

We take the risk out of hiring tradies from a business you don’t know. Our team only hires highly reviewed tradies in your area who have the tick of approval from other locals so you know you can trust them to do a great job.


We Put Safety First

At Trades U Can Trust, your safety is paramount to us. That’s why it’s important to only hire tradies with the right qualifications and licenses to perform the renovation tasks being asked of them. We’ll do a thorough background check on each tradie to make sure they’re licensed and fully insured before they contact you.

We Keep Dollars Local

We’re big advocates of locals working for locals. We like to keep business dollars going strong within communities across Australia so you’ll only ever be sent tradies who live and work in your geographical location.

We Organise The Entire Process

Once you tell us the trades you need, you won’t have to do a thing! We’ll take care of everything, from finding the best competitively priced tradies to following up and ensuring they contact you and arrive on-time.

It’s A Free Service For Clients

Our service is completely free to clients looking for a tradie. Simply respond to one of our adverts on Facebook or contact us through our website and one of our friendly team members will be in touch to help you get started.

We’re A 5 Star Company

We have a reputation for providing 5 star personalised customer service that connects homeowners with highly qualified, reliable and prompt tradies for all of their cost-effective home renovation needs.

Find A Trusted Tradie Today 

Home renovations are stressful enough without the added pressure of finding the right tradies to get the job done and make your dream a reality. Let Trades U Can Trust take the stress out of hiring a tradie.

We’ll do the hard work and find you a team you can count on. Our handy home renovation checklist will help you know what to ask the tradies before you accept their offer and you’ll be all set to begin. Fill out our simple contact form on the website to get your project started today.

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