You want to find a tradesman that is reliable and completed a job that either meets or exceeds your expectations.

But how do you find someone you can trust to complete the work for you when you’ve never used this particular company before?

To make things easier for you..

We have put together some helpful tips for how to choose a great tradesman and avoid being a victim of the tradie horror stories that circulate

Here are our Top 5 Tips for Finding the Right Tradesman:

What is a tradesman?

A tradesman (or tradeswoman) is a skilled worker who has usually completed years of training in a specific craft or trade. Highly skilled trades usually require an apprenticeship of a few years on the job training before becoming ‘qualified’. This usually follows with a formal qualification.

Examples of a Tradesman or Tradeswoman

  1. Builder
  2. Carpenter
  3. Cabinet Maker
  4. Plumber
  5. Gardener or Landscaper
  6. Painter
  7. Electrician
  8. Boiler Maker
  9. Fitter


Our biggest tip is to do your research

Now, here’s how you find or choose a great tradesman or a tradeswoman for your residential and commercial buildings:

1. Check Out the License

Make sure that the tradesperson holds current trade’s licenses applicable to the work being performed. Most of them are required to carry their licence, which is excellent because the tradesmen’s licence is more important than qualifications. You can even compare the licence holder details against a photo ID such as a Drivers Licence. For electricians, gasfitters and plumbers in WA, you can use the following link for a fast and easy way to look up their licenses – Plumber, Gasfitter & Electricians License Search

2. Check Out the Insurance

You may also want to see if the tradesman has current public liability insurance during the time he is working on the job. Plus, it’s a smart idea to check out if he’s a member of the trade’s peak organisation.

3. See the Website

The good thing is that most tradesmen will list their licence details on their website if they have one. Check it out and lookup for any current work pictures and other information such as length of time operating or anything that you find important.

4. Do Online Research

While you are online, try finding any reviews of undertaken work. It helps to know the experiences of other customers, but don’t take it for granted. It’s better to take a look at different channels such as their Facebook page, website or any other channel where you can find as many opinions as possible.

5. Ask for a Quote

Get detailed quotes in writing which are inclusive of the job scope, materials, traveling time and labour. Try and lock in a completion date with clauses such as subject to weather delays, etc.

You may also want to take note of the presentation and reliability of the tradesman when getting quotes. If they aren’t performing well at this stage of the game, then you can almost guarantee it won’t get any better during the project.

More Tips for Choosing a Great Tradesman:

Be clear on details for the job at hand and preferably provide this in writing to the tradesman to minimise errors. Discuss any points that aren’t clear between parties.

If you are not comfortable communicating with the tradesman, take that as a warning.

Ensure there is a progressive payment plan in place, including not finalising all payments until completion of work is satisfactory.

Be careful if a quote seems too low. This is usually a sign of shoddy work or that short cuts are being taken.

Ensure that the tradesman has a current ABN number and check validity online at

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