House renovation Northern Beaches Sydney

House Renovation in Northern Beaches Sydney – How to Make it a Success?

House renovation in Northern Beaches Sydney – Plan ahead

Planning ahead is crucial in the success of your house renovation in Northern Beaches Sydney. This will allow you to allocate the necessary funds for the project, make adjustments to your goals and more important find the right man for the job – or woman.
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Tradesmen Australia

Questions You Need to Ask Tradesmen in Australia

Tips in finding good tradesmen

Whether you are planning to renovate your home or you need plumbing work done, it is essential that you find good tradesmen. Someone with a solid experience in their field and is a true expert at what they do.

Hiring tradesmen is similar to hiring an employee. You need to do a background check and conduct an interview. It may sound daunting but this will mean the difference between an amazing experience and a not so good one.

To assist you in finding good tradesmen in your Australian, here is a list if questions that you should be asking.

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Sydney renovations

10 Questions You Must Ask Your Builder

You know you’re in for a pretty exciting experience if and when you decide to make renovations to your home. After all, this is your chance to get creative and build the kitchen, bathroom or home that you have always wanted.

The thing with renovations, however, is that can also get very stressful on so many levels. Fortunately, you can lessen some of that stress by hiring the right  builder for your home build or renovation project. In fact, hiring the right builder for your project will not only help you achieve your dream results on time and within budget but more importantly help you create a positive, enjoyable and memorable renovation experience.

To help you do this Tradebusters offers you the following 10 questions to ask and assess if a builder is the “right” builder for you:

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Bathroom Renovations

How To Choose A Quality Bathroom Renovator

There is no doubt that Australian home owners love renovation projects, especially the bathroom. On top of that, a quality bathroom renovation will certainly add considerable value to a property, and can help boost its sale’s price, should you consider selling.

However, from experience and stories, we know that it is the selection of a quality bathroom renovator that can make all the difference to your renovation experience and value. The selection of the wrong  bathroom renovator, could unfortunately result in everything from missed deadlines, unexpected costs surprises and  even a poor quality finish.

Selecting the right bathroom renovation professional is critical. It will absolutely provide you with a level of assurance that your project will be delivered on time and budget and to a high quality level. More importantly, it will also mean a positive renovation experience with tradespeople in your home to help create a space that you enjoy day in and day out.

So here are our Tradebusters tips on how to choose a quality bathroom renovator.

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Home Renovation

Bondi Renovations and Tradies Guide

Bondi Renovations and Tradies Guide – How to connect with local tradies

Bondi, an Aboriginal word which means water breaking over rocks, or noise of water breaking over rocks, is a popular tourist destination for beachgoers, and a fantastic place to live because of the fabulous views, the relaxed local culture, and the lively nightlife scene. There aren’t many other places in Australia where you can hit the surf straight after a day at the office and then enjoy a fun night out afterwards.  Read more

Adding Value With Rendering

Cement rendering adds more value to your property

Cement rendering is the process of applying a premixed layer of sand and cement, stone or mud walls to create a more even surface. It can also have the benefit of reinforcing a wall; because the outer later is exposed to the elements, the inner layer is protected from erosion. For beachside properties and regions with strong weather changes, an acrylic polymer may be blended in for enhanced water resistance. Acrylic rendering is also great for adhering to a wider variety of base surfaces, as well as resisting cracking and chipping.

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Bathroom Renovations

Tiling Sydney- Why Its Important to Let a Professional Do the Tiling

Why you should only trust a professional to do your tiling

Tiles are a versatile, durable and easy to clean surface material, ideal for a range of high traffic areas. They are often preferred over carpet in hallways and living rooms for their hypoallergenic nature. However, there’s a lot of variation in the physical characteristics of different tiles (size, texture, light reflection, porosity, colour and thickness) which need to be taken into account when choosing tiles, and selecting the right professional tiler to assist.

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Renovating… “Who Am I Appealing To, You Or Me?”

Renovating… “Who am I appealing to, you or me?”

Maggie, a Tradebusters service user had just purchased the new in-style, egg shaped bath tub for the bathroom which was about to be renovated by Dave (the bathroom business) in our trade network. She rang us up in a panic with this question –  “Have I made the right decision in buying it? I just love this egg, but my friends think I should go for the standard modern line shape. What do you think?”

Tradebusters responds “It depends!”

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Tradie website

Trading Terms and Conditions: Services and Documentation

Trading terms and conditions: Clear and concise terms and conditions are important to your business

Your potential clients need to understand what is expected of them when they choose you as their professional tradesman. How do you help them to understand the concept of payment for your services and use of your business website? You hire professionals to help you create your trading terms and conditions documentation. Without clear documentation and information, clients and potential clients can take advantage of you, which will hurt your income as well as your business credibility. Read more

Get More From Selling Your Home

How to sell your home

Last week I was speaking to a user of the Tradebusters service (let’s call her “Jane”) who having purchased a new house six months ago and carried out some renovation improvements, just recently had her property re-valued. Jane was delighted to share that the valuation revealed an incremental increase of $70,000 in property value, and that’s after the renovation costs. Not bad considering the renovation works were completed in less than three months. Read more