Licensed builder Mudgee
Luke Humphreys is an expreienced licensed builder (Licence: 238222C) with all the appropriate insurance cover necessary to undertake building new homes and renovations. Tall Timber Constructions ensure all trades and sub-contractors are also qualified, licensed and insured.
Every year Fair Trading receives more than 200 complaints and enquiries about unlicensed and under-insured home building tradespeople. In NSW, a tradesperson must be licensed to do home building work over $1,000. In addition, a tradesperson must also be licensed to carry out any electrical, plumbing, gas fitting, refrigeration and air conditioning work regardless of the price. Unlicensed work causes a great deal of detriment to the industry and it leaves consumers without proper protection if things go wrong. In 2013, Fair Trading commissioned market research into consumer behaviours when they hire a tradesperson. The research was conducted by the independent research company Insight and Reason which surveyed 1,000 NSW home owners who had used a tradesperson in the past 18 months. Below are some of the key findings for consumers and tradespeople:
High awareness of licensing… Almost all home owners know that electricians, plumbers and gas-fitters need a licence to operate in NSW, although fewer homeowners are aware that plasterers, painters, floor-tilers and fencers also need a licence….
… high risk of shonky work … 73% of respondents still think there is lot of ‘shonky’ work these days.
Word of mouth is best marketing …Word of mouth is the most common source of information used to find a tradesperson with 44% of home owners using this method. This is followed by repeat use of a tradesperson used in the past (36%)…
Tall Timber Constructions is happy to provide references from past and current clients for new homes or renovations in the Mudgee area. Our next building job is guaranteed by the quality of our last job. So we make sure we deliver exceptional quality and value for money. To read the full report “Only employ a licensed builder – NSW Fair Trading” visit www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au