The best way to get quotes from tradesmen in Australia

Last updated: 27th Jan 2018

If you’re looking self project manage a renovation and seeking the best tradesmen for the job, the most important precaution you can take to protect yourself from being ripped off is source multiple quotes from different local tradesmen in your area.

How many tradesmen quotes do you need?

Three quotes are generally considered the minimum though it is a good idea to source even more. An easy way to source quotes is to use the Find a Tradie website ServiceSeeking.com.au – our online service is completely free and it takes less than 2 minutes to post your job from the website or mobile app.

Once your job is posted we send it out as a job request to our national database of over 100,000 tradies and businesses if they match your service category and location settings.

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Getting tradesmen quotes from ServiceSeeking.com.au Vs hipages Vs Oneflare

Unlike other Find a tradie websites such as Oneflare and hipages, ServiceSeeking.com.au does not cap the maximum number of quotes you’ll receive back to just 3, meaning you’ll have greater a greater choice of quotes and save more money.

Of course, price isn’t the only factor when it comes to getting quotes from tradesmen and choosing the right one to hire. It’s also important to know they’ll have the right qualifications, licenses and skills to do your job right.

Every ServiceSeeking.com.au business is ID checked and must hold a valid ABN. Relevant license details where they are required for trades are displayed on their public profile page, as well as past reviews from customers they have serviced in the past. 

Unlike hipages, ServiceSeeking.com.au publishes all customer reviews of a business, including when they are negative.

Hipages does not publish negative reviews when they are written about a business. Only positive ‘recommendations’ are published, which can be less usefull when trying to gauge the quality of particular tradesmen that have quoted on a job.