Well, I’m not sure about the need for “infrastructure stimulus” projects in Canberra. If there is, I hope those projects wont be relying on local tradies to do some of that work.
I have heard numerous similar stories to this, but now I have experienced myself :
For a few weeks now, I’ve been looking for an electrician to fit two new ceiling lights (to replace existing – one for one swap) and bathroom renovators to give me a quote on renovating a bathroom and ensuite.
Because I’m a contractor I don’t get paid if I dont work, or get in late, take time off, etc. So, to avoid loosing lots of $ out of my pay, I would like the work/quote to be done early (say 7.30am) on a weekday or preferably, on a weekend.
Despite may calls – no luck as yet. Except for an electrician who was prepared to drive from Goulburn to fit the lights !
So – despite the prophets of doom and gloom for Canberra and an apparent economic downturn, I can only assume that local Tradies are too busy to go chasing work ?
Has anyone had any experience with getting an inspection/quote from a bathroom renovation company on a weekend or an electrician to fit lights on a weekend ?