I love the RiotACT and often use it as reference point for recomendations of services in Canberra. So here I go…
I have had the need, in recent weeks to employ three different tradesmen for three different jobs.
The first, a plumber, was at my house for a total of four minutes – $209.00! He was arrogant and surly to boot.
The second, a carpenter who was following up from an earlier installation (from a year ago) – he was at my house for about 15 minutes – he charged me the beer that I offered him (he was on his way home, and it was only around the corner).
The third was an electrician. I had a tough time finding an electrician who would come out and undertake about eight small jobs (install two new outlets, install three new light fittings, remove some old light fixtures, put in an outdoor outlet). He was there about three hours. He supplied all the new outlet hardware, including the outdoor fixture and charged me a total of $300.00. He was also courteous, punctual, moved items that were in the way and he cleaned up!
Happy to recommend my electrician – Josh at HJs Electrical. Happy to recommend my carpenter – Julian from Doors Plus. Would never recommend the plumber, and won’t mention his name or company for fear of embarrasing him.