Where Are Tradies Most In Demand At The Moment?

February 24, 2022

Keen to tackle a renovation project in 2022? You might have noticed that tradies are hard to pin down at the moment. So if you live in one of the suburbs in this week’s article, you might want to get the ball rolling sooner rather than later…

If you’ve ever watched The Block, you’ll know that a good team of reliable tradies can be the difference between a home reno project running smoothly, and everything going to hell in a handbasket.

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So what do tradies do?

Generally, tradies are individuals specialising in certain practical skills. For example, they perform jobs in construction, electronics, gardening, plumbing, and other related industries. They’re perfect for these jobs because they have proper experience, education, training, and insurance.

They can also provide practical advice that results in a more pleasant outcome and smoother experience. Since tradies are considered masters of their crafts, they know what they’re doing, which is why they can help you save time and money. 

Moreover, having tradies for a construction-related project can be important. DIY tasks are usually stressful for you and your family. Depending on how big the projects are, they can disrupt your daily routines and make your rooms off-limits throughout the process; hiring tradies can help take the pressure off you, making construction projects less stressful. 

Lastly, while you may achieve good results in a DIY approach, it may be less likely to produce a more professional finish. As such, working with experienced tradies is best to ensure a better finish.

This is because they use state-of-the-art equipment that allows them to use their skills more efficiently and consequently provide excellent and long-lasting outcomes. They also use proper Tradie Workwear to ensure they’re comfortable and safe while doing their jobs.

With all these things being said, there’s no question that tradies are highly in demand in whatever tasks they’re good at, including construction-related projects.

Where in the world are all the good tradies right now?

If you’ve tried to source one recently for your own reno project, you might’ve noticed that quotes are up, calls are going unanswered and unreturned, and wait times are through the (unfinished) roof.

Well, it turns out Australians have been spending record amounts on renovations, which in turn has led to a surge in tradie demand. More time on our hands has meant that many of us are finally getting around to doing these “pandemic” renovations.

“Home renovations have boomed nationwide as more time spent at home combined with ultra-low loan rates, government grants and improved household savings became the perfect combination of factors to drive heightened demand for renovations,” explains PropTrack senior economist Eleanor Creagh.

So which Aussie suburbs have the highest demand for tradies?

Like most things in the world of property and finance, some areas are busier than others.

Below are the top ten most in-demand suburbs in each state, according to online tradie directory hipages, as well as the most in-demand suburbs across the country.

National: Point Cook (Vic), Berwick (Vic), Craigieburn (Vic), Frankston (Vic), Kellyville (NSW), Werribee (Vic), Tarneit (Vic), Blacktown (NSW), Baulkham Hills (NSW), Castle Hill (NSW).

NSW: Kellyville, Blacktown, Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill, Quakers Hill, Campbelltown, Sydney, Penrith, Schofields, Maroubra.

VIC: Point Cook, Berwick, Craigieburn, Frankston, Werribee, Tarneit, Melbourne, Truganina, Pakenham, Hoppers Crossing.

QLD: Buderim, Southport, Upper Coomera, Surfers Paradise, Robina, Coomera, Forest Lake, Brisbane, Helensvale, Springfield Lakes.

WA: Canning Vale, Baldivis, Mandurah, Dianella, Scarborough, Thornlie, Willetton, Perth, Morley, Armadale.

SA: Adelaide, Morphett Vale, Hallett Cove, Mount Barker, Paralowie, Golden Grove, Aberfoyle Park, Parafield Gardens, Prospect, Mawson Lakes.

ACT: Kambah, Canberra, Ngunnawal, Belconnen, Amaroo, Gordon, Wanniassa, Gungahlin, Banks, Casey.

TAS: Hobart, Devonport, Launceston, Glenorchy, Sandy Bay, Kingston, Howrah, Lenah Valley, Claremont, Bellerive.

NT: Alawa, Darwin, Anula, Archer, Bakewell, Bagot, Alice Springs, Darwin City, Palmerston, Durack.

Need reliable finance for your reno project?

With wait times for reliable tradies blowing out, and supply chain issues when it comes to materials like timber also causing disruptions, the last thing you need is more delays to your reno project due to finance complications.

And that’s where we come in.

Not only can we help you secure funding at a great rate, but we can also help you select a loan that allows flexibility for any unforeseen contingencies along the way.

So if you’d like to explore your reno finance options, get in touch today – we’d love to help you turn your 2022 reno dreams into a reality.

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