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Competitiveness of tradespeople increasing

Tuesday, 5 May 2009, 12:21 pm | Builderscrack

The recession is having an impact on the prices tradespeople can charge, with the value of the average job completed through, a website where homeowners get quotes from Tradespeople, having fallen 24% since last year. Co-founder Keith ... More >>

Small businesses can win in the downturn

Monday, 16 February 2009, 12:36 pm | Builderscrack

As economic circumstances change, there will always be winners and losers. The economy is changing dramatically with New Zealand’s retail spending falling for a fourth straight quarter, the most prolonged decline on record, and house sales plunging ... More >>

Tradespeople shift to homeowner to reduce risk

Monday, 6 October 2008, 11:30 am | Builderscrack

Statistics NZ reports that home-building approvals slumped to a 22 year low in August. The trend for the number of new dwellings, including apartments, has been falling since mid-2007, and is down 42 percent since then, increasing unemployment and underemployment ... More >>

Home Building Market Continues To Slow

Thursday, 7 August 2008, 10:44 am | Builderscrack

The home building and renovations market has continued to slow. Statistics NZ reports that New Zealand home-building approvals fell 42 percent in May from April, adding to signs that the property market is slowing as credit costs increase and consumer ... More >>

Proactive tradespeople outperform traditional ads

Monday, 23 July 2007, 10:03 am | Builderscrack

There is nothing to get the blood boiling like a bad experience with a tradesperson. However, when you think about how we tend to find tradespeople, it’s not surprising that the experience is often poor. More >>

Company makes it easy to deal with Tradespeople

Tuesday, 12 June 2007, 9:30 am | Builderscrack

10 months ago, co-founder Mark Dickson was frustrated after ringing around numerous tradespeople to organise renovation work on his house. Some tradespeople sounded keen but didn’t turn up, others were simply too busy or not interested... ... More >>



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