Now is the time for main­te­nance and ren­o­va­tion

Auckland City Harbour News - - Lifestyles -

Life goes on.

We, our fam­i­lies and our houses will be here next year and for years to come de­spite elec­tion year dis­trac­tions and all the doom and gloom around the prop­erty and fi­nan­cial mar­kets.

It is spring time and tra­di­tion­ally the time to spruce up your prop­erty.

All prop­er­ties need con­tin­ual main­te­nance and now is a good time to do it. And more trades­peo­ple are avail­able – many are mov­ing into this sec­tor while it is tight in the com­mer­cial and prop­erty de­vel­op­ment sec­tor. Once things free up, they will move back.

Prop­erty main­te­nance is on­go­ing so most own­ers like to build a good re­la­tion­ship with their trades peo­ple by be­com­ing a val­ued longterm cus­tomer.

Ren­o­vat­ing is a great time to be­gin a re­la­tion­ship with trades­men you can trust and who will be in this sec­tor long term. In any in­dus­try a ma­jor­ity of the com­plaints are gen­er­ated by fly-by-nighters.

Be­cause of more com­pe­ti­tion can we ex­pect quotes to be cheaper? Yes we can, and al­though prices are down com­pared to last year, the real costs trades­men face have in­creased, just as they have for every­one else. Ac­cept­ing a cheap quote of­ten re­sults in an un­sat­is­fac­tory job. As TradeSkills say, “a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work is im­por­tant for both par­ties”.

For a while there will be sales and great spe­cials avail­able as stores ad­just their stock­ing level to to­day’s mar­ket place. Once this has hap­pened the stores will need to re­turn to their stan­dard mar­gins or fail. Now is a good time to take ad­van­tage of th­ese sav­ings.

For your peace of mind the work needs to be done by a well es­tab­lished com­pany with a good rep­u­ta­tion that wants long-term val­ued cus­tomers. Op­er­at­ing since 2002 the TradeSkills group, with over 80 lo­cal trades­men and 10,000 cus­tomers, has been recog­nised as the mar­ket leader in the prop­erty im­prove­ment in­dus­try.

They have a full range of care­fully vet­ted and trusted trades­men needed for all main­te­nance and ren­o­va­tions ser­vices, from mi­nor re­pairs to kitchen and bath­room ren­o­va­tions and full villa restora­tions and paint­ing

TradeSkills have high stan­dards, and their cus­tomer loy­alty pro­grammes bring in a high level of re­peat work which must mean sat­is­fied clients. They are fo­cused only on the prop­erty main­te­nance and ren­o­va­tion sec­tor and will con­tinue to be here for the long term. This is proven with over 5000 jobs com­pleted in the last two years alone.

For prop­erty main­te­nance or ren­o­va­tions, call TradeSkills 0800 87 54 55 or go on­line to www.tradeskills.net.nz for a free quote.

TradeSkills: A name you can trust when it comes to all your home main­te­nance and ren­o­va­tion re­quire­ments.

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