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Tradesmen News

Find the latest trade news for tradesmen to read on changes to legislation, trade license updates, product knowledge from suppliers and more.

Unlicensed tradesmen cost the industry financially and adversely effect the reputation of honest licensed tradesmen, so if you’re licensed, be proud of it and show the world by displaying the ‘Trades Checked’ symbol, tradesman license and business details have been checked by ‘Trades Check’.

Achieving a 6 star Energy rating

6 Star energy rating

Six star energy efficiency for new homes What is energy efficiency? September 2010 the Development act 1993 required that all new homes and extensions need to achieve a 6 star energy rating level. In addition to … [Read more...]

Asbestos license requirements

Licensed removal of Asbestos

Licensing of Asbestos Removal. Asbestos Removal Work Throughout the different states, each has their own requirements for safe removal of material containing Asbestos. All require a licence for asbestos removal … [Read more...]

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March 19 2013: You can Report Unlicensed Tradesmen in South Australia

You can Report Unlicensed Tradesmen in South Australia on March 19 2013. Have you been the victim of an unscrupulous tradesman or woman? Have you ever tried to get some renovations or repairs done around your home … [Read more...]

Fences & the law-Part 2

Fences & the law-Part 2

Whilst not lawyers, licenced fencing contractors know a thing or two about the procedures involved when erecting fences, and will only be too happy to point you in the right direction while giving a quote for your … [Read more...]

Government Insulation Safety Plan

Governemnt Insulation Initiative

Is your home insulated incorrectly? Government Home Insulation Program and Safety Plan As part of the $42 billion Nation Building – Economic Stimulus Plan, the Home Insulation Program (HIP) was announced on 3 … [Read more...]

High Risk Work Licensing

Changes to High Risk Work Licensing

Changes to High Risk Work Licensing Safety at Work is the most important issues on a worksite. With deaths and serious injury on construction sites happening too many times it is inevitable that Work Safe SA will … [Read more...]

New BCA Legislation for Roof Trusses

New BCA Legislation for Roof Trusses

How they affect Builders, Carpenters and Licensed Supervisors. On July 1st 2012 the BCA and South Australian Housing Code brought in new legislation stating changes to how roof trusses are handled, installed and … [Read more...]

Protecting your quoting confidentiality

Your legal rights when quoting

Your legal rights when quoting As a licensed tradesman, you lodge a quote to a potential client setting out details of how you intend to carry out the job. Including a unique and novel way of performing part of the … [Read more...]

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