This comprehensive tradespeople price guide provides information on the cost of a variety of different trades including plumbers, electricians, painters, fencers, plasterers, carpenters, and more.
There is a large variety of different types of tradespeople, each specialising in a particular trade. This tradespeople price guide provides you with information on the basic costings of each trade. It also provides links through to more detailed price guides for each trade listed.
Traditionally a plumber will charge a call out fee ($50-$85) and then an hourly rate ($50-$85 per hour) for the work the plumber undertakes.
Plumbers also often have set rates for particular types of plumbing work such as:
See: Plumbing Price Guide
Similar to plumbers, electricians normally charge a call out fee ($30-$85) and then an hourly rate ($40-$85) for the work they undertake.
Electricians also often have set rates for particular types of electrical work such as:
The cost of concreting is usually calculated on a cubic metre rate, where the concreter calculates the volume of concrete that would be required.
With standard thickness levels, concreters cost:
These prices increase dramatically when extra work is required such as excavation, site preparation, re-enforcement, etc.
Painters traditionally charge on a per square metre basis, based on what needs to be painted and where.
On average painters charge:
See: Painting Price Guide
Carpenters traditionally charge between $32 and $55 per hour.
They often also have set rates for particular types of carpentry work such as:
Plasterers usually charge on a per square metre basis.
As an indicative price plasters can cost:
Bricklayers can charge on a hourly rate ($37-$53 per hour) or a per brick basis ($1 to $5 per brick depending on the size of the job).
Fencers normally charge on a per lineal metre basis.
The cost of fencing can be estimated as follows:
See: Fencing Price Guide
Tilers often charge on a per square metre basis, based on the type of tiles that they are laying. Extra costs can also be incurred where additional preparation is required before and during the tiling process.
Generally a good tiler will cost you between $25-$80 per hour, but remember you can always ask the tiler to quote for the entire job rather than on an hourly basis.
See: Tiling Price Guide
How to get accurate prices quickly
The best way to get an accurate indication on the cost of tradespeople is to ask the tradespeople themselves.
The easiest way to speak with a number of quality tradespeople in your area is to Post A Job Request with Service Central.
Once you have Posted Your Job Request, Service Central will arrange for a number of quality local tradespeople to contact you and quote directly on the work that you wish to undertake.
THESE rates are outdated... as there is much much less work around for trades... and trades areover a year ago by lang
charging 50% less than these rates now- and even better.
how much should a plasterer charge per square metre on a big government job just putting up drywall boards and taping and jointing. Ur replies are appriciated.over a year ago by Patrick