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When it comes to doing renovation or building works in your home, you probably seek out recommendations from family and friends and compare quotes before choosing a tradesperson. Right?

But, have you also checked that your chosen tradesperson is licensed to carry out the work they’re quoting for? If not, you could be putting your home at risk.

Sanitary plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying are all regulated industries in New Zealand – which means that ONLY authorised tradespeople can carry out the work.

What could hiring the wrong tradesperson cost you

So, it’s definitely worth ensuring the work is carried out by a licensed professional. It’s easy to check – simply ask to see the tradesperson’s license card before they start the work.

While other trades aren’t regulated to the same degree, it’s always wise to ensure that other work, such as electricals and carpentry, are carried out by qualified professionals to ensure the job is done safely and to a high standard. Another benefit of having a qualified builder manage a job is that they’ll vet the other subcontractors, such as painters and tilers, to ensure the work is done properly.

As NZ insurance brokers, we specialise in providing risk management solutions for the construction industry. As such, we maintain a large network of good operators across the trades space. We’d be happy to put you in touch with someone in particular for your building job.

Contact us at Bonded NZ today to learn more about the specialist insurance services we can provide for your business.