Steve on ABC radio live talkback
Steve had fun on ABC Radio National talk-back radio recently, fielding live calls from listeners about their renovation projects. He even provided a few tips for people in Townsville looking to recover and fix up their homes after the terrible flooding that they have experienced. Most importantly, he advised them how to avoid a dodgy tradie. When people are vulnerable they need to be even more careful.
Steve advised against paying for any work in advance. This leaves you at risk of the tradie not even turning up. He also advised against paying in cash for a discount. The problem with paying in cash is that you will not have a warranty and getting someone back to fix substandard or faulty work may be difficult or impossible if you have no proof of purchase.
Steve has tons more wise words of advice like this! If you would like to learn more, there is stacks of info in the Home Renovation blog on this website, or in the book Nail Your Renovation without getting Screwed, written by Steve Burke and Suzanne Burke.