Hiring trades

Mike Hardwick explains why the prices you call in from contractors can differ – and what you need to know to get an accurate figure for all the works involved in your project
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In the second part of our series on hiring contractors, Tim Doherty takes a look at what you should expect from groundworkers and brickies – and how much they’ll charge
How to engage contractors
Find the right trades for your home building project with Tim Doherty's expert advice
How to find trades for self build and renovation projects
A successful build project is only as good as the workers behind it, says Mike Hardwick, who explains how to find and manage a great team
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