For release: Immediately
8 January 2009
Forget giving up smoking, and losing weight, this year New Zealanders have been making the resolution to renovate and repair their homes and tidy up their gardens.
Builderscrack.co.nz, a site where homeowners get quotes from tradespeople, has reported their strongest ever start to the year.
Builderscrack.co.nz director Keith Roberts said ``In previous years early January has been a quiet period for us, but this year a record number of people have been looking for tradespeople to paint the house, fix up the garden, and do the tidy up jobs around the home. A number of people have told us that getting their homes in order has been their New Years resolution. January 1 and 2 were two of our busiest days ever, up 523% on last year’’. Tradespeople have been responding quickly to the new jobs ``A lot of tradespeople we have spoken to are keen to put last year behind them and get a running start at 2010’’.
Builderscrack.co.nz is NZ’s leading site helping homeowners find good tradespeople and get competitive quotes. Homeowners post the details of the work they need done once, and then multiple tradespeople express an interest, and quote. Tradespeople are rated by customers who are verified to have used them through Builderscrack.co.nz, so customers can select tradespeople based on genuine ratings and price.