How It Works

Main Directory

The Trades Directory

The Trades Directory is free & easy to use. You simply

  • Decide what type of service you are seeking (Tradesman, Apprentice, Supplier, Consultant or Emergency Trade)
  • Select the appropriate trade within the category
  • Enter your postcode
  • Search
  • Contact by phone or email

We also have an advanced search option where customers can enter keywords to search for a particular business or businesses that specialise in a particular specialty services.

 

Apprentices Directory

The Apprentices Directory is designed primarily for businesses and tradesmen to find quality apprentices. Apprentices can upload detailed information about previous experience and include written or phone references.

Apprentices can be contacted by potential employers by email or phone.

Subscription is 3 monthly and apprentices can remove their advertisement if they find alternative employment. This way, all apprentices are available and seeking an employer.

 

Logged Jobs

Through our site customers are able to log the details of jobs they need done as well as desired commencement and completion dates. Photos can also be uploaded as well as diagrams and other information that may make the price easier to estimate without visiting the location.

The advantage of doing this is that the customer only needs to provide the details of the job once and all the tradesmen have the same information and are giving an estimate of price based on the same information. Additionally, the customer is only contacted by tradesmen that are available on the specified dates and able (and are qualified, licensed and insured) to complete the job to the customer’s satisfaction.

TradesXpress.com.au looks after its clients and only allows members of the directory access to the contact details of the customer. Additionally we look after the customer and monitor the number of responses received through our site and if required, we send out a notification to relevant members.

The customer is able to take the ad down at any time to stop receiving responses or upload more detailed information assist tradesmen.

 

Employment

TradesXpress.com.au actively contacts employers within the building and construction industry that are currently recruiting staff or have positions available.  The application process for each job is clearly outlined in the advertisement and varies between jobs. This is a free service provided to jobseekers and it is free for employers to advertise on our site.

We are not an employment agency however and do not take the resumes of jobseekers. We simply compile all the available jobs and make the job-hunting process easier for jobseekers.

 

Tenders

While traditional paper-based methods of advertising tenders still have their place in modern society it is far easier and cheaper to advertise for tenders and expressions of interest online. TradesXpress.com.au actively contacts the advertisers and offers a free Tender/Expression of Interest advertisement on the TradesXpress.com.au website. This enables tradesmen and contractors to easily view and save the tenders within their user account.

The advertiser of the tender/expression of interest is able to upload as much detail as is available which is beneficial to our members. The application process is clearly outlined in the full advertisement as well as the contact details of the advertiser. This information is only available to members of our directories.