“WA the most expensive state to renovate”

A long-held belief among West Australian home owners has been confirmed as fact, with pricey tradies making it the most expensive state to renovate.

According to research by ServiceSeeking.com.au, the cost of renovating a WA home has risen 10.4 per cent over the past 12 months.

“A tradie skill shortage means demand for these jobs aren’t being met and tradies are raising their prices because of it,” chief executive Jeremy Levitt said.

Plumbers are particularly costly in WA, with the average hourly rate almost $20 higher than the national average.

(c) AAP

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