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The best times of year to find a tradesman for home improvement

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Finding skilled tradesmen for home improvement or maintenance work has never been easier, thanks to Onlinetradesmen. You have the convenience of posting a job at any time of the year and receiving prompt responses and free quotes from qualified trade professionals.

However, it's important to note that due to high demand from homeowners during specific periods such as First Communions, Confirmations, or the rush to prepare the house for Christmas, along with the seasonal nature of certain projects, trade professionals may not always be immediately available to provide their services when you need them.

To assist you in staying one step ahead, we have thoughtfully curated a helpful guide outlining the best months for tackling home projects. This resource will enable you to plan and schedule your work effectively, ensuring your home improvements are completed smoothly and to your satisfaction.



Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel

The end of the year tends to be a hectic period for bathroom installers and kitchen fitters. However, once things calm down and the new year begins, it's an opportune moment to get in touch if you're considering a remodel or upgrade.

Who: BuildersCarpenter, Bathroom Installers, Kitchen Fitters



Hardscaping or Decking

January is an opportune time for outdoor trades with lighter workloads. It presents an ideal window to commence a brick patio, undertake stone wall construction or repairs, or complete your decking project.

Who: Carpenters, Stone Masons



Exterior Painting & Decorating

While the weather may not be ideal, February presents a fantastic chance to get ahead of the crowd and hire a skilled painting and decorating professional for your exterior project. Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to revamp your space!

Who: Painters & Decorators


Tree Removal

Qualified arborists are in high demand later in the year, particularly during the stormy August-September season. By posting a job for tree maintenance or a tree health assessment (especially recommended for deciduous trees before the growing season), you can proactively prevent any potential tree hazards.

Who: Tree Surgeons




Garden Maintenance & Landscaping

Due to the mild Irish climate, garden design & planting can generally happen at any time of the year, but demand for gardeners and landscapers starts to increase come spring and peaks around August & September.

If you want to start a landscaping project or need maintenance work like fence repairs or a rainwater butt installed, March is a good time to make contact.

Who: GardenersLandscapers




Wall and Attic Insulation

With the arrival of the cooler months, the demand for insulation and plastering specialists naturally increases. If you're committed to lowering your energy bills next winter, consider posting a job in April or even earlier. This proactive step will set you on the path to achieving a more energy-efficient home.

Who: Insulations Specialists, Plasterers


🌟 MAY 🌟

Make your home more secure

Towards the end of the year, PSA registered electricians and security specialists experience a surge in demand for security and home surveillance services as the days grow shorter. If you're considering installing or upgrading your home security, seize the opportunity in May for prompt action.

Who: Security Specialists



Roof repair, maintenance, or replacement

The latter half of the year tends to be bustling for roofing specialists. If you've noticed any issues with your roof, May is an opportune time to address them. To preempt any unforeseen problems, consider scheduling an annual roof inspection in May as part of your maintenance routine or to arrange for a roof replacement.

Who: Roofers



🌟 JUNE 🌟

Summer Boiler Service

To prevent a heating system failure when you need it most, it's advisable to schedule a summer boiler service. Plumbing and heating specialists are in high demand during autumn and winter, making this the ideal time to post a job. By doing so, you can ensure the reliability of your heating system and avoid any inconveniences.

Who: Plumbing and Heating Specialists



🌟 JULY 🌟

Interior Painting & Decorating

During Irish school summer holidays, numerous families opt out of interior decorating projects to evade additional chaos. However, for those who dare, July presents an opportune time to engage the services of a painter and decorator for an exquisite room or home transformation.

Who: Painter & Decorator



Avoid Plumbing Repairs

Similar to heating specialists, plumbers experience high demand during the colder months. Take advantage of August to ensure your home's plumbing remains in excellent condition and prevent common plumbing issues like clogged drains, toilets, leaky faucets, pipes, and other potential concerns.

Who: Plumbers



Winter House Extensions & Attic Conversions

Because of Ireland's mild winters, homeowners have the flexibility to undertake home extensions or attic conversions throughout the year. However, the preference for many is to have these projects completed during the warmer months. As September rolls in, you'll likely find builders more eager to take on new projects.

Who: Builders, Attic Specialists




Handymen Jobs

October presents the ideal chance to hang curtains, fix a shed, assemble flatpack furniture, or insulate external pipes before the arrival of chilly weather. When you post a handyman job, they are enthusiastic to provide a variety of smaller household maintenance and repair services, precisely when you require some assistance.

Who: Handymen




Planting and Garden Maintenance

November is an ideal season for tending to garden tasks such as bare root planting and sowing spring bulbs. With demand for landscape gardeners diminishing during the winter months, it presents a prime opportunity to advertise a job and prepare your garden for enjoyment when the weather warms up.

Who: Gardeners


Installing Christmas Lights

To ensure you don't miss out on hiring someone to organise your external Christmas lights and decorations, it's best to post the job in November. By doing so, you'll be all set to simply flick a switch and start the festivities when the time comes!

Who: Electricians



Find a Tradesman

During the rush to Christmas, trade professionals are often occupied with completing home improvement projects for their clients. If you're in need of a price estimate or scoping a project, reaching out closer to Christmas increases your chances of receiving a prompt response. As tradesmen strive to fill their work schedules for the new year, they are more likely to accommodate your requests.

Who: All Trades - Get a Quote


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