Carpentry Job

Starting a Carpentry Business

A whole world of opportunity can open for a carpenter once the apprenticeship is over. Some chippies choose to spend a few more years on wages, but switching to self-employment is always an attractive option. By this stage you...

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Switching From Carpenter To Licensed Builder

Switching from Carpenter to Licensed Builder

It’s the classic career move for many carpenters – making the jump to a licensed builder. For some the term ‘builder’ means building decks or undertaking renovations, whilst for others it is literally building new houses. Whichever end of...

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Carpentry Job

Common insurance questions from chippies

At Trade Risk we insure around one thousand carpenters from around Australia, so we know a thing or two when it comes to your insurance. We get plenty of questions each week, so we’ve decided to answer a few...

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Carpenter

What insurance does a carpenter need?

As a carpenter there a number of different insurance types you might need. Which ones you need depends upon how you operate, and particularly on whether or not you’re self-employed. If you’re reading this guide presumably you are working...

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Carpentry Australia

National trade association endorses Trade Risk

PRESS RELEASE Australia’s peak representative body for carpenters, Carpentry Australia, has appointed Trade Risk as their insurance partner. The partnership will see Carpentry Australia endorse Trade Risk as the preferred supplier of insurance services to its members. In addition...

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Carpenter

The ultimate carpenters insurance guide

Trade Risk insures more carpenters than any other single trade. So it’s fair to say we know a thing or two about insurance for carpenters, and in this guide we’ll try to share that knowledge. If you simply want...

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Timber formwork

Formwork Insurance

Insurance for Formworkers If you’re a carpenter doing formwork it’s important to ensure you are properly insured. Many of the public liability insurance policies issued to carpenters do not actually cover formwork, which can leave you exposed if something...

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