Purchase your plan
HIA members already on The Builders APP can follow these steps to purchase their plan at a 40% discount:
- visit http://www.thebuilderapp.com.au/hia
- verify your membership by providing HIA membership number
- view and select the plan
- enter credit card information to complete the process.
Are you a new HIA member? Join Tradebuild today to gain access to The Builder APP.
To create a TradeBuild profile register for TradeBuild first. Once you have completed this process, you can then proceed to The Builder APP http://www.thebuilderapp.com.au/hia and purchase your plan.
Below are all the important details relating to the Builder APP.
What is the Builder APP?
The Builder APP is a free mobile phone application and website that can be downloaded and used on an iPhone or smartphone.
Once downloaded, it will allow the user to connect to a directory of builders, tradies and suppliers anywhere in Australia. It works via the GPS on a phone, so it automatically displays the nearest tradies to the consumer. It is like the Yellow Pages on your mobile phone but built specifically as a trade/supplier directory.
Who is it for?
The Builder APP is for anyone looking for a tradesperson to do a specific job in their area or a supplier for a DIY job.
It is a tool for your potential customers to find you, find out about your business and contact you instantly.
What does it do?
The Builder APP places businesses into two categories: TRADE and SUPPLIER.
Depending on your business, your information is sorted by business sector (building & construction, carpentry… etc.).
The most popular use of the app is the “Get Quotes” function. Potential clients post a job request via the Builder APP and the job information will be sent out to businesses in that category and area with in a 25km radius (metro, broader in regional areas). You can then contact the client direct if you wish to quote on the job or leave it if it is not of interest to you. Clients can also search for your business or your name specifically and contact you directly.
Why do I need to be on it?
This tool can help you grow your business and make a name for yourself in your area.
With the number of potential clients using iPhones/smartphones, this app will help you to reach them directly and advertise your business in a manner never before offered. Quick, simple and effective
How do I use it?
Once you are listed on the app, your contact information and business description will instantly appear on the app and website for every consumer to see. The HIA membership logo will also appear next to your contact details.
You can use the APP yourself to search for products and local suppliers, helping you get your job sorted as quickly as possible. The Builder APP is the ultimate tool.
What are the costs for an HIA member?
There are 2 Plans to choose from.
||Extended Listing: List your company in multiple categories - $120 (+GST) for 12 months as a HIA member (40% discount).
Normal 12 month fee is $199 as non- member (+GST)
||Premium Listing: Your company is listed in the top 5 of each of your chosen multiple category listings. $420 (+GST) for 12 months as a HIA member (40% discount).
Normal 12 month fee is $699 as a non- member (+GST).
Now that the complimentary period is over, am I locked in ?
No. If you choose not to continue, your information will be removed from the site.
How much notice do I need to give after the complimentary period expires?
Members get 1 month, after the complimentary period, to notify if they no longer wish to be part of The Builder APP. This deadline is August 15th, 2012.
How do I update my details on the Builder APP?
A password will be emailed to each HIA member once they are in the system (either via HIA or from The Builder APP). With this password you can sign in and have full access to your company details. You can edit your profile this way. The password also allows you to access your Job Wall which is where you can view all current jobs that have been posted in your area and categories. Please note: if you need to make changes to your details or profile you will need to update through Tradebuild.com.au separately.
- The Builder APP is a major sponsor of Channel 9’s The Block 2012. With an average of 1.5 million viewers a night for 12 weeks, everyone will know about The Builder APP and YOU
- A national campaign running television commercials for The Builder APP reaching all areas of Australia, on all 3 commercial networks.
- The Block 2012 contestants are using The Builder APP on a daily basis to contact tradies and suppliers, getting the help they need to renovate their homes in record time.
- The Builder APP will host one of the biggest challenges in The Block history, pushing the contestants well beyond their limits.
- HIA has chosen to partner with The Builder APP, rather than any other trade specific search engine or directory for some very good reasons:
The Builder APP is the biggest directory in the country. The Builder APP will be at every trade show around the country throughout 2012 making sure you get maximum exposure and consumer awareness.
The Builder APP is easy to use: it’s simple, fast and totally mobile. Download it yourself for free and we’re certain you’ll be impressed by how fast and simple it is.
We have now had over 160,000 downloads of the App. We reached number 1 in the App store for 4 consecutive days in June.
There are an average of 50 Quote Requests per day being generated.
Over $16million worth of work has been generated via the 'Get Quotes' function of the App.
For more information contact:
Phone: 1300 659 525