The NSW premier has allowed tradies to take up tools again on “non-occupied sites” in certain parts of Sydney.
Non-occupied construction settings are considered those with no residents or occupants onsite.
As with Melbourne’s 2020 lockdowns, this non-occupied construction sites meant occupants who were considering or in the process of renovating and living in the same residence needed to find alternate accommodation so that builders could safely resume their works under contactless arrangements.
So where do you go at short notice?
It is difficult to pack up and move into long-term lease arrangements. Many properties have a minimum of 6 or 12month lease-terms and are normally sitting empty.
Alternatively, short-term furnished accommodation available on platforms like Airbnb, VRBO, Stays and HomeAway are ready to go at a moment’s notice and typically have all your home away from home needs set-up such as kitchen cooking equipment, linens towels, wi-fi and utilities all connected. Booking dates can be decided by the guest depending on how long your builder is expected to take to complete the works and can be easily extended should the need arise.
It is much easier to pick up and go so that builders can get on with their work and allow the renovation to be completed. This is especially important to many renovators now that two weeks have already passed with NSW construction sites on pause.