hi cherry apple ( heh.. its weird calling u bitchy wife..)
anyhows, could i have your blog add too ? my email is [email protected]
erms.. i am intending to shortlist A&D too.. but wanna see some feedback and also , chk out some others..
I think 20K for what u required is suff. I oni do the flooring for 3 bedrooms, kitchen and both loos, do vanity top for kitchen and one loo and change of color for existing wardrobes...and change of designer switches, all cost around 17K.
Here a pic of the designer switch. It cost me $250 to do for my whole house. I think they change around 20 switches altogether includes the heater switches. The switches was provided by my ID when u ask them to change the normal switch to designer switch.
Well, I do hope they do read my thread because I'm really upset!!!
Anyway, to everyone out there, please make sure you decide EVERYTHING fully and sign the contract only after everything is indicated there.
I'm now having a problem. The amount we agreed and signed was suddenly revised. It has initially $9200 then suddenly Raymond sent me the bill as $9600++. It was because we decided to change one of the doors to tempered glass (the price to increase by about $200).
I was shocked to see such a sudden increase and apparently Raymond had conveniently decided that the initial contract we signed did not include other things like additional powerpoint etc etc. However these were not additional work done. He already knew about these work when we signed the contract!!
My husband says he's just unhappy at us and conveniently decided to change our contract by being more calculative. I'm now trying to negotiate with him because I think its unfair at what he's doing.
I am willing to pay my $9200 as agreed plus the increase in the door price. But to suddenly include all the 'additional' charges is too much!
So everyone, please be careful.. Wonder who I can complain to.. In any case, just stay away from Raymond.
Not oni u read thru and sign. What I do was, Louis explained to me everything on the quotation when we went down to his office. Like those we dont understand we ask him again and he will be gladly to explain to u. Of cos when u doing the reno, in between there will have some changes. So when u wa it to be change, have to ask them is there any addition cost. If there is, they will recalculate and tell u the addition price.
Btw, my reno was completed almost like 2 weeks. But my ID havent ask us for the remaining. We did called him up and ask him how much more we have to pay cos of doing the designer switches... he say he will calculate and get back to us... till now havent call us back lor... I think he dont wa the $$ liao... haha...not much la abt $800 oni...maybe to them is very little so they forgot ab it... haha...
Finally I managed to talk to Raymond! And it was a heart to heart talk. I brought up all the unhappiness I felt about his work, including the unreasonable increase in price of my contract.
I guess I really should have spoken to him a long time ago to clear all the misunderstanding.
Looking back, I am very happy to say that my problems (including the sudden price rise) has been solved. And frankly, I do admire the way Raymond handled this situation.
He was very professional and even after I brought up all the problems about what happened, he listened and kept apologising and even added that the amount increase was due to his hindsight.
I can only say that sometimes it helps to really communicate and be frank with your contractor to get things done. I did also mention to him that I came back to him for a 2nd time because I trusted him and his workmanship is indeed good.
I am indeed impressed that he was able to admit his faults during our conversation and apologised for his impatience during our conversation. He even promised to make sure that he would personally oversee my home renovation and ensure all faults are rectified.
I have to say that this is a good change from the Raymond I recently met up. Kudos Raymond and I do hope that everything will go on smoothly with my house renovation.
Last week I just pay Louis our last payment. And he so kind to ask us anything that he own us. Then he say he will go down to our house to see the final touch up... Even when we pay the last payment, our business stops there, but he still go ahead and see anymore to touch up (we got touch up twice due to the painting)
I not sure whether Louis is one of the brother or the staff there, cos his surname also Lee!!! Hahah.... Not sure whether they having a promotion @ expo or not. U can call them up and ask for their quote.
A question to those who engaged Louis- Did you take the lightings from the lighting shop he recommended? Do you find the pricings ok? I'm not sure whether to use the lighting shop he recommended (as usually ID recommended the price is higher) so seeking for opinions here.
Dear all, I might be signing up with Alvin from A & D very soon. Appreciate any comments or feedback abt him and his work attitude. My impression of him is that he is a little laid back and not v on the ball.
mine is a 5room resale.. i was there to sign on the dotted line last Thursday..was alredi 7.45pm but his shop is still packed with customers.. not bad!
I am hoping to get my drawing next week.. haveu got urs, celest?
I haven got mine.. Johnny said will be ready in about 2 wks' time! Now, only 1 wk!! hehehe so hopefully we can get our drawings by next saturday! Hehehe.. Is this gonna be ur first home? V excited rite!! hehehe
Btw where is ur new home? R u doing built in wardrobe in ur bedrm? I m worried it will take up too much of the space since the MB these days is already v small
I am currently looking for an ID, was recommended Simon from one of the forumer (another thread), I had emailed him my floor plan last thursday (only know that he is from A&D after calling him).
Today while browsing thru the thread, saw these posting and seems that many of u are using Louis. the thing now is that Simon is doing this it for me (anyway I also dunno if he is planning for me anot-coz I only call him n have not meet up), if I call and ask for Louis is it ok???
really want to get some1 responsible & good. Coz my ID for renovating my current hse not very gd..
hei celest, this is our very first home, hence it is really my dream to make everything perfect!!
My MBR is super small yet I wanna cramp a king size bed in it..wahaha..
actually me n FH is really simple-minded, only think of one way..when Johnny saw our floor plan, he told us he can do a WIW for us.
See my reno blog from Renotalk http://www.renotalk.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=10409