Btw guys, for a 10ft WIW, in PVC finished c/w parition backing costs 2.6k isit ex?? i got this quote from some other reno. firm. just wanna know what the price range for this kind of carpentry works. Care to share???
Think 2k+ for WIW is considered reasonable. I got to know ho bee thru this ho bee thread. but lots of other girls previously got to know patrick thru Darwin. Patrick used to work in Darwin and has established his reputation there. Then he set up his own company lor..See below darwin's thread and patrick is highly recommended there last time.
Hi rachel, so how's your reno going on?? when you shifting in? Btw, have you hear or seen malcolm works before?? can comment?? the whole thread seems like only talking bout patrick and ah keong..nothing much about malcolm leh...
I have already shifted in. My reno took 2 months. Think I ran thru the ho bee thread, i did see some comments on malcom. That is why i know he existed in ho bee. you have to run thru the threads again. if they are using same workers, then should be alright. I don't remeber seeing any negative remarks about malcom..
As i am not in a hurry that time, I asked for a quote in feb. He did not get back to me at all after a few weeks. During that time, i was waiting for other comtractors quotations as well lor.. the rest got back to me faster. A few of them quite pushy and kept pestering. On my side i kept pestering patrick haha.Once i decided on patrick, that was already april. There were a lot of revised quotation as and when I change or add something. We managed to confirm everything in May and started reno late May. So it took me 3 months to settle everything. But mine is different case cos there is one period whereby I did not get back to patrick and nearly signed up with another firm.maybe you need to bring across the message to patrick that you want his service and not just quotation. As you know he is so busy, he do not want to waste time quoting for people who just want his quotation so as to mark down another's competitors price. Also, it is best to meet him up instead of just thru email. We even asked him to come down to our house to take measurement so as to quote. Its better that way lor..
Certainly Patrick will be one of top pick after seeing ur house Pics and the feedback i got here. But still need to see if his price is right for me. I actuallly ask him to go to my flat to take a look when i ask for his quote.
Btw, are you using chimney extractor fan for the kitchen?
Patrick just left my house. He is really superb, willing to come on sunday to help me with the window casement thingy.. All of us overlooked this as I din ask him to change my windows. I can only say thumbs up for his after sales service.
maybe you can remind him for your quotation? Via sms also can. usally if you are not in a hurry to move in, he will not be too kan jong. Mine is chimney hood.
shuhann - i saw that you've a slim hood for your house, and a really nice black tempered glass hod? May I know what brand/model?
Due to lack of space in kitchen, I'm thinking of getting a slim hood, but not sure if the suckion is good enough (think its <600)
both the hod and hood is EF brand..the suction for the hood is around 600-650 (can't remember)..i wouldn't recommend u on that brand of hood coz i tried once n the kitchen is still so oily n smelly, suction not so gud after all..regret getting tat..i m not sure about chimney, mayb u can check wih those using chimney..
as for the glass hod, u have to consider the space in between them..mine has 3 cooker but i can only use 2 at a time because the middle one is too close to the other 2..so kinda regret getting tat too but at tat time we did not see the physical set as no set was available, juz thot it looks alright in the picture n we were looking for a glass one..nevertheless, still like the design..
shuhann - thanks for the frank advice. I was also worried that the 600 suction not enough, despite my small kitchen (4.2m x 2m).
Im also consdering a small stove <800cm. Oh the middle one cant use ah?
Anyone has those one big on left, and 2 small on right - is that better?
I did not buy the high end 800MK2 model because not cheap (er I think is around $600-$700,not very sure also). Instead I bought the FIT900 model because when I compare the spec between different model, I find this affordable yet comparable with the other high end model....
The reason why I take notice of Fujioh is because my colleague she bought the older model 1000LD few years ago (I think this model is replace by the new 800MK2 model) and she swear that she only need to clean the cabinet once every 2 months although her mother-in-law do heavy cooking everyday.... hmmm I haven used my FIT900 yet so cannot comment too much
Another brand of hood that I keep on seeing a lot of forumer say "GOOD" is Bellari brand. They mentioned something about the suction is "very powerful". hmmm I did visit Bellari before and like the design of their hood and hob and sink butin the end did not buy any from them because I still prefer to stick to some of the brands that people commonly use. Here is Belleri's website :
btw, if you want to buy cheaper hood/hob/electrical appliances, etc etc, here's a list of the HDB shop that sell cheap cheap (never buy from those big names... like their name, their price also BIG BIG!!!) I save a lot just buying from these shops :
1.Lion City Co
Contact person : Joshua Ong
Tel : 94558515
Add : 684 Geylang Rd. Singapore 389608
2.Sweetsons Electrical Trading
Add: Blk 278 Bt Batok Ave 3 #01-263
Tel: 6563 2308, 65668150
Contact Person: Linda
no GST, no delivery charge
3.Maximum Credit Co Pte ltd
Add: Blk 121 #01-12 Bt Merah Lane 1 S(150121)
Tel: 6276 3331
4.Mega Discount Store Pte Ltd
Add : 112 East Coast Rd #B1-03 Katong Mall Singapore 428802
Tel : 6348 7998
Fax : 6348 7896
5.Ban Kim Chuan Enterprise Pte Ltd
Add: Bedok South
Tel: 6443 5298
Contact person: Mrs Tan
6.Goh Ah Bee
Add : Blk 210 Hougang St 21 #02-247 ((hougang south, near the hawker centre and the flower sellers, which is juz opposite kovan melody)
Tel : 6288 8611, 62803962
7.Ever Joint Electrical Trading
Tel : 64582578,
Add : Blk 159 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 #01-534 Singapore 560159
free delivery and gst absorbed. cash only
8.Hong Liang Electrical Enterprise ** (someone say this is the cheapest)
Alxendra Village (opp. IKEA)
Add : Blk 123 Bukit Merah Lane #01-70
Tel : 62783331
Tel : 67842525, 67817810
10.Asia Excel Marketing
Tel : 91052286 look for Ray
if you r looking 4 good prices n good service for hood, hob, sink, heaters, fridge, tv, washers, etc.
he's a freelance distributor of all these items. no overheads. thats y cheaper.
Addr : Blk 94, #01-16, Lorong 4, Toa Payoh
Tel: 6354 4031/6256 4031
Tel : 63533031
Oh btw, I bought a combination of Fujioh Hood ($360) and Rinnai hob ($320) from Alex of Asia Excel Marketing. Thumbs up for his good service
I bought a combination of Fujioh Hood ($360) and Rinnai hob ($320) from Alex of Asia Excel Marketing. Thumbs up for his good service. er warranty, HAVE ... but I keep all warranty in my new house (er I still staying at old house now), so cannot find for you how many years. BUT I think should be same same as other brands.
No worries, he is sure to be as good as patrick cos they share the same company name haha! Patrick is so nice, i believe his partner will be as good.
So far i have bought stuffs from Ray(asia excel), hongliang, goh ah bee, minsheng, maximum credit(same company as hongliang) and Mega. Thanks to the list above hehe..
Service wise I will rate
2. Hongliang and maxi
3. Goh ah Bee
Price wise I suppose only, not a 100% accurate reflection cos bought diff things at diff places.
1.Minsheng (cheap but lousy... lousy service)
2.Hongliang n maxi
3.Ray from asia excel
5.goh ah bee (can be most ex cos cannot bargain, but can be a plus point since everyone who goes to that shop will get the same price. No worries that your fren gets a better bargain for the same product there hehe.)
Long time no post! I'm one of those early early customers of Patrick, Malcom and Ah Keong. Have met all three of them and worked with them. Been satisfied with their works and not forgetting their excellent afterservice. No worries if you have chosen them as your contractor. We've made friends with each other since then and even invited them to our wedding. They are nice ppl. But like what others have always commented, you have to get back to them and not the other way round cos they are not the pushy kind. We've rec several of our friends to them too as frens are all impressed with my hse reno with the tight budget that we could work with previously. As some of you rem, my hse is the famous bamboo hse which is the very first one that Ho Bee did.
Rachel, rockbaby, congrats to the completion of your hse reno! Mus be really happy now seeing the fruit of labour bearing and enjoying it now.
Long time no hear! haha. Thanks to you for your bamboo idea. It really make a difference to my house! Whenever my frens asked about the bamboos, i will mention your house as I am very attracted to your bamboos!
you can call patrick up at 96792934. be prepared to wait cos he is very busy. Also have to take initiative to call him or sms him to remind him for your quotation. Think many are still queuing to get his quote, jus like me few months ago.he has no website. Dun think he will ever need one with the publicity here in SB forum.
The bamboos are treated and wont rot la haha.. By the way, the florist farm just beside Kovan mrt sells very cheap bamboos.. Cheaper than wat i have bot from farm mart, so if you want to get, can get from there...
So now Ho bee's reputation lies in the bamboos haha!
Thanks for the compliments. Jus mention to Patrick n Keong that u have seen pictures of the bamboo hse they first made. They would know us immediately... I resend u the pic link as I updated some of the pics w our new bed added. :>