aiyo, i haven't even shortlisted any contractors. Me also not in a hurry to move in, but abit paiseh to reno after everyone has renovated leh.. Then everyone have to bear with the reno noise when i start. haha.
You guys getting specific contractor for each item or getting 1 contractor to do everything?
Hi Young Jes,
No need to pai say lah cos I am sure sembawang greeners will understand...
U might probably get some surprise visits from us enquring "When u gonna finish reno ah...?!?!?" (Just joking
I will be getting 1 contractor to do everything, although that will be more expensive..
Cos I did analyse if get diff contractor, later confuse and when things crop up, diff to identify who's at fault.. And we might hv to take leave to supervise the progress, which is again $$ wasted based on our daily salary rate..
Anyway, just wanna check, any comments about weiken.com??
my hubby's also thinking of getting diff contractors for diff works he says can save up to $5-8k...but i'm afraid of things cropping up and delaying the whole reno...
can't possibly bring my bb along to supervise them everyday right...
2.1 For new blocks, the approved work must be completed within four months from the date of the permit.
2.2 For existing blocks, the approved work must be completed within one month from the date of the permit.
2.3 No Work shall be carried out before 8 am or after 6 pm.
2.4 Noisy Work such as cutting of tiles, demolition of walls and removing floor/wall finishes are restricted from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm during the weekdays. Such works are not allowed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
2.5 At any one time, only two of the approved hand-held power tools or their approved equivalents are allowed to be used.
2.6 Renovation contractors are not allowed to take more than three consecutive days to demolish walls and/or removal of wall/floor finishes.
wah..so to say contractors can only cut tiles 8-9am or 5-6pm hehehe.....
Ginny: if engage diff contractors, i thk it will be quite troublesome, like 1 of my frd recently did his reno... coz he use diff contractor it created a lot of prob for him... reno 3mth liao still cant move it... alot of miscommunication n waiting....
For me i have engage a ID to handle the whole reno for me... his pkg quite gd, basic pkg $12,888
Met a few contractors ambushing there... No offence to many, but I do find their pricing ridiculous, as I have being doing reno research to do the house as per what my wife and I planned to have. For those opting for the free air-con they have offer, think twice... those are not energy efficient systems, it's cheap on the front but it will eat into your monthly bills... As most house already have their flats filled with flooring and doors, the "ambushed" contractors can ask for 12~14K for package reno... I think it's ripping people up. So for those who wanna use them, please nego and nego and nego.... I do think that their pricing is on the high side.
I think probably there is still things to clear up, HDB will not hand over unless the place is safe to proceed, you know GOV very strict with these things.
I was at Sembawang Green on Sunday. There are still some debris yet to be fully clear in 488 & 489. However, the plants have being planted on the foot of the block.
For 490, probably 2~3 weeks later as I notice the most of the window grills are still not up.
For 487, might take a month, glass panel are not up yet...
Juz went to site and notice that there are quite a number of ID contrator hanging around there. I was at least approached by 4 of them. Seen like they are going around hunting for customer when the time is bad. Maybe it the right time for us to bargain...
I have also been there last week. Manage to sneak in 488 but door was closed. I was told by one contractor that 488/489 will only hand over keys to HDB ard mid May and get the keys at mth end. 487/490 will get keys ard end June but dunno how true is it.
Please look at HDB registered contractors and look through. I have met 2 contractors near there, do a check and both have demerit points by HDB. 1 contractor had even been suspended. Just be careful and check through before committing. Afterall, all of us hope to have a peaceful and happy renovation.