Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain

Month: April 2017

BTO Service Yard (Part 1) – Windows & Grilles or Outdoor Blinds?

BTO Service Yard (Part 1) – Windows & Grilles or Outdoor Blinds?

BTO service yard Windows and Grilles I wonder why HDB doesn’t install windows for BTO service yard. Wouldn’t the service yard feel naked? As a result, it’s common to find owners putting up windows and grilles at the service yard for these reasons: Grilles provide […]

Singapore Renovation Quotation Sample

Singapore Renovation Quotation Sample

Do you know the right questions to ask about the line items in your renovation quotation? What are the loopholes that the contractor or ID will exploit after you sign? I came across a Renotalk thread by “Mr Contractor”, a retired contractor sharing his experience. However, […]

Should you choose ID or Contractor? How to pick a reliable one?

Should you choose ID or Contractor? How to pick a reliable one?

At some point during your renovation, you need to make a decision, that is whether to engage an ID or contractor. Or if you have lots of time to spare but want to save on money, you can go for the do-it-yourself (DIY) route. So what’s the difference between […]

Singapore HDB BTO Defects Check

Singapore HDB BTO Defects Check

After keys collection, the next thing you need to do is a BTO defects check around the house. You have to fill up the HDB feedback form with your list of reported defects and submit it to the Building Services Centre (“BSC”) at your estate within seven […]