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General Renovation

Should you opt for HDB Flooring and OCS?

Should you opt for HDB Flooring and OCS?

Opt for HDB Flooring and OCS? When balloting for a BTO flat, one of the major decisions to make initially is whether to opt in for the optional component scheme (“OCS”). Basically, you have to decide whether to “purchase” and include optional items such as […]

BTO Service Yard Design (Part 2): Layout and Storage Ideas

BTO Service Yard Design (Part 2): Layout and Storage Ideas

BTO Service Yard Design Layout Service yard is usually one of the neglected areas when it comes to renovation planning. However with flats becoming smaller these days, it’s good to maximise this small space. Before conceptualising your design, know the locations of the different pipes […]

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 […]

Renovation in Singapore (Research, Plan and Search)

Renovation in Singapore (Research, Plan and Search)

Doing renovation in Singapore? While waiting for the keys to your BTO flat or condominium, it’s good to start researching. Start early so that you don’t get overwhelmed by the insane number of decisions at the last minute. Don’t stress yourself out with a tight timeline. A […]



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