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  1. 1) I don't think can install. Need ask contractor to assess stability of current false ceiling. Probably need to strengthen it 2) if electrical wires are well hidden in the false ceiling, u probably have to remove them 3) from my parents' place experience, cost 600 to remove false ceiling in living room. If u got false ceiling in rooms as well, probably more. But shouldn't exceed 800/1000. Just my 2 cents
  2. Price depends on range of tiles u choose. I don't think it's recommended to do cement screed in toilet. Easy to get mould growth compared to tiles
  3. Better to declare, else custom officer may ask when they check ur boot. Produce receipt upon declaring, custom officer will convert to sgd and tax 7%. Won't get taxed if ur purchases don't exceed allowed quota. I can't remember how much the quota is. Nways, with 7% GST, still cheaper than buying in sg lo. Hope this helps
  4. I bought lights for my entire house from taobao! cos it's a lot cheaper than SG. they have arrived in good condition but havent installed yet. scared now after reading so many poor reviews. keeping my fingers and toes crossed......
  5. I bought all my fans from msia, 30%-40% cheaper compared to sg. Even if i include the petrol costs and effort to go in and buy, it's still cheaper.
  6. Sharing my experience. I engaged a contractor too, after sourcing through many IDs. Contractor cheaper than IDs for same work done. Reno has started, hope it completes well too. So far so good. Good workmanship and very responsive. Got pics in my t-blog. pm me if you want his contact number.
  7. if you already know what you want for the renovation, suggest you get a few quotations from contractors too. usually contractors are cheaper than IDs.
  8. I'm engaging this Mr T. So far so good, good workmanship, very responsive and good pricing. BUT, his designs are usually modern / contemporary. If you want something unique, better to have your own ideas. We want industrial mixed with vintage. Showed him pictures of what we want and he could reproduce. Got some pics on my t-blog. If interested, pm me for his contact ba.
  9. ya agreed. for me workmanship and responsiveness are very important. after visiting many IDs, we decided to get a contractor in the end. because we already know the design we want and the contractor proved good workmanship in his current projects and very responsive. also, contractors are usually cheaper than IDs. IDs also get contractors to do, then charge with a mark up. I'm not saying IDs are not good, IDs is also a good option, especially for flat owners who dunno what design / layout they want.
  10. Pricing and kitchen carpentry and grilles are reasonable. Wardrobe and hacking works can be cheaper, but i think give and take. haulage is quite standard, most quotations i received charge $600 too. During my renovation process, i saw my contractor calling the BSC folks downstairs to remove any huge debris in the house, including boxes, sand, etc. and in ur case, discarded cupboards. as for aircon, i find it quite expensive. i did mitsubishi inverter, sys 3 for 3 bedrooms and single unit for living room, meaning there are 2 compressors. it cost me $4830. as for electrical works, it depends on how much work you do. the electrician will charge by per socket/per point basis.
  11. i'm exploring karo teak furniture for my house. they can custom make furnitures according to your preference, but expensive cos it's premium wood such as teak. i asked for a king-size bedframe, basic, no storage, quoted $1600-1800. think storage will be more expensive.
  12. My sil did wall with full mirror across the entire wall. It helps the room look bigger. however, i noticed that there are seams between the mirrors. Reason being, contractors are unable to transport wall-length mirror to the house, it cant fit into lift and may not fit the stairways too. So need to be able to bear the seams. For myself, i'm placing tea-coloured mirror across the middle of the wall only. Will be adding wooden frames around the mirror and to cover the seams. i think this is sufficient to have the same effect. just my 2 cents
  13. i think it's better to get a contractor/ID to do it all. Not just saving time and effort and coordination works, but also different works need to be tallied. Example, the plumber who does water pipes and the worker who does my concrete sink base are 2 different people and they need to talk to know where to leave gaps for the pipes, etc. get a few different quotations and compare. just my 2 cents.
  14. you may want to explore taobao also. there are some threads on renotalk on purchasing household items from taobao. A lot cheaper than sg. they sell everything under the sun. i bought my 304 stainless steel toilet accessories from there too. waiting for the goods to arrive.
  15. can try contractor if you are on a budget and roughly know what designs you want. i'm engaging a contractor and his workmanship is good. very reasonably priced. if keen pm me for contact.
  16. hi shawnlim76, my contractor is quite good. selected him after seeing almost 10 IDs. workmanship is good and pricing very competitive. if keen pm me and i send you contact
  17. Hi Magixuser, 25k a bit tough, but if u wan u can try my contractor, maybe can fit ard there. no harm getting a quotation. he's renovating my bto and the quote he gave is easily 20% lesser than what IDs quoted me. and his workmanship is good.
  18. Hi Nora09, Yes $6k for the above is quite expensive. My fren wanted to change her laminated flooring for 3 bedrooms and I helped ask my contractor for a quote. Quote was ard $4k, exact amt to be advised upon taking measurement, Think you should continue to source around.