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  1. well, then what do you say about the quality of works that this company provides?
  2. Would like to share my experience on home renovation specifically about the interior design company and interior designer engaged to renovate my 4-room HDB flat. In one word, it was a dreadful experience altogether! This interior design company is N*******t which is quite a big player in the industry and the designer is DK (abbrev.). This young chap DK really CMI (cannot make it) notwithstanding that he is inexperienced. He is slow to respond to my messages and his co-ordination skills (like which activities to be done first, etc) is terrible. Eg, the wall esp where the air-con will be placed needs to be painted before the air-con can be installed. Told him but still did not get workers to paint that area. This is basic and he cannot even do it! There are many many incidents that pushed me to write my experience in order to share them via this forum with to-be home owners looking for trustable designer and firm to renovate their homes. This designer practically took 4 months to complete the major works….7 months to tie up the loose ends. Is this acceptable? Well, in this industry, the consumers are always very much at the losing end. Even before I signed the contract with the firm, I tried to negotiate adding extra clauses that will safeguard my interests but the designer was reluctant. Another experience with the designer/firm was that the quality of the workmanship (carpentry work) and goods (windows) are of sub-standard. Eg, Basic stainless steel windows (read carefully, it’s normal stainless steel windows only and not even powdered coated) the colour of the windows was off (colour not even), sharp edges, gaps, etc were found and was told to the designer. Very basic windows and little did I imagine there are so many defects! No discolouration, no gaps, no sharp edges are basic requirements. Am I right? They (or their window contractor cannot even supply such) and insisted I have very high standard! Gosh! And the best is that they (designer and contractor and even the designer’s boss) replied: Even your fingers are of different length! (implying no perfection!) Come on, I am not asking for the moon…just asking for the basic standard! My friends who came by during the renovation period told me…this standard of work done you can still accept?! The very basic that a designer should be cautious of is to protect the floor that has been lay. And again this designer did not! No protection and you expect the flooring be in good condition?! Is it so difficult to do that? Not only has he indirectly tarnished the company image (not that his company’s image is still that reputable) he has also caused the company financial losses (in the form of discount)! Of course, these impacts are none of my business. To homeowners who are sourcing for ID, please do think twice about engaging this interior designer/firm for your renovation works…the story doesn’t end here…there are many more unacceptable and bad experiences that this designer has left upon me. In short, the service, quality and workmanship by this company, designer and the sub-contractors are way below standard, most importantly, this designer CMI! PM me if you would like to know more about the company and designer.
  3. Would like to share my experience on home renovation specifically about the interior design company and interior designer engaged to renovate my 4-room HDB flat. In one word, it was a dreadful experience altogether! This interior design company is N*******t which is quite a big player in the industry and the designer is DK (abbrev.). This young chap DK really CMI (cannot make it) notwithstanding that he is inexperienced. He is slow to respond to my messages and his co-ordination skills (like which activities to be done first, etc) is terrible. Eg, the wall esp where the air-con will be placed needs to be painted before the air-con can be installed. Told him but still did not get workers to paint that area. This is basic and he cannot even do it! There are many many incidents that pushed me to write my experience in order to share them via this forum with to-be home owners looking for trustable designer and firm to renovate their homes. This designer practically took 4 months to complete the major works….7 months to tie up the loose ends. Is this acceptable? Well, in this industry, the consumers are always very much at the losing end. Even before I signed the contract with the firm, I tried to negotiate adding extra clauses that will safeguard my interests but the designer was reluctant. Another experience with the designer/firm was that the quality of the workmanship (carpentry work) and goods (windows) are of sub-standard. Eg, Basic stainless steel windows (read carefully, it’s normal stainless steel windows only and not even powdered coated) the colour of the windows was off (colour not even), sharp edges, gaps, etc were found and was told to the designer. Very basic windows and little did I imagine there are so many defects! No discolouration, no gaps, no sharp edges are basic requirements. Am I right? They (or their window contractor cannot even supply such) and insisted I have very high standard! Gosh! And the best is that they (designer and contractor and even the designer’s boss) replied: Even your fingers are of different length! (implying no perfection!) Come on, I am not asking for the moon…just asking for the basic standard! My friends who came by during the renovation period told me…this standard of work done you can still accept?! The very basic that a designer should be cautious of is to protect the floor that has been lay. And again this designer did not! No protection and you expect the flooring be in good condition?! Is it so difficult to do that? Not only has he indirectly tarnished the company image (not that his company’s image is still that reputable) he has also caused the company financial losses (in the form of discount)! Of course, these impacts are none of my business. To homeowners who are sourcing for ID, please do think twice about engaging this interior designer/firm for your renovation works…the story doesn’t end here…there are many more unacceptable and bad experiences that this designer has left upon me. In short, the service, quality and workmanship by this company, designer and the sub-contractors are way below standard, most importantly, this designer CMI! PM me if you would like to know more about the company and designer.
  4. Latest Update (June 2015) on this company: Wellmax I engaged this co, to provide for my HDB door gate...The gate came with scratches and not well sprayed (powdered coated) and the salesperson who took measurement overlooked there is a gap between the gate and the wall. Now after the gate has been installed in Feb'2015 (before CNY), the worker said will come back to do something to the gap. Months (4 months) had passed and no one came to rectify the issue. Keep calling the office and everytime the girl said will send the worker down. No sight of the worker! This is maddening! Irresponsible company. Lesson learnt: Do not make payment until everything has been done properly and according to your standard. DO NOT USE WELLMAX METAL!
  5. Anyone knows where to get hanger for bamboo poles (interior)? the nicer looking ones, not the "J" type. Thanks
  6. Hi Anyone knows where to get hanger for bamboo poles (interior)? the nicer looking ones. Thanks!
  7. Hi I am confused. My thots and views are that the wall and floor tiles should be aligned. However, was told that this is an old-fashioned way of laying the tiles. The reasons why the wall and floor tiles cannot be aligned could be due to the different sizes of the wall and floor tiles. Should this be the case? Can someone plse advise? Thanks!
  8. seems that plastering does not last. my house's walls and ceiling will be plastered as they are rockstone textured. Was told that sealer is not nec, Now I'm unsure how true is it...
  9. Im changing mydoor frames (main n bedrrooms n storeroom). Does anyone hv advise on how wooden door frames should b installed - mounted on the tiles Or buried underneath the tiles?
  10. yup..cost about $2k++. hope the result will be good! Just started my reno...nx will be plastering... I read that plastering is to b done after rewiring. is this true?
  11. Thanks Blackie! Now I know this is the name for 'moh bing' walls... kaka =D Mine are not super rough but small and many... Hope the plastering works well...
  12. Hi all Is there anyone who is able to advise how to smoothen the uneven wall texture? I was told the 'moh bing' effect was sprayed on. Should the wall and ceiling b smoothened out by first evening the surface before plastering or should straight away plaster the walls and ceiling. By adopting the latter, the thickness of walls and ceiling will increase slightly. Of coz this will b a cost effective method. Any other negative implications?
  13. is abs trimming only used on cabinets' door? how about the sides of a countertop.. there will be tiny gap where u see the wood... can abs trimming be applied on countertop?
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