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  1. Based on this (https://www.hdb.gov.sg/cs/infoweb/residential/buying-a-flat/new/buying-process/timeline), it seems like you will need a valid HLE on signing the lease agreement. Suggest you write to the HDB officer in charge of your case and get it in writing.
  2. Hi, I am looking for a contractor to refurbish my current 4 room flat that is about 20 years old. Specifically, I need the contractor to: 1) Sand down the current spray paint painting on the wall for the whole house. 2) Fix up hairline cracks around the house (~10 to 15), and a small hole (~10cm diameter). 3) Paint the whole house. Could any one advise me of the likely cost and duration for such works? Could I stay in the house during the refurbish period? Also could anyone recommend a trustworthy contractor that have experience in such job? Thank you very much.
  3. Not sure if this was poated before or elsewhere. Renovation website and apps that looks useful. https://renotalk.com/sg
  4. Seem like sink can be positioned. http://www.hdb.gov.sg/cs/infoweb/residential/living-in-an-hdb-flat/renovation/sanitary-and-plumbing/-gas-works https://www.homeguide.com.sg/understanding-the-hdb-guidelines-for-sanitary-plumbing-gas-installation-in-easy-ways/
  5. Seems like a bit of regulations on having a bathtub as stated here (http://www.homeanddecor.com.sg/blogs/bathroom-reno-installing-bathtub-your-hdb-flat).
  6. I assumed the fridge will be at the right side of this picture? I read that kitchen setup would be good to based on the concept of "work triangle", the setup will follows "Preparation -> Cooking -> Washing". Your setup seems to be a single wall kitchen. Do you think it would be good to have the sink in the middle rather the stove? So that you end up walking less in preparing meals. The sink being just beside the wall, would that lead to water splash? Did you take your height into consideration when designing the kitchen, else it might end up you bending over too much or over reaching.
  7. Sidetrack from reno. Effective today. HDB to remove three-year time-bar policy for divorcees to buy subsidised flats: Lawrence Wong Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/hdb-to-remove-three-year-time-bar-policy-for-divorcees-to-buy-10017996
  8. I would get the energy saving type, party for utility saving, and for using less energy. But I think better to think in terms of functionality too. Don't play for branding only.
  9. Sengkang - Nov 2017 BTO unit selection seems to have started today. To all with ballot number, may the odds be ever in your favour in choosing your dream unit.
  10. I know that the newer LED lights allow switching of lights (day, warm, blue) by just switching the switch on-and-off in quick succession. Not sure if such LED lighting is available for rail lighting.
  11. This HDB design gave me months of headache. But I came across "bi-fold shower screen" on pinterest. Google it, it might be worth considering.
  12. Not product recommendation, but sharing of dryer technologies in the market. Hope it will be useful for follow 2 roomers.
  13. The shower panel looks awesome. What are those knots, I am guessing you are installing a heat water tank for this?
  14. Update from HDB. Applicant can chose either or developments within the same estate. Selection of unit not based on development but estate. What you selected in application stage is not blinding on what you will get during unit selection.
  15. Upcoming free HDB talk on 3 February 2018, at Cheng San Community Club,Multi-Purpose Hall. Caring for Your Home - Flat owners who are keen to find out more about home renovation and home maintenance for their HDB flat.
  16. Hi mmoh, the total number of 600+ is for all units (type 1 & 2) from both developments.
  17. Hi to all 2 rommers. I am new to this forum, and I esp love the reno experiences sharing by mmoh and ryanyth. Tot the pages are beri looooong but beri useful. I just got a confirmation email from HDB that I am within the ballet for Nov 2017 (Sengkang) 2 room BTO for single. Hope to get some advice on the unit selection process from the experience folks here. The Sengkang project have 2 developments (Village and Fern). I opted for Village (type 2) during the bto selection period, my ballot number is 300+ for a total of 600+ units on sales for Sengkan. Can anyone advise whether will I get Village or HBD just randomly select 600+ applicant, and let them select the unit cum development on selection day? Thank you.