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This is a true encounter when I was doing window grilles installation for my 5 room HDB flat and I just want to make sure that I share this with as many people as possible. The reason being I do not want other home owners to fall into the same trap and waste their hard earned money.



My baby is coming to 2 yrs old and hence we decided to install window grilles for his safety. Researched in google and shortlisted a few contractors to call. Eventually decided to ask PANG GIAP to come down for measurement as their website looks good and response was fast. They said their PSF pricing was $8.5 for aluminium with white powder coating.



Before they came down I measured on my own and calculated 162 SF.



When their guy came down and measured, he told me it is 224 SF. I questioned him as I can see from his diagrams that his dimensions are identical to what I measured on my own. The guy did not answer me and told me that his sales person will call me the next day and provide me with quotation, and after that he left. The next day sales person sent me quotation and it was $1800 (he said already given me some discount based on my SF), some more the price is before GST. Which means plus GST total will be $1926. I replied asking him to explain why the dimensions taken were same as mine but the area calculated was 30% more? There was no response for one day. I text him again the following day. Still no response. For the 3rd time I reminded him to reply me and still there was no response. I was becoming frustrated and I texted him saying "please let me know if you do not want my business and I will find another contractor to do my job". He finally replied saying "sorry we cannot do your business". To me this is unacceptable but I moved on. PANG GIAP appeared dishonest but I did not want to jump to conclusions yet.



I got another contractor called HOME MASTER ENTERPRISE. They were also very responsive and when their guy came down to measure, his number was 164 SF. Even though their pricing PSF was slightly higher at $8.8, I immediately closed the deal as at least they are honest with their measurement. One very important thing was also that they did not charge GST. So I went from almost paying $1900+ …..to $1300+ (HOME MASTER ENTERPRISE also gave me a good discount) for my 5 room flat window grilles. As I am writing this, my grilles have been installed for 1 week and I have no complaints with workmanship and material. So far so good.



The moral of the story I want to share with home owners here is that don't be fixated on the PSF pricing. Measure the area of your windows on your own 1st and use it as a benchmark to keep the contractors in check. I saved $600 just by doing this.



Cheers.



I hope people who read this will benefit from my experience and not waste their hard earned money unnecessarily.

 

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If i just need to change my window grills for my EA flat, anyone know what is the downtime? One whole afternoon for installation?

Anyone further tried Andy's services? He charges GST?

 

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Hi there.. I have engaged alex before, got his contact from RT too. Very nice n problem solving chap.

He even offer free lock changing after two years due to wear n tear. Very gd after sales service.

Can share the contact of Alex?

Thanks

 

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My mum place need to replace windows and grilles. Bronze/brown color sliding windows n grilles. I think last contractor measured 145 sq feet and quoted $3500++ if im not wrong. Is this reasonable?

 

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And sorry, im just very observant..Boxer r u working for Home Master Enterprise? Coz u seem to be very free to post such a lengthy post both here and in mummysg that i saw just now. If ur a mummy of a 2 yr old, u r very very free..n if u r a daddy, u r too free.. peace out

 

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And sorry, im just very observant..Boxer r u working for Home Master Enterprise? Coz u seem to be very free to post such a lengthy post both here and in mummysg that i saw just now. If ur a mummy of a 2 yr old, u r very very free..n if u r a daddy, u r too free.. peace out

u also very free :good:

 

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Hi All,

From the contacts in this forum, we have engaged Andy/Alex. Can't recall who is who, but one person was from Wellmax Metal Works which we engaged after some interaction.

Summary is similar to another person in this forum: Price is cheap, but do not expect good workmanship or service. I would rate Wellmax 2 out of 5, similar to the other person who have engaged them. Initial service is good, but don't expect much service upon payment. To quote: "If you pay peanuts, expect monkeys". If you're just looking for a sub standard quality, and is on a tight budget, by all means go ahead with Wellmax, but if you need at least some quality, or for personal use, would suggest to find another contractor.

 

 

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Take a look at my grilles from Peng Giap. 

 

Update August 2017:

I've removed all sharing feedback and actual pictures of window grills and iron gate by Pang Giap (PG). PG sent me a letter demanding me to remove the pictures and demanded payment from me to compensate for their loss in business and reputation with my previous sharing of photos of their products. I do not wish to have any more dealings with PG hence removing the pictures. 

There are other reviews of Pang Giap in this forum which was not written by me and hence unable to remove.

Below is the extract invoice as mentioned above."

***No negative comments nor posting of their products pictures**

invoice for compensation_masked_extract.JPG

Edited by violetty
 

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On 27/07/2012 at 11:10 AM, zhiz said:

Need to fix overhaul window n window grilles within next two weeks

Anyone got contact? Cheap reliable n good of course

pm you. Have engaged another aluminum company. They have silver and bronze grilles. Window glass can customize color as well.

Edited by RobinHo0d
typo
 

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On 20/12/2016 at 2:07 PM, violetty said:

Take a look at my grilles from Peng Giap. 

 

Update August 2017:

I've removed all sharing feedback and actual pictures of window grills and iron gate by Pang Giap (PG). PG sent me a letter demanding me to remove the pictures and demanded payment from me to compensate for their loss in business and reputation with my previous sharing of photos of their products. I do not wish to have any more dealings with PG hence removing the pictures. 

There are other reviews of Pang Giap in this forum which was not written by me and hence unable to remove.

Below is the extract invoice as mentioned above."

***No negative comments nor posting of their products pictures**

invoice for compensation_masked_extract.JPG


Seriously?

 

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