Jump to content
Find Professionals    Deals    Get Quotations   Portfolios
Sign in to follow this  
jaykr

An Experiement In Designing My New Home

Recommended Posts

Hi

Can I have Alan's contact? Where did you go to see the tiles in JB? Is it worth getting the tiles from there or it's only applicable for craftbricks? Can I have the transportation contact number as well? By the way, I like your choices of tiles in the toilet. Are they expensive? I want to redo my kitchen. How much is your kitchen renovation?

Many thanks.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join 46,923 satisfied homeowners who used renotalk quotation service to find interior designers. Get an estimated quotation

Hi DTbabies,

Interesting nick you have there. ;p

Can I have Alan's contact?

I will PM you Alan's no.

Where did you go to see the tiles in JB? Is it worth getting the tiles from there or it's only applicable for craftbricks?

I went to view the tiles in J.B, but didn't get them there.I got my tiles from SBH. There are some really good looking tiles in J.B. and cheap also. However, since I am not changing tiles for my entire house, just kitchen and two bathrooms, the cost savings vs the trouble I need to go through if there is a need for more tiles due to breakage, not enough etc... I felt was not worth it, so I didn't.

I went to a few shops, couple in Kulai, Skudai and J.B town itself. If you want the names, tell me I will P.M. you.

I got the craftbricks & stones as the number of boxes I got is about 24 and will be getting another 2 to 3 more. I was doing about three areas and the cost savings was pretty big compared to if I bought in Singapore with GST even higher. The savings can be used for doing other parts of the house. =)

Can I have the transportation contact number as well?

I will PM you the transportation contact.

By the way, I like your choices of tiles in the toilet. Are they expensive?

Thanx! we hoped it would turn out well. We went with Matt instead of gloss. We chose dark tiles so that it would hard to see stains, especially after a few years of usage. It would still look good. The tiles are actually pretty reasonable.

Alan gave us up till 3.80 for selecting the tiles but most of our tiles were like 2:20 - 2.70, one of tiles I think was like 3.20.

Also, I got to say, there were a couple of Indian guys working there who were tiles specialist there, they were great!, we were blur at selecting tiles, they helped us a lot in selecting tiles with their superb knowledge and experience.

I didn't go with Alan because we wanted to go and take our own sweet time looking and selecting. We just selected the tiles with the help of the Indian tile specialist and pass Alan the list of lists for him to order sent to the house.

I want to redo my kitchen. How much is your kitchen renovation?

The cost of the renovation actually varies a lot based on the size of your kitchen and what you are intending to do there?

Are you going to put a fridge base? washing machine base? mosaic? concrete sink? or just wooden? etc... etc....

So, it won't really help you if I told you my cost.... might mislead you actually, because, I cut some things, and did a lot of customizations, plus buying a lot of the hardware myself etc....

I think the best would be to figure out what you exactly want, and then ask quotations from a few contractors / ID's and see the price. But price should not be the only item you should look at , Communication and workmanship, easy to get defects rectified etc.. all these play a part.

In my opinion, so far Alan's hackers and tilers sub cons have been pretty good. I do not know about the rest as I have not gone to that stage yet.

Alan's cost is also pretty good and that is one of the main reasons I chose him. He was able to suggest other materials that I can afford to make it cheaper when I said I cannot afford that price.

Hope all these helps. =)

Hi

Can I have Alan's contact? Where did you go to see the tiles in JB? Is it worth getting the tiles from there or it's only applicable for craftbricks? Can I have the transportation contact number as well? By the way, I like your choices of tiles in the toilet. Are they expensive? I want to redo my kitchen. How much is your kitchen renovation?

Many thanks.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jaykr,

Thank you for the insight. Your suggestions are really useful & practical. Thank you for sharing the contacts too. Look forward to your experiment sharing. Now I am on my way to get some quotes for my kitchen. :D

Warm regards,

DTbabies

(Nickname is from initials of my 2 kids)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi MK,

So far, it has been pretty smooth, but also me and my partner monitor the progress everyday and inform them if we find anything that we don't like and they change it for us .

The craftstone is going to be used for my TV wall. I am still deciding to use track lights or just down lights for that tv wall area. The 42 inch Plasma TV will be surrounded by the craftstone.

Hoping that it turns out well!!!

Your progress seems quite smooth! Curious about your Craftstone-how are you gonna use them?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the "Hafele" brand. I bought it from Hafele showroom.

They have many different types of sinks also, but I like this the best.

Aiya, too bad I bought mine already. What brand is this and where did u get it from?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi DT,

Good Luck and be wise in your choices!! =)

Hi Jaykr,

Thank you for the insight. Your suggestions are really useful & practical. Thank you for sharing the contacts too. Look forward to your experiment sharing. Now I am on my way to get some quotes for my kitchen. :D

Warm regards,

DTbabies

(Nickname is from initials of my 2 kids)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How much did u pay for 24 carton craft brick n cost of installation?

Also if possible can share the malaysia transport n Malaysia craft brick contacts too. Tks

Hi DTbabies,

Interesting nick you have there. ;p

Can I have Alan's contact?

I will PM you Alan's no.

Where did you go to see the tiles in JB? Is it worth getting the tiles from there or it's only applicable for craftbricks?

I went to view the tiles in J.B, but didn't get them there.I got my tiles from SBH. There are some really good looking tiles in J.B. and cheap also. However, since I am not changing tiles for my entire house, just kitchen and two bathrooms, the cost savings vs the trouble I need to go through if there is a need for more tiles due to breakage, not enough etc... I felt was not worth it, so I didn't.

I went to a few shops, couple in Kulai, Skudai and J.B town itself. If you want the names, tell me I will P.M. you.

I got the craftbricks & stones as the number of boxes I got is about 24 and will be getting another 2 to 3 more. I was doing about three areas and the cost savings was pretty big compared to if I bought in Singapore with GST even higher. The savings can be used for doing other parts of the house. =)

Can I have the transportation contact number as well?

I will PM you the transportation contact.

By the way, I like your choices of tiles in the toilet. Are they expensive?

Thanx! we hoped it would turn out well. We went with Matt instead of gloss. We chose dark tiles so that it would hard to see stains, especially after a few years of usage. It would still look good. The tiles are actually pretty reasonable.

Alan gave us up till 3.80 for selecting the tiles but most of our tiles were like 2:20 - 2.70, one of tiles I think was like 3.20.

Also, I got to say, there were a couple of Indian guys working there who were tiles specialist there, they were great!, we were blur at selecting tiles, they helped us a lot in selecting tiles with their superb knowledge and experience.

I didn't go with Alan because we wanted to go and take our own sweet time looking and selecting. We just selected the tiles with the help of the Indian tile specialist and pass Alan the list of lists for him to order sent to the house.

I want to redo my kitchen. How much is your kitchen renovation?

The cost of the renovation actually varies a lot based on the size of your kitchen and what you are intending to do there?

Are you going to put a fridge base? washing machine base? mosaic? concrete sink? or just wooden? etc... etc....

So, it won't really help you if I told you my cost.... might mislead you actually, because, I cut some things, and did a lot of customizations, plus buying a lot of the hardware myself etc....

I think the best would be to figure out what you exactly want, and then ask quotations from a few contractors / ID's and see the price. But price should not be the only item you should look at , Communication and workmanship, easy to get defects rectified etc.. all these play a part.

In my opinion, so far Alan's hackers and tilers sub cons have been pretty good. I do not know about the rest as I have not gone to that stage yet.

Alan's cost is also pretty good and that is one of the main reasons I chose him. He was able to suggest other materials that I can afford to make it cheaper when I said I cannot afford that price.

Hope all these helps. =)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hi jaykr

are you able to share ur contacts for the brick supplier as well as the malaysian transport company ?

can i ask how much do you pay per carton of bricks in ringgit before custom duty?

does the 200 dollars paid to transport co include doorstep delivery (my new house is on 8th flr)

Thanks!

Edited by texas5
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi jardim,

I don't recall as I don't have the receipt with me. I do however recall that when I queried in Singapore for one box of a particular type it was like S$ 83 dollars and when I asked in J.B. it was like 83 ringgit.

The price differs based on the type of craftstone or brick you get, so there is no one fix price for all the different types.

I will msg you the transport contact.

How much did u pay for 24 carton craft brick n cost of installation?
Also if possible can share the malaysia transport n Malaysia craft brick contacts too. Tks

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup....Yup, like them too! but the craft stone needs a lot of maintenance. As the craftstone has a lot of gaps in between dust can get all over, so you need to do a weekly or 3 days once clean up of the area. If you live near a construction area or highway, or road then you might have a clean very often.

love the craftstones and bricks! just what I want to get for future home also

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My new kerb at the service yard . The kerb was specifically built for bathing our pet meow. ;p

8663256144_4c03c8e6e4_c.jpg

Kitchen Concrete Sink Support in Progress :

8663256624_473ce99d5a_c.jpg

Getting ready for the red craft brick :

8662163491_90d64a58e6_c.jpg

So nice to have an area for yr pet meow ! :)
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Texas,

I will PM you the contact of the transport.

In regards to the brick supplier. just type Craftstone Singapore into Google and you will find their website. Just look for the malaysian contact under the contact address.

For you info and to reduce your time researching...;p I went looking for brick wall and stone and found that there are many different brands selling in Malaysia, some of them are definitely cheaper then Craftstone so you might want to go check them out also.

For me, since I know a lot of people using craft brick and stone, I decided to buy from them.

I do not have the other brands contacts, however if you go to the tile shops in J.B. you will find them. I found them in Skudai , J.B town and Kulai.

For Craft brick and stone, the price is different based on the type of brick or stone you choose. They have many different types, so you gotta check with them based on the model you choose. For your reference. One model I was looking for, 1 box in Singapore was 83 dollars whereas in Malaysia it was 83 ringgit.

In terms of the transport delivery, my cousin arranged for me as he knew the owner . If you want, I can PM you the contact, you can ask them whatever questions you have and see if you want to use them? I know that they can deliver to your doorstep but the price might be different based on your requirements. You might want to tell them clearly if you need them to carry it to 8 floors or there is lift etc... Let them gauge and tell you.

For me, they just delivered to the flat lobby and I got the help of my contractors to carry it.

Hope this helps. =)

hi jaykr
are you able to share ur contacts for the brick supplier as well as the malaysian transport company ?

can i ask how much do you pay per carton of bricks in ringgit before custom duty?

does the 200 dollars paid to transport co include doorstep delivery (my new house is on 8th flr)

Thanks!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is the kerb high enough to keep the water from splashing out when you bathe your cat? We explored something like this before and Alan quoted a similar height as yours. But we took it out to focus on something else.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We knew we needed a place to bathe and blow dry our pet meow, so this was a the best place to do that. :D

So nice to have an area for yr pet meow ! :)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×