Which Renovation Package to Choose
You have done your research over the internet for the right renovation package for your needs. But you are still confused. Here are a few tips to help you decide on which renovation package to take up.
Do Your Research
Other than using the internet to research and understand the pricing, differences and materials used, try speaking to a few renovation contractors in Singapore. After doing so, compare their prices. Always make sure that you note at least three renovation package prices and quotations from various reliable renovation contractors. Make sure the quotations are on the same items too, meaning same material used, same dimension, same floor area and etc.
Sometimes the renovation package prices are negotiable, sometimes they are not. This will also play a part in your decision. Of course, you need to always be on the lookout for hidden costs. Tell the renovation contractors that your package should include all costs so you will not be surprised by unforeseen charges. The possible hidden charges are usually haulage, electrical points, installation of water heater, oven, hob or HDB renovation permit.
Find Someone You Can Work With
The renovation contractor will play a big role and will determine if you will take up that renovation package. Talk to that renovation contractor and see if he understands your needs and preferences. Make sure he is reliable so do feel free to ask around for testimonials. Prepare a list of questions to ask the renovation contractor about your renovation package.
Always make sure that you have everything jotted down in black and white. Keep all quotations in paper or email conversations instead of relying on verbal agreements. Renovation packages should also be stated in black and white. You should also include a non-completion clause when you do sign the contract so if they fail to deliver, you can deduct a certain amount from your payables.