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Check List: Before Renovation Starts

Avoid mistakes that can potentially cost you time and money

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By Vince Wong |    December 30 2017

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"A CaseTrust-RMCA Joint Accredited Renovation Business is your best bet for ensuring a problem-free renovation."

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"Accredited IDs are required to demonstrate good business practices, and have passed the exacting standards for ethical sales, personnel training, workmanship and work processes required by CaseTrust and the Singapore Renovation Contractors and Material Su"

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Check List: Before Renovation Starts

 

Can’t wait to start your renovation? Avoid mistakes that can potentially cost you time and money. Here’s what should already be completed, before you even begin.

 

  1. CaseTrust-RMCA Accredited Interior Designer Engaged

As mentioned on this site, a CaseTrust-RMCA Joint Accredited Renovation Business is your best bet for ensuring a problem-free renovation.

 

Accredited IDs are required to demonstrate good business practices, and have passed the exacting standards for ethical sales, personnel training, workmanship and work processes required by CaseTrust and the Singapore Renovation Contractors and Material Suppliers Association.

 

Only businesses which have obtained this accreditation are allowed to display a CaseTrust-RCMA logo on their shop fronts and marketing materials.

 

If you engage one of these IDs, your deposit will also be insured. You won’t be passed the actual insurance papers, but the contract should state that your deposit has been insured with a personal performance bond, or words to that effect.

 

 

  1. All Required Renovation Works Permits And Licenses Confirmed

The renovation contractor is usually responsible for obtaining the relevant work permits and applicable licenses from HDB or the building authorities. Before work begins, though, confirm that they have completed all the necessary paperwork!

 

  1. Sign Off On List of Deliverables, Costs & Schedules

Ensure that you have a list that advises you of the following:

 

  1. All deliverables, as well as their price ranges, agreed upon and clearly listed in as much detail as possible, including types of materials used, dimensions and costs of installation
  2. Other possible add-on fees should also be included and explained to you
  • The items included as standard should be listed. It doesn’t hurt to ask for the options available on “standard”
  1. All completion dates for major milestones of your renovation should be indicated, and this includes payment schedules, as well

 

  1. Agreed On Reasonable Timeframe For Checking Defects

You will want to make sure that the ID has agreed to a reasonable period of time after project completion for you to check the renovation for defects.

 

  1. Received Copy of Final Design Plans

You should also have a copy of the final design plans, so that if you want to make modifications midways through the renovation, you know what can be done. You will also need the plans to check on whether the project has been delivered to specifications.

 

 

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