This will serve as a quick summary to our renovation journey!
Check out the more important milestones below =D
Grand Opening : 14th April 2011
Keys received from HDB.
Defects form submitted.
Defects Rectified : 23rd April 2011
Worker happened to come into our flat to do rectifications.
Renovation Preparation : 26th April 2011
ID confirmed for renovation works.
Renovation Preparation : 1st May 2011
Met up with our ID for an on-site visit to identify the problem areas not shown on the floor plan.
Cheque for 10% payment.
Renovation Preparation : 3rd May 2011
Renovation Permit submitted to HDB.
Day #1 : 5th May 2011
Auspicious Day for starting of renovation as given by our geomancer – one tile was hacked! Nothing much would be done until the renovation permit is approved. Met Kaisoon’s air-conditioner technician for an on-site assessment of our air-con needs and trunking suggestions.
Day #3 : 7th May 2011
Tiles selection done @ Hafary, Balestier Road.
Day #8 : 12th May 2011
ID revert that wall-hacking would require Professional Engineer (PE) endorsement @ $600.
Day #9 : 13th May 2011
Appointment with ID @ our apartment : the tiler to finalize the masonry work, and the electrician to determine the power points and lighting requirements.
Day #11 : 15th May 2011
ID changed our unit’s lock to number lock to facilitate the renovation process.
3D drawing version #1 received – very happy with the outcome.
Day #12 : 16th May 2011
ID received PE’s endorsement for wall-hacking.
Day #14 : 18st May 2011
ID leaves for overseas business trip.
Day #15 : 19th May 2011
HDB approves the wall-hacking for our apartment, to be done between 23rd May to 25th May.
Day #17 : 21st May 2011
Visited our apartment to find minor masonry work done.
Materials like tiles and sand already moved into the unit.
Day #19 : 23rd May 2011
Hacking of kitchen wall carried out.
Day #22 : 26th May 2011
Late night visit to our apartment to find kitchen wall gone! Cement screeding done for bedrooms, and kitchen tiles were laid.
Day #25 : 29th May 2011
ID returns from overseas business trip.
Day #26 : 30th May 2011
ID sms-ed me that he made a morning visit to Punggol Spring and things are coming along well.
Air-con trunking date confirmed.
Day #28 : 1st June 2011
PigGeeks going overseas.
Day #31 : 4th June 2011
PigGeeks back from overseas.
Day #32 : 5th June 2011
Appointment with ID to confirm doors & materials.
All tiling and masonry works completed.
Day #35 : 8th June 2011
Bedroom floor laminates completed.
Day #38 : 11th June 2011
Confirmation and commencement of electrical works.
Installed 48-inch by 68-inch metal rack in house shelter.
Day #44 : 17th June 2011
Bathroom glass partitions installed.
Air-con trunking completed in one (entire) day.
False ceiling work began and partially completed.
Sim Siang Choon bathroom accessories delivered.
Eubiq track delivered.
Day #45 : 18th June 2011
Carpentry discussion in the morning.
First coat of paint is applied.
Bathroom doors installed.
Day #52 : 25th June 2011
Most of the renovation debris + waste cleared.
Service yard windows installed.
Bedroom doors installed.
Lighting installation work began and partially completed.
Day #54 : 27th June 2011
Chemical wash #1.
Glass backing for kitchen installed.
Day #56 : 29th June 2011
Start of carpentry installation.
Day #59 : 2nd July 2011
Carpentry installation 90% complete.
Delivery of in-built appliances.
Day #61 : 4th July 2011
Measurement to be done for solid top surfaces.
Day #66 : 9th July 2011
Air-conditioning units installed.
Day #69 : 12th July 2011
Solid top surfaces installed.
Day #73 : 16th July 2011
Kitchen sink installed.
Bathrooms partially done up.
Day #78 : 21st July 2011
Kitchen glass backings mounted.
Preparation for deliveries : painting (round two), cleaning, rectifications, and re-grouting done.
Day #79 : 22nd July 2011
Electrical appliances delivered.
City Gas activated.
Day #80 : 23th July 2011
Water storage heater installed.
TVs mounting done.
Kitchen electrical work completed, including mounting of in-built oven.
Day #87 : 30th July 2011
Last piece of lighting above dining table installed.
Master bathroom WC installed.
Day #94 : 6th August 2011
Confirmed vendor for curtains, and measurements for curtain done.
Bathroom rectification completed.
Final paint touch-ups done.
Day #101 : 13th August 2011 (exactly 4 months after we received our keys from HDB)
Final rectifications completed.
Renovation completed and officially handed over!
Post Renovation : 20th August 2011
Post Renovation : 4th September 2011