Fifth Avenue Interior
81 Ubi Avenue 4 #01-11, UB One Building Singapore 408830
Reviewed by Meijie Zhao・Submitted 12 Oct 2020・Project completed Feb 2020・Designer Estelle Law
My husband & I engaged Estelle to renovate our 4 Room HDB Resale Flat back in Dec 2019. We decided to engage Estelle after speaking to >10 other IDs at different roadshows because we felt that she really listened to what we wanted and was able to give good suggestions & ideas. Also, the quotation she provided was reasonable and she assured us that there are no additional hidden costs. During the whole renovation process, we were very impressed with Estelle's efficiency, coordination skills & work ethic. Once we have signed the contract, she very quickly came up with the timeline for our project and helped to arrange for the necessary contractors to start work at the specific dates. She also highlighted to us the deadlines to decide on the type of tiles we want, carpentry design, electrical points, etc so that we can plan our time accordingly to ensure that our renovation is not delayed. Whenever we have difficulty making a decision (which happens quite often since we are first time home owners), Estelle was always able to answer all our questions patiently and advise us on the different pros and cons objectively. We really appreciate that she never rushed us to make a decision and she was never pushy in trying to convince us to choose one thing over another. Estelle is also meticulous in her work and will even help us to QC the contractors' work. Also, when we point out defects (even minor ones) to her, she always tries her best to arrange for someone to help us fix it (even after she has handed over the keys to us). She also has very good rapport with all the contractors which makes it easier for things to get done. Overall, we are very satisfied with Estelle and would recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced & dependable ID that will help to achieve your dream home with minimal stress :)
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Reviewed by Alexander Goh・Submitted 19 Apr 2021・Project completed Apr 2021・Designer Pamela Soh
What made us choose Pamela from Fifth Avenue is that she really listen carefully to understand our plans. At the same time, she was sensitive to our needs & was very genuine in sharing with us new ideas that fits our ideal concept. Overall, my wife & I are very delighted with Pamela, & had a great time working with her as well. Would definitely recommend Pamela if you’re looking for a reliable ID.
Reviewed by ng・Submitted 18 Apr 2021・Project completed Mar 2021・Designer Kenny Ang
As seen on the review of a 6 year supertrust with a renovation of minimum 50k budget. A renovation for 4 room new bto with only 2 bedroom amounting to 50k turn out to be a clueless result at the point of handover. Due to the condition of handover, further rectification are best effort basis due to it being an aftermath rectification. Review is base on handover condition, prior to further rectification before a change of ID is demanded. REVIEW IS STRICTLY DONE ON HANDOVER condition as we are required to sign off the document on our acceptance to the project render. Summary - poor workmanship poor finishing poor project management more costly of similar item via direct supplier is a norm as its through id, but high cost does not equate to high workmanship and finishing by engaging professional quality of subpar acceptance qanvast rating is overrated for the whole house tiling, even hdb default contractor who does kitchen only does a better job than what is done in the project at handover condition, thus a full rectification is render across the whole flat ID proclaim professionalism during renovation and good contractor engage by fifth avenue thus the longer lead-time instead practically whole house required numerous rectification As explain to new homeowner through the assigned ID This is just a handover, rectification can be done accordingly when raised even after move in, but scroll up on the above observation Results due to initial poor workmanship, there are limitation to rectification can be perform due to fixture are done up as opposed if its done once and right as such home owner have to accept it even a small fix after move in, the result to the living condition to dust and dirt is extreme across the whole flat, imagine dust from door to flat and vice versa 20 times or more, ontop of internal works that be as dusty as tiling, whereas if a good job is done initially, none of this will surface note – a professional cleaning along with high cost multiply number of recurrences needed once owner have move in due to above handover, this sum will balloon to 4 digits of high value if necessary consider if tiling/painting/patching is involved, above will be valid personal advise please ensure new home owners source for multiple supplier on fixtures (unless you are willing to pay 30-50% above market price for oem while the price could be used for branded kits) please ensure you be diligent to check on the workmanship otherwise it will result in being your responsibility on the aftermath, it will be best to engage a 3rd party defect checks to validate quality issue (yes, this is engage through professional at homeowner expense, refer to attach report image) its better to be strict on yourself to ensure fix is done, unless you are willing to accept it for the long run do not expect qanvast to assist much, just treat it as a pure marketing/matchmaking service for ID listed
Reviewed by Terrence tan・Submitted 10 Apr 2021・Project completed Feb 2021・Designer Kenny
We got 4 quotes and decided to go with Kenny from Fifth Avenue. His quote was middle priced compared to the rest but he seemed more experienced and had done a project at the same building as us before. Design: We wanted a Scandinavian theme and as much storage as we could squeeze into our small apartment. This required quite a bit of carpentry, and Kenny managed to deliver a design that was not garish or overbearing, knowing exactly where to stop with the carpentry so that it was not "too much". He also suggested off the shelf items to save some expenditure. Color wise, we liked what he picked immediately and there was little that we had to change. When our tastes differed, he tried to understand what we liked and recommended accordingly. If not practical, he would advise against it strongly. Generally, when it came to design and aesthetics (for a Scandinavian theme, anyway.), his taste and recommendations can be trusted. Work/management style: An ID's personality should be somewhat balanced, not a pushover so that he can control his contractors and not be a yes man to your stupid ideas, but also not too overbearing that you can't get what you want if your own personality is on the softer side. Between 0-100 (0 being a pushover), I'd say Kenny's about a 60. He has been very responsive, even at weird hours of the day, answering our queries. When we raised defects or things we didn't like during and after the works, he gets them resolved with no complains. That said, the process cannot be entirely hands off, and we had to make weekly trips down to check out the progress and spot some of these things before they became entirely set in stone. Which is somewhat to be expected, after all, when instructions/ ideas during discussion with the ID are transmitted to the contractors, they may not do things exactly as envisioned. He also takes responsibility for his contractors. When one of the air conditioning units were mistakenly discarded, he replaced a brand new one for us at his own cost. When the carpenters chipped the floor, he got his floor guy to fix it with no protest. There was an issue with the store that we bought our toilet accessories from and Kenny settled it simply because he had recommended that store to us, even when the store really is not his problem. The project did take very long though, due to the COVID restrictions and the lack of manpower. Work started in August 2020 (COVID CB phase 2) and finished only in Feb 2021. Workmanship: Door work was great. Floor work was great. Tile work was great. Electrical work and plumbing was well done. Defects one shot all settled. Carpentry required a few rounds of defect fixing but everything was sorted out in the end with Kenny's support. The painter initially just painted and didn't fix stuff like chips in the false ceiling and existing uneven paint. With personal supervision and pointing out everything to him on site, all the walls were eventually smoothed out and the cove lighting/ false ceiling was nicely done. Overall, we love how our place was done. We definitely don't regret choosing Kenny and Fifth Avenue and are grateful to him for making our apartment a home. Thanks Kenny!
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