No.62, Ubi Road 1, Oxley Bizhub 2 #01-37, Singapore 408734
Reviewed by Chua WeiLun Brandon・Submitted 30 Dec 2019・Project completed Nov 2019・Designer May Chang
We were very lucky to have engaged May Chang. We know she was the right ID because of her company's well-defined process and thoughtful advices. Clear defined phases and processes Phase 1) 2 rounds of meeting with May Chang for initial discussions followed by finalizing our design. Phase 2) 1 coordinated On-Site visit at our BTO to discuss Vinyl Flooring, Electrical and Aircon Trunking works with multiple contractors. Amidst all those, the lead carpenter was with us measuring specifics (with accordance to our finalize design). Phase 3) 1 visit to Metersquare for confirmation of every detail per room (Down to the level of measurements and color selection). A client signature is mandatory for every "Detail" page to lock down our decisions before any work begins. Most importantly, any additional cost that was discussed during On-Site visit is laid out clearly on the documents and ready for client to review, discussed and sign upon agreement. No surprises with unknown cost happening under the hood as everything has been clearly defined, discussed and agreed upfront. Phase 4) Begin construction Cost The cost of electrical work was what busted our budget big-time. We've heard from others to be careful with electrical work as the cost can quickly reach thousands. However, the amount was still way beyond our expectations. May Chang had to subsequently run through with us and cut down on none essentials; so as to reduce costs to affordable range. (NOTE:*Electrical and Aircon Costs are not included in your budget. Minus off 6-8k and that will be your budget for quotation.) Good Artist Collaboration My wife and I are artists and we can understand how difficult it is to work with us. We are very particular with details (e.g. Down to the Hue, Tone, Saturation of each color we picked and how harmonize they are from one room to the next) but it was a joy working with May Chang. Artists to artists, we collaborated by brainstorming ideas and rejecting bad ones. This mutual understanding and effort helps make our house practical, thematically cohesive and beautiful to live in. Construction Phase As many imagine, the construction phase can be a huge headache if it was self-coordinated. With an ID who knows her priorities; is always a blessing. Our families and friends were surprised how quick the renovation was completed under 3 weeks. Friendly workers that I've happened to meet while on-site were diligent, respectful and responsive to my requests. I have to give special credit to Ah-A (Lead Carpenter) for always responding to my feedback and requests. While I was NOT on-site, May Chang will proactively send us updates through our Whatsapp group. This was much appreciated and we've heard not many other IDs do this actively. For that, she has gain our trust and we feel very confident each step of the way. Taking in Feedback When we found anything that we were not satisfied, May Chang and her team responded timely and efficiently. We understand it’s not 100% perfect on the first run and her team is quick to rectify defects or problems that we've found. Post Construction after full payment May Chang and her team ensures continuous support to maintain her company's good services. Throughout the collaboration, our relationship turn from ID/client to more like friends. General With the above list, you can get a good feel that May Chang is a responsible person. There was a philosophy that she said which makes perfect sense: "I want to do it RIGHT, right from the start, any subsequent trips to rectify problems will only mean additional cost to my company. Thus, I will not provide you sub-standard quality with accordance to the budget you have set"
|Property Type||Projects||Average Cost (New)||Average Cost (Resale)|
|HDB||5||S$ 42,750.00||S$ 84,566.67|
|Condo||4||S$ 57,000.00||S$ 88,000.00|
|3 Bedrooms||2||-||S$ 114,500.00|
The information is based on the projects we received in the past year and may not represent the firm's full portfolio and capability.
Reviewed by Grizelda Loo・Submitted 3 Mar 2021・Project completed Dec 2020・Designer Daphne
Our ID - Daphne was very responsive and detail orientated! It was an absolute pleasure to be working with her to design and conceptualize our second home. She offered many practical inputs to our design that added touches of functionality alongside the aesthetics. The in-house carpentry done by Metersquare were well executed and high quality, very impressive indeed. The entire renovation of our 5 room BTO was completed in 7 weeks before the CNY came around! Massive kudos to Daphne's excellent planning and liaison with all the people involved in the process. Would highly recommend Daphne and Metersquare:)
Reviewed by Willee・Submitted 21 Dec 2020・Project completed Dec 2020・Designer Mint Ng
2020 was an unprecedented year. I started looking for my resale flat right before the whole pandemic started and sourcing for an ID company. Meter Square (MS) was one of the companies I was discussing with. I met up with several IDs and Mint from MS was one of them. This journey was not easy to begin with because everything was blurry in terms of policies and processes. I met with Mint for the 2nd time few days before the great "Lock-Down" happened. I guess the ID plays an important role less of the ID firm itself. Mint has been very forthcoming and assuring since the beginning. No airy-fairy type of stories. What I appreciated about Mint was her candidness. She was not giving me assurance for the sake of closing the deal and that she was very genuine about the whole situation which sets her apart from the 6-7 other IDs I have met. Most importantly, we have the chemistry to discuss what I wanted and worries. She was not at all pushy. We reconvened the whole reno discussion after months of lock-down. My reno journey will not be as smooth sailing as it could be without Mint’s dedication. I have heard so many scary stories on the public domain around renovation works being delayed and bad handling of works/workers by some ID firms but I am glad Mint kept to her promise and made it a reality. Her design of the house and scheduling of work in the midst of this pandemic situation have won several praises from my friends and family members. Of course, I think I wanted to also give credit to her workers. The workers supporting an ID is equally important. I could sensed that Mint has a great working relationship with them. I met with some of them too when I was always visiting my unit during the renovation. What makes a great ID is also the very good and dedicated set of contractors who have been all so helpful and dedicated. They dont simply work blindly but I am impressed with how proactive they are in giving their opinions. Thumbs Up to them too. So a great ID firm is made up of a great reputation thru its dedicated and responsible ID cum workers. Thks MS, Mint and all that made this renovation journey less painful and so much more enjoyable in this incredible year. Not an easy feat!
Reviewed by Serene・Submitted 20 Dec 2020・Project completed Dec 2020・Designer May Chang
Read good review about May's portfolio and engage her service. We required alot of storage space and she had designed and created ample storage cabinet for us and given helpful advice on other storage alternative. She will update us upon every job done thru wat apps. During this covid period with tight manpower, they able to complete the renovation within the timeline. Thank you May and team for the good job done.
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