Sharing my journey of DSC reno at USJ.. started 2 weeks ago. Learnt a lotss from Lowyat members and now put it in action. Please alert me if I am in wrong track.
After many months in learning and searching info from Lowyat & others. Now start renovating my DSC in USJ:
As it is an old property, thus need to do lots of work.
Share my journey :
1) First, I need to re-design it, search the net for free ID software.. get to know free software i.e. Google Sketchup. It is free & quite user friendly, thus I do 3D basic interior design by myself. After few weeks of playing around, I designed 3D view of living hall, dining hall, also added one guest room at ground floor, new fencing, where to put fish pond & etc..
2) Contacted 4-5 different contractors; After filtering, I only requested quote from 3 contractors, 2 are members from Lowyat and one through friend’s introduction. Received their quote after 2 weeks; surprising to see 2 contractors from Lowyat site are quoted at much higher price! 80K and 90K+. Contractor from friend quoted at 50K only. So, sure let him do la. The payment term is progressive type i.e. every week 6K for 6 – 8 weeks.
3) Job progress : 3 indo workers are assigned to work every work days (Mon – Sat), after 2 weeks, they completed hacking and building walls. Removed broken marble flooring at living hall & dining hall, tiles at car porch & 3 bathrooms, parquet at 1st floor. Quite impressed with the job progress.
4) Electrical and Plumber job will start next week
Will update next week
Journey of my DSC renovation, Reno & ID