Your New Home Awaits!
Congratulations on coming to the end of your renovation journey. We hope that the process has been smooth and enjoyable as you see your dream home become a reality.
We are glad to have been a part of it and wish you the very best as you embark on your new adventure of moving in and starting life in your new home.
We’ve a whole range of home appliances to keep your new home in tip-top shape.
Things to check together with your ID before moving in
Air extraction rate: Used to measure the rate of airflow in m3 per hour (a good extractor hood should have an air extraction power to move 6 to 12 times the volume of air in the kitchen in an hour)
Ampere (A): The rate of flow of electricity through electric wires (in Singapore, the typical 3-pin plug used for general electrical appliances is 13A. Air-conditioners use a rounded 15A 3-pin plug)
BTU: Stands for British Thermal Unit to measure the cooling power of air-conditioner units
Built-in appliance: An appliance that needs to be fitted within a casing before installation onto the cabinetry
Built-under appliance: An appliance that does not go into a casing and is mounted directly unto the cabinetry
Cabinetry: another term for carpentry
Carcass: The structural frame of a cabinet used to organize and position each compartment
Casement window: A window that swings outwards sideways
Cement screed: Flooring or wall finishing constructed using cement (from June 2015 onwards, only pre-packed cement can be used for HDB renovation. It is slightly pricier but will result in more uniform finishes and a cleaner environment)
Cabinetry: The structural frame of a cabinet used to organise and position each compartment
Cornice: Decorative feature installed at the upper part of the wall and ceiling
Cove Light: Indirect lighting that can is built into ledges or recesses in the ceiling or wall that hides lighting fixtures for a very clean look.
Fuse: Protects electrical appliances against damage due to overloading or power surges
Grouting: The process of filling gaps left after the construction process with a mixture of cement and other chemicals
Haulage: The commercial transport of construction materials”
Chemical Cement: adhesive used for overlaying tiles
Laminated Flooring: A synthetic flooring product that is economical, durable and easy to maintain
Louver: An opening with horizontal panes to allow air passage while guarding against rain and sunlight
Masonry: Wall, floor or ceiling constructed using a cement-based material
Pelmet: a drop-down element to cover curtain tracks or sliding door tracks
Rough-in: the distance between the centre of the WC floor opening and the wall. This is important if the owner wishes to change the toilet.
Skirtings: Narrow boards around the margin of a floor
Trap: A bend in a water pipe to hold water so that gases will not get into the home (comes in 2 main types: P-trap and S-trap)
Top hung window: A window that swings outwards on its horizontal top edge
Vinyl Flooring: a popular new type of resilient flooring made from the artificial composite vinyl that has superior moisture-resistance
Veneer: a very thin slice of wood glued onto a core material to form panels that look like wood for cabinetry