Defects checking at a new BTO (Blog review by Nadnut.com)

Defects checking at a new BTO (Blog review by Nadnut.com)

Article first published at NADNUT.COM, link: http://www.nadnut.com/defects-checking-at-a-new-bto/ As some of you guys may know, I collected my keys to my spanking new BTO not too long ago. I joined my BTO group discussion on Facebook since we first ballotted our keys years ago. From the group discussion, we learnt a lot of stuff e.g. beginning of key collections, group deals, tips and tricks! One of my neighbours had actually recommended and had organised a group buy with Ark Interior who specialises in defects checking. We decided to take up the deal after reading about the crazy amount of defects other HDB owners have spotted. After waiting 4 years for a premium BTO, one would expect a decent place right? We were wrong. Upon collecting our keys, Wee Kwang from Ark Interior (at the time of inspection, I understand that he has left to Absolute Inspection now) and his crew inspected our humble 4 room flat. Bad paint jobs, chipped tiles, uneven pipes, leaking pipes, hollow parquet flooring, holes, chips, gaps, dents, skirting issues, rubber missing and torn from windows/service yard door/balcony doors were all seen in my BTO. I seriously think that the standard of HDB BTO flats have dropped. Just look at the number of cases shared by the media. The majority of my neighbours all faced problems with the parquet. We’re quite glad to have not scrimped and saved on a defects checker. Wee Kwang and team spotted over 600 defects! If Skai and I were to do it ourselves, we would have taken over 2 weekends and might have lost patience plenty of times. We grouped the defects and only filed 72 out of the 600 defects...