It’s Hacking Time!

As you know, the BTO flats nowadays are not very big. *sobs* .. so we thought we wanted to play cheat abit and make our house more spaciousย  by hacking certain areas.

Discussed it with Shafee and the first thing he asked to see, was our floor plan. There are certain structural walls that can’t be hacked so we had to work around the restrictions lor. Le sigh.


The walls marked with a bold black line are structural walls so we can’t do anything to it. We hacked the walls with the red lines.

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Cement Screeding, done!

As per my last post, the cement screeding appointment was set for 4-6th Jan. Called the lady from the HDB Bedok Branch that I’ve been liaising with and she advised us to call Jason (HDB appointed contractor) to confirm our dates.
So, as suggested, we called Jason a day prior to confirm the screeding. He didn’t pick up so the next best thing was to just message him and hope for the best. Apparently, he doesn’t like to pick up calls. Sigh. ( This Jason is really a character. Headacheee and unneccessary stress ah with him!)

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Updates! – Cement Screeding appointment done!

A quick update!

So, we collected our keys on the 13th and submitted our cement screed application/appeal at the HDB – Bedok Branch.ย ย (I told the nice lady in charge of our case to expedite our case, if possible, Coz’ wanna beat the CNY timeline haaah!) She gave disclaimer lor when we submitted it. The application might take 3-4 weeks! NOOOOOO…

And on Tuesday, 19th Dec, she called back and gave me the number of HDB’s appointed contractor for cement screeding. Didn’t want to jump for joy yet coz’ skali contractor say can only do in Feb then jialat. I’ve also heard of people who have had to wait 1-2 months to get an appointment! *gasps*

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So on the same day (which was also yesterday aahahaha), we went to our new house to check for defects. We wanted to get that outta the way so we can start our reno ASAP.ย  Remember ah, this defect checking is from my own experience ah. Some people may check it more thoroughly than others! ๐Ÿ™‚

But first, before we went over to our house, me and Fausie stopped by HDB Bedok Branch to submit our application to appeal for cement screeding from HDB.

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So after 5(?!) long years of waiting, we finally collected our danggggg keys yay!

So me being me, I ig-storied every thing hahhaa and I have a few DMs on what we need to do on the day itself. Since I didn’t want to copy paste to reply everybody, I decided to just write everything down here. (Actually got a few blogs who wrote about this but since you all like my nonsensical writing style, i’ll do it ahahahhaha! ๐Ÿ˜› ) This one from my experience horrr.

This is gonna be a long post coz’ im gonna be very detailed. ๐Ÿ˜€

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