Even the most perfect-looking home may have its own set of defects that can easily slip past the untrained eye. That’s why many homeowners, even the most meticulous ones, opt to hire professional defect inspectors to do a comprehensive and detailed audit of their new home before moving in. Letting your home undergo a thorough defects checking process and reporting any faults promptly to HDB, your private contractor, or anyone who’s responsible, will allow you to fully benefit from your home’s Defect Liability Period. In this article, we’ve put together some of the well-known and most trusted property defects checking companies in Singapore to help you identify the weak spots in your new home that need either some serios rectification or quick fix before your move.
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Note that it’s always recommended to have your property checked immediately within seven days of acquiring your keys. Don’t do any revamps or move in before having it audited as it can be difficult to point out who’s liable for any flaw that’s been spotted during your stay. Most defect checks range from $200 to $400 for BTOs and condos. But actual cost will depend on the size of your home. If you hire an ID firm, defect checking is likely included in their service packages.
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This Singapore-based company specialising in workmanship defects inspection for both old and new properties has already conducted over 18,000 inspections islandwide as of writing. They cover building inspection projects in all of the island’s 28 districts, so you can hire them wherever your property may be in Singapore. Considered as a reputable defects checking/inspection company in Singapore, they are trusted by experts in the building and construction industry including government officials, engineers, property developers, architects, construction firms and interior designers. Their roster of clients includes Evia Real Estate, Indoor, HMS Construction, Ngai Chin Construction and more.
As mentioned, they conduct inspections for both old and new properties, whether residential commercial or even international properties. These include resale, rental and renovated properties. Their inspection service covers three important areas: architecture, mechanical (plumbing), and electrical systems. They base their inspections on BCA’s quality standards, so homeowners can be sure that they can move into a home of high-quality building standards.
Absolute Inspection’s other specialised services include Dispute Resolution on Construction and Renovation Workmanship, BCA Periodic Inspection of Buildings, Waterproofing and Plumbing Troubleshooting and Solutions, and Mould Inspection and Remediation.
Address: Hougang Ave 10, Block 415,
Tel: +65 9151 2312
Known for their positive reputation, Advance Inspection keeps their company up to date with the latest inspection technologies and techniques adhering to the quality standards of BCA and the building and construction industry in general. Their service entails a series of three thorough property inspections. After the initial defects check, they will come up with a detailed report of their findings which they will submit to the client or the property developer. In the next date of defects checking, they invite the client along with the property developer to check on defective works. And lastly, the final inspection aims to thoroughly evaluate the property after the rectification works have been accomplished.
Since they provide a comprehensive image documentation, there’s a slim chance you’ll miss out on any defect. Plus, you can stay organised with all the necessary paperwork related to your new home. They provide an electronic version of their full image report too.
Check out their growing list of inspected projects that include HDB and DBSS properties, EC and Condos, as well as landed and commercial properties.
Address: 19, Thomson Hills Drive,
Tel: +65 8748 0988
Founded in 2007, APEX Building Surveyors specialises in providing customised and pocket-friendly services in terms of building surveying, building forensic and pathology and project management. Their clients include residential home owners, commercial property owners, project developers, contractors, property investors, law firms, and Management Corporation Strata Titles (MCSTs).
Apex Building Surveyors’ general detailed building survey includes the inspection and identification of possible defects in the finishes such as the plaster walls, ceiling boards, timber strip floorings, marble floor tiles, fixtures, built-in furniture and more.
They have a variety of building inspection services that focus on a particular area or purpose. For example, they conduct pre and post condition surveys for properties prior and after construction. They also do pre-purchase inspection and surveys of residential, commercial and industrial buildings as based on the Sales and Purchase Agreement. Meanwhile, their building defects management service provides proposed recommendations, methodologies and cost calculations of the advised rectifications.
See their complete roster of clients to get to know their company more.
Address: 153 Bukit Batok Street 11, #04-292,
Tel: +65 6520 0521
4. Ark Interior
Ark Interior is an interior design firm housing talented and creative professionals. They are the minds behind a collection of some stunning interiors in Singapore. As part of fulfilling their mission to help homeowners fall in love with the space of their dreams, they do essential steps in making sure that every home is flawless. That said, they also offer defects checking in Singapore as one of their services. Professionally trained by BCA, their defects inspection team helps in identifying hidden defects that need rectification. All these are reflected in the unbiased data that they include in their report. If you’re seeking to renovate your newly acquired property but it still needs to undergo a thorough survey prior to that, Ark Interior could be your one-stop solution. See their defects inspection rates to get a rough estimate of the possible costs.
Address: 62 Ubi Road 1 #10-17 Oxley BizHub, 2,
Tel: +65 6644 2395
Consistent with their tagline, their defects inspection services truly enhance one’s home quality as they don’t let any flaw slip past their meticulous survey. Aside from detailed inspections, they also provide repair and maintenance works, which makes them a one-stop solution for homeowners. Whether you need thorough property inspection for your new home or you simply want to determine your existing home’s current condition, their deep technical knowledge in construction will prove to be reliable all throughout the process.
Their comprehensive defects check package includes a series of three inspections. In the initial inspection, they come up with a list of identified defects and submit it to your contractor or developer. In the second inspection, they show the contractor or developer the highlighted defects of the property. And finally, the homeowner joins the third inspection to see whether the flaws have been repaired satisfactorily.
Address: Rivervale Link, Singapore 545119
Tel: (+65) 91850327
Providing professional property inspection services for all types of property including landed properties, executive condos, condos, HDB and more, the team comprising YHH Plus Enterprise has been properly trained and certified under BCA’s quality standards and requirements. They specialise in identifying property defects within three main areas including architecture, mechanical, and electrical.
Aside from defects checking services in Singapore, they also supply and install customised curtains and blinds as well as flooring solutions to residential, commercial and public areas in Singapore.
Address: 58, Ripley Crescent
Tel: +65 6638 0940
I hope that this article has helped you to pick the right property defects checking company in Singapore, whether you need one for your new home or existing property. Please share this with your family and friends who might be seeking their services too!
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