Once you’ve collected your keys and bought your home, the next step will be to renovate it! The first tough choice you will have to make is between an interior designer and a renovation contractor. But hiring a renovation contractor gives you direct access to your builder, which can help you save money. In the end, hiring someone who’s reliable and trustworthy is of utmost importance when it comes to something as important as your home. So, we did our research to find you some of the best renovation contractors in Singapore.
This article is part of our Essential Home Services series. Find more services here.
Before you go, do not forget to download our free Home Voucher Booklet below. There are tons of discount vouchers & savings for your home purchases. Click the image below to access your copy. Enjoy!
This article is part of our Best of Home series. Click here to read more Best of Home articles.
|📱 Join our SG home deals telegram group for giveaways and flash deals! Click here to join 📱|
|Exclusive Shopee Singapore Promo for TWV Readers!
🎫 Use coupon code TWVHOME on Home & Living to get $5 off $50
🎫 Use coupon code TWVTKB on Toys, Kids, & Babies to get $6 off $60
🎫 For new users: Use coupon code TWVNEW to get $12 off min spend of $20
Limited redemptions only
Click here to shop now >>
This article was last updated on 19 January 2023.
Table of Contents:
Hi there! Please read this disclaimer before proceeding to the listings
Coming up with this list of renovation contractors was a challenge. Despite there being many renovation contractors in the industry, many of them are B2B and work “in the background”. Most of them get their projects via referrals and hence do not market themselves, and have little or limited online presence or portfolios for us to review. Hence, we had to rely mostly on online reviews and other publishers. We leaned our preference to renovation contractors with a better online presence and cross-referenced them with reviews. We also checked to make sure that they are ACRA registered, HDB approved or CaseTrust accredited (we have indicated in each listing).
One tip to find a renovation contractor is to ask for trustworthy recommendations from your family, friends, and neighbours, and then cross-reference them with online sources. That might help you make a better decision as you can see the most recent work on their home and have a reliable testimonial to substantiate hiring them.
Our listicle is written with the aim to help you find the “better” renovation contractors in the industry. These shortlisted companies are companies that we may choose for ourselves if we were to require their service. But please know that we have not personally experienced or reviewed their services. This list is also not exhaustive. Hence, our choices are not to be taken solely and in their entirety. As always, we encourage you to always cross-reference with other sources. Please note that TWV cannot guarantee and will not be held liable for the company’s actual performance in any circumstance. Lastly, the information in this article is accurate at the time of posting. We reserve the right to update and change this list if any updated information comes up.
What is the difference between a renovation contractor and an interior designer?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to renovating your home. As the industry grows, the lines between an interior designer and a renovation contractor start to be finer.
Our distinct difference between a renovation contractor and an interior designer is the primary value they offer. The expertise of an interior designer is to provide design consultation and project management service. For most interior designers, their construction and building services are likely to be outsourced or sub-contracted. Renovation contractors, on the other hand, their expertise is in construction. They usually have their own in-house team of carpenters and workers.
Bigger companies have both interior design and renovation services in an aim to be a one-stop renovation solution for homeowners.
If you are planning to hire an interior designer, check out these Popular Interior Designers in Singapore.
For our new home, after doing a lot of research and meeting up with plenty of interior designers and renovation contractors in Singapore, we went with hiring a renovation contractor. As we bought an executive condominium (EC), much of the interiors were pre-designed and pre-built.
6 Best Renovation Contractors in Singapore
1. Empire Works
A one-stop renovation solution contractor based in Singapore, Empire Works specialise in many fields, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, tiling, painting, gate and door installation, aluminum, and air conditioning. The company has been in business for five years and has garnered many positive reviews from its customers, so you can feel at ease with the quality that Empire Works provide.
What we really appreciate about Empire Works is how they offer full-blown renovation packages. All the planning will be done by them, so you can just simply sit back and relax as they work their magic in providing quality services. Homeowners can count on them for building functional yet aesthetically pleasing spaces. They also do toilet renovation and kitchen renovation. And all these come at reasonable prices, too!
|Get a free quote from Empire Works >|
While Unimax Creative is more than just a renovation contractor (they offer interior design and renovation services as well), we included them as a reliable and impressive choice. Since being founded in 1997, they have grown to employ 30 design and sales professionals. Their portfolio also includes beautifully transformed residential and commercial projects. In addition, the team’s commitment to providing high-quality and reliable renovations is backed up by a 12-month workmanship warranty.
In addition to being a Singapore-based interior designer and renovation contractor, Unimax Creative has its own woodwork and aluminium factory. They also offer non-obligatory consultations and show samples of their work in their 2,000-square-foot showroom. Best of all, they have also been awarded the Singapore Prestige Brand Award (2009) and Outstanding Entrepreneur Award in Asis-Pacific (2011) and is registered on ACRA, CaseTrust-RCMA accredited, HDB and BCA.
|Get a free quote from Unimax Creative >|
You can count on Eight Design Pte Ltd for your entire home renovation needs. The company is both a renovation contractor and an interior designer. As their brand ambassador, Jack Neo is a strong endorsement of their services. They have also been in the industry for more than 15 years. In short, they have taken on a wide range of residential and commercial projects and put a high value on creativity and innovation in their work. Additionally, they strive to deliver fast, high-quality service to all of their clients. Visit either of their two showrooms in Paya Lebar (East) or Boon Lay (West). Also, Handyman Reviewed recommends them as a good interior design firm in Singapore.
Above all, Eight Design is registered on ACRA and HDB approved and CaseTrust accredited at the time of posting. They are also listed on Home Reno Guru, Home Trust, Reno Talk, and Renopedia. Watch a homeowner’s testimonial below.
|Get a quote from Eight Design >|
As a renovation contractor specialising in home renovation and carpentry, Reno Guys is one of the best in Singapore. The company has been renovating homes for over 30 years. Also, they offer a variety of home renovation services, such as groundwork, brickwork, plastering, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and kitchen cabinets. Ultimately, their sole focus is providing top-notch service to their clients.
Whether it is your entire home, or a specific area such as kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation, Reno Guys is committed to providing you reliable and high-quality craftsmanship that is timely and within your budget. We also like Reno Guys for their approachability. You can see the faces behind the company here. Each of them has grown up in the industry of furniture restoration, building, and carpentry. You can view their portfolio here.
Reno Guys Pte Ltd is registered on ACRA at the time of posting.
|Get a quote from Reno Guys >|
5. M2 Decor
Over the past 30 years, M2 Decor has been serving the industry. As well as being a renovation contractor, they have established themselves as a one-stop renovation company. They offer carpentry, electrical works, painting, interior design, and consultation services. Also included in their portfolio are residential projects (HDBs, condos, landed properties, executive apartments), offices, and commercial spaces.
At the heart of everything they do, their philosophy is to provide innovative design coupled with practical ideas. As such, they also provide advice on space planning, furniture selection, and interior styling, which is not often included in the service of renovation contractors in Singapore. They can also include a 3D rendering service for you to better visualise your space before the building begins.
A high customer satisfaction rate
M2 Decor’s mission is to provide homeowners with a streamlined, hassle-free process when it comes to renovating your home. As such, their services provided are in-house and done by their own team, to ensure high quality and reliability. They also claim to have a satisfaction rate of 100% of all customers with zero complaints to date. This is very impressive for a company that has been around for 30 years! Read their customer testimonials here.
|Get a free quote from M2 Decor >|
ZLC is a Singaporean-based boutique renovation firm that specializes in wetworks and carpentry, as well as kitchen renovation. Their carpenter team is well-trained under the UrbanKitchen by BLUM program. If you need to renovate your kitchen and you opt for this package, not only will your kitchen be beautifully designed, but the materials used will also be of high quality and be covered under BLUM warranty.
On top of being a renovation contractor, they also provide interior design services and advice, making them a one-stop centre for your home renovation needs. You can also choose to have a project manager assigned to you so that you can enjoy the perks of having your project managed. Check out ZLC renovation projects here. Additionally, their team can also provide consultation services that include impartial site assessment, validation, and appraisal of existing interior conditions as well. If you need to make adjustments to your current interior to make it elderly and child-friendly, they are also able to do it for you. Read their customer testimonials here.
|Get a quote from ZL Construction >|
We hope that this article has helped you to sieve out the best renovation contractors in Singapore and find the most suitable renovation contractor for your new home. Please share this with your family and friends if you have found it useful.
|Want to be featured on The Wedding Vow? Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for media invites. Click here for more information. Thank you!|