Singapore Property | The CEO of Century 21 Singapore recently said that that the industry of real estate market in the country should start thinking about higher standards particularly on the quality of its services including the construction, supervising the production, finishing touches and even the smallest of all details as well.
Ku Swee Yong noted that even though there were noticeable improvements with the quality of constructing residential developments, there were only a few developers who were trying to raise their bars. The industry in general hasn’t changed much compared to the standards set ten years ago. Moreover, Ku Swee Yong also said that even the luxury developments nowadays that have similar features and facilities with the Sturdee Residence or Principal Garden, cater second-rate materials and even inferior workmanship as well.
These flaws are often oblivious to the buyers and even developers when they hand over the keys of the units. However, the defects will appear a year after they buyers settled in such as cracks at the partition walls, poor water installation, and roof leaks to name a few.
It is not only noticeable for the Singapore private residential developments but more so on public housing projects. Many of the existing residents have been complaining about clogged toilets, uneven flooring, huge cracks at the walls, water leaking, and narrow corridors among others.
On the other hand, Desmond Lee explained that the complaints and flaws reported by the residents should not reflect the development’s structural integrity. But Ku still stood firm with his idea and said that developers and the industry in general should go beyond the basic prototype and building reliability.
On top of that, Ku also mentioned that even if mere flaws like uneven flooring may not influence the overall safety of the building, it would still cause some discomfort to the residents. When constructing, they have to consider that the building should be sturdy enough to last for several generations to come.