Renovation is an important aspect before moving in a RUMAWIP. Whether it’s a basic project or a full-scale renovation, selecting the right brands for the job is crucial. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the top brands in the renovation industry and how they can help make your renovation project a success.
Mega Kabel for Wiring Works
When it comes to wiring works, safety and durability should be your top priorities. Megakabel is a reliable brand that has been providing high-quality wires and cables for over 30 years. Their products are manufactured to meet international safety standards, and their wires are known for their excellent conductivity and resistance to wear and tear. Hospital usually uses these brand for their wiring. (For additional light and powerpoints)
Schneider for Switches
Switches are an integral part of any electrical system, and Schneider is one of the top brands in the industry. They offer a wide range of switches, from basic on-off switches to more advanced dimmer switches and smart switches that can be controlled remotely. Schneider switches are known for their durability, reliability, and ease of installation, making them an ideal choice for any renovation project. S-Classic (used to be the brand Clipsal which last a lifetime) is the long lasting ones but most people choses Vivace for the aesthetic. (For additional switches or total replacement of all switches for a more uniform aesthetic)
DOE and Pakai for Sanitary Ware and Fittings
Sanitary ware and fittings are essential components of any bathroom or kitchen renovation project. DOE and Pakai are two of the most popular brands in this category. DOE is known for its high-quality bathroom fixtures, including toilets, sinks, and showers, while Pakai specializes in kitchen sinks, faucets, and other fittings. Both brands offer a wide range of products, from basic models to more advanced designs that incorporate the latest technology. Sorento or Jaguar prices are a little steep for RUMAWIP, in my opinion. (unless you are using storage heater, you may not need to buy much of this as it is provided except for the water heater which most chose instant water heater that comes with the shower head)
*existing wiring not suitable for storage heater & oven; you will need a 4mm supply for it (provided is a 2.5 mm supply) . Joven is the only brand you can get for storage heater; it involve luck in the lifespan & get the wiring done by an electrician and not the water heater installer as they may not provide you a Mega Kabel 4mm power supply! (this is if you are going for a rain shower) Please take note, if the wiring supply burn out you will need to break the plaster ceiling to create a new supply! A ceiling manhole below the storage heater is a MUST or you will have to break the plaster ceiling when the storage heater needs repair. There is a hefty price to pay for a romantic bathing experience if you know what I mean 😉
White Horse and Super Ceramic for Tiles
Tiles are a crucial element in any renovation project, and White Horse and Super Ceramic are two of the top brands in this category. White Horse offers a wide range of tiles, from classic designs to more contemporary options, while Super Ceramic specializes in ceramic tiles that are durable and easy to maintain. Both brands offer a range of sizes, colors, and patterns, making it easy to find the perfect tiles to match your design vision. (you may not need this as current RUMAWIP tiles are presentable)
Kitchens Best Use Cement to Lay Tiles
All kitchen cabinet that is long lasting cost a bomb! So I suggest laying tiles in the kitchen table using cement. Cement provides a strong and durable base for tiles and can withstand the heat and moisture that are common in kitchens. Then get a simple quote from different cabinet makers for the kitchen top. You can get some inspiration from Signature. (All RUMAWIP comes only with a aluminium sink)
Colorland, Kansai, and SKK for Paint Work
Painting is one of the most cost-effective ways to update the look of your RUMAWIP. Colorland, Kansai, and SKK are three of the most affordable yet popular brands in the paint industry. (All RUMAWIP walls are painted white colour)
In conclusion, selecting the right brands is crucial for any renovation project. Whether you’re renovating your bathroom, kitchen, or entire home, using reliable brands like Megakabel, Schneider, DOE, Pakai, White Horse, Super Ceramic, Colorland, Kansai, and SKK can help ensure that your project is successful and meets your expectations. Insisting on buying all of these brands by yourself for your RUMAWIP unit is one method to avoid being taken advantage of by contractors, but lowering their profit may not be a smart idea because good workmanship is equally important. I suggest that you should offer above what they request for the labor charge or you may end up being the typical Malaysian property investor always busy on repairing defects.
- those KDK fan that last 80 years no longer exist; fan that is simplistic tends to last longer just like Schneider S-Classic switches. Choose simple ceiling fan and clean in often for it to last longer.
Most of the information in this article is provided by KL Soo, Marketing Director of Lem Min Steel . 20 years experience in providing building materials. They supply all the recommended brand above except for the electrical ones.