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Renovation With a Peace of Mind - Understanding Accreditations

Most homeowners may struggle with choosing a firm. While you may not know which firms are reliable off the bat, what may help you in this situations are accreditations that the firms have. They are a good starting point, so we did the legwork to lay out all you need to know about the different types of accreditations and how they differ. However, take accreditations with a pinch of salt.


Singapore Interior Design Accreditation Scheme (SIDAS)

A directory of individual interior designers whom you can qualify by their years of experience and relevant experience.

Existing interior designers can get accredited following a review of their job experiences, relevant practising licences and academic certifications. They’re then categorised under a three-tier framework based on relevant work experience:


ID Class 1 – minimum 8 years

ID Class 2 – minimum 3.5 or 4.5 years (if without relevant academic qualifications)

ID Class 3 – minimum 3 years



BCA Directory of Registered Contractors and Licensed Builders

The firm/contractor has the necessary expertise and meets a minimum standard of quality to carry out works safely following the BCA’s guidelines. Firms who have this accreditation who are recognised as being aware of the HDB’s requirements for carrying out renovations and protecting the structural integrity of the building.


All RRCs undergo a mandatory training course conducted in partnership with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy and have at least 3 years of experience with renovation works.



CaseTrust Accreditation for Renovation Businesses

Renovation contracts contain a transparent breakdown of costs and a clear resolution framework. Established by the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE), the CaseTrust Accreditation for Renovation Businesses scheme aims to raise the industry standards and the level of professionalism for the renovation sector, as well as to provide homeowners with more assurance when renovating, such as ensuring your deposits are safeguarded.



HDB Direction of Renovation Contractors

Legal requirement for contractors working on HDB flats – extends to sub-contractors hired by ID firms. Being registered in the DRC is a mandatory requirement in Singapore. This directory lists all Registered Renovation Contractors (RRCs) who are recognised as being aware of the HDB’s requirements for carrying out renovations and protecting the structural integrity of the building.


All RRCs undergo a mandatory training course conducted in partnership with the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Academy and have at least 3 years of experience with renovation works.

 

At Dreamakers Interior we believe that every space has the potential to become unique, harmonial and beautiful. We are proud of what we do and are prepared to work overtime to guarantee that you are satisfied with the way your space looks. From full-scale projects to small renovations, we invite you to take a look at our gallery and see what we have done. Below are some of our favorite projects. If you need professional help for design conceptualization or space planning, let us know


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