AS 2022 COMES TO A CLOSE BY BRIAN KOW (December 2022/Issue 151)
Like in any venture, adversity brings about change.
And change brings about growth.
And growth brings about new heights.
And new heights bring about a much better view.
2023 is promising and we look forward as we continue to improve and simplify our processes to make your home build journey a more joyful and memorable one.
As we come to the close of another year, this being our last newsletter of 2023, we at Nic & Wes are extremely grateful to receive another appreciative testimonial and would like to share it with you, our readers.
From the initial architectural designs, to the submissions, to the demolitions and subsequent reconstructions, it was good that we were working with the same team. Having each design amendment submitted to BCA, working to get the NEA and PUB approvals, and then working around the COVID workplace requirements needed a professional team to accomplish, and I must say that you have made it painless and almost transparent to me. Indeed, I would never have imagined that even NParks and the LTA had a say in building a house (stupid lemon tree ;-p)
In terms of design, you took our desire for a Pondicherry French-Tamilian inspired theme and worked it into a modern look that blends into the neighbourhood. Inside we had a large light and air well and a ventilated jack roof that allows air circulation and keeps the house cool. The frosted glass of the light well was a very good idea; there are no dark corners in my interterrace house.
You and your team managed the neighbours’ expectations and grouses all through the project and including the unseen delays; I am astounded by the lengths you went to keep them happy. For this, we will be forever grateful. We know we have the right builder when our neighbour compliments you (to us) for being responsive and quickly correcting any minor damage or issues that happens when we are reconstructing an inter-terrace house.
My specific thanks to Mr Somu for working around all the construction issues and to Sudha for making things work on the ground. A special shout out to Udaykumar, electrician extraordinaire, he has certainly made the electrical works robust and future proof (think solar panels or EV).
We have no hesitation in recommending Nic & Wes. As a full design-and-build concept company, you walked us through the whole process as partners, sticking with us through thick and thin, till the very end and beyond. We now have a bright, cool and airy new home that we cannot wait to fill with family and memories.
Chin Tiong & Siam Lee