Contractor or Conman?

Is he being honest with you

Local contractors often hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

While there’re extreme cases of bogus masons cheating unsuspecting people of their hard-earned money, some registered building and renovation companies are also fond of underhand tactics and foul play.

Online forums like CozyCot’s and RenoTalk’s are rife with complaints of such rogue contractors.

As some of us have found, being registered with the Housing Development Board (HDB) doesn’t make a contractor completely trustworthy either, so it’s practically impossible to engage a contractor and have a peace of mind.Beds.sg exposes some of the dirtiest, darkest secrets of Singapore’s building and engineering construction industry in this five-part series so you’ll be well informed and prepared for any tricks a contractor has up his sleeves.

Click on the photo links below to find out more about the dirty business tactics some contractors use in Singapore:

Link to Material Fraud
Link To "What The Paper Doesn't Say"Link to Time is Money Link To Before You Pay Up
Link To Their Wrongs, Your Rights  

Had an unpleasant run-in with a contractor? Share your experiences and views on the issue on our forum thread.

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Armed with a mildly morbid fascination with the English Language, Cheak writes and edits content and copy for FortyTwo Magazine and FortyTwo Super Store. He's also known for his insatiable appetite and impressive but rather useless ability to stuff his entire fist in his mouth.