With so many interior design firms out there, how do you know who to choose? Besides the obvious, such as price, design style and workmanship, credibility is probably the most important factor to take into consideration.
You might have come across ID firms that are CaseTrust-RCMA accredited. What does this mean exactly? The CaseTrust-RCMA Joint Accreditation for Renovation Process, which has been in place since 2004, is an accreditation scheme that highlights renovation businesses that are committed to maintaining a high level of good business practices.
The Memorandum of Understanding was made in August 2014 with the Singapore Renovation Contractors and Material Suppliers Association (RCMA), which enabled creation of the CaseTrust-RCMA Joint Accreditation scheme for renovation businesses. Only RCMA listed businesses are eligible to obtain it.
According to Casetrust.org, it states that ‘This scheme requires an accredited business to protect a customer’s deposit payment through purchase of a deposit performance bond. Meanwhile, this bond will safeguard deposits against closure, winding up and/or liquidation.’
To sum it up, here are some of the interior design firms that are CaseTrust-RCMA to help you save time and protect your interests.
Ciseern by Designer Furnishings Pte Ltd
As a CaseTrust-RCMA firm, Ciseern is the first interior design firm to be awarded the Spirit of Enterprise award from the President S R Nathan in 2005. They also attained the coveted Singapore Prestige Brand Award 2008 in the Promising Brands category and Singapore Prestige Brand Award 2012 in the Established Brands category.
Ciseern is definitely the most established and reputable firm in Singapore as they are the first and only interior design firm to achieve the Singapore Prestige Brand Award in both the Promising Brand and Established Brand categories. Furthermore, their extensive list of awards and accreditation definitely reflect the trust that their partners and consumers to them.
With a team of 15 professional in-house designers, Image Creative utilizes advanced design software with the latest technologies in order to provide and meet the renovation needs from a wide range of consumers. Besides, a team of 80 sales consultants who are also professional designers assist the designers, aim to differentiate themselves from the competitors by utilizing new materials and knowledge on the latest trends and styles.
Having more than 20 years of experience, Image Creative Design has made many great achievements such as they are an accredited BCA registered contractors and a BCA Licensed Builder with a certification in BizSAFE Star. Meanwhile, they are the only industry player to be awarded the Superbrands Awards in 2004/2005 and 2011/2012 and 2013/2014 and 2015/2016.
One Design Werkz
Image: One Design Werkz Pte Ltd
One Design Werkz provides a wide range of services such as interior design, commercial design, office design, house or space planning, and landscape planning. They are endorsed under Nippon Paint Designers of Choice due to the strict assessments of their impeccable track record, delightful workmanship, innovative designs and their persistence in using only high quality products in their work.
One Design Werkz is definitely a loving, passionate and committed team that you would like to meet in order to achieve aesthetics space which is full of eclectic style; that expresses your personality exclusively.
As an interior design firm which won for the best Scandinavian design in September 2015, Posh Living eager to break the misconception and the biggest gap between quality design, workmanship and price.
Working in the market for more than a decade, Posh Living aims to tell people that hiring interior designer is not that costly; oppositely, they want to make things accessible by bringing marvelous workmanship and design at reasonable and transparent cost.
Image: Unimax Creative
Through a non-obligatory sales consultation, Unimax Creative seeks to not only understand your needs but to also present their visions for your dreams. They adhere to a transparent work process where every detail can be discussed to your satisfaction; hence, there will be no hard-selling, hidden costs or any other issues which will decelerate the renovation process.
Unimax Creative also promises you with their support for 8 years under the workmanship warranty. This tells that they do have greatest confidence in their creations as well as commitment to be your long-term partner.
Last but not least, you truly can expect a renovation company that achieves the CaseTrust-RCMA is certified as a business that possesses the foundation for good sales practices and standards. Meanwhile, they do have well-trained personnel who do not practice unethical sales tactics and are able to provide accurate information regarding the renovation.
We truly understand that most of the homeowners are concerned about the dishonest renovation business; however, as a CaseTrust-RCMA renovation business, well-defined business practices and systems is set, plus clear fee policies is stated whilst this must be fully disclosed to consumers.