Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 Send TopicPrint
Normal Topic Joyful Mansion (Read 361 times)
smarti
Junior Member
**
Offline


Forum for DB residents

Posts: 83
Joined: May 6th, 2010
Joyful Mansion
Feb 10th, 2019 at 7:12am
Print Post  
Hello,

today we looked at a flat to rent in Joyful Mansion, higher floor.
The condition of the flat hasn't been at it's best.
Landlord promised to renovate the unit -what is fine.
And he mentioned it had been renovated before the previous tenant moved in (for 2 years).

What puzzles me, is that the wall cracks/splits and pills off. Mostly around the door frames.
There are no significant traces of mold, respectively humidity.
Any explanation for the reason?

Apartment layout and views are nice, but really wonder, if it would re-appear.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Ger
God Member
*****
Offline


I love YaBB 1G - SP1!

Posts: 1463
Location: Hong Kong
Joined: Oct 14th, 2007
Gender: Female
Re: Joyful Mansion
Reply #1 - Feb 11th, 2019 at 3:42am
Print Post  
I get obvious cracks around cupboard doors - not Joyful Mansion though - and these appear as early as two years after renovation.  I'd guess it's probably a perennial HK problem rather than specific to Joyful.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
garmato
God Member
*****
Offline



Posts: 1992
Joined: May 5th, 2010
Re: Joyful Mansion
Reply #2 - Feb 14th, 2019 at 10:08pm
Print Post  
Nice to see some people still on this forum. I check in once in a while now, thought it was completely dead.

We also have problem with the door peeling (looks like whoever painted just did it on top of old paint, can see several layers that look like several paint jobs underneath).

Wish someone with a professional background in renovation could explain about it.

All I can guess is that maybe due to poor preparation and paint job. My impression is in Hong Kong, workers tend to cut corners. They don't do things properly (have low standards).

Paint on the door should be completely stripped, door sanded down, primed and use a good paint or just vanish it as natural wood instead.

Could just be the weather. Who knows. Last place we lived in didn't have that problem.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Ger
God Member
*****
Offline


I love YaBB 1G - SP1!

Posts: 1463
Location: Hong Kong
Joined: Oct 14th, 2007
Gender: Female
Re: Joyful Mansion
Reply #3 - Feb 15th, 2019 at 10:32pm
Print Post  
Hi garmato,

I thought what the OP was referring to was cracks around the door frame, rather than shoddy workmanship to the door itself.

http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Sohmui/library/?sort=3&page=1

I had a very good paint job and the doors are fine.  Prepared to share the name of the contractor if anyone is interested.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
DBgreen
New Member
*
Offline


Forum for Discovery Bay
residents

Posts: 1
Joined: Feb 18th, 2019
Re: Joyful Mansion
Reply #4 - Feb 18th, 2019 at 7:25am
Print Post  
yes, what's the contractor's name and contact info? I am interested.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Ger
God Member
*****
Offline


I love YaBB 1G - SP1!

Posts: 1463
Location: Hong Kong
Joined: Oct 14th, 2007
Gender: Female
Re: Joyful Mansion
Reply #5 - Feb 18th, 2019 at 7:45am
Print Post  
Sent you a pm.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Poka
Junior Member
**
Offline


Forum for Discovery Bay
residents

Posts: 50
Joined: Dec 27th, 2017
Re: Joyful Mansion
Reply #6 - Feb 19th, 2019 at 8:46am
Print Post  
@garmato - it is dead! Just a last gasp
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send TopicPrint