Hi Everyone, sorry for being M.I.A for a while.
Yesterday we went to research on construction materials prices and availability. Through internet, we found the Taman Perindustrian JB Perdana and Taman Industri Jaya areas in Skudai. In these areas, you will see warehouses, glass manufacturers, timber manufacturers & more (including noodles & other food manufacturers).
We did not purchase any items yesterday, so I can't vouch for the quality of these items.
Here are some of the places we went to:
Yi Hong Tiling Sdn. Bhd.
No 10, 12 & 14, Jalan Satria 10
This shop has quite a selection of tiles. We asked about the Bali design stones and the prices given range from RM25 (for smallest piece) to RM250 for the bigger rectangle piece.
J.B Glass & Aluminium Sdn. Bhd
No 46, Jalan Satria 6
The quote we received for tempered glass (2 x 6 ft) for shower screen (incl installation) was RM 336. The price we've been quoted by an interior designer was RM1,100 per piece!
Seawin Trading S/B
This place sells reconstituted veneer sheets and teak sheet.
I forgot the actual street number :)
Estimated prices given:
Teak sheet RM63/sheet (natural finish)
Reconstituted veneer - RM70 to RM88
Moulding Teak - RM2.16/feet
Moulding Nyatoh - RM0.84/feet
No 18, 19, 20, 21, Jalan Satria 7
Solid Wood flooring - Burmese teak est. RM70/psf for supply only and RM82/psf for supply & installation
Engineered Flooring Collection - Burmese teak est. RM26/psf + RM5/sf for installation
This company seems to be quite an established timber flooring specialist but prices are quite steep.
Hwa Yeap Hardware Sdn. Bhd
No 23, Jalan Satria 6
Dealer of furniture, hardware accessories and customized plastic moulding.
I like some of the kitchen cabinet accessories I saw, especially the one shown in the middle picture below, but the price is very expensive (est. RM8K) as cabinet system is a German imported product.
There were a few more warehouses we went into but we were not able to speak to the sales office assistants as they had left for the day.
Google Maps for Taman Perindustrian JB Perdana:
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1 last place that we visited was Taman Industri Jaya which was super difficult to find on our Garmin system.
We visited a stainless steel manufacturer, Wei Tat Stainless Industries who is located at No 4, Jalan Silat Harimau 21, Taman Industri Jaya. There is no logic to the streets numbering in this area, so I've tried to locate it in Google Maps here
We were not able to get any price estimation as the person hardly speaks English and could only quote based on estimated design. They fabricate many stainless steel items, ranging from gates to restaurants' conveyer belts.
Overall, it was a very productive trip and we now have a much better idea of materials costs which would allow us to prioritise and negotiate with interior designers better.
Good luck if you're planning to or are renovating too!