Sunday, February 27, 2011

For renovators: House renovation materials manufacturers in Skudai

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!


  1. Hi Erika

    Thanks for posting this. im at the midst of engaging IDs & contractors for renovation as well, this is very useful for us. I hope to see u around in EL. We r moving in in June or July :-)

  2. No worries! I'll share more as soon as I have any other updates on this topic. Good luck with your renovation too!

  3. Hi Erika,

    Congrats on the new house. I bought one in Phase2. Should be ready end 2011 I guess. Started looking around for interior/landscaping IDs too. So if you have any referral, would appreciate. Went to look at the club house the other day, I love the pool.....

  4. Thanks HK, welcome to the club! Let me see how my interior designer go (in terms of quality and timeline) before I start to give out their contact details. So please stay tuned :)

  5. Hello,

    Thanks for the info. Looking to build
    Would appreciate if you happen to popby some industries so I can purchase those timber. Great info btw.

  6. Hi, i have also book a condo at jalan silat harimau, we are also located in singapore and moving over to johor soon!

  7. Yay Erika! What a wonderful insight on the reno/build contractors. We were unsure of where to start looking for them, as yes, we have heard about the scary tales, but have always kept our eyes and ears open for ideas from friends who have engaged Malaysian contractors for their homes in jb. Our new home is still in the building stage now, so we are just scouting still.

    Keep this wonderful blog going, we are always looking forward to hearing your stories!

  8. Hi Uncle David, I'm sorry for missing your comment. We actually ended up buying some timber parts/pieces from Bali as the price in Johor is super expensive.

    Hi Weilong, good luck for your move! Welcome to the club :)

    Hi Izzie, thanks again for reading my blog. I'll definitely continue to share more about the different products/building parts we bought. Best of luck!

  9. Hi Erika,

    Thanks for sharing. I just bought a hse in Pulai Indah with 6 bedrms but the hse is still under construction and will be ready in 2 yrs time. But i nd to plan everything especially if we are on budget. Will always look forward to your new posting. Thanks alot.

    1. Hi Sari, thanks for reading my blog. All the best with your new house!

  10. Hi,

    I found this company that supply wooden articles.

    If you need any wooden trimmings for your home interior decoration, please visit

  11. I went to Jalan Satria this morning to check out the place.
    Shower screen with doors (4 ft x 6ft) quoted Rm1300 including installtion.

    ID quoted RM1500 for the same product.

    I have gotten my keys for phase 8 and looking for contractors to do carpentry work and also false ceiling with lighting.

    Any recommendation.