Friday, December 17, 2010

Grazia Italia - Gold Bling Bling for Chijmes

grazia italia with design firm collaborates to produce as series of smashing blings handles for a fine whiskey shop in Chijmes. As there are some strict requirements to follow the uniform styles of the rest of the shops, grazia italia is to custom-made exactly to the proportions. 

The result is a glamorous bunch of gold pulls that would sit flawlessly in the ultra-luxe Dolce&Gabanna's GOLD Bistrot in Milan. No doubt Black & Chrome is the color for now, but Gold is always the best choice for the filthy-rich & the fabulous. Browse the images of the D&G Bistrot & you will agree.
 Preview pics

Dress it up with red ribbons, it will pump up the glamor for your X'mas or Lunar New year festivity.

To get you into the golden age, watch this clip.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tampines - July 10

Maisonette in Tampines really got a major makeover.
Owner comes on to us at a very good timing when we launch the latest veneers.

Main Entrance Door
Door veneer selected : Art No. 247 Recon Italian Ebony. 
Unlike regular ebony featured on , the grains are finer & less dramatic. However, this does not reduce the texture & color. We are pretty sure this veneer is will be a hit.

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Handle selected : grazia italia PH205 450mm SS/PC in hairline & chrome
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Lockset Selected
Mortice: Yale 521 50mm SN roller mortice
Cylinder : Yale H70mm T/T DK Hi-Security Cylinder with Anti-Drill side pin [5keys non-duplicate] 

Room Doors
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Similar door design
Door veneer selected : Art No. 247 Recon Italian Ebony.

Handle selected: Yale L6227 US15 in Satin Nickel finish
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This is a Standard Duty Tubular Leverset aka Key-In-Lever. 
Key feature includes:
- Conceal screw fittings for front & back
- 175,000 life testing cycles
- Diameter 75mm Larger base which is able to replace most existing knobsets or leverset
- Handy leversets suitable for residential and light duty commercial use
- The force and angle required to operate the lever is designed for comfort of use
- Solid steel chassis and latch case, zinc plated for corrosion resistance
- Exposed trim is zinc die-cast electroplated or solid brass

Available Functions
- Entrance No.7 [Outside Key, inside twist-knob]
- Privacy No.2 [Outside Coin slot, inside twist-knob]
Door Thickness of 35-50mm

Available Finishes
- US5 - Antique Brass
- US15 - Satin Nickel
- US26D - Satin Chrome

Lever Style
- L621
- L622

Thursday, September 30, 2010

New! Series Sottile2 : A collaboration with grazia italia x jonas.n

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Good news for all resale home owners! If you are still using the conventional old lock for your main entrance door,  you may have a good chance to update your door with this cool new handle.

Handle manufacturer grazia italia had collaborated with local designer Jonas.N to develop serie sottile2 that address cutting edge design with function. 

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Designer Jonas.N had started developing art. no. D090-i of serie sottile2 since late 08, while design fundamental are base on replacing most locks. In Singapore context, it is able to replace 4 most common HDB handles and many industrial specifications. 

serie sottile2 will be available in Singapore from Oct 2010. 

Official Brochure

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This serie sottile2 also comes equipped with grazia italia's famous 4 point securing system which improve performance and durability.

For sale & delivery email:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yishun Ring - June 10

From black floral feature wall with stainless steel lines  to black glitter marble flooring, seems like Black is back in home decor.

This stylist home owner have very strict colour scheme of only white walls with essences of dark grey to black spectrum.

Thus, when it comes to doors, its very hard to find doors that are in the shade of grey or black.
Laminates & paints have wide selections but can never achieve the warm natural texture of natural timber.

They had chance upon our first featured owner's blog and had engage us.

Main door

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Door veneer selected : Art No. 816 Recon Fancy Dark Oak.
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Handle selected: Grazia Italia PH205 SS/PS 900mm

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Mortice: Yale 521 60mm SN roller mortice
Cylinder : Yale H70mm T/T DK Hi-Security Cylinder with Anti-Drill side pin [5keys non-duplicate]

Additional accessories
- Door guard in Satin Nickel

- Dorma TS68 EN2-4 with Hold-open device
Door Closer are very common item for fire-rated doors. However, this also give users a lot of inconvenience as they are not able to keep still & always get themselves caught in the closing.
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Thus in this posting, we will like to take some time to introduce this new gadget call the Hold-Open Arm. In the animation below, we had exhibit that the Hold-Open device snaps and hold in position. This function come in handy when you are moving in, carrying larger items like shopping bags or just when u feel like having ventilation.

This positions can be adjusted to any position as long as it does not have obstruction. eg. the wall. This Device also becomes the best gadget when the door could not install an magnetic stopper.

Room Door 
Door veneer selected : Art No. 816 Recon Fancy Dark Oak
Addition stainless steel inlays are added  so as to follow the details of the feature wall.

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Lockset : PRO-SAFE TF600-630 SN key-in-lever set 
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Yale Digital Door Lock Promo! till 31/09/10

We are now having an exclusive promotion for our Yale Digital Door Lock!

You had probably heard something of these digital door locks. 
If not, read
The convenience of not having to look for a key to open the door, no worries of forgetting to lock the door when you leave the house and the impressive gadget on your doors. 

We are now offering limited sets of 10sets each for the below models at very special price this month of September.

This offer is not valid with other promotion and discounts. While stock last.
No purchase is require to enjoy this special promotion

Monday, August 23, 2010

Nim Road - April 10

This private property tuck away in a quiet part of Singapore has a nice facing a open field. External facade seem very much like a resort, however interior is modern with white marble and a large full glass panels facing the green.

As design is relatively minimal, Client have very clear ideas of the color theme. They had chosen some shades of walnut to shortlist to match their cabinets. Thus keeping everything simple and uniform.

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Main Entrance Door
Door veneer selected : Art No. 257 Recon Mocha Walnut [New! 2010]
Handle : grazia italia PH205 900mm Hairline SS with Narrow Esclutcheon Cover [New! 2010]
Mortice Lockset : PRO-SAFE 85x60mm European-profile roller mortice SUS304
Cylinder : PRO-SAFE 70mm TT European-profile Cylinder

Master Bedroom Door
Sliding door was used as regular swing door could swing into the glass bathroom door. 
Thus, client had chosen a Sliding door to avoid damaging glass door. Also, Veneer as also carefully select to match wardrobe Eco-series laminates.

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Door veneer selected : Art No. 820 Recon Spring Ebony [New! 2010]

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Lockset : Kolm Sliding door mortice with Square recess handle
Sliding Track : NISIN CLiQ system 


When it comes to door gadget, Our crew in Contat are always very excited to test & share systems with everyone. NISIN CLiQ system is a revolutionary system, designed in Japan, that uses a special CLiQ mechanism to keep door securely close or open. This sliding system can solve common problems like air-conditioning leakage caused by gaps in sliding door when doors rolls back.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Edgefield Plains - March 10

Fairly young couple of Edgefield Plains came with a designer for this resale flat.
Since condition is very new, however older doors are light colored wood.
Thus, they had replaced the 3 bedroom doors & had repainted the Fire-rated Maindoor to match their new interior and furnishings.

Veneer selected is the most popular model Art No. 888, [probably know as HUAT HUAT HUAT]
European Walnut unlike common Walnut has a more Orange hue, thus giving that warmer & rich feel to the wood grain.

Also, feature wall covering the bomb-shelter door also has stainless steel trimmings,
so the designer also proposed a steel insert on the door.
Room Doors
Door veneer selected : Art No. 888 Recon Euro Walnut with 1 stainless steel inlay
Lockset : PRO-SAFE TF600-630 SN key-in-lever set

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Toh Tuck Avenue with Yale Biometric Digital Door Lock - May 10

Biometric Digital locks have been in our market for around 5years. Earlier models made its entry with those 25 x 25mm glass panel that scans our thumb with a red light. 

In late 09, Yale launched its 1st Biometric digital door lock in Singapore with the latest EasyScan One-Touch Fingerprint Verification that uses a swipe action.

Being a Yale distributor, we are excited about this product as much as this Tech savvy home owner in Toh Tuck.
Due to the condo's requirement, we are not allow to change the main entrance door, the  couple still managed stain the door wenge & add a touch of tech.

Yale YDM4109 comes with multiple mode of entry, either via EasyScan One-Touch Fingerprint Verification, Numeric password on Smart Touchpad or High-security Mechanical Key.

The Yale YDM4109 also stepped up a level among the Korean competitors by integrating its German Mortice into the electronics.

Watch Introduction video:

More details of Yale YDM4109 

PDF brochure :

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunshine Terrace - Feb 10

Sunshine terrace project is 1 of larger residential project this year to date, 19 doors including external doors, room doors, stores & bathrooms.

Main Entrance Door
Door veneer selected : Art No. 883 Recon Wenge Horizontal Grain with 2 grooves

Handle selected : Grazia Italia PH205 SS 1200mm
Mortice: PRO-SAFE 60mm SN roller mortice
Cylinder : PRO-SAFE 70mm T/T [Masterkey system]

Room Doors
Similar door design
Door veneer selected : Art No. 883 Recon Wenge Horizontal Grain with 2 grooves
Unfortunately, we had not captured the photo of the rooms.

Handle selected: Grazia Italia LH146 solid ss lever handle

Mortice : PRO-SAFE 60mm SN Entrance mortice
Cylinder : PRO-SAFE 70mm T/T [with Masterkey system]

Bathroom doors
Sliding door saves space within the bathrooms. However, we would recommend this to be installed in dry toilets with shower screens.

Door veneer selected : Art No. 883 Recon Wenge Horizontal Grain with 2 grooves

Sliding Kit : Frascio KIT 0 satin chrome.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Types of locks for main entrance doors

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When it comes to choosing the locks for your entrance doors, upon aesthetics, each individual styles does have different functions and applications.

1. Gripset, aka bored lock or Entrance Handleset. As this lock is mostly given by HDB, its one of the most common lock in Singapore context. Key operates bolt on the top, while thumb triggers activate the latches. Typical cyclic tested for 200,000 cycles

2 & 3. European Profile Mortices is probably the second most common locks in residential & commercial. Typical cyclic tested for 500,000 cycles and are fire-rated approved. Lever styles has many varieties, on Rosette 2 or on Plate 3. This is also very versatile as components are interchangable. High-security cylinders with special keys are widely available on European profile platform, do speak with us for more details

4. ANSI Mortice Entrance set is made well known by Baldwin in Singapore, commonly seen in older condominiums projects. This look is highly robust, cyclic tested for 800,000 cycles. Look is also configure in Slam Shut while Passage function is temporary available.  ANSI can only be installed in minimum 45mm doors thus unsual in HDB estates.

5 & 6, Pull handles recently got popular in Residential areas, which we only seen them in shopping centres or office entrance. Pull handles comes in different lengths, thus positions of cylinder can vary. Common pull handles will sit on European profile roller lockcases, however occasionally on deadbolts for budget consumers. High-security cylinders with special keys are widely available on European profile platform, do speak with us for more details

Digital door locks are also getting popular with entry modes of either magnetic keys, RFid cards and Biometrics. This lock had created added convenience of not carrying keys to open the doors. 

7. Digital lock on pull handles are common for Condominium as apartments comes with pull handles and owners get a ADD-ON digital rim lock to be installed above the pull handles.

8. Also in Luxurious Condominiums, developers includes this lock as it shares the same platform for access cards to apartment locks. Thus reducing the hassle of keys or many cards.
Lever handle will sit on a mortice and bigger brands does offer Key-overwrite and even European mortice.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bedok Reservoir - Jan 10

A recent project we had done with a designer for this major renovation project of this executive mansionette. Walls are hacked and new doors were erected.

Main Entrance Door

Door veneer selected : Art No. 811 Recon Ebony Horizontal Grain

This was first being commercialize when GUESS & Sookee Boutique used this as their feature walls within their shop interiors.

Handle selected: Grazia Italia PH257 SS 900mm


Mortice: Yale 521 60mm SN roller mortice

Cylinder : Mul-T-Lock 7x7series 70mm T/T Hi-security [5keys restricted duplicate]

Additional accessories

NIZIN DH001 SS Half round door bump for floor mounting

Room Doors

Room Doors

Door veneer selected : Art No. 822 Recon Classic Ebony Vertical Grain

Very uncommon wood grain last used at St. Regis walls & ballrooms. Grain are very rich and dramatic, definitely a conversation piece.

Handle select : Ashico JL 610SS GATE.

This robust handle, made in Korea, comes with large base covers and guarantee 200,000 cycles with 25yrs mechanism warranty and 3 yrs finishing warranty. Lastly, it is also the pioneer few brands to be awarded with ISO 14001 ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

Additional accessories

Atena 983 hydraulic door closer

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bedok South - Dec 07

We shall start our 1st post with the most talked about project in this Bedok South residence. After their blog had been published, we had received many repeated inquiries about this door.

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Door previously was a traditional molded door which the owner replaced it with the veneer door to suit their theme of BLACK & WHITE.

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Door veneer selected : Art No. 816 Recon Fancy Dark Oak.
Which was a dark oak veneer stain in grey and white washed

[White washing is a popular timber finishing in traditional Japanese timber products for decades]

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Handle selected: Grazia Italia PH205 SS/PS 450mm

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Mortice: Yale 521 60mm SN roller mortice
Cylinder : Yale H70mm T/T DK Hi-Security Cylinder with Anti-Drill side pin [5keys non-duplicate]

Additional accessories NIZIN door guard in Satin Nickel