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Save Your Home Makeover Costs & The Environment At Once

Wong Shu Lee  


  June 23, 2022

Building material wastage is a problem that not many people are aware of. Constructors usually will overstock building materials, be it piping materials, bricks, paints, etc. because it will be a pain to reorder items in smaller quantities when they run out of these materials in the middle of a project. 


However, these excess stocks would go to waste after each project ends. While they are often non-biodegradable, these excess building materials and products can be harmful to the environment. 


Noticing this issue, Pennie HOMA who has been involved in the building material industry for more than 15 years launched HOMA2U, an online to offline (O2O) building materials and interior finishes marketplace where users can find a wide range of high-quality, branded, and bargains materials for their house projects.


This platform is catered to users who are looking for cost savings and at the same time impacting society by reducing wastage. 


Keep in mind that renovation is usually an inevitable outcome when someone buys a house. Even if you purchase a new development from a developer, at the very least you would need to get someone in to do the lighting because most homes do not come fully equipped with complete fixtures and fittings. 


If you’ve purchased a sub-sale property, the cost can grow more exponentially depending on the state of the home – your renovation expenditure might include plumbing, electrical and appliance costs. 


Renovation costs for an average-sized condominium that is about 1,000 – 1,500 sq ft can range from RM20,000~RM30,000 including basic fixtures, painting, and minor wet works to RM60,000 and even more if you need to upgrade foundational things such as electrical wiring, plumbing, and toilet. 


HOMA2U can be helpful to reduce costs for home renovation projects generally besides minimizing the construction waste. 


When users are ready to start a project, HOMA2u is the one-stop place for them to find competitive prices for the building materials they need from tiles, ventilation blocks, water filtration, water tanks, furniture, and more.


The platform also offers helpful guidance to users who needed help. Users can browse through HOMA2u Stories to obtain new ideas and inspiration for their home projects. 


By championing the notion of reducing, reusing, and repurposing HOMA2U’s main strategy includes acquiring building materials and interior finishes products from unused construction materials, discarded materials, and overstock markets. This enables them to:


Reduce the environmental footprint produced by the release of construction waste.

Bring fair, competitive pricing that makes sense for users.

Provide users with a wide range of building materials and brand choices.


For more information, let’s check out the following video and links for your reference: 



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