Clubhouse Reception Hall
A 60-year-old community recreational club – over the few decades certain area of the interiors has undergone nip and tuck in stages. The result is a dated, makeshift work not in keeping with the time and image of the facility occupying one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious locations. HelloJack! was given two weeks to remodel the lobby with a shoestring budget – a project to test the grit and sheer ability of the HelloJack! team… Cutting to the chase…our A Team was able to finish the 500 square-foot otherwise drab and boring space in 12 days, within budget, while turning it to a classic, airy reception hall much to the ooh and aah of members !
Good bones but the skin has incited multiple blemishes ! Structurally the 2-storied building is in good shape, the exterior, however, especially the outer façade facing Perkins Road and Creasy Road that snakes up around the club premise, has truly seen its days ! We turned an old gutter into flowerbeds, sanded down the black iron grates (good pieces), welded back all the broken pieces, hacked off broken columns, built new columns… When all that was done the metal pieces were given a fresh coat of anti-rust primer, then two to three coats of dark outdoor paint. The walls and columns were painted a mustard yellow to contrast the rugged blacksmith grates. Very old English of yesteryear yet it transpires class and modernism !
Used mainly as a dumpsite and a transitional space for refuge. The grounds were in a such a sad state of affairs that’s beyond description…with potholes everywhere and crack lines full of unwelcoming weeds and insects. HelloJack! again was charged with a self-inflicted mission to turning this otherwise lovely outdoor space into a BBQ pit measuring 1,500 square feet… and we did exactly that !
This is a bigger and more demanding job under an even tighter timeline and budget. The first-floor lobby measures approximately 2,000 square feet, it was used as storage…so over the years things got piled up leaving only a tiny corridor leading to the rooftop tennis court. The three individual rooms were full of old, unused furniture and junks collected over time. The two toilets were not functioning so they too needed a lot of ‘tender loving care’. A challenging and ginormous job indeed to say the least…
The HelloJack! A Team again rose to the occasion. It was to be a four-month metamorphosis project and we were able to tweak it in 2 ½ months returning this lovely space to its formal glory ! The project wowed many who were able to witness the transformation !
Tennis Court (Kowloon)
This one court (total of 4) was totally savaged by typhoons in 2018/2019. Chain-link fence damaged, poles holding up the chain-link fence broken, even the sturdy lamp posts holding up the floodlight for evening play were bent as a result of gusting wind… Hellojack! worked with an experienced sub-contractor specializing in outdoor recreational facilities to tackle the challenge ! All floodlight posts had to be lifted, that involved hacking and removing the concrete base supporting these posts burying one-metre deep into the ground. While this was in progress chain-link fence and poles were being prepared – that included putting one coat of primer and two coats of outdoor paint onto the poles, installing or meshing poles into the metal fence, and finally securing the whole work into place. New floodlight housings and 1000- watt specialized bulbs were now waiting by courtside to be attached to the new posts.
Outdoor metal work differs greatly from interior work. HelloJack! was at the mercy of weather (we had some good dry days and reasonably mild temperature during the 3-month project !). Experienced strong workers are required to do heavy-duty outdoor metal work.
A sumptuous apartment in South Bay
A small job even a junior handyman can handle without much problem. Two HelloJack! handymen took down two built-in queen beds, night tables, with hydraulic mechanisms attached to the base of the beds. Once removed power sockets were reattached and the walls were given a fresh coat of paint. The flat owner even received a bonus courtesy of HelloJack!, – our senior handyman fixed a couple of loose hinges on the fridge door without upping the agreed upon fees !
A complete revamp of a small, dilapidated office in North Point
The premise was occupied by a previous tenants not so much into design or aesthetics ! A small partitioned meeting room, a common area and a small bathroom complete this 400-square foot office space. Four HelloJack! members used three days to totally gutted out the premise. To remove the two-piece toilet where all the incoming water pipes and sewage pipes were rusted to beyond recognition, a scaffolding company had to be called in to erect a bamboo platform outside the toilet for the job. In addition, the unsightly false ceiling and the overused plastic flooring must be removed to allow a bigger headroom and new composite floor boards to be put in. Both air-conditioning units had to be taken apart for thorough cleaning and disinfecting… This is a big job for a small space measuring 400 square feet ! After everything is gutted out and prepped, partition walls painted with a classic yet cheerful olive colour, etc., the furniture team moved in to do their part. HelloJack! carefully selected lighting fixtures and furniture pieces purchased from IKEA, and installed a brand new three-piece bathroom with beautiful, artisan ceramic floor tiles… The WOW factor is obvious after the transformation !
Tseung Kwan O Apartment Renovation Project
This 600 square feet apartment situated in Lohas Park comes with basic renovation. Our client came to us for constructing made-to-measure wall cabinets, tatami, and re-painting the whole apartment.
Founder’s Former Home
Toronto – 242 Walmer Road
In the heart of Forest Hill in Toronto and at a stone’s throw from the storied Casa Loma ! The sprawling compound features 93 Regency-style town homes the architecture of which is modeled upon a famous development in Bath, England. Phil, again, set his eye on the rundown property where he took down walls, reconfigured the kitchen, family room, and bathrooms rendering the sumptuous space a heritage look. He also added a vintage-style elevator to serve the 4-storyed, 3,600 sf home.
Vancouver – 2328 S. W. Marine Drive
A 135-year-old, turn-of-the-century English Tudor estate perching on a gentle slope in mature grounds… Phil purchased this dilapidated property in 1999 hiring a reputable contractor ‘Richardson & Walker’ to work on the project. It took a team of Croatian migrants four years to restore the family home to its former glory. The 1.12-acre estate features a tennis court, kidney-shape ‘bullnose’ pool, and soaring cedar trees and hedges. The long driveway leads to a fabulous, south-facing English garden beneath which hides another ‘secret garden’ !