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- Dubai 04:55 06:08 12:11 15:32 18:07 19:21
An application that makes home, office, and retail renovations easy to manage, plan, create, and visualise has been launched in the UAE by Settler, a Dubai-based digital home, office and retail renovation company.
Settler makes commercial and private renovations hassle-free, allowing construction professionals and interior designers to take part and be more engaged with the renovation projects in the UAE.
“Our services include complete renovation starting from the design project to basically furnishing. It’s a super app. If the client wants to do a renovation, he/she can provide their renovation requirements in the app and start the renovation with us. We act as one point of contact for the clients so they don’t need to contact the contractors and designers themselves, they just have one project manager from Settler who helps them simplify the process,” according to Timur Valitov, CEO and Cofounder of Settler.
By using the Settler app, which is completely FREE, clients can remotely keep track of the repair status with a 24/7 live camera, control all stages of the repair, ask questions, detect motion by computer vision, and contact the project manager directly while onsite.
Customers can approach Settler for every stage of the design process. First, the team will do the measurements, then the design project to provide them with the concept of work, and then the installation, which they can follow and control through the mobile application.
Settler was established in 2021 after Valitov decided to renovate his hometown while residing in Dubai. He tried communicating with the contractors remotely but things didn’t go as planned. “There was a miscommunication, the measurements were done wrong, and even the furniture was purchased with the wrong sizes and it made us think of something that could manage the renovation. There are no companies that can help the clients make renovation easily and remotely because the clients are not sophisticated enough to do the renovation themselves and that’s how the idea came up - from personal experience,” explains Valitov.
Currently, Settler is focused on Dubai because of the robust growth in the real estate market for the last 20 years. In 2015, there were only 500,000 residential units in Dubai which doubled in 2022 with more than 1.2 million residences. Valitov said these homes will be undergoing renovation and this is when Settler comes in.
In the future, Settler plans on acquiring more projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the USA.
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