Hong Kong Renovation Guidelines(CoDECO Edition)

There is a lack of transparent and consistent standards across the local renovation industry, and people often have varied expectation on the outcome, attributing to discrepancy between the expected and actual outcome and numerous renovation-related disputes every year.


Therefore, all projects introduced by CoDECO will follow Hong Kong Renovation Guidelines (CoDECO Edition) as the standard of workflow and acceptance. The guidelines are fair and transparent, providing a common ground for clients and contractors to establish an effective cooperation relationship.
  • Hong Kong Renovation Guidelines (CoDECO Edition) consists of three major parts.
1. Renovation must-know
  • Covering 15 major renovation processes, including the standard collaborative process between the client and the contractor, basic construction requirements, special items which may incur additional project costs, and other key matters which need attention.
2. Acceptance checklist
  • As an acceptance checklist for non-professionals to objectively assess the quality of works upon project completion on their own.
3. Standardized quotation
  • Facilitating conclusion of the written construction contract between contractor and client which safeguard the bilateral rights and interests. The standardized quotation included significant details of construction, such as price breakdown, payment arrangement, construction period, warranty period, terms and conditions etc.
  • For full version of Hong Kong Renovation Guidelines (CoDECO Edition), please find it below.
Version: Ver. 2.0

Updated: June 2022

External link:
(set out on the website of Hong Kong Arbitration Society)