A Beginner's Guide to HDB Renovation

​ If you are a Singaporean, you must be aware of HDB flats, Singapore's public housing system. Around 80% of Singaporeans live in an HDB flat, managed by the Housing Development Board (HDB). HDB renovation is not an easy task. Several rules and regulations must be followed if you are considering renovating your HDB.

Important Renovation Guidelines

As daunting as it may seem, renovating a house is an exciting process. If you’ve been saving up and planning to renovate your home, this guide will help you a great deal.

  • You should correctly wire your house. The contractors that you hire for the electric wiring of your home should be EMA or BCA certified so that the process is carried out safely and under proper professional assistance. You can install additional electrical works without obtaining a permit.

  • Are you planning on restoring the walls and floors of your bathroom? You’ll have to wait for at least three years before you gain a permit to change them. Although residents are allowed to add a second layer of the floor on top of the existing base, this rule is established to protect neighboring flats from water overflow.