BTO Renovation: Dos and Don’ts

A BTO renovation requires hours of work and comes with a lengthy and arduous set of rules and regulations that must be religiously followed. These rules are laid by the public housing system of Singapore, the Housing Development Board (HDB). Approximately 80% of Singaporeans reside in the flats provided by the Housing Development Board. As by law, if the residents wish to make changes to their flats, they must compulsorily abide by the rules and regulations issued.

If this is a topic that concerns you and you are planning on a BTO renovation project in the coming future, here are certain Dos and Don’t that you must keep in mind:


● Since BTO flats are relatively small and compact, use limited furniture and decor items. Go for furniture that is multipurpose and decor that is useful and efficient. Declutter the mess and avoid overcrowding with unnecessary stuff.

● The electric wiring in your house can only be carried off by BCA (Building & Construction Authority) or EMA (Energy Market Authority) certified professionals. You need not obtain a permit for any added electrical work.