I am planning to do a platform for my living room. The issue is my living room windows is within the platform area. My contractor had submitted the request to erect this platform and HDB had approved it with a few conditions:
Hardwood platform on floor **** room
14/01/2011 ; Arch: On condition:;a) No storage is allowed within the platform.;b) The side of the platform must be sealed
up by non combustible material. ;c) Min 1m parapet height from platform level. Fixed grille must be provided if parapet
height is less than 1m.
The 3rd condition states that there must be a min 1m height from the platform level to the windows, else a FIXED grill must be installed. I called up HDB to clarify with the technical officer and was told that the meaning of FIXED grill is that it can still be open when necessary (and can be lock). However, my contractor insisted that it is those really fixed one and thus cannot be open or locked.
This has put me into a very difficult situation as my contractor wants a black & white from the HDB technical officer to remove the 3rd condition but the HDB technical officer refused to issue one and said he had never encountered such request for B&W from a contractor. The HDB technical officer had even questioned me how long my contractor had been in the business. I mean WTH ???!! How I know the answer to his question ?? The contractor is not my father....
The thing is our contractor thinks "fixed" means those cannot be open type and thus if we were to do the platform, we got to change the existing window grill (currently is those lockable type).
What should I do now ? We really hope to do the platform for our living room. Pls help ..........
Edited by Schutzstaffel, 22 January 2011 - 01:44 AM.