Guide to the Standard HDB Household ShelterInterior Design & Decor
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Specially designed and constructed to serve as a protective shell for you and your loved ones in times of emergency, the HDB household shelter is of utmost importance. Take note of the dos and don'ts should you decide to renovate this area.
Specially designed and constructed to serve as a protective shell for you and your loved ones in times of emergency, the HDB household shelter is of utmost importance. This is why a standard shelter has fortified walls, floors and ceiling as well as a steel door.
Homeowners should be made aware that renovation works are not recommended in this area of the house. Should you be pressed to renovate this room and turn it into a usable, living space, we suggest you refer to this handy guideline on what is permitted or not â€“ lest you compromise the safety of your family.
The floor cannot be modified at all costs. Neither hacking nor tiling is allowed on the tiles of the household shelter. Even the overlaying of tiles using adhesives is not permitted.
HDB do not consent to the installing of cornices and fake ceilings within the household shelter. Like the floor, hacking is not allowed.
Installation works with fixings that use power-driven nails onto the shelter's internal and external walls are prohibited. Similarly, both walls should not be hacked.
Any tampering or covering up of the household door notice may compromise your loved's one safety. This is because it provides important information on the proper use of the shelter in case of emergency.
In case you want to paint the door and door frame in a different colour, please remove the old paint coat first. This is to prevent an increase in paint thickness, which might cause difficulties when closing and opening the door.
Ventilation openings, plates and mounting devices such as bolts and nuts should not be modified or altered. HDB also prohibits the painting of the interior face of the 6mm fragmentation stainless steel plate of: the ventilation sleeve, rubber gasket, stainless steel bolts
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