Terms and Conditions for Structural Works

Take note of the following if you would like to be exempted from submitting any structural building plans.

 


 

Linkways and ramps

Landowner’s endorsement

You need to obtain the landowner’s endorsement (if required by the Urban Redevelopment Authority) from our Properties & Land Group (Land Information Department).

Qualified Person (QP)

The QP engaged by the Town Council must submit the Declaration for submission by Qualified Person (Town Council covered linkway/ ramp) to us before submitting the approval for the building plan to the Building and Construction Authority.

The QP needs to certify and ensure the compliance of the following:

  • The building work fulfils the relevant building regulations, standards, code of practice, and other conditions stated in the in-principle approval
  • Approval must be obtained from the relevant authorities for the proposed works and existing services affected by the works
  • The proposed work does not affect the structural integrity of the existing HDB structures/ slopes. The new structures are independently supported with no adding of new load or encroachment to the existing structures/ foundation. New footings next to existing footings are located outside the 45-degree stress influence zone and their depths are not more than that of the existing footings
  • The linkway adjoining the driveway is designed for accidental impact load, or provided with protective crash barrier/ bollard at a minimum distance of 600mm away from the edge of road (if applicable)
  • The proposed work does not affect or change the direction of flow in the existing drain (if applicable)

As-built drawings

You need to submit a copy of the as-built drawings to us.

Submission address

Properties & Land Group
Land Information Department
Land Inventory Management Section
Housing & Development Board
HDB Hub
480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
15th storey
Singapore 310480

Independently supported Outdoor Refreshment Areas (ORA)

In-principle approval

You need to obtain in-principle approval from our Properties & Land Group Commercial Properties Management Department/ Commercial Complexes Department.

Qualified Person (QP)

The QP engaged by the tenant must submit the Declaration for submission by Qualified Person (Outdoor Refreshment Area) to us before submitting the approval for the building plan to the Building and Construction Authority.

The QP needs to certify and ensure the compliance of the following:
  • The building work presented fulfils the relevant building regulations, standards, code of practice, and other conditions stated in the in-principle approval
  • Approval has been obtained from the relevant authorities for the proposed work and existing services affected by the work
  • The proposed work does not affect the structural integrity of the existing HDB structures/ slopes. The new structures are independently supported with no adding of new load or encroachment to the existing structures/ foundation. New footings next to existing footings are located outside the 45-degree stress influence zone and their depths are not more than that of the existing footings
  • The actual location of the ORA is shown in the Block Layout Plan
  • All proposed works, including the location of existing foundation, are demarcated to distinguish them from the existing structure
  • The ORA adjoining the driveway is designed for accidental impact load or provided with a protective crash barrier/ bollard at a minimum distance of 600mm away from the edge of road (if applicable)
  • The proposed work does not affect or change the direction of flow in the existing drain (if applicable).
  • A concrete roof has to be used for the ORA next to a building that is higher than 4 storeys

As-built drawings

You need to submit a copy of the as-built drawings to us.

Submission address

Properties & Land Group
Land Information Department
Land Inventory Management Section
Housing & Development Board
HDB Hub
480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
15th storey
Singapore 310480

Installation/ replacement of safety barriers/ railings, full-height windows, or ¾-height windows at residential flats

In-principle approval

You need to obtain in-principle approval from us through the ‘Application for Renovation Permit via Electronic Transaction’ (APEX) system.

Qualified Person (QP)

The QP has to liaise with HDB-registered renovation contractors/ tenants for the submission of the Building and Construction Authority’s permit to start work and approved drawings. These documents must be sent to us via the APEX system before we can issue the HDB renovation permit.