Since 1996, we have equipped every flat with a household shelter. Designed to protect you during an emergency, the household shelter has strengthened walls, floor, ceiling, and a specially designed door. These must not be hacked or drilled. Certain finishes and fixtures are not permitted as they cannot be easily removed and may become hazards during an emergency. Lighting, power point, telephone point, and TV/ radio outlet points are also provided in the shelter so that you can communicate with those outside the shelter.
Learn about the common problems that occur as well as some handy maintenance tips.
Take a look at the components that make up your flat’s household shelter.
The household shelter consists of:
Your household shelter door may not shut properly or have a dislodged rubber gasket. See how you can fix these problems.
The door may not open or close properly, causing scratch marks on the door frame.
The ‘O’ ring rubber gasket is sealed to the rim of the sleeve by adhesives to ensure air-tightness when the plate is tightened against the sleeve during an emergency.
You may find that the rubber gasket has loosened and dangles from the rim of the ventilation sleeve.