Here in Singapore, it is common for HDB flats to have a metal gate on top of a wooden door, with the former being a fire safety barrier and the latter an additional layer of security for homes when doors are left open. Since Singapore’s climate is mostly warm, most people opt to leave their main doors open for an extra stream of air into the house, which makes the metal gate an essential for flats.
If you are thinking of replacing your metal gate to one that suits the aesthetics of your home better, be sure to read up on the guidelines you have to adhere to, set by HDB.
The guidelines include:
As for people living in condominiums, you will have to seek approval from the management for approval of the design and colour before you install the metal gate, to ensure that you adhere to the facade of the condominium. Failure to do so can result in a fine or removal of the metal gate.
Thinking of replacing your old metal gate from HDB? Choose from a wide range of gate designs, styles and sizes here at AN Digital Lock! If you’d like, you can even fit your metal gate with a digital lock and do away with the hassle of bringing your keys out daily.
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