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Do you want to get a HDB renovation permit for your flat? You know that getting a HDB renovation permit is pretty complicated. But what do you do if you are trying to get one for your flat and you are totally clueless about how to go about it?

HDB Renovation is a huge task, and you have to get your renovation permit first. Whether you are a first time home buyer, or you just want to renovate an old property, getting a permit from the HDB can be very time consuming, stressful and complicated, especially if you don’t know much about these things, and you don’t know where to start.

But worry not, applying for a HDB renovation permit can be made much easier by following these 10 simple tips:

1. Earlier the better

Always submit your renovation plans to HDB early. This will help to avoid any delays in the renovation process. Submit your renovation plans to HDB at least 6 weeks before your intended renovation start date.For HDB renovation permit approval time, it generally takes up to three weeks to be approved by the HDB, although the process may be shorter if the renovation does not involve breaking down walls or altering the position of toilets or sinks.

2. Know what you want in advance

Before you apply for a renovation permit, you will need to have detailed plans and specifications of the works that you intend to carry out. So, plan your HDB renovation well in advance. This will help you avoid any unnecessary delays when you submit your application. It is also to ensure that the works carried out comply with the Building Code of Singapore (BCS). You can get help from an architect or builder to draw up these plans.


3. Prepare the necessary documents well

Make sure that all the necessary documents are submitted together, and that all the information is correct. This way, it will help to speed up the approval process for your HDB renovation permit. You can apply online to save your time.

4. Contact HDB for any inquiries

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact HDB for assistance. It will be better to keep in close communication with HDB throughout the renovation process. This will help ensure that everything goes smoothly. You can contact HDB at 1800-225-5432 or email

5. See for any updates

Keep track of your HDB renovation permit status, and follow up with HDB if there are any updates. You can check the status of your application on the HDB website by login to My HDBPage and see if your application has been approved.


6. Comply with the requirements

Be patient throughout the renovation process, and remember to comply with all the requirements set by HDB. You can check the detailed HDB renovation rules on their website. Cooperating with HDB officials and complying with all their requests will help to ensure a smooth renovation process for your home. 

7. Do as planned

Follow the approved renovation plan closely and keep HDB updated on your renovation progress. This will help to avoid any misunderstandings or conflicts with HDB later on.

8. Follow the guidelines

If you are planning to renovate your HDB flat, it is important for you to familiarize yourself with the HDB renovation safety guidelines and regulations. This is to ensure that your renovation works are carried out safely and in compliance with the HDB’s requirements during the process.

You can find more information about the HDB renovation safety guidelines and regulations on the HDB website. The website provides detailed information on the safe use of tools and equipment, safe work practices, and the proper disposal of waste materials. It also features a section on frequently asked questions, which covers a wide range of topics such as electrical safety, gas safety, and working with hazardous materials.


9. Reduce disturbances

HDB has renovation noise rules to follow. Respect the rights of your neighbours and do not cause any undue disturbances. Keep the worksite clean and organized at all times. This will help minimize any disruptions to your neighbours. You have to be considerate of your neighbours and avoid making excessive noise when carrying out renovation works.

10. Consult with professionals

Some homeowners prefer to do the renovation work themselves, without engaging the services of professionals. This is a risky decision, as there are many things that can go wrong during the renovation process if you are not familiar with the required procedures and regulations. You can ask them to find the best contractor. Your contractor will be able to provide you with a detailed quotation and timeline for the renovation works. They will also be able to advise you on the best way to execute the renovation plan, so that it meets HDB’s requirements.

Enjoy renovating with MyRenoDiary

MyRenoDiary has been in the business of renovating homes for over 10 years. We know what works and what doesn’t, and we have the experience to make sure your renovation goes smoothly from start to finish!


Our team of experienced interior designers and ex-contractors will work with you every step of the way to make sure your renovation is executed flawlessly. We’ll help you select the perfect materials and finishes, and we’ll take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy your new home. No project is too big or too small. We also offer a wide range of services, including flooring installation, painting, and carpentry. If you’re looking for a reliable and experienced team to renovate your home, contact MyRenoDiary today. We’ll help you create the perfect space for you and your family.