My Reno Diary

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7 Gambas,
Crescent #01-01 Ark@Gambas,
Singapore 757087.
+65-6255 1010

60 Ubi Cresent,
#01-04 Ubi Techpark,
Singapore 408569.
+65-6844 1010

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It has the right number of office suites, the right amount of square footage, and plenty of parking spaces, and it is the perfect commercial property or HDB commercial renovation to invest in. It is just what you have been looking for. Before you make an offer, it is important to know what you are getting into.

Some commercial real estate owners allow too much work. It’s the last thing on their minds when searching for a new building. People who do code-violating renovations are notorious for ignoring Singaporean building codes, but buyers don’t know any better. It is the buyers who suffer the consequences if the improvements are poorly designed.

When it comes to making a commercial real estate investment, you need to be prepared for anything. The last thing you want is a $100,000 problem. Here’s how to make sure you don’t get taken in by unpermitted work. 

To make it easier for you, we have compiled frequently asked questions about commercial renovation permits:

What is an HDB renovation permit in Singapore?

HDB renovation permits are those that require written approval from HDB. It’s not too late to start planning, you’ll need these permit renovation before you can do renovations.

If you do not get a building permit, HDB will consider the work an unauthorised one. HDB will treat it as unauthorised works, and ask you to reinstate your flat to how it was originally. There are certain parts of your property that have specific design guidelines. You’ll need to comply with these guidelines to ensure a safe space for everyone who visits the premises.


How long does a renovation permit take?

The HDB takes three weeks to issue a building permit for a renovation. It is advisable to apply for an HDB renovation permit early. When you get the HDB permit, HDB will give you a deadline for when the works must be completed.

Depending on the work done, the amount of time given for you to complete it will be dependent. If your flat is an older resale one, you will have a month from the date of the HDB permit to finish the renovations.

Where can I check on a renovation permit?

The aim of the Housing and Development Board was to provide public housing. The HDB renovation permit is one of the processes offered by this system. Information about how long it takes for your order to be processed, how much it costs, how to provide images, and how to get your application processed quickly can be found on HDB renovation guidelines website.

Is renovation allowed in phase 2?

Absolutely. Only two workers are allowed to stay in your house for the entire day. It’s possible to keep different contractors, but be subject to two different visitors each day. There is no limit on the number of contractors allowed if this is a house with no residents.


Are renovation works allowed on Saturday?

If you’ve ever wondered if drilling is allowed on Saturday, this section will help.

Someone who knows how to do renovations should be able to do it for you. It is important for work to be done at certain times. You can’t have work done on Sundays or public holidays. Loud drilling in HDB commercial property renovation is a sure-fire way of making your neighbours dislike you before you even move in. You should try to be courteous. When they are trying to sleep on a Sunday morning, nobody wants to hear drilling.

Demolition works must stop by 5 pm on weekdays, or else you could be charged with a noise violation. Work stops on weekends, public holidays, and the eve of major public holidays.


Get the best and smooth renovation process with My Reno Diary

MRD Singapore is the perfect formula for you to make your interior dream come true. One of the main keys to great interior design is that it should thematic and reflect your personality and taste as well as be cost-effective. 

With so many styles, trends and designs to choose from, it’s hard to decide which one to go for. With MRD, you can definitely prevent this situation and get the best dream design you ever wanted but better. No more stress, contact us here to solve your interior problems.