Most of us don’t think too much about the windows in our HDB flats… until it becomes a problem. Then we might find out it’s a pricey nightmare to change them; or that the type of windows we have can make a huge difference at resale. This week, we followed a homeowner, M, and her problems with her HDB windows. At the same time, we thought we’d take the opportunity to highlight some interesting pointers about flat windows before you purchase any HDB:
How M’s windows became the biggest renovation issue
M purchased an older resale flat, for the benefits of the size and the well-built up neighbourhood. As with most resale flats, there tends to be more renovation work required.
This in itself wasn’t a problem; what’s surprising is that for M, the windows became the “highlight of my whole reno nightmare”. In fact, it took 10 months before M could move in, and it was largely due to the windows.