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Do I need to apply for HDB renovation permit to paint my house?

Occasionally, we get clients who will ask if they need to apply for HDB renovation permit to paint their home. The general answer is No, you don’t have to apply for permit to paint your HDB, the interior of you home. However, do note that painting of area outside your HDB home is not permitted.

Painting of HDB home will be considered under building works – Wall finishes. Below we have listed down the type of building works and if permit is required.


Types of Building Work

Wallpaper, cement and sand plastering, gypsum plastering, rock-stone finish, spray painting

Permit Required?

No

Subject to the Following Guidelines/ Conditions

From 1 June 2015, pre-packed material must be used for plastering.

Types of Building Work

Solid timber/ mirror wall pa


nel

Permit Required?

No

Subject to the Following Guidelines/ Conditions

Power-driven nails or screws used must not exceed 6mm in diameter and 40mm in penetration depth


Types of Building Work

Laying of wall finishes over existing wall finishes using adhesives

Permit Required?

No

Subject to the Following Guidelines/ Conditions

  • No tampering of existing structures and wall finishes

  • The thickness of the wall finishes used must not exceed 13mm

  • No laying of third layer wall finishes

Types of Building Work

Replacement of internal wall finishes up to ceiling level

Permit Required?

Yes

Subject to the Following Guidelines/ Conditions

  • No tampering of existing structures

  • Total thickness of the wall finishes, including plaster, must not exceed 25mm

  • From 1 June 2015, pre-packed material must be used for plastering

Types of Building Work

Laying of wall finishes on bare concrete surface provided by HDB up


to ceiling height

Permit Required?

No

Subject to the Following Guidelines/ Conditions

  • No tampering of existing structures

  • Surface of RC wall is not allowed to be hacked to form key for tiling

  • Spatterdash or other equivalent shall be used to form key for tiling

  • Total thickness of the wall finishes including plaster must not exceed 25mm

  • From 1 June 2015, pre-packed material must be used for plastering

Types of Building Work

Replacement of existing bathroom/ toilet wall finishes after first 3 years from the date of completion of the block

Permit Required?

Yes

Subject to the Following Guidelines/ Conditions

  • No tampering of existing structures

  • Total thickness of the wall finishes including plaster must not exceed 25mm

  • From 1 June 2015, pre-packed material must be used for plastering

Planning your renovations thoroughly will guard against oversight and unauthorised work being carried out. You may want to read through HDB guidelines here to understand the requirements for renovations.


If you've decided that you want to paint your house, call us at 90171733 now. We are a professional Singapore painting company. If you require any minor or major renovation, we can also recommend our renovation partners to you.


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