Understanding The Laws On Alteration And Additional Works For Landed Houses

Homeowners are always looking forward to changes in their houses or properties no matter where they are in the world.

But if you are located in Singapore, there are some rules and regulations that you need to abide by in relation to the approved Additions and Alterations (A&A) works.

For landed houses, a development and control group is responsible in making sure that all guidelines set by the government are strictly and consistently followed by every concerned individual.

Allowed Alteration And Additional Works For Landed Houses That Are Detached

When planning any alteration and additional works for landed houses, you should be knowledgeable of the fact that the rules vary for detached, semi-detached, and terrace housing.

For detached housing you are allowed to create a few alterations on your roof. A roof garden is allowed provided that it is not covered and that the trellis should never exceed 50% of the total land area of the garden.

A pavilion is also permitted as long as it is made up of lightweight roofing materials and that it should not have any walls. Last, a staircase core can also be constructed; however, the roof should only cover the exact measurement of the core without exceeding.

Permitted Alteration And Additional Works For Landed Houses That Are Semi-Detached

For semi-detached housing, if you do not have any idea what to build, you can utilise the various structures allowed for the different setbacks. The front setback can house a car porch, planter, pavilion, bay window, sun shading device, and a pool or a pond.

The aforementioned ideas can also be built on the rear and side setbacks except for the car porch and the pavilion; but you can add other options which are not included in the earlier list including a terrace and an air con ledge.

Anyone can enjoy the various home set-ups in Singapore by simply abiding by the laws that were set to protect both the land and the people.