The gradual easing of Singapore’s circuit breaker measures has already started and the government recently released a couple of updates pertaining to how life’s going to get back to normal. While the process will be slow and executed in several stages, a couple of things have started becoming clear.
Singapore’s government has released guidelines on safe working and on the relaunch of some kinds of construction and renovation projects. Here are the details.
What Types of Renovation Work Will Resume?
Starting June 2, 2020, some kinds of construction and renovation work will be resumed in a controlled manner, a governmental statement issued on May 15 reads.
According to Building and Construction Authority (BCA) chief executive Hugh Lim, the relaunch of construction and renovation works will encompass projects that cannot be left idle such as BTO projects, works for the MRT and sewerage system tunnelling projects. Usually, these include types of work that have to be completed due to time sensitivities or because the incomplete execution is unsafe.
In addition, previously suspended residential renovation works will resume, which is excellent news for many home owners. As already mentioned in one of our earlier articles on the topic, nearly 300 homeowners and contractors contacted the HDB in the beginning of the circuit breaker period to request an extension for the completion of ongoing renovation work. All kinds of extensive renovations and remodelling work, however, had to be discontinued.
An Overview of Brand New BTO Projects
Numerous BTO projects are to reach their estimated completion date over the course of 2020.
Some of these include Alkaff Oasis and Alkaff CourtView in Bidadari, Northshore Residencies I and II in Punggol and Clementi Crest in Clementi.
In May of 2020, the HDB is anticipated to launch 3,700 BTO flats across projects like Choa Chu Kang, Pasir Ris, Tampines and Tengah. In addition, 160 assisted living flats for seniors have to be launched at the same time in Bukit Batok.
Home Guide Will Resume Some Renovation Works
Home Guide is happy to announce that we will resume work on projects that have currently been halted, pending the approval of each one.
In addition, we will do our best to follow all governmental guidelines and safety requirements for the execution of the work. There will still be worksite safety measures that interior designers and contractors will have to adhere to when doing the job. When the right safety steps are followed, however, there should be no hindrances standing in the way of working on your dream home.
We can’t wait to get started and will definitely keep in communication with you about project status. If you have any questions about currently paused projects or new ones you are planning, please contact us. As far as the start of new projects is concerned, we are awaiting subsequent governmental announcements on the topic.
Let’s Start Planning on Your New Home
Over the course of the coming months Singaporean authorities will work closely with construction companies to plan and initiate the relaunch of various other kinds of projects.
If you have been planning some renovation work it is a good idea to now or to get in touch with our interior design team. This way, you can go through all of the essentials and begin the initial interior design and space planning work after the circuit breaker ends on June 1.
Until the loosening of the circuit breaker measures becomes effective, our office and showroom will remain closed. Still, you can get in touch with us on social media or via WhatsApp to talk about the specifics of your project and to begin its execution as soon as possible.