Pasir Ris One developers address problem of rain water splashing onto main doors of some units

Developers of DBSS project Pasir Ris One have informed residents of some changes to be made, including to deal with the problem of rain water splashing on the main doors of some units.
Developers of DBSS project Pasir Ris One have informed residents of some changes to be made, including to deal with the problem of rain water splashing on the main doors of some units.ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH

SINGAPORE - More changes and improvements are on the cards at Pasir Ris One, a premium public housing project that made news after residents complained about narrow corridors.

The developers of the project have informed residents of improvements that will be made in some areas.

One of them includes the problem of rain water splashing on the main doors of some units. The developers of the Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) project said that they will install a series of aluminium fins on the exterior walls on every level near the affected corridors.

A temporary canvas shield is being used at one of the blocks while the aluminium fins are being fabricated.

The changes were announced to Pasir Ris One residents on Wednesday (Aug 5) in an e-mail from Mr Dennis Lam, manager of project administration for the SingHaiyi Group, which developed Pasir Ris One with Kay Lim Holdings.

"We have received feedbacks and comments from residents on issues in our development and we have been engaging our consultants to study and review them as our team is committed to have them resolved reasonability to the best of our ability," the e-mail said.

Changes have been made to improve lighting in the corridors, according to the e-mail. And the height of BBQ pits in the project are being lowered from 115cm to 85cm for "ease of use".

Pasir Ris One made news in June after owners of some units directly across from each other said they could not open their gates at the same time because the corridors are only 1.2m wide.

The passages meet the minimum requirement under safety and accessibility regulations but the SCDF found some metal gates that could potentially cause obstruction if the gates of opposite-facing units are opened at the same time.

The SCDF has instructed the architect of Pasir Ris One to take immediate action to rectify these metal gates. The developers have pledged to deal with the issue "as soon as possible".