Condo-like fittings in new HDB flats welcomed, but MP stresses need to ensure durability

Streamlined designs for the door and window ensemble between the kitchen and service yard. Louvred vent windows will be replaced with top-hung windows which are more durable and easier to clean.
Streamlined designs for the door and window ensemble between the kitchen and service yard. Louvred vent windows will be replaced with top-hung windows which are more durable and easier to clean.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Interior designers, would-be home owners and MPs have welcomed the Housing Board's move to include better finishings in new flats, saying the move raises the bar for what public housing around the world should look like.

But some of them also raised concerns about wastage and costs, as well as building quality.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2019, with the headline 'Condo-like fittings welcomed, but MP stresses need to ensure durability'. Print Edition | Subscribe