HDB owners flouting rules by adding extra 'floor'

But it is a grey area for private home owners, who may do so under certain conditions

Mezzanine floors erected in properties to create a separate space have increased in popularity as properties become more expensive and more people are finding ways to increase their own living space.
Mezzanine floors erected in properties to create a separate space have increased in popularity as properties become more expensive and more people are finding ways to increase their own living space.PHOTO: ALLOYIOUS KOH/CARPENTERS

Need more living space? Property prices have gone through the roof, so buying a bigger place might be out, but why not add a few mezzanine floors in your existing home?

That is what the owner of a three-room Housing Board flat decided to do after being inspired by industrial-loft designs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 17, 2019, with the headline 'HDB owners flouting rules by adding extra 'floor''. Subscribe