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Old 30-07-2017, 07:41 AM   #1
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Balcony

Any idea if the balcony door can be shifted backwards to expand the balcony space? If the balcony can be levelled? And can be somehow enclosed?
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Old 04-08-2017, 06:12 PM   #2
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Any idea if the balcony door can be shifted backwards to expand the balcony space? If the balcony can be levelled? And can be somehow enclosed?
Balcony can be levelled up, my contractor checked and gotten the approval doc from HDB.

My old flat's balcony's floor was leveled up to the same level as the living room, I also removed (hacked off) the balcony door, so my living room became bigger after merging with the balcony's space.
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:55 AM   #3
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I think it depends on the number of balconies being leveled for the whole flat.

We had the intention to merge the balcony and the hall area when we did our renovation the last time. Was told that we have to get an engineer to check that the hacking of the beam and wall of the balcony will not cause any structure imbalance to the whole flat before we can proceed.

We paid $400 for the engineer's stamp of approval.

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Old 07-08-2017, 06:27 PM   #4
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I see! Thanks for the input! Cuz actually I was planning to expand my balcony area to make a bigger outdoor area changing the balcony door to a folding Slide door!
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:27 AM   #5
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Oh I see. So far, I have not heard of any friends who expanded their balconies' area. You may want to check with ID or contractor if it's feasible.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:50 PM   #6
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Leveled up the balcony's floor is not an issue but if you are thinking of hack-off the beam or wall, then it is another story.

Those supporting beam or pillar for sure cannot be hack-off, only those thin walls are allow. You should be able to see it from the floor plan, those drawn in black thicker one are the supporting pillars that not allow to hack-off.
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Old 15-08-2017, 08:01 AM   #7
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I see! Okay thanks, I will try and check with an id later on!
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Old 15-08-2017, 08:02 AM   #8
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Leveled up the balcony's floor is not an issue but if you are thinking of hack-off the beam or wall, then it is another story.

Those supporting beam or pillar for sure cannot be hack-off, only those thin walls are allow. You should be able to see it from the floor plan, those drawn in black thicker one are the supporting pillars that not allow to hack-off.
There are black thick pillars there but I am just repositioning the door, that also means hacking to hdb?
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Old 15-08-2017, 06:16 PM   #9
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Leveled up the balcony's floor is not an issue but if you are thinking of hack-off the beam or wall, then it is another story.

Those supporting beam or pillar for sure cannot be hack-off, only those thin walls are allow. You should be able to see it from the floor plan, those drawn in black thicker one are the supporting pillars that not allow to hack-off.
The pillar definitely cannot be hack off but we did hack the overhead beam with the approval and endorsement from a PE.

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