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Old 10-10-2019, 10:00 PM   #1
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Building loft/mezzanine inside condo

Anyone here did it?

I was told the legal limit is 5sqm.

Even then, owner will need approval from the developer and permit from bca.
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:43 AM   #2
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Yes... anything above need approval.

Beyond 5sqm, your loft with loading will be too heavy and may result the wall or floor to collapse.

This involve gfa, need to check with your MCST any spare area from the developer before you can even apply to bca. In most situation, the developer will have utilise 100%.

But again, many people do it illegal.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:46 AM   #3
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bca, ura or council for estate agencies ?

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Old 11-10-2019, 08:09 AM   #4
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Thank guys! Even if its within 5sqm also require approval and permit yup.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:17 AM   #5
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Less than 5sqm confirm donít need bca permit. Only your MCST must approve. Just get a PE with the necessary drawing and submit to your management for renovation.

5sqm does not include stair. You must make sure your stair landing has a bit of height different to be excluded in the 5sqm!
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:02 AM   #6
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Thanks for the sharing! Any did it already?
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:09 AM   #7
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Wondering how high is your ceiling?

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Old 13-10-2019, 10:56 AM   #8
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Was told its about 4.6m
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Old 13-10-2019, 12:28 PM   #9
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If your is the highest floor and has a big roof terrace, better donít do it.

I saw a few cases where the penthouse loft, leaking water from the wall, corner edge and ceiling. Do water injection, the leak goes elsewhere.

If the water leaking joint happen to be at the mezzanine level, good luck. The water will wreck your wooden loft floor and steel bar enforcement to be rusty. The worker need to remove part of the mezzanine before they can even do repair.
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Old 13-10-2019, 01:33 PM   #10
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It's not a penthouse. Just high ceiling.
If your is the highest floor and has a big roof terrace, better donít do it.

I saw a few cases where the penthouse loft, leaking water from the wall, corner edge and ceiling. Do water injection, the leak goes elsewhere.

If the water leaking joint happen to be at the mezzanine level, good luck. The water will wreck your wooden loft floor and steel bar enforcement to be rusty. The worker need to remove part of the mezzanine before they can even do repair.
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Old 14-10-2019, 02:44 AM   #11
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You wont get a satisfactory answer here, the best is get a certified renovation company with experience building loft and let them assess the feasabilty.
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Old 14-10-2019, 09:37 AM   #12
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Think u need to provide more details as to your proposed idea. What do u hv in mind? Lets say u thinking abt getting a car, some will say jazz too small, some will say anything lesser than Q7 is not a car.

Hw big is yr proposed loft?
Existing Ceiling ht is very important. Cannot agar this. Need physically measure.
Some loft are bolted to building structure, some are steel hollow section resting on floor. Some are just supersized wardrobes.
Loft used as living space or for storage? Need aircon up there?
Is a hollow floor acceptable, or must hv solid concrete feeling?

Based on forum member replies, can tell there are many very competent industry professionals here, and almost every industry is represented here. Thats why i believe, its very possible to get serious comments here if enough info is provided. I have gotten many insightful ideas from here too.
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Old 14-10-2019, 12:46 PM   #13
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Thanks bro. Was initially looking for some general sharing and advice.

But I can go into more details. The unit is approx 958sqft, the raised living and dining area makes it 1119 (i.e. raised area is 161 sqft).

I am looking to build a small loft (5sqm) at either the living or the dining room, just big enough to be a working area (a table and chair).

Reason: Planning to use the current study room for storage, hence thinking of building a loft to be used for working. The agent told me the height is 4.6m. TIA!

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Marked up:
(either blue or green marked up area)
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Thanks bro. Was initially looking for some general sharing and advice.

But I can go into more details. The unit is approx 958sqft, the raised living and dining area makes it 1119 (i.e. raised area is 161 sqft).

I am looking to build a small loft (5sqm) at either the living or the dining room, just big enough to be a working area (a table and chair).

Reason: Planning to use the current study room for storage, hence thinking of building a loft to be used for working. The agent told me the height is 4.6m. TIA!

Original layout: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AHjDRHxYzG6pzbNQ6

Marked up: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yqyYFTTBGVfeBdzc9 (either blue or green marked up area)
cant see the picture. which project?
www.ytreporp.com/floorplan.php

I personally witness a lot of people submit 5sqm plan but build a 9sqm.
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cant see the picture. which project?
www.ytreporp.com/floorplan.php

I personally witness a lot of people submit 5sqm plan but build a 9sqm.
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