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Old 15-01-2020, 12:06 AM   #46
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I think BTO flat windows facing west means all their rooms(living, common and master) are also facing afternoon sun too.
But I guess for older flat, if it’s facing west, the corridor in front can at least buffer the heat from the west sun, correct me if I’m wrong?

West facing is a lethal mistake of the architect guy
A qualified architect should angle every unit so that none will have west facing unit/window/wall
Or a barely pass mark for him if he made the smallest unit west facing so that the price will forever be lowest
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Old 15-01-2020, 07:40 AM   #47
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Facing west.

1. Very very Difficult to sell.
2. No wind. Unless you switch on aircon Everyday.
3. Very hot.Takes very Long to cool down.
4. Try study in the bedroom facing the west sun. You regret.

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Old 15-01-2020, 08:34 AM   #48
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Hmm.... agent say someone offered... must make a decision soon.

The unit is an old unit high floor with a big balcony, almost exactly west facing with no other blocks to block the sun.

I was theorizing, if the balcony faces the west, won't be it redundant? Will the floor be too hot to step on anyways?

Mainly the living room and dining room area will face the west (and the side of 1 common room)

Hot living room vs hot rooms... any difference?
which project are you looking at? there is no other units available for sale there? just a friendly reminder, there is no such thing as a perfect house .. there bound to be something that is less attractive about the unit, just need to weigh if the pros can outdo the cons ?

balcony face west, then you wont be able to enjoy the balcony during the afternoon.. probably can dry your laundry there ? but then again, i'm pretty sure you can install ziptrack/balcony screen to block to sun?pls dun quote me as certain project don't allow ya..
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Old 15-01-2020, 09:16 AM   #49
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My previous house is facing west. Evening time is the worse, even the wall is hot.
Aircons full power also need sometime to cool down. But that cost lots of $$!

Not to forget other items in the house facing long term high temperature environment.

Unless you work 3rd shift all the time. Facing west is no no with Singapore type of weather.
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Old 15-01-2020, 09:20 AM   #50
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Facing west.

1. Very very Difficult to sell.
2. No wind. Unless you switch on aircon Everyday.
3. Very hot.Takes very Long to cool down.
4. Try study in the bedroom facing the west sun. You regret.
My experience is worse if bed room facing west.
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Old 15-01-2020, 09:22 AM   #51
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Nothing can save the fengshui of a unit facing the west. Never heard from any fengshui master promoting west facing cos itís simply unnatural.

I wonít even pay half a south facing unitís price to buy a west facing unit
Talking about fengshui. There is always a solution as long as you are willing to pay!
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Old 15-01-2020, 09:22 AM   #52
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My main door is facing 293 degree. The afternoon sun shines onto my corridor around 3pm and then shine 1/2 of my exterior wall and windows of my living room and common bedroom between 4pm and 6:30pm. I usually pull down the blind before going to work.
Not so bad with having that blackout blind and all my windows with UV filter films, the moment I come home, I just open the top windows and ceiling fan able to cool down the room.
Good thing having slight West-facing unit is the living room is brighter. UV rays help to kill germs and thus prevent molds
Wa you can grow some plants at the corridor too
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Old 15-01-2020, 09:55 AM   #53
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Talking about fengshui. There is always a solution as long as you are willing to pay!
Fengshui has big has small one
Facing west is a BIG fengshui drawback
Whatever small crystals you put inside your house are just small fengshui items to salvage the lethal mistake. Effect is minimal.
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Old 15-01-2020, 11:10 AM   #54
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Fengshui has big has small one
Facing west is a BIG fengshui drawback
Whatever small crystals you put inside your house are just small fengshui items to salvage the lethal mistake. Effect is minimal.
If HDB want you to face west, or face the suay direction, what can you do, right?
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Old 15-01-2020, 11:25 AM   #55
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If HDB want you to face west, or face the suay direction, what can you do, right?
Call it poor design
Donít buy
Why must we be forced to buy a west facing HDB?
So many HDB flats lying around nowadays
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Old 15-01-2020, 11:50 AM   #56
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i also initially wanted to buy a facing west hdb unit as it faces the park connector.. wife objected it even though have nice unblocked view. After seeing the comments here, heng didnt buy.

bought a north south facing with unblock view. currently living in it and enjoying the strong breeze blowing in from the north as my living room and all bedrooms facing north. every room is cooling due to the breeze. no hot sun in the morning or evening. loving it.
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Old 15-01-2020, 02:30 PM   #57
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i also initially wanted to buy a facing west hdb unit as it faces the park connector.. wife objected it even though have nice unblocked view. After seeing the comments here, heng didnt buy.

bought a north south facing with unblock view. currently living in it and enjoying the strong breeze blowing in from the north as my living room and all bedrooms facing north. every room is cooling due to the breeze. no hot sun in the morning or evening. loving it.
Bro, NS facing will also get west sun, just not as bad as facing west directly.
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Old 15-01-2020, 05:48 PM   #58
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My first house was a west facing 4 bedder. It took me less than 2 months to find buyer as the unit has breath-taking view. But I must admit in the afternoon at around 3-4pm, I need to draw the curtain to block the heat.

But if u ask me to choose between 1) facing very close to your neighbour or 2) facing west sun but comes with nice view, I will still go for the latter.
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Old 15-01-2020, 06:06 PM   #59
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Bro, NS facing will also get west sun, just not as bad as facing west directly.
I have a true NS facing home and compared to my old home itís a huge difference
My monthly electric bills also attest to this
I also donít need to draw my curtains all the time
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Old 16-01-2020, 12:43 AM   #60
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Bro, NS facing will also get west sun, just not as bad as facing west directly.
Hmm i dont. maybe my unit abit north east but more to the north, i am at the extreme corner right of the block so never kena the sun. maybe my neighbour to my left will get it but his unit will block the west sun for me hehe
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