Aluminium Window in Singapore
When we are renovating our homes, we usually play a lot of attention on our sofa, bed, kitchen cabinets. We are generally willing to spend money on these items as we feel that it will is very crucial in setting the tone of our home renovation.
However, most homeowner in Singapore tend to overlook one of the very important element in our home decor - The aluminum glass window in your HDB flat.
What are the different types of aluminium window available in Singapore?
There are basically 6 types of aluminium glass window in Singapore
a) sliding window
b) casement window
c) fix lourve window
d) adjustable lourve window
e) top hung window
f) combination window
Each type of window has its own advantages and disadvantages. Depending on your usage and the location of the glass window, we will recommend different types of glass window.
Aluminium glass window installed in the living room of HDB BTO flat is an example of combination window. The window is made of 3 component; the top is top hung window, middle portion is a casement window and fixed panel for the bottom portion.
The top hung window is to provide ventilation during raining days and the bottom part of fixed panel is to provide safety for your family member.
What types of window should I install for my HDB corridor unit?
Traditionally, adjustable or fix lourve window is installed at HDB corridor unit. This is because back in the days, families do not have air conditioner in the living room. Hence lourve window provide the most ventilation and privacy for the home owner.
However, installing lourve window for your HDB corridor unit may not be ideal as lourve window provides the least sound insulation. In addition, if there is a nasty neighbour who smokes along your corridor, it will be a really terrible experience for you and your family member.
Hence installing sliding window for your living or bedroom along the corridor is more ideal.
Types of Aluminum Sliding Window in Singapore
There are 3 types of sliding window you can install for your HDB corridor unit:
a) standard sliding window
b) sliding window with top hung (provides ventilation)
c) 2 section sliding window (provides more ventilation and privacy)
d) sliding window with adjustable lourve
In term of the cost, the cost for the standard sliding window is the cheapest follow by the sliding window with top hung and lastly the 2 section sliding window.
Advantages and Disadvantages Of Standard Sliding Window Along HDB Corridor in Singapore
Pros: cheapest and least cleaning required
Con: less privacy
# for privacy reason, most home owner will select frosted or tinted glass for their sliding window along the HDB corridor. getting a clear glass sliding window along the corridor will required a curtain or blind to be installed for your privacy.
Advantages and Disadvantages Of Sliding Window With Top Hung Along HDB Corridor in Singapore
Pros: top hung window provide ventilation and owner can get more privacy by closing the bottom sliding window
Cons: Top hung handle might be difficult to reach because of the height and top hung hinges required maintenance
# it is important for homeowner to note that even though you may want to leave your top hung window permanently open, it is important to open and close the top hung once in a while so that the hinges will last longer. like any other things, if something is not in use for a long time, it will be faculty.
Advantages and Disadvantages Of 2 Section Sliding Window Along HDB Corridor in Singapore
Pros: Owner can get more privacy and ventilation by closing the bottom sliding window while leaving the top sliding window open, homeowner can easily slide open the top sliding window too
Cons: It is the more costly type of sliding window as it require the material and labour hour
# Note: the top and bottom section must be equal in size or the top sliding window must be smaller in size in order to ensure that the bottom sliding window does not bear any weight it cannot withstand that will compromise on the durability of the sliding window
# For 2 section sliding window, HDB homeowner can also select different glass for the 2 section. The bottom section of the sliding window is usually privacy glass but the top section can be clear or light colour glass like blue colour.
Advantages and Disadvantages Of Sliding Window Adjustable Lourve Along HDB Corridor in Singapore
Pros: Owner can get most privacy and ventilation by closing the bottom sliding window while leaving top lourve open
Cons: It is the most costly type of sliding window as it require the material and labour hour
Sliding Window Installed At HDB BTO Service Yard
Due to the laundry system HDB provide, only sliding window can be installed at the service of BTO flat
For new BTO flat, home owners are required to follow the provided colour scheme of the frame and glass colour to maintain an uniform outer facade of the new BTO flat
# the frame and glass colour of the service yard window will be the same as the ones used in the living and bedroom window HDB has provided.
Most home owners will choose to have a 3 panel sliding window installed at their HDB BTO flat as it provide the most ventilation (2/3 opening)
4 panel sliding window may look more balanced but provide less ventilation and make it difficult for you to hang large piece of laundry outside the window. 4 panel sliding with 2 track only provide 50% opening when the sliding window is fully opened.
Aluminum Sliding Window Installed At Balcony & Court Yard
Aluminum Sliding Window Installed At Bedroom, Living Room And Kitchen Too
We customised all sliding window in our local factory in Singapore located at Kaki Bukit
sliding window comes in 2 to 6 panel, 6 panel is the maximum number of panel in one set of sliding window
sliding window comes in 2 or 3 track, 3 panel with 3 track and 6 panel with 3 track offers the most ventilation
the recommended width of the sliding window panel should be less than 750 mm to ensure the the roller of the sliding window do not bear any excessive weight hence lengthening the lifespan of the sliding window
we will apply all the neccessary HDB permit for your window installation for you and no additional cost
you can customised the frame and glass colour of your window
# there is 4 standard frame colour and 8 types of glasses for your window panel. For private apartment or condo, we also powder-coated the window frame to the colour required by your management at an additional cost.
Window Frame and Glass Colour Selection
Aluminium Frame Colour
Three most important requirements for newly installed casement window in HDB flat:
1) Casement aluminium window cannot be installed along the common corridor
2) Maximum width of aluminium casement window must not exceed 700 mm
3) Friction stay used in casement window must be stainless steel grade 304 with a minimum thickness not less than 2.50 mm and the length not less than 1/2 width of window leaf
For more information, you can read the full requirement of the casement window on the HDB website.
One of the most common problem with old HDB's casement window installed is that they are too wide and exceed the new requirement of 700 mm. It is ideal to have the width of the casement window to be 700 mm or less as your friction stay will be more lasting due to less weight loading.
Regardless where you will install your aluminum window, we have the widest selection of material and mechanism for you to choose from.
Why should you choose Ho Ho?
1) We are HDB licence contractor so rest assured we will follow all HDB rules and regulation
3) We manufacture our window so you can be assured that you are getting the cheapest price at the best quality
3) If you need any spare part or servicing in the future, you can always engage us at a discounted price
So what are you waiting for?
Call us now @67479019 & 96319288 to speak with our friendly staffs and get a very attractive price!
You can also view our samples at our showroom or come visiting our manufacturing facilities.
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