Increase in reports of dislodged tiles with 700 cases so far in 2018: HDB

Increase in reports of dislodged tiles with 700 cases so far in 2018: HDB

Yahoo Singapore·2018-01-18 01:10

There has been an increase in reports of dislodged tiles with about 700 such cases in the first half of January, said the Housing Development Board on Wednesday (16 January), amid the recent cold spell in Singapore.

In response to queries by Yahoo News Singapore, the HDB said that close to half of the cases reported this month involved tiles in dwellings where homeowners had renovated flats using their own tiles. The rest were installed by the HDB.

Harvinder Kaur, who lives with her family in a five-room HDB flat at Blk 626, Senja Road, in Bukit Panjang, was among the residents who had reported about the dislodged tiles.

The legal professional in her 40s told Yahoo News Singapore that the tiles, which were installed by HDB, started dislodging on Friday evening “with a sizzling sound”, and continued over the weekend. The dislodged tiles eventually encompassed about 70 per cent of the floor area of her flat.

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