How to Read Your Floor Plans

  • Feb 6, 2016
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Floor plans can be confusing sometimes. There are so many odd symbols, lines, and dimensions to study. What do they all mean? We're here to answer those questions. *Every single floor plan is unique, these are general features. For specific floor plan enquiries, call HDB. How-to-Read-Your-Floor-Plans-a  

1. Bolded lines: Structural walls

- Cannot be hacked How-to-Read-Your-Floor-Plans-01a Interior Designer: Crescendo Interior
 

2. Normal lines: Walls

- Can be hacked most of the time after obtaining approval from HDB How-to-Read-Your-Floor-Plans-02a Interior Designer: I-Bridge Design
 

3. Walls with line in middle

- Unique to corner units - A special type of wall called gable-end wall is used - Helps prevent the heat (from sun) from entering the house How-to-Read-Your-Floor-Plans-03a Interior Designer: Ace Space Design
 

4. Doors (dotted)

- HDB does not provide door *Note: Location of doors can be changed as long as they are located next to hackable walls. Doors can also be customised (solid, sliding, etc.). How-to-Read-Your-Floor-Plans-04a Interior Designer: 9 Creation
 

5. Doors (normal lines)

- Doors are provided *Note: Location of doors can be changed as long as they are located next to hackable walls. Doors can also be customised (solid, sliding, etc.). How-to-Read-Your-Floor-Plans-05a Interior Designer: Diva's Interior Design
 

6. 100 DROP

- Illustrates 100mm drop in height/level (difference in gradient) - For washing/cleaning purposes such that water can be drained effectively How-to-Read-Your-Floor-Plans-06a Interior Designer: Inside Living
 

7. Bathroom doors

- Acrylic panel folding door or laminated semi-solid timber door for 3, 4 & 5-Room How-to-Read-Your-Floor-Plans-09b Interior Designer: Urban Habitat Design
 

8. W1

Window height (Could be three quarter or full) *All dimensions are unique to different floor plans and units How-to-Read-Your-Floor-Plans-07b Interior Designer: Inspire ID Group
 

9. Windows

- Swing / sliding depending on unit How-to-Read-Your-Floor-Plans-08a Interior Designer: Lux Design  

Are you curious about the progress of a certain BTO? Anxious to find out what yours looks like right now? You can try to locate yours in this list.

Disclaimer: Floor plans from HDB.
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