HDB also known as the Housing and Development Board serves as the statutory board in the Ministry of National Development and it deals with the issues on public housing at Singapore. It was founded on 1st February 1960 and its CEO as at 2010 was Cheong Kean.
Gates are used to provide enclosure and security to properties. Without gates properties which seem so serene loses it sense of serenity. Good gates bring a beautiful ambience and value to properties. Wrought iron type of gates are beautiful types of gates and they are very strong hence provide high sense of security.
Many people in Singapore are always searching for the best wrought iron gate to install in their HDB’s.
Wrought iron gate is so popular since it is manufactured from a very strong material. Wrought iron comes from an iron alloy which has some little carbon which is less than 0.08% carbon content in comparison to the cast iron which may vary between 2.1% to almost 4%. It also is a partially-fused section of iron which has some inclusions of fibrous slag which may have some weight of up to 2%.This gives the iron some resemblance of ‘grain’ in wood which is visible once it’s etched and bent to some level of failure. This property makes it a strong and preferred choice to many projects.
However most people do not know how to find the best product. To be able to choose the right type of gate one must consider some certain features. This features may include:
1. Measure the property size in question
This is usually the first consideration .One should ensure that the property is measured and the right size is known before any products in the market are purchased. The HDB wrought iron gate is then ensured that it perfectly fits in the property. If the gate is well installed, the owner reaps maximum benefits from it. The owner also comes up with a decision on when to fix the HDB wrought iron gate.
2. Get stores with high quality gates
Once the property size is measured, one can begin looking around for gate stores that offer high quality gates made from wrought iron products.
3.Choosing of the design in accordance with the preferences
A wrought iron gate is chosen in accordance with the preferences and this improves the general outlook of the HDB. Different wrought iron gate designs bring up different impressions onto the property. Thus one has to choose the design that is considered best based on one’s preferences. One should make sure that they are satisfied with the preferred design before one purchases any of the HDB wrought iron gate product.
One can also meet up and discuss with ones chosen designers who help in finding the best styles and perfect designs for the gate. As a result, one may end up finding the most preferred gate with a beautiful design which is most suitable for one’s property.
4. Find an affordable gate
There are very many stores which give discounted deals on gates to their customers. One should look for these deals, more so if one wants to purchase wrought iron gates which are of high quality at a very affordable and discounted rate. Prices are a very important factor that one must consider as one is purchasing the gate. There actually are many stores which sell high quality wrought iron gates at very low prices. Due to this reason, one has to compare and contrast the available materials before one chooses the right gate for the HDB.
However there are things one needs to avoid in the choice of wrought iron gate in HDB. This include:
1.Use of wrong materials
The materials selected are vital as different materials do have a difference in their strengths. That means that one needs to choose the material which can overcome stresses exerted by walls. With the availability of many wrought iron gates in the gates market, you need to ensure that one makes the best choice as one buys from the market. This implies that one needs to get a designer to provide information that enables one make the correct choice.
2. Large spaces left in between bars
This should be checked as large spaces can allow intruders to enter into the property. The large spaces between metal bars make the wrought iron gate to be dangerous as far as security of the property is concerned. One also needs to ensure that the spacing is not too little to allow children and pets to go out.
3.Choice of getting wrong designs of wrought iron gate
With the many options on the designs of wrought iron gate, the owner of the property needs to ensure that one makes the correct choice in Singapore market according to the HDB. The specific designs of the wrought iron gate are also made to provide security. Most people are making this mistake at Singapore in the aim of making the properties to look good as compared to the market offers. Also the intruders will not find way into your property.
4. Wrong thickness in the wrought iron gate
The thickness of the wrought iron gate should be right. You should know the perfect thickness of the wrought iron gate that will be needed on the basis of measurements of the property.
5. Use of colors that don’t match the wrought iron gate in accordance with the HDB
Wrought iron gates can be found in various colors. Common mistakes whenever it comes to the colors, which most people often do is to select a color of wrought iron gate that will never match with window frames. For people who prefer the various color combinations, one should ask the seller of the wrought iron gates or color experts on the perfect color that match with the wrought iron gate.
6. Presence of unskilled professionals
The unskilled personnel will ensure that the wrought iron gate and never mind the resulting forces thus they reduce the lifespan of the gate.
7.Lack of consideration of installation costs.
One should compare the costs before one installs the wrought iron gate at the most reasonable cost in the market place. This ensures that the HDB has the most preferred installation.