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Before having your light switch replaced or ceiling fan installed, you should first learn about some guidelines prescribed by the Housing & Development Board (HDB). Sometimes, HDB Electricians are required to work on electrical issues in a HDB household. The HDB happens to be Singapore’s sole public housing authority. It was formed on February 1, 1960 in response to a then widespread housing crisis. But besides providing affordable and high-quality housing for many Singaporean citizens, the HDB’ task also includes ensuring the safety of homeowners planning electrical works. By doing so, it secures the protection of homeowners by ensuring that they follow general electrical safety tips while doing electrical maintenance.


Important HDB Guidelines To Remember

If you’re a resident of Singapore, then you’re legally mandated to follow HDB guidelines. These apply to whatever HDB services you wish to avail of such as electrical switch installation or light installation.

Whether you’re in need of an electrical installation or electrical repair, you’ll need to hire a professional with an HDB permit to do the needed servicing for you. Failing to adhere to this may cause you to be penalized. Moreover, trying to facilitate electrical works on your own may result in accidents such as electrical shocks. Further damage might even occur as well if you insist on doing a DIY electrical repair.

Besides hiring an HDB worker, HDB guidelines also mandate the following when it comes to HDB permits:

  1. Before having any form of electrical troubleshooting or repairs done, you need to ensure that your flat has a current electrical loading of at least 40 amps. In that case, you can apply for an HDB permit on your own. Otherwise, you’ll need to hire an HDB worker to facilitate servicing for you.
  2. HDB flats completed on or after 1st January 1994 are considered to have undergone main upgrading/home improvement. In that case, their homeowners don’t need to apply for an HDB permit to conduct electrical works or electrical troubleshooting.


Why Should I Obtain An HDB Permit?

As a homeowner, it’s vital that you obtain all HDB permits you need for any electrical services such as distribution box repairs or light switch replacements. Permits are mandated by the HDB to ensure that any works done won’t affect your home’s structure. Moreover, they’re needed so that electrical installation safety measures are guaranteed.

Some homeowners want to have electrical works done such as a power socket installation but are ensure about their home’s electrical loading capacity. In that case, you can seek confirmation from the HDB block e-service system. Simply enter your postal code to see whether you need a permit or not.


When Should I Hire An HDB Electrician?


As mentioned, any sort of electrical work which you need is best done by an HDB electrician. That way, the risk for light installation problems and other electrical issues occurring is reduced.

Hire or call an electrical contractor with an HDB license in case you require the following:

  1. Repairs, installations, and modifications to electrical wiring.
  2. Circuit breaker or consumer control unit repairs or replacements.
  3. Electrical power point extensions, additions, or replacements (e.g. electrical switches, lighting points, or power sockets)

Booking a reliable electrician with an HDB license is relatively easy to do. In fact, whether it be electrical switch repair or electrical wiring repairs, most HDB electricians are immediately available for servicing shortly after booking. Moreover, you can even talk to their customer service representatives in case of any problems. These individuals are happily willing to guide you especially if you’re booking for the first time.


What Should I Remember When Hiring An Electrician?

Electrical works are no easy feat. In fact, one single mistake can result in even more electrical installation problems. So when it comes to choosing a professional, you should always hire a licensed electrician. That way, you can ensure that they have the required expertise and skills to handle any kind of electrical tasks. For reliable non-emergency or emergency electricians, it’s recommended that you engage someone from LEW, EMA, or BCA.


How Can I Best Obtain High-quality Electrical Products?


If you’re looking for high-quality electrical accessories and wiring products, then feel free to engage an electrical contractor for help. Most electrical contractors are well-equipped to deal with various types of electrical accessories such as home light installations, light switches, circuit breakers, electrical outlets, and more. Moreover, they can help you ensure that any electrical products you buy are durable enough to last the long term.



If you’re in need of HDB electrical works, don’t hesitate to contact Daylight Electrician Singapore. We can ensure that any electrical repairs or replacements you require are conducted professionally and efficiently. For more information on our electrical services, be sure to view our price list.

Daylight Electrician Singapore provides complete electrical services including emergency electrician service in Singapore. Our network of electrical workers and EMA licensed electricians are specially trained to execute all kinds of electrical repairs and works including electrical installation such as light installation, ceiling fan installation, power failure recovery as well as electrical wiring and rewiring, power socket, electrical switches, light switches and DB Box replacement . We have over 10 years of electrician experience and have done thousands of electrical works for both residential (Landed, condo and HDB electrician) and commercial electrician. We are the highly recommended electrician in Singapore with many happy customers and positive reviews over the years both on Google and Facebook. WhatsApp us at +65 8241 0032 for transparent quotation and honest pricing for all your electrical needs. We offer a fast and efficient service to serve any of your electrical needs!

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