Home owners must ensure windows are well-maintained

Home owners must ensure windows are well-maintained

Following Dr Gil Simon Schneider's feedback ("Ensure shophouse windows are safe"; Sept 17), Building and Construction Authority (BCA) officers inspected the site where the window had fallen and are following up with the shophouse owner to reinstate the timber window.

All home owners have a responsibility to ensure that their windows are well-maintained. We remind them to check and maintain their windows regularly to ensure safety.

If windows and other exterior features are found to be not properly maintained during the BCA's random site inspections, we will direct the home owner to take necessary actions to ensure safety.

Lim Chong Yong

Director, Building Management Department

Building and Construction Authority

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