Written Answer by Ministry of National Development on installation of window grilles in HDB flats

Jun 5, 2020

Ms Joan Pereira: To ask the Minister for National Development whether the Ministry will consider installing metal window grilles for (i) owned and (ii) rental HDB flats to enhance safety for young children or the elderly who may move into these flats.


HDB does not provide window grilles as a standard feature in its flats, whether sold or rental, as not all households require them.

Flat owners who require window grilles, such as families with young children, can purchase them readily from the market, selecting from the range of options available based on their design preferences and budget. 

For HDB rental tenants, HDB will install window grilles for windows facing the external façade at no cost upon request. Tenants may approach HDB if they wish to have window grilles installed.