Canopy PES Shelter Extension Singapore
Choosing the right shelter may seem intimidating. There are so many different metal shelter structures available and it is not easy to know if the people building it are professional enough to make it safe and lasting for years and years to come.
I live in a PES unit (first floor of a condo development). It is a pain that always when it rains, the outside area gets so wet. There were many reasons why I decide to do the extension.
1. Safety reasons! It is a safety hazard that either me, my family or worse my 2 year old son will fall and injured themselves due to slippery rain water. I also need not worry about upper floors throwing stuffs downstairs too. There were actually people throwing lighted cigarettes down and burning my wooden decking. !$(U!%&#^P@%#%@. My son nearly burnt his fingers running to pick up the lighted cigarettes once.
2. More Space! I would like to have full use of the space rain or shine. If there is no proper canopy extension shelter done, I can’t have proper use of the area like have my son run freely outside, or enjoy having a dining table outside or a sofa bed to relax outdoors….etc.
3. Protection & Privacy. The canopy extension shelter will protect my outdoor furnitures from sun damage and rain damage, plus offer me more privacy at the same time too.
To have a canopy extension shelter done, Singapore Building Control Act and the condo management requires owners to engage Professional Engineer Endorsement Services to design the extension with drawings and state materials details before getting it endorsed and stamped before you can apply with URA and submit to the condo management for approval.
Besides looking nice, it is very important for the extension to be safe too.
To get this stamping done can be quite a hassle as there is not much information available online on where to get it and how to get it done properly. You can contact Luxury Decor Pte Ltd which is a all in one stop service to get your PE approval, PE drawings, endorsement and shelter built.
Preparing for Installation
For all metal frames, it is better to deliver and assemble them on site on the exact location. Luxury Decor
people even move all my furnitures aside neatly to the corner and covered it up nicely before moving their stuffs in. It is nice that they help to prepare the area for the canopy shelter to be installed.
From my PE drawings, it was stated the type and thickness of the materials and the bolts to be used for building the Canopy PES Shelter Extension. It was very informative that the manager in charged came to explain to be the steps and how everything was done. He shared that he was going to use a slightly thicker frame than stated for a stronger hold and a different bolt.
For my Canopy Shelter Extension, the centre part of it on top of the decking extends out quite a lot more than the rest of the shelter. So the contractor manager from Luxury Decor
explained to me that if I do not use a thicker metal frame and have an extra 2 poles support at the corner, the extension shelter will actually be too heavy and start to angle downwards after a while. He even brought me to some of my neighbours units who had already done the extensions with other companies to show me what he meant. Some of the neighbours also recently built their extensions but already sloping downwards.
Also for the bolts, he suggested to use a inside type bolt which is less obvious so it will be nicer. The bolts are made of steel so over time it will rust and become brown so if it could be done hidden. It is actually much better right?
After his explanation, I feel that there is a lot of experience needed and thoughts going into how to make a nice looking and safe structure. Not as easy as it looks…!!!
The installation process should take about 5 days. Unfortunately, during the installation it was always raining so they could not come everyday. They SMS me every morning to let me know if they would be coming after the rain. But whole day raining and raining. I was due for a family holiday to Europe the following week but the contractor manager Luxury Decor
told me not to worry as he will take care of everything his workers does and supervised closely. With his expertise and assurance, I trust their workers to do the job correctly.
During my holidays, I got photos and updates on the progress too. 🙂 🙂 🙂
It was very cool to see the extension shelter being put together bit by bit even when I was at work during the day when they started or when I was in Europe for holiday.
They even send me the photos above that they made the effort to properly wash my floors and decking thoroughly after they finished with their works.
At least I know that when I get back home, the patio will not be dusty or dirty. 🙂 🙂 🙂
I double checked the whole of the canopy PES extension shelter when I got back and it was perfect. Everything from the welding and painting was done really well.
They even told me if I find anything that needs touch up I could call them back. So nice lor!!!
If you are looking at building an canopy extension, roof, trellis, glass canopy or mezzanine flooring… I would totally recommend Luxury Decor Pte Ltd
Luxury Decor Pte Ltd offers one stop solution from having professional engineer endorsement of your canopy extension, roof extension, trellis extension, glass canopy, mezzanine floor, periodic structural inspection to specialized steel structure to having vast experience professional services in planning, design, management, contract administration, co-ordination and supervision of both private and public sector building projects.
Only licensed engineers may prepare, sign and seal, and submit engineering plans and drawings to a public authority for approval, or seal engineering work for public and private clients.
Each of Luxury Decor canopy extenstions they did are made with the highest craftsmanship. You can visit their official website here to see more photos of their works!