Wondering how you can give your HDB flat a fresh new look without breaking the bank? The answer is simple: change your front gate to something new!
The gate is the first thing we lay our eyes on when we visit a HDB flat, so it’s a key part of making an unforgettable and impressive first impression on guests and visitors.
There are now more gate materials to choose from than ever and you can even customise your gate’s design as you wish. But how do you know which material is best for you, and how can you feel confident in what you pick?
We lay out the most popular HDB gate materials available in Singapore and what you need to know about them:
1. Mild steel
Mild steel gates are by far the most popular HDB gate material in Singapore today. Thanks to its durability and rust-resistance, investing in this metal gate is sure to pay off as it’ll look just as good ten years from now as it does today.
On top of that, steel gates are highly customisable and can come in an endless number of designs thanks to new 3D laser and precision cutting technology. On top of that, it looks great with a smart lock like the Kaadas R6G digital gate lock! Coming in a slim 1.3cm thickness without any metal box covering, the R6G can fit onto most metal gates in Singapore.
2. Wrought iron
Wrought iron gates used to be a staple fixture in Singaporean HDB flats, but nowadays they are associated with the much older flats of our parents’ or grandparents’ generations.
Though heavy and bulky, these metal gates are by far the most durable HDB gate material available. Their charming old-school vibe also makes them suitable for a traditional or kampung-style flat design (homeowners who want to modernise their front door without changing the iron gate can consider adding a digital gate or door lock instead).
However wrought iron is prone to rust in Singapore’s humid weather which can result in a green patina over the gate over time.
If you’re looking for a light and simple HDB metal gate within a tighter budget, an aluminium gate might be ideal. These gates are rust-resistant and extremely light – making them suitable for households with individuals who have less arm strength.
A downside is that they are less durable and can be easily dented or damaged – which may affect whether the gate can be fully closed! Design options also tend to be more limited.
While aluminium gates are great for those on a tighter budget, you might feel greater peace of mind with steel or iron gates instead. Smart door or gate locks can also help you feel more secure – check out our promotion bundles to up your security while enjoying great savings!
4. Tempered glass
Tempered glass gates are becoming popular amongst homeowners who want a sleek and elegant appearance to their front door and entranceway. Not only do these gates allow in natural sunlight to brighten up your home, but they also give your entryway a modern look like nothing else.
Do take note that if you wish to install a digital lock on your tempered glass gate, the metal surface that frames the glass needs to be wide enough to drill holes in during installation. If the metal surface is too narrow, the drill could end up puncturing or breaking the glass resulting in damage to your front gate.
Create a good first impression with Kaadas
Regardless of whichever HDB gate material you choose, a Kaadas R6G gate lock can help add peace of mind and improve your household’s safety.
Equipped with various access modes including fingerprint recognition, PIN code, RFID card, remote control and key the R6G makes locking and unlocking your door fuss-free. Additional auto-lock and safety fake PIN code features also ensure added security when you leave the home so you can feel at ease while out and about.
Get in touch with us to find out more about Kaadas digital door and gate lock products. We offer free islandwide delivery and installation in Singapore!