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ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS WORKS

Any person who intends to carry out alteration or addition building works in existing premises is required by law to appoint an authorized person, and where necessary a registered structural engineer, to prepare and submit plans for the approval of Building Authority under the Buildings Ordinance. He is also required to appoint a registered contractor to carry out the building works.

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EXAMPLES OF ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS WORKS TO EXISTING BUILDING ARE:

  • constructing a new extension block to an existing building;

  • adding additional floors or cocklofts to an existing building;

  • constructing a swimming pool;

  • linking two or more floors by removal of parts of the floor slab and/or adding internal staircases;

  • combining two or more units into one by removing the partition walls;

  • installing cladding or curtain wall to the façade of existing building;

  • subdividing a unit into smaller units;

  • adding water tanks, canopies and shelters, structural frames for air-conditioning or other plant, structural supports for advertisement signboards etc;

  • or removing facilities for persons with a disability.

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