<![CDATA[LEE WALL CLADDING & ROOFING PTE LTD - SINGAPORE - Insights]]>Tue, 14 May 2024 06:50:28 +0800Weebly<![CDATA[Happy New Year 2021]]>Fri, 01 Jan 2021 04:12:54 GMThttp://leewallcladding.com/insights/happy-new-year-20212020 has been a trying year with COVID-19 affecting the global economy. As the world soldiers on in its fight against the pandemic, do take extra care of your health. This includes the health of your buildings, especially with La Nina and El Nino effects being exacerbated.

We have had clients come to us during their relative downtime to help with the upkeep of their buildings in preparation for the rebound, which could be as soon as later this year. This minimises the disruption brought to their guests and customers.

Contact us at Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd to see how we may provide suitable and customisable solutions for your building needs.]]>
<![CDATA[Happy Lunar New Year!]]>Mon, 04 Feb 2019 16:00:00 GMThttp://leewallcladding.com/insights/happy-lunar-new-year
Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd wishes all our Chinese clients and suppliers a Happy Lunar New Year 2019!

Why limit spring cleaning to your home or office? Have your roof or wall cladding replaced for a fresh new look and a fresh outlook for the new year!

With over 40 years' experience specialising in roofing and cladding in Singapore and Asia, Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd provides turn-key solutions to your roofing and façade needs.

As one of the pioneers in the Roofing and Cladding trade in Singapore and Asia, we have managed major projects in commercial, residential and industrial buildings. We specialise in roofing, facade, glass, glazing, stainless steel, aluminum, Qfloor/taproute systems, roofing products, consultancy, design, fabrication, manufacturing, installation and refurbishment of commercial buildings, power plants, select residential buildings and specialised projects in Singapore and throughout Asia. 
From designing, manufacturing and installation to management and consultancy, Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd takes pride in providing excellence in quality.

Contact us to find out more!
<![CDATA[Happy New Year 2019!]]>Mon, 31 Dec 2018 16:00:00 GMThttp://leewallcladding.com/insights/happy-new-year-2019
Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd wishes you a ​Happy New Year 2019!

A brand new year calls for a new resolution!

Here, at Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd, we hope to get in touch with more clients to better understand their needs. We also hope to see an increase in awareness of building safety through pre-emptive safety checks, resulting in a decrease in accidents. Contact us now to see what solutions we have for your wall cladding and roofing needs.
<![CDATA[Merry Christmas!]]>Mon, 24 Dec 2018 16:00:00 GMThttp://leewallcladding.com/insights/merry-christmas8413561

​Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd wishes all clients a Merry Christmas 2018!

Don't be bogged down by the rainy season! Have a check on any leaky roofs or defective wall cladding and feel free to contact us for some sound advice!
<![CDATA[BCA Advisory On Building Inspection]]>Thu, 23 Aug 2018 16:00:00 GMThttp://leewallcladding.com/insights/bca-advisory-on-building-inspectionUnder Section 9 of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act, every Building Owner must ensure that every exterior feature in the building is kept or maintained in a manner that ensures the exterior feature is securely fixed and does not collapse. Failure to maintain such features is an offence and on prosecution, a Building Owner may be liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.

Therefore, BCA reminds all building owners, MCSTs and town councils to inspect and maintain the external facade regularly. This is especially important when the facade is exposed to the elements of nature. Any signs of deterioration like corrosion, looseness, bulges or cracks should be reported and rectified as soon as possible.

Feel free to contact us at Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd to have these unwanted defects repaired or replaced.

Read more over here at BCA.]]>
<![CDATA[Drone Inspection For External Wall Cladding]]>Tue, 10 Jul 2018 16:00:00 GMThttp://leewallcladding.com/insights/drone-inspection-for-external-wall-cladding
Photo from ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO. Published JUL 9, 2018.
A Lee
Business Development Manager

​With various industries adopting new technology, future facade inspections could be done with drones. Drones can potentially detect surface defects on wall cladding more easily and more quickly.

Although there are currently no regulations stipulating mandatory building inspections, it has been widely speculated that new regulations may be in place in 2019 due to the recent spate of cladding-related incidents. The findings of any defect from the drones will still have to be certified by a professional engineer and thereafter rectified by wall cladding specialists like Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd

However, as it is still in the initial stage of testing, the system can currently detect defects on concrete surfaces. It could also be some time before it is widely adopted by building managers.

Read more here.
<![CDATA[Fully Customisable Aluminium Wall Cladding]]>Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:52:25 GMThttp://leewallcladding.com/insights/fully-customisable-aluminium-wall-claddingAt Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd, we offer fully-customised and tailor-made wall cladding for all your wall cladding needs. We have had decades of experience working on commercial, industrial and residential projects in Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Maldives and Russia to provide our expertise on roofing and wall cladding (view our portfolio to have a look at our selected projects). The colour range on offer is broad and we ensure great build quality complete with the aesthetics!

​Feel free to get in touch with us so that we may fill you in on what we have to offer in terms of cladding type, coating type, colour range and product warranty (no chalking and fading of coated colour).]]>
<![CDATA[Private Residential Roofing]]>Sun, 13 May 2018 16:00:00 GMThttp://leewallcladding.com/insights/private-residential-roofingGreetings! We have had several enquiries regarding the provision of roofing-related solutions for private residential areas (private condominiums, private terraces, semi-detached houses and bungalows) and we are pleased to inform you that Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd can design, supply and install roofing solutions to maximise your roof space.

As land is limited in Singapore, the roof space is something that is truly underrated and under-utilised. We aim to beautify your roof space with a quality roof structure that not only withstands the tropical elements, but also enhances your living space

We will understand your needs and customise roofing designs to meet them. Roofing materials include the use of a sturdy steel structure, along with aluminium cladding and a classy glass top, with a large array of colours that can be chosen. This will be done through discussions upon the viewing of drawings, floor plans and on-site visits in Singapore. The timeline of the project will also depend on whether there is any change in gross floor area, which will be subject to URA's approval. The structural integrity of roof structure will also be approved by a Professional Engineer.

With our vast experience in commercial, industrial and residential projects, we at Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd pride ourselves as providers of quality products, by taking care of both the aesthetics and the protective elements. Feel free to contact us at Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd to see what solutions we can offer you today!
<![CDATA[Pre-emptive and Pro-active Façade Inspection]]>Thu, 12 Apr 2018 02:43:19 GMThttp://leewallcladding.com/insights/pre-emptive-and-pro-active-facade-inspectionBy A Lee
Business Development Manager

Are you into building management? While there is no legislation in Singapore to regulate how often buildings' exterior (or external cladding) should be inspected for defects, building managers and owners should know the possible consequences far outweigh the costs of inspection and replacement. Here are some key thoughts:

1) Buildings last, but facades don't
Building structures are strong and with engineering advancements, they are expected to stand strong for centuries. In contrast, the exterior facades last for a decade on average. Think of the building as a human and the facade as clothes. The lifespan of a human can be 80 years, but the clothes usually don't last for more than a few years (due to wear and tear from washing). The same goes for facades being exposed to the weather elements. Is the facade material worn out? Is the installation done in a clever way to minimise the danger of panels falling even in the event of wear and tear? Are the bolts and screws rusty? Especially given the humidity and climate in Singapore?
2) Aesthetics
If the exterior is worn, it reflects badly on the building management and in turn, the business confidence of the tenants. Prospective business partners of tenants who are visiting may lose confidence in them as their business is associated with a dated building. This applies not only in Singapore but is true worldwide.

3) Safety and consequences
The safety of passerbys, especially tenants who are regular users of the building, is of paramount importance. A faulty panel at risk of falling may kill or injure anyone in its direct drop-zone. Building owners and managers face the legal consequences and also the moral consequences of choosing to bat an eyelid when they could have averted the crisis. There have been instances reported in Singapore (*See below).

4) Being pre-emptive and pro-active
To avoid facing the consequences of facade-related accidents and to stay ahead of possible legal framework  changes, building managers or owners should be pro-active in taking pre-emptive actions. The costs of inspection and subsequent replacement are minute when compared to the cons of having faulty facade panels falling on a passerby.

At Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd, we have personally encountered a number of cases where panels had fallen and replacement works were then requested. Fortunately, there were no injuries. Upon closer inspections, we often noticed material of a lower quality being used, or less desirable methods being deployed (eg. the involvement of industrial glue or less sturdy installation systems). It is understandable for companies to find ways to cut costs, but this also decreases the lifespan of the product.

​With the price competitiveness, such companies tend to be awarded contracts, especially when the price point tends to be the major concern. The short-term savings in fact creates far greater costs in the long run, when repair works have to be done after a shorter time, which is essentially a vicious cycle. However, here at Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd, our top priority is quality worksmanship, which is ironically more cost-saving in the long run!

Contact us at Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd for advice on your wall cladding needs. We specialise in roofing, facade, glass, glazing, stainless steel, aluminum, Qfloor/taproute systems, roofing products, consultancy, design, fabrication, manufacturing, installation and refurbishment of commercial buildings, power plants, select residential buildings and specialised projects in Singapore and throughout Asia. 

Here's a quick view on facade-related incidents that were reported*:

2011: Seaview condominium lawsuit
The building's management corporation, acting on behalf of homeowners, sued the condo developers for defects in the common areas, including foul odours, damaged swimming pool tiles and falling concrete. In one incident, a metal trellis structure on the roof fell into the swimming pool, residents alleged.

2016: Falling cladding board at Circuit Road HDB
A cladding board made of calcium silicate fell off Block 51, Circuit Road. An investigation by the Marine Parade Town Council later found a loose connection of screws in some of the claddings on the building.

2016: Falling plaster at Hougang HDB
A plaster slab dislodged from Block 449, Hougang Avenue 10 and crashed to the ground. The Ang Mo Kio Town council found out that the slab fell as it had deteriorated due to exposure to weather over time.

2016: Dislodged concrete sunshade at Tampines HDB
A concrete feature on the fourth floor of Block 201E, Tampines Street 23 dislodged and landed askew on another sunshade below it. It was later found to have no reinforcement bars on one side. No one was hurt.

2016: "Waterfall" at Cradels condominium
A blocked drain at the Balestier condo's infinity pool led to the build-up of water, ultimately shattering some glass panels on the pool's facade. This created a sudden cascade of water to the carpark below.

2017: Falling aluminium panels at Indus Road HDB
Two aluminium panels fell off the exterior of the Block 77, Indus Road and hit the ground. Cordons were put up around the block, as well as two nearby blocks with similar panels. There were no reported injuries.

2017: Lightning? Or defect?
A piece of concrete fell 40 storeys from the roof of Trivelis condominium, a Design, Build and Sell Scheme project in Clementi, landing on a playground. No one was hurt. The developers allege that it was struck by lightning, but the Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council disputed this claim.

*Credits: Ng Jun Sen, 'Govt to tighten rules on facade inspection amid spate of accidents', The Straits Times, <www.straitstimes.com/singapore/housing/govt-to-tighten-rules-on-facade-inspection-amid-spate-of-accidents>, published on 28 Nov 2017.
<![CDATA[All Works Aluminium - Our Preferred Material]]>Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:00:00 GMThttp://leewallcladding.com/insights/all-works-aluminium-our-preferred-materialBy A Lee
Business Development Manager

Why aluminium?

​1) Aluminium is more corrosion resistant than steel.

2) There is a large variety of profiles that can be made to match your needs. (Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd is able to design suitable profiles.)

3) Aluminium (and aluminium sheets) are readily available (prices are subject to quantity).
4) Aluminium has the highest embodied energy of any cladding material, meaning energy consumption is the highest in order to produce this product. However, it is much more suitable for use in external wall cladding (especially in the highly corrosive Asian tropical climate), as alternative products with lower embodied energy would have lower life spans.

5) Aluminium requires low maintenance and is highly durable since aluminium is corrosion resistant. You are looking at long term in most cases.  

6) Aluminium has one of the strongest waterproofing qualities amongst cladding materials. However, do note that to maximise this quality, you will need professional advice on designs and profiles (which Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd can provide).

7) Aluminium is non-toxic and is strong in fire resistance.

8) Special colours may be supplied (upon request and subject to availability).

9) Aluminium cladding is 100% recyclable.

Contact us at Lee Wall Cladding & Roofing Pte Ltd to see what we can offer you today! We specialise in roofing, facade, glass, glazing, stainless steel, aluminum, Qfloor/taproute systems, roofing products, consultancy, design, fabrication, manufacturing, installation and refurbishment of commercial buildings, power plants, select residential buildings and specialised projects in Singapore and throughout Asia.