Is Awning Considered A Structure? Yes. According to the by-laws prescribed under the Act of Building Maintenance and Strata Management, the safety of the residents is most important. Before discussing more in this regard you must have brief information about awning and canopy.
Awnings are mainly of two types – fixed and retractable. The fixed awning remains fixed on the wall. It folds or rolls against the wall of the building to which it is attached to extend it whenever required.
Like an awning, a canopy is also an architectural structure. As well as decorating it or as a mark of identification. It also includes a lightweight frame covered with the cover made of fabric.
According to BMSMA, the occupier must seek approval of the MCST if he wants to install a structure as it can affect the looks of that building. The homeowner will have to follow the guidelines of the MCST while installing a device or structure.
It will be ensured by the MCST that the guidelines meet the legal requirements of the relevant agencies. When a homeowner applies for the authorization of MCST according to the prescribed guidelines then the decision of MCST can vary in each case.
To install an additional structure or device after the authorization from the developer or MCST the owners of the homes can apply to the agencies relevant for this purpose.
It will be approved by URA to assure that it satisfies the building setback requirements, height is under control. Also if it protects the strength of the overall development, and should not be excessively large.
In this way, an awning is considered a structure which can be installed for different reasons after the authorization of MCST.