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From that to this........


Villa or house Project management.*

  • We can oversee your villa project from the start. Large or small, refurbishment, re building, license applications, liasing and advising with architects, engineers, builders and trades.
  • We can oversee and organise , finishing and painting works.
  • We can arrange trades for all works, and quotes for comparisons.
  • New Build
  • Refurbishment
  • Renewals
  • Waterproofing and Damp problems
  • Refits on electrical plumbing etc.

* Central Algarve area:- approx Boliqueme to Lagoa



Villa and property Management

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  • Manage and maintain your property.
  • Arrange key pick up/drop off.
  • Cleaning services
  • Pool services
  • Garden services
  • Repairs
  • Inventory control
  • Quality control
  • Client visiting
  • Transfers taxis or Car Hire

Tradesmen and licensed professionals at your disposal.
 
Re-build your villa, or update it to add value.
 

 


From that to this in 6 months Gallery of works
5 bedroom 5 bath villa , Galé Albufeira , 2000m2 plot
Complete refurbish in and out . €280.000 Total Budget
Including furnishings and fittings.
Nov 2008-May/June 2009

This was an older style house, built on a large plot of 2000m2 which needed a complete rebuild from the floor upwards. We left some walls and the roof. We did not alter the external structure, or apertures, and thus planning permission was not needed. The owner has added value to the complete building of approx 20+%.

Schedule of works.
Trench around house and fit natural drainage and waterproof.
Remove floor and demolish walls. Refit and retile floor with membranes and insulation 5cm concrete. Rebuild interior walls and re render.
Fit new mains sewers and boxes. Replumb 6 bathrooms and fit all new.
Re tile pool 12 x 6m, install stone steps, new roller cover, and all terraces ( 350m2). New staircase and handrail. New doors and New wardrobes throughout. New Kitchen and appliances.
Refit all electrics and fit 3 phase thoughout. New pool equipment and pool heater. Fit throughout, reverse cycle air conditioning . underfloor heating in bathrooms. Fit pool security fence. Demolish and refurbish outbuildings and BBq area. Fit Pergola. Re plant garden areas, fit automatic watering system. Cover garden walls with natural stone inside and out. Repaint interior and exterior house. fit new gates and automatics. Re level parking area. Weedproof gardens and gravel topping, new earth in all areas.
New Mature Olive and citrus trees with stone retaining walls.
Fit alarm system and exterior lighting.

       

Pre or post purchase inspections

We have been managing , building, painting and repairing property for 40+ years in the Algarve,
(since 1964!), and can offer a wealth of experience to enable you to spot potential problems with your property prior or post purchase.

This is a free service if the property is managed by us, and charged on a time and kilometers basis for property outside our management area, or managed by other companies. Our Principal, Alistair MacGregor, is not an engineer, architect or any other specialist body... just years of problem solving and building. Practical solutions for problems.

 

Pre or Post building Inspections

Not happy with the way your project or refurbishment was handled? Were you overcharged, have you been dumped halfway through a project?

We probably can't get your money back, but can guide you as to how to proceed from here on, and guide you through the process of selecting reliable and efficient tradesmen ( as efficient as they get in the Algarve!...).

Do you want some advice on how to start managing your own project?

We can help you get it back on track.

We will not comment on hidden structural faults, or engineering matters, but can advise on many aspects of practical rebuild, repair and long term maintenance, for trouble free villa operation.