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  1. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi All, I wondered if anyone knows of any places to find secondhand building tools and machinery e.g. cement mixers in and around Yecla? Thank you, Charlie
  2. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi All, We're looking for a bit of advice. Friends have bought an old property they are looking to renovate, taking on much of the work themselves. We've been doing a renovation in the UK and come over to help. It seems many of the techniques we'd use are different to Spain (not unexpected) so...
  3. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi just looking for some advice on if there are any taxes or duty on building materials ie timber to be paid when bringing them from the UK.I would be bringing a van over on the ferry and travelling down. I am renovating my property in the alentejo region I will look to support local merchants...
  4. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Hola a todos, I currently live in Playa del Carmen 6 months a year but am retiring to Mexico this fall. I own several apartments that i rent out for income so do not need to make a lot of money. My wife (Mexican0 and i are going to move to Valladolid in the winter as PDC is not what it used...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi there, was hoping someone could shed some light on whether the CRS certificate, (if translated) is relevant in France? and would it be enough to register as self employed to do labouring on sites? Thanks in advance!
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, Thanks for taking the time to read this thread, My partner and I have lived in France for 10 years and are looking to embark on building our first property. Due to our combined contract status (CDD & auto entrepreneur) we are ineligible for a traditional mortgage. House prices in...
  7. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    get down to leaving more about me later but just trying to get some rebuild sorted out and can't find ready-mixed concrete delivered? Everywhere I look, even on the major infrastructure sites it appears to be hand-balled and apart from vehicle-sales I have not seen a mixer truck on the...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I am building a house in haute savoie which is nearly finished save some work which I would like to contract out. I would be grateful for advice for interviewing contractors, checking references, insurance (bonded). Especially, on bidding jobs; for example I expect a tile job to...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    My partner and I recently fell in love with the idea of buying a ruin in the dordogne with the hope of renovating and eventually extending it and even perhaps building a completely new house. However, we know absolutely nothing about the process in France, can anybody describe the process? How...
  10. The Welcome Inn
    Hey guys! First post for me here! Ive joined this forum because I am a member of a group of people hoping to begin a project in Portugal in Febuary of the coming year. We plan to buy some cheap land in order to complete our goals, so I was wondering... What is the best route to go down to find...
  11. Italy Expat Forum for Expats Living in Italy
    Hi all. We're looking for a builder who can carry out extensive renovation works on our apartment in Amalfi. It's not a big apartment, but needs alot of work (floors, bathroom, loft conversion etc) If anyone has had a great experience with someone, pls recommend! It would be possible for...
  12. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hey guys - first time posting, ive tried to find similar threads to my problem but thought id give a new thread a go. SO ...I have all the attributes to secure a work visa for NZ and my skill is Bricklaying.Im 31 and i also have family living in auckland ( 40 years + ) But im being told i have...
  13. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    We are planning on moving to Kefalonia from Torbay, England in the next couple of years (maybe sooner if made redundant here), and are starting to gather info about costs involved. The costs so far we are looking at are usual utilities, electricity, water, telephone and broadband, etc as well...
  14. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    hi, i have recently moved from London into a place in burdubai. the building has parking spots and i can blatantly see them, still the watchman denies the availability of parking, the flat is rented by an uncle of mine and i stay there. also a friend of mine has rented the spare room. no one in...
  15. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    Hi, I'm hoping for helpful links to start some research. We have a great plot of land in a touristy area of Thasos. My husband would love to build a hotel, but we would really struggle for up front money. While lots of subsidies are available, after visiting accounts etc. it doesn't look...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hey guys, Im currently renovating my property, and love the whole Idea of DIY thing, and want to go all out on making the place look modern. I want to you a lot of glass (splashback, down the stairs as a banister, shower screen etc...) but everywhere in France I've found is soooooooo...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi Every One - I know this question is the inevitable how long is a piece of string:D We are thinking about building in the Aquitaine / Midi Pyrenees / Languedoc Roussillon as we are retiring and have a very clear idea of what we want.:confused2: Rather than buy and alter we are going the...
  18. Greece Expat Forum for Expats Living in Greece
    We are planning to move to Crete this year. The plan is to buy some land and build a small house. Now the difficult bit! We want to build the house ourselves. Does anyone have any experience of building in Greece? In particular working with a Greek architect, costs involved, building standards...
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