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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello. Please can I seek the forums advice on what should be a simple matter.... I have finally found my dream property šŸ˜€ basically in good condition, but not habitable as is, (electrics, (no meter!) Fosse needs upgrade, no kitchen as such, no bathroom, etc.....) As I will be doing the work...
  2. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    We are considering buying an old granite house near Ponte de Lima. a) Could anyone recommend an architect / builder / project manager in the area (close to town)? b) The house needs everything renovated except for the walls. If you have had quotes for this kind of work it would be great to...
  3. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Do interior painters in Spain usually use a primer before painting? I have new drywall, new plaster moldings and previously painted walls that need to be painted. In the US most people would use a latex primer before they paint. The Spanish handyman I know said he wouldn't even use primer...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I have found an apartment that I love but it needs work (minimally work on the old wooden floors, painting, and new everything in the kitchen; ideally, an additional toilet and renovation of the bathroom). The price is good, and the location and everything else about the place are perfect for...
  5. Expat Media & Research Requests
    TV production company Twofour are looking for people to take part in a brand new documentary series featuring would be entrepreneurs as they build or renovate and open a hotel or guest house for the very first time. We want to follow fledgling hoteliers as they make their life changing journey...
  6. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, For years I have dreamt of having a property in Spain to visit and ultimately live. I have just started the process and am drawn to Oliva and the surrounding (inland ) villages. Ideally an old town house that is habitable but i can work on over the years with a professional builder. Would I...
  7. 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...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi forum, I am curious about renovation experiences in Paris. I am thinking of purchasing with an eye toward hiring a property manager and improving a unit with cosmetic renovations and adding a second bathroom for family use type stuff. Preferably a RDC with digicode and courtyard. Total...
  9. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    DH & I have been having a discussion at home. At his request, I am posting this... We own & live in a small flat in Dubai Marina. We plan to live in it for another 18m - 2 years & hopefully rent it out in the future. I would like to have the kitchen & bathroom redone. Nothing major needs...
  10. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    Greetings. First post. We have purchased a small oceanfront home that needs to be renovated. We are planning on moving full time to the area. The home needs to blend in with the neighboring Spanish Colonial traditional architecture even though I want a more modern feel inside. It has been...
  11. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hola People, Trying to get a reasonable gauge of current costs for an external patio tiling job in the Gandia/Denia/Oliva area. Any recent pricing guidance appreciated. Specification: Labour only (exclude tiles, adhesive, grout) 52 meters square External patio (cutting limited to edges)...
  12. 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...
  13. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Well mannered 23 yr old guy from York , uk Looking to work on renovation project in Spain or wherever really. Will work for free , I just want experience!! Already have building experience, plastering,painting, tiling, (built emergency housing in romania last year) Speak some Spanish aswell...
  14. Cyprus Expat Forum for Expats Living in Cyprus
    Has anyone experience of buying and renovating of an older property in Cyprus , that you can share . We are interested in your story , good and bad ! Was it an easy or crazy experience dealing with local government and builders , service suppliers etc ? What lessons did you learn and can you...
  15. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Hi Everyone We are looking to renovate our apartment. We live in Lagos. Could anybody recommend any builders/contractors? We would rather use a Portuguese company but they would need to speak some English. Thanks!
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