Building a Nightmare

 

It would seem that every other person moving to Spain decides to become a builder and Jalon Valley is no exception.

 

There seems to be a never ending supply of financially secure retired or semi retired people within the valley with whom these builders can practice their new found skills.

 

The end result is usually a combination of poor workmanship, bad and sometimes dangerous constructional methods, overcharging and general misery for their clients. We constantly hear stories of builders receiving up-front payments, never to be seen again, builders not completing the agreed work and constantly asking for extras or completing a project to an unsatisfactory standard. Is it that ex-pats view Spanish living through rose-tinted glasses, leaving their brains at the airport? Ask yourself the question, if you still lived in England, would you let a builder loose on your property armed only with their mobile phone number, or would you use a recommended builder and insist on a fixed price written quotation? To assist our readers with any general building enquires or to advise on how to rectify problems left behind by your previous builder we have asked John Phillips of Construction Buena Vista (an offshoot of Buena Vista Villas s.l. to help. John has agreed to write a monthly article in which he will answer and advise on any building problems or queries you may have. Johns professional qualifications are second to none he holds F.I.A.S. (Fellow of the Institute of Architects and Surveyors), F.A.B.E. (Fellow of the Association of Building Engineers), M.I.B.C.O. (Member of the Institute of Building Control Officers), F.F.B. (Fellow of the Faculty of Building), M.R.S.H. (Member of the Royal Society of Health), C.M.W.O.B.O. (Chartered Member of the World Organization of Building Officials) and M.B.I.M. (Member of the British Institute of Management).

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Construction Buena Vista
Urb. Palmeria. Orba 03790

 

Please call us on

 

0034 965 577 464 (office)

 

0034 619 089 281 (mobile)

 

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Buena Vista Villas s.l.

Urb. Palmeria. Orba 03790

 

Please call us on

 

0034 965 577 464 (office)

 

0034 629 554 561 (mobile)

 

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