Architects in Spain: what you need to know before you hire one
When hiring an architect in Spain, you need to do plenty of research to make sure the one you hired is the best for your project. If you’ve decided to build a house in Spain, you’ve probably worked out that things aren’t quite the same as in your native country and that hiring an architectContinue reading
A tree house in the garden – wouldn’t you just love one?
A few years ago an old friend, who I don’t see very often, sent me a book on tree houses. There was no reason. He just sent me the book because he knew I would love it. What a great present! What a great friend! I have never lost my childhood fascination for tree houses.Continue reading
What does a technical architect do in when you build a home in Spain?
Technical architects also known as aparejadores play a vital role in construction projects and their presence is required by law. The career path for a technical architect is somewhat shorter than for a normal architect ( a university degree and practical training). Some Spanish architects call themselves arquitectos superiores, rather pompously, to distinguish themselves fromContinue reading
Questions to ask your Marbella Architect about their fees
This blog post is one of a series of three. The other two are “Questions to ask your Architect about their Experience” and “Questions to ask your Architect about Your Particular Project”. Architects can charge whatever they like. This hasn’t always been the case and in the past their fees have been stipulated by theContinue reading
Questions to Ask Your Marbella Architects About Their Experience
Questions to ask your Marbella architects about their professional experience. This blog post is one of a series of three. The other two are “Questions to ask your Architect about your project” and “Questions to ask your Architect about their Fees”. Given the importance of this role dont hold back. Ask for References Ask forContinue reading
The story of a feasibility study for a renovation Project in the heart of Granada
Author: John Wolfendale Bio: John is a founder of Eco Vida Homes and is passionate about bringing modern design and construction practices to Spain. He believes a home which is warm in winter and cool in summer is largely a matter of design and selective use of materials. He is British and a Chartered SurveyorContinue reading
Keeping Up to Date with Insulation Technology in Spain
A new generation of insulation materials has been developed and they are thinner and better.
As you know insulation along with solar orientation, window placement, shading and window technology, are key factors in determining the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.
How do the new generation of insulation materials work?Continue reading
Searching for the Perfect Architect to Build Me the Perfect Home
What Makes Me Feel Good When I wake up in the morning and it’s sunny I feel good all day. When I wake up in the morning and its grey then I may not. That’s why I like living in Spain. Put simply feeling good is a major objective in my life. Architecture Affects MyContinue reading