Hi you all, i am looking for someone who is trustworthy and reliable (and charges reasonable fees) to do some repairs & potentially even modernization in my flat in the district of Albufeira. Things that need to be done first and foremost: New windows & shutters - fixing of a door - some paint work. Bigger modernization project: new kitchen & new bathroom (but all depends what it costs and may not do it in the end). Can you recommend someone please?
We have decided to discontinue our contract and sell on the equipment. Am looking for some advise on what the systems are worth.1 set comprises of 2 cameras, 2 window sensors, 1 indoor control pad, 1 outdoor pad,alarm and 2 fobs.1 set has 1 camera and 1 sensor plus pads, alarm and fobs.The system is 3 years old, very good condition.Any and all advise would be appreciated.thank you
My husband I have recently bought a very small property in Ohao which is tired and in need of renovation. We would like to project manage so would need tradesmen that have basic English. First of all we are wondering what we might expect to pay (a daily rate) for: - ~ an electrician ~ a plumber ~ a plasterer ~ a floor tiler ~ a carpenter And does anyone have any recomendations for such tradesmen in this area who you have used successfully? I would appreciate any advice/wise words. Kind regards Wendy
Hi, Has anyone any experience of this UPAC solar system that seems to balance what power you use with what your panels produce? Came in Feb last year apparently. Seems a cheap way of using solar power with access to EDP when you need a bit more. I would be interested in hearing how best to utilise solar power on very a low budget! thanks
Does anybody have any experience with how to change electricity supplier. I've been trying to switch from EDP to Galp (my gas is supplied by galp and I'm hoping for a better deal). I have an apartment in Alvor which is used for 6 months of the year only. The main reason I want to change is that I am charged for the six months when there is zero electricity usage (between €25 and €30 per month). I've tried to contact Galp, but I just keep getting automated replies. T
Hi all, Anyone need a property question answered whether buying or selling please post in this topic, I am currently employed in Real Estate. Prefer to keep it public rather than private messaging so we can also help others who just wanna read the replies. N.B. Not self promoting so will not be publically promoting the Real Estate agency I work for, this forum was my bible when first moving to the Algarve, so only right I give something back for free!!!
Dear All We have recently bought a little property on the island of Armona. Does anyone know what the options are for accessing wifi on the island? We would like to be able to watch TV on our laptop for example and use the internet freely. How does it work and what does it cost? We'd be grateful for some advice. Many thanks Wendy
Be aware, you can longer buy anywhere in Europe any pesticides, weedkillers, palm beetle traps and pheremones and such like chemicals from any garden centre without a qualified licence. The implications of this will be far reaching especially for ex-pats. The knock on effect could be a massive loss of the palm trees, which have all ready suffered greatly, and not to mention the prolific weed growth which will dry out in the summer and pose a greater fire risk. The only way to buy the relevant chemicals now is to go on the course, and get a licence to buy the chemicals, which has been set up for this purpose, but sadly only done in Portuguese! What I'm suggesting if anybody has any information on this subject, we should get together and try to organise a course that could be run for English speaking people. I know that it's a long shot, but I don't have any other suggestions. If anybody knows better that what I've so far been told, then I welcome your comments or remarks. Raymond