There has been a building regulation in Spain since 1944 called “Order of the Ministry of the Interior of 29 February 1944”. That law laid down the minimum conditions to be met by all kinds of homes, regardless of ownership throughout Spain. Believe it or not this legislation is still in force in several autonomous regions (including the Murcia region) where they do not have a particular law which lay down the minimum conditions to be met in the design of any type of home.
I have been asked this question pretty often and apart from answering (discourteously, I must say) with another question such as how long is a piece of string? This week we will try to provide a reasonable accurate answer to this question by analysing the cost of construction of a typical house. The reason I decided to write this week’s article on this subject is because it has come to my attention the report published by the world wide consultancy EC Harris.
This is the first question you are going to ask yourself if you have the idea of building your own house. Building a house always creates many uncertainties and the most important one is the relative to which total budget you will have to face. It is easier to achieve the total budget hit, since building a home is a complex process in which many variables involved.
A brithish-led investment fund has taken over a gold resort development scheme in Murcia which was one of the first in Spain to collapse when the economic crisis hit the country more than 10 years ago. Juan Pacheco is the chief architect and engineer for the project at Altaona Golf and Country village, supported by the entire team of Pacheco and Associates Architects. Our chief architect explained that there are around 400 dwellings already built at the site which is close to the Sierra Altaona...
The phenomenon of tourist rental of homes unleashed by digital platforms in the last two years will now have new limits within communities of owners. The first one will be political and the second economic.
Floors, coverings, toilets, furniture: these are the factors that influence the price of bathroom renovation. Comprehensive reform of the bathroom requires some investment that should weigh thoroughly before launching into a bargain or, conversely, to devote more resources than necessary driven by the fear that cheap comes out expensive.
If we find that experiences are more rewarding, we tend to think of our homes less as mere possessions and more as places and spaces that enrich us. We wanted to summarize in nine points what the word HOME means for us.