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Building and moving

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Portugal.
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Building and moving

Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:53 am

I have a number of questions now our building finally seems to be going up in Carveiro.
1. Moving certain furniture from the UK to Algarve as opposed to purchasing direct in the Algarve. Currently the euro is strong so the pound buys little. It would cost us about 2.5K to move beds and lounge items over to the Algarve so have to factor this in. (a) any recommendations of removal companies (b) thoughts on moving furniture as opposed to purchasing in the area.
2. Kitchen suppliers - (a) any recommendations and would it be better to purchase the electrical items at an electrical retailer rather than kitchen supplied, (b) any recommendations of electrical suppliers? (c) Any thoughts on whether it is possible or even sensible to purchase electrical items in the UK, ship out and use in Porgual?
3. Recommendations on tile suppliers to visit.
4. Recommendations on landscape gardens to approach.
Thank you for any responses. Rolling Eyes

 

Yvette
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Re: Building and moving

Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:07 am

hi yvette
are you moving permanently or is it a holiday home?


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hassie
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Re: Building and moving

Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:47 am

Hi, we moved out 20 months ago and brought most of our furniture with us (mainly all new bought in the uk). We shipped it out in a container. Cost approx £1400. It took about 12 days to get here but was relatively stress free. We did buy washing machine/dishwasher/large screen tv/music system here. More expensive and less choice but at least you get 2yrs guarantee so worth the extra cost. If we had to do it again would go the same route. We brought with us new beds/bedding/garden furniture/dining table & chairs/patio furniture/kitchen table & chairs/leather suite/lights/towels/small screen tvs & all our personal possessions.
Myra

 

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Re: Building and moving

Post Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 4:06 pm

It is now some years since we moved here but we did a mixture of bringing some things with us and buying locally.

You can now buy English beds here (slightly softer than the Portuguese ones and a slightly different size).

Wooden furniture here is good quality and reasonably priced.

Settees tend to be cheaper in UK.

Electronic equipment like computers, Hi-Fi, cameras buy in UK.

TV buy here (I know some people argue that they are cheaper in the UK but if you hunt around here I've found that there are some good prices here for good spec TVs without all the disadvantages of UK spec TV and problems with warranty).

Kitchen companies - there are lots. I used Cozequipa (now in Portimão near to Railway Station) 12 years ago and they were excellent. I used them again 2 years ago for our new house after approaching 9 companies for quotes. Again I have not been disappointed. The ysupply all electrcial equipment. Slightly more expensive than the electrical retailers here but they will fit it and if there are any subsequent problems will always sort it for you. They were excellent and couldn't do enough to provide a good service. If you don't see what you want in the Show Room the njust ask them. Cecilia speaks perfect English as does Jorge who runs the place.


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Re: Building and moving

Post Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:26 pm

I sent some PM's, but I am not sure if they are getting through. If I want to reply on line (so to speak) as I am useless with things like this, do I do it this way? I can confirm our villa is a holiday home and we are not moving in. GOt a few years to go yet before we can retire. Oh well, not trying to wish my life away. Confused

 

Yvette
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Re: Building and moving

Post Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:42 am

One common misconception that homeowners can have during a foreclosure situation is that they can somehow transfer ownership of a property and that this will stop the foreclosure in its tracks. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, and simply signing over the deed to the house to a third party will put the owners in a much more vulnerable situation than when their own names were on the title. Using a quitclaim deed or other transfer document will also do nothing to make the bank end its lawsuit to take the home.

~WolfeHouseBuildingMovers.com~

 

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Re: Building and moving

Post Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:12 pm

- woodpecker

Hi, we moved out 20 months ago and brought most of our furniture with us (mainly all new bought in the uk). We shipped it out in a container. Cost approx £1400. It took about 12 days to get here but was relatively stress free. We did buy washing machine/dishwasher/large screen tv/music system here. More expensive and less choice but at least you get 2yrs guarantee so worth the extra cost. If we had to do it again would go the same route. We brought with us new beds/bedding/garden furniture/dining table & chairs/patio furniture/kitchen table & chairs/leather suite/lights/towels/small screen tvs & all our personal possessions.
Myra


Not sure if my message got sent to you. Do you still have the details of who you used? Regards Yvette

 

Yvette
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