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@  LMB : (29 September 2016 - 08:55 AM)

Thanks for all the advice it's been very useful. Back out in a couple of weeks to hopefully look at more properties.

@  flora : (28 September 2016 - 11:13 AM)

So if the aim is to have something habitable into the future then if it's priced competitively and you have the dosh to rebuild - get advice with a view to knocking down replacing with a new build - then tax (or resale) comes into play once habitable anyway.

@  nickandadelaide : (28 September 2016 - 10:57 AM)

I would say t's advantageous for 2 reasons, you will pay less tax because it's not habitable and you will pay less to purchase the place as you are buying a first floor deposito, not a bedroom. The agents on here can give you ball park figures for habitable space, deposito, veranda, land etc.

@  rosie A : (27 September 2016 - 02:31 PM)

Thanks, Flora

@  Admin - Colleen : (27 September 2016 - 09:52 AM)

Head height means that it is not a bedroom but will stay as storage area or whatever title is has been given. Doesn't stop you using it however as what you wish. Could be a problem when you sell in the future as regulations getting tighter and also people buying getting more particular.

@  LMB : (26 September 2016 - 09:12 PM)

Thanks flora. Unfortunately the room is on the roof so no changes can be made to the structure. Lawyer concerned that if we buy this will come up again when we want to sell. Heart over head decision!

@  flora : (26 September 2016 - 06:56 PM)

LMB we encountered this with our little store room but although happy to knock down and replace with full size we did not have enough % allowance at the time- all they could offer was dig below floorline. So will now be done within further allowance. If you have enough % allowance during renno then best to look at including an upgrade to meet height regs.

@  flora : (26 September 2016 - 06:42 PM)

Hi Rosie, Sky have the rights for live but you can subscribe just for the event via Now tv or do highlights on beeb.

@  rosie A : (26 September 2016 - 05:26 PM)

We've got visitors from England arriving and they've asked if there's apossibility of watching the Ryder Cup. As we don't have SKY (just normal Italian digital channels), any suggestions from you golf enthusiasts out there?

@  LMB : (26 September 2016 - 03:46 PM)

Just about to purchase but found that bedroom is not 2.7 high. How big a legal deal is this?? Anyone had that problem?

@  Admin - Colleen : (24 September 2016 - 11:48 AM)

Flora?

@  flora : (23 September 2016 - 05:44 AM)

oh yeh and stop snooping on innocent people ...

@  flora : (23 September 2016 - 05:34 AM)

Happy Autumn equinox and Spring to those in Aus. Can't beat a nice cuppa think how it replaced alcohol, promoted coffee houses and other historical snippets on this anniversary. Bake a pie, good a idea!

@  Billy : (22 September 2016 - 09:21 PM)

You can it's quite easy, but since i've just closed my account I can't refresh my memory.Have a rummage, you can set up payments to anyone here or elsewhere. Bonificio I think they call them.

@  jonathanru : (21 September 2016 - 08:09 PM)

Any Banco di Napoli internet banking customers out there? I'm sitting here with new access to their internet banking and a bill to pay, but I'm damned if I can find anywhere on the website to set up and pay general suppliers.

@  jonathanru : (21 September 2016 - 08:07 PM)

Thanks for all the suggestions. The best bet seems to be that it is a water heater. Next time we are visiting I will experiment.

@  mcc100743 : (20 September 2016 - 11:43 AM)

RE water heater, is there a pump in the water store below where the two flexi pipes go?

@  mcc100743 : (20 September 2016 - 11:41 AM)

Looks like a 15 to 20 ltr water heater, it has an element inside and works like an immersion.

@  Admin - Colleen : (19 September 2016 - 08:25 AM)

Looks like a boiler to me too. small one at that. Difficult to be sure without seeing the detail.

@  rosie A : (17 September 2016 - 08:34 PM)

Hubby thinks it could be a boiler for hot water?


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Can any member advise please on good builders for inground swimming pools _ Permesso obtained. Are ther any good alternatives to the concrete versions?
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Can any member advise please on good builders for inground swimming pools _ Permesso obtained. Are ther any good alternatives to the concrete versions?
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There is a couple in Ceglie who I recently requested quotes from.

The first didn't even get back to me with an idea so I didn't chase. That was Vito Scatigna of Pool 2002. Sorry but I really can not chase people to give them work!!

The other guy was Domenico of dcpiscine.it, he came back straight away.

Without the paving but everything else, price was 31,000 for a 10x5metre pool. Have a look at his website. He will also take you to show you his work too.

He also sells products.

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Try Blu Pool in Oria 0831 845 725. Dr Carone speaks good English we found him to be reliable, professional and offer great after sales service. 10 x 5 should be cheaper than 31k!

Happy Dipping!

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You have to compare like with like. You need detailed quotes and make comparisons. All suppliers will do this but not all suppliers provide a quality job that has a good life.

I understand that Blupool also has a good rep.

You need the geometer to give the suppliers a spec so they can all work to the same specifications and make comparisons easier.

Each quote differs also on the land. The quote I requested was for a pool which needed to be built into a steep slope therefore they needed to allow for a retaining wall. Had it been a flat piece of land, much cheaper of course. Equally depends on whether the concrete is mixed by hand or brought in by truck. Depends on access.

Many aspects to consider when putting in a pool, not just comparing one number with that of another.

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Can any member advise please on good builders for inground swimming pools _ Permesso obtained. Are ther any good alternatives to the concrete versions?
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We have had a steel construction pool (with liner) built by AQUA EXPERT di Arturo La Torre, from Monopoli. We are pleased with the pool, though you will probably need to find your own builder for the ground work. I don't know if he speaks English, but seemed very experienced. Can PM other details if required.

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i have read these posts, and do not like to comment on things or people i know little about, but i can assure anyone, that you "do not" mix concrete by hand for a pool, you "always use readymix, and further more halfway through each load being poured you take a sample and make a cube out of it,6" x 6" x 6") and keep it safe with detailed records of which pour it came from, and registation number of lorry and paperwork that came with load, if your pool fails, that way you have cubes to test for a faulty mix.


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You have to compare like with like. You need detailed quotes and make comparisons. All suppliers will do this but not all suppliers provide a quality job that has a good life.

I understand that Blupool also has a good rep.

You need the geometer to give the suppliers a spec so they can all work to the same specifications and make comparisons easier.

Each quote differs also on the land. The quote I requested was for a pool which needed to be built into a steep slope therefore they needed to allow for a retaining wall. Had it been a flat piece of land, much cheaper of course. Equally depends on whether the concrete is mixed by hand or brought in by truck. Depends on access.

Many aspects to consider when putting in a pool, not just comparing one number with that of another.

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i have read these posts, and do not like to comment on things or people i know little about, but i can assure anyone, that you "do not" mix concrete by hand for a pool, you "always use readymix, and further more halfway through each load being poured you take a sample and make a cube out of it,6" x 6" x 6") and keep it safe with detailed records of which pour it came from, and registation number of lorry and paperwork that came with load, if your pool fails, that way you have cubes to test for a faulty mix.


michelangelo ciminera.

I agree that in an ideal world readymix concrete would be preferable BUT as I live 1km up a VERY narrow lane with several 90 degree bends it was impossible for a readymix lorry to come to our house. It would also have saved me a few thousand euros in the labour costs of mixing concrete by hand. If however our pool fails I know exactly who mixed the concrete and the company that was responsible for the work. Either way in the event of a failure I think it could be a bit of a nightmare getting anyone to admit liability.
For the record my pool was built 6 years ago by Vito of SERVICE POOL in Ceglie and I am very happy with the results, no complaints whatsoever. I do know of other people who are not so happy with him, likewise I have heard good and bad about ALL pool builders mentioned on this forum so I make no recommendations on who to use.




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