We not only provide information for potential buyers and
investors in Slovakia, we are in Slovakia actively carrying out our own
renovation and development projects. This is one of the reasons we feel
we are more qualified to give you impartial third party advice to help
you distinguish between the facts and the sales hype when speaking with
agents. We not only offer consultancy services but also offer a number
of building and renovation services here in Slovakia. We have English
builders and tradesmen on hand to assist you with all types of building
and renovation work.
Listed below are details on some of the
recent renovation projects we have been undertaking.
2 bedroom flat in a concrete panel
If you have ever travelled to Bratislava
then you would have seen the concrete panel blocks that the majority of
the population in Slovakia live in. Prices of these flats have doubled
in some areas of Slovakia between 2007 and 2008 and are still rising.
Investing in these properties at the right time has proved very
lucrative for us. The key to renovating these types of property is
keeping the cost to a minimum. The total budget for material costs on
this 64 sqm flat was £3000. Here are pictures of a typical 2 bedroom
flat that we renovated in 2007.
Studio apartment in concrete panel block/38sqm.
This is another of our panel block properties that we
renovated, similar to the property above though this property was a
studio flat. When renovating these types of flat it is essential to keep
the costs down as the sale value is usually only £20,000 - £40,000
depending on the location. There are lots of design tricks we use to
make a kitchen or bathroom look a lot more high-end. The kitchen below
was made up of £80 worth of white melamine units from Ikea. We made it
look a little more high-end by raising the units on feet and we made a
solid timber work surface at our small joinery. We cut down the floor
tiles and arranged them to look like a contemporary splash back. The
whole kitchen including appliances came to just £490, infact we
renovated the whole flat for under £1000 in material costs.
5 Bedroom house in Donovaly/280sqm.
We are currently renovating a large house in
Donovaly, a very different project to the simple bathroom and kitchen
fittings on the panel style flats. This particular house is fairly large
and includes some structural work along with a loft conversion etc.
New Build - Mid sized house Nr Krahule
This is a project we are working on 100
metres away from the Krahule ski slope near Skalka. This project is
currently moving through the planning stages.