Had a visit with the architect and his buddy. They showed us the latest version of the plans, which were at least mostly correct. This is a Good Thing.
He also had a breakdown of the numbers for the work.
Aside from the fact that they are higher than the cost of the house, and that the carpenter alone is making more than the annual gross income of many people here....it is interesting.
So you know, we are putting in new drains and gas, new water pipes and electricity, a massively renovated roof, three (very small) bathrooms, converting a crap room out back to a dining room, and putting in a place for the washing machine. We also have to replace the front door...not a small undertaking as it is big enough to pull a horse and carriage through.
The price seems high.
They had the work broken down by zones and by trade.
I am breaking it down again by what we get for the buck...for instance the bathroom downstairs should cost us - approximately - 2,500 Euros, while our bathroom will be - approximately - 5,700 and the kid's 7,300. This is by their numbers.
They want 10,000 EUROS to paint the house!!! WHAT!!!!!
It's 15,750 for the roof and that is a MASSIVE job....UMMMMMmmmmmm, me thinks not.
It should be an interesting process from here on in.
Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go.....