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Cash or Receipts

Cash or Receipts what will you do?

Paying cash from building work is not the perceived benefit that it was with less suppliers accepting cash builders are stuck with how they could use their earnings.

Portugal has had a very long and very active Black economy. The Portuguese government is trying to change this far too late to a shade of Grey and in fact since recent laws were passed in 2017 more and more companies are offering invoices when you buy goods and services. Just in case there was any confusion it’s also against the law to avoid tax payment.

Why is this important to you when you are having construction work carried out in Portugal. This will be one of your greatest expenses when living here. There is a temptation for people coming to a foreign country to avoid “additional expenses” if they can.

Obviously, any builder wants to put through his books as little as possible basically to avoid the payment of tax and Iva which in Portugal is 23%

Castelo Construction looks at this from a different angle. We always provide invoices for work carried out.

why is this important it’s important to you?

Simple

Because when the time is right to sell your property in the future whether refurbished or a new build you can claim your VAT Iva back from the tax man saving you so you 23%

Obviously no invoice no savings.

Many people who when down the cash route ended up complaining that they had missed out on the 23% saving when it’s too late.

Here’s a little money saving tip for free without you having to go down the Cash or Receipts route. If you are going to open a bank account in Portugal to buy your property and carry out building work in Portugal make sure that they have a branch in your home country. For instance, Banco Santander Totta has this arrangement.
Then all you have to do is open an account with them in the UK and carry out bank to bank transfers for FREE.

Talk to Kelvin about your construction project on 00351 927168247
Or email kelvin@casteloconstruction.com

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Gazebos en alpendres met een waterdicht dak

Gazebo’s, zonneschermen en tuinkamers zijn zeer populaire tuinstructuren die we door onze klanten in Portugal in Portugal moeten laten bouwen
Een van de interessante dingen voor onze vakmensen om mee te werken, zijn de verschillende ontwerpen die onze klanten bedenken.

We krijgen vaak schetsen, variërend van een pagina uit een notitieblok tot gescheurde foto’s van chique koffietafelbladen.
Onze taak is om eerst het ontwerp met de klant te bespreken, zodat we volledig begrijpen wat ze proberen te bereiken. We bespreken het project vervolgens grondig, zodat ze geen functies missen die later duur kunnen worden geïnstalleerd. We praten over het gebruik dat de structuur zal worden besteed.

Het zou bijvoorbeeld een buiten eetkamer kunnen zijn, dus de watertoevoer en afvoer voor een gootsteen zou een leuke toevoeging zijn, natuurlijk is er verlichting zowel binnen als buiten en zelfs het planten van schaduw en windscherm gebieden. Zoals je je kunt voorstellen is het een vrij lange lijst, maar omdat we veel van deze structuren hebben gebouwd, is het proces voor ons eenvoudig.
Tuinschaduwstructuren kunnen in drie hoofdtypen worden ingedeeld.

1, constructies met post of pilaren en geen waterdicht dak. Dit zijn pergola’s waar planten of wijnstokken over groeien of stro, schaduwmembranen of bamboedaken, zodat ze alleen schaduw bieden.

2, Dan zijn er de waterdichte / weerbestendige overdekte structuren die ook op pilaren kunnen zijn of aan drie kanten omgeven kunnen zijn door stevige muren met dakmaterialen, variërend van houten gordelroos, Romeinse dakpannen tot glas.

3, De volledig ommuurde gebouwen met massieve pannendaken kunnen worden gebruikt als eetzalen buiten, woonruimtes in Marokkaanse stijl, Japanse tee-huizen. Ideaal om te zitten en te ontspannen lezen of praten met vrienden. Het doel is om weer, wind en zon buiten te houden

Meer over de drie soorten tuinstructuren
Pergola’s worden meestal gebruikt wanneer de klant wil wegblijven van een heersende wind, schaduw heeft in de schaduw maar niet geïnteresseerd is om in koudere weersomstandigheden of in de regen te zitten.
Ze laten een bekwame tuinman een zeer speciale ontspannende schuilplaats maken met het gebruik van zeef- en schaduwplanten. Ze kunnen van een ultramodern ontwerp zijn of zo traditioneel als je wilt, met oude geregenereerde kastanjehouten balken, radslagen, oude olijfpotten en hand stenen troggen als plantenbakken. Er zullen af en toe momenten zijn dat vanwege het blad dat wordt beïnvloed door veranderende seizoenen, de pergola niet genoeg schaduw zal bieden.

Gazebos en alpendres met een waterdicht dak.

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Dining Room

De daken kunnen worden betegeld van geslagen koper, glas, eigenlijk alles wat je maar kunt bedenken, een van mijn favorieten is natuurlijk bamboe onder de tegels, omdat het me aan Bali doet denken. Je kunt linnen doek onder het dak ook hand geven om een Caribisch gevoel te geven.
Muren kunnen ook worden gemaakt van allerlei materialen van cob (een mengsel van aarde en stro) gemaakte stenen, steen, hout of zelfs zeildoek.
Het belangrijkste is om het materiaal te kiezen dat past bij het doel waarvoor je de structuur gaat gebruiken.
Oh en vergeet niet de kleuren die u kunt opnemen in het ontwerp. Niet alleen in de inrichting, maar ook in de structuur. Je kunt alle kleuren en texturen gebruiken die je wilt, bijvoorbeeld ondoorzichtige glazen stenen of flessen die in de muur zijn geplaatst voor een subtiele verlichting

Als je het hele jaar door wilt kijken, dan wil je vuurkorven overwegen, om op winteravonden warm te blijven.
Fonteinen en visvijvers, watervallen, hangmatten voor dagbedden en ingebouwde meubels zoals boekenkasten, koelkasten, wijnkasten, barbecues en houtovens
Welk ontwerp u ook aan Castelo Construction denkt, u kunt hier helpen
Bel Kelvin op 00351 927168247
Of neem contact met hem op via e-mail op kelvin@casteloconstruction.com

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Gazebos, sun shades and garden rooms

Gazebos, sun shades and garden rooms are very popular garden structures that we are asked to build in Portugal by our customers in Portugal.

One of the interesting things for our craftsmen to work with is the different designs that our clients come up with.
We are often given sketches ranging from a page out of a notebook to ripped out photographs from fancy coffee table magazines.

Our job is first to talk through the design with the client so that we fully understand what they are trying to achieve. We then discuss the project thoroughly so they don’t miss any features which could be expensive to install later. We talk about the use that the structure is going to be put to.

It could, for instance, be an outside dining room so the water supply and drainage for a sink would a nice addition then, of course, there is lighting both inside and out and even planting of shade and windbreak areas.
As you can imagine it’s a pretty long list but because we have built many of these structures the process for us is straightforward.

Garden shade structures fall into three main types.

1, Structures with post or pillars and no waterproof roof. These are pergolas which will have plants or vines growing over them or straw, shade membrane or bamboo roofed so that they provide shade only.

2, Then there are the waterproof/ weatherproofed roofed structures which can also be on pillars or be surrounded on 3 sides by solid walls with roof materials ranging from timber shingles, roman roof tiles to glass.

3, The fully walled buildings with solid tiled roofs can be used as outside dining rooms, Moroccan style living spaces, Japanese tee houses. Ideal to sit and relax reading or chatting with friends. The goal is to keep out the weather rain, wind and sun.

More on the three types of garden structures

Pergolas are usually employed where the client wants to keep out of a prevailing wind, have dappled shade but are not interested in sitting out in colder weather or in the rain.
They do allow a skilful gardener to make a very special relaxing hideaway with the use of screening and shade plants, They can be of an ultra-modern design or as traditional as you like incorporating ancient reclaimed chestnut beams, cartwheels, old olive jars and hand carved stone troughs as planters. There will occasionally be times when due to the foliage being affected by changing seasons the pergola will not provide enough shade.

Gazebos and alpendres with a waterproof roof.

The roofs can be tiled made of beaten copper, glass, in fact, anything that you can imagine one of my favourites is natural bamboo underneath the tiles as it reminds me of Bali. You can also hand linen cloth under the roof to give a Caribbean feel.

Walls can also be made of all kinds of materials from cob (a mixture of earth and straw) rendered bricks, stone, timber or even sailcloth.
The important thing is to choose the material to suit the purpose that you are going to put the structure too.

Oh and don’t forget the colours you can incorporate into the design. Not just in the furnishings but in the structure. You can use whatever colours and textures you like for instance opaque glass bricks or bottles set into the wall to provide a little subtle lighting

If you are looking at year-round use you want to consider fire pits, chiminea to keep warm on winter nights.

Fountains and fish ponds, cascades, day beds hammocks and built-in furnitures

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outside entertaining area
like bookcases, fridges, wine cabinets, barbeques and wood ovens
Whatever design you are thinking about Castelo Construction are here to help

Call Kelvin on 00351 927168247

Or contact him on email at kelvin@casteloconstruction.com