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by Irishman
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Land survey
Replies: 11
Views: 3110

Land survey

Does anybody know how Bienes Nacionales measure land when one wants to make the saneamiento? Is the measurement two dimensional which would treat all hilly land as if it was flat. Or do they actually measure the surface area, ie every depression, lump, nook and cranny?
by Irishman
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: TransferWise
Replies: 18
Views: 10715

Re: TransferWise

I have already used them. Really efficient. 2 days the money was here from Ireland. I also asked them about the 1.5% because their other currencies are only about 0.5% They said its because its a new currency and they need time before they can start reducing their commission. Banks here need to trus...
by Irishman
Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available
Replies: 148
Views: 47938

Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

That is all quite a lot to take in! I really need to disect all this further tomorrow. I do notice though that your 3 cubic meters of concrete for 400,000 pesos is quite close to what the link below suggests. The link below also appears to include rebar and labour which pushes the price up to about ...
by Irishman
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available
Replies: 148
Views: 47938

Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Wow! What an answer. Great advice about the 5/8 rebar diameter. I would never have thought of that. In the interest of a complete understanding of your cost estimation formula, can I give you an example scenario of what I think you mean: Lets say for argument sake and to make the maths easy, the con...
by Irishman
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available
Replies: 148
Views: 47938

Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Ok well that sounds promising DosedMonkey. It demonstrates that if the labour costs add up then so too could the material costs which are also listed. I am now slowly gathering more confidence in what I should be "honestly" charged and what could constitute as daylight robbery. Again, its all down t...
by Irishman
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available
Replies: 148
Views: 47938

Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Thanks Dosoedmonkey. I will be on site most days with camera and general physical presence. Did you manage to take a look a the construction price link I posted above? Does it have any credibility in your estimation?
by Irishman
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available
Replies: 148
Views: 47938

Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

The one thing that appears missing is the transport of materials. The labour costs seem low aswell although its probably what the builder pays his workers. I am guessing I need to pad it a lot, providing of course the link has genuine integrity.
by Irishman
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available
Replies: 148
Views: 47938

Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

I note your points, thank you. I may change my mind regarding 3 of the concrete block walls and use wood instead. However one of the walls will be a 2.4 m high retention wall so I gather I will need a solid cement wall for that, according to google anyway. I did manage to find the following link las...
by Irishman
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available
Replies: 148
Views: 47938

Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Hi Charles, Thanks for your comments and the tips. Much appreciated. Indeed, my question needed much more qualification and weight. I am waiting for a quote this Friday from a small family run building company. Really only his father and daughter are in it, and she only a couple of months. He then h...
by Irishman
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Chile Real Estate, Property, and Construction
Topic: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available
Replies: 148
Views: 47938

Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Hi everyone, I have trawled through the construction threads here and I hope my approach is acceptable to house rules. If not let me know and I will adhere more appropriately. Basically I would love to know if anybody has a guide as to what a fair price is for: 1. Concrete base of a house (Per cubed...
by Irishman
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: Valdivia
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Valdivia

Hi everyone. Been in Valdivia over a year and only just joined this site!