Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by Dosedmonkey » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:35 pm

Space Cat wrote:
Dosedmonkey wrote:Electric heating, with a backup generator if cash is no problem, the generator would be useful for other things too. I guess a gas bottle supplied heater is the cheapest back up, you can use the same gas bottle for emergency cooking facilities. Hell you could use a cooker for a inefficient way to heat your house in an emergency too.
We just received an electricity bill from our landlords and it's CLP$175/kW in winter. So even 1kWh heater will consume CLP$4,200 in a day and CLP$126,000 in a month. But 1kWh is not enough for more than a couple of small rooms. So I guess it's up to CLP$300,000 a month for electricity-based heating of a medium sized house. That's quite a lot. :?
I live in a place where if I use the heating, its for a hour or two maximum a day, AND I have lived places where gas has cost a fortune in Santiago. It is mad how different communa vary in services price so much in Santiago.

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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by Space Cat » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:17 pm

admin wrote:I have several friends with various pellet systems. they work great when they work. Last year there was a sudden shortage of pellets all over the south. I have been hesitant to go with them, simply because the market in the south can be flaky. things come and go from the market for long periods. That said, the supply did increase after that as lots of little producers took up the slack. Still, I can just see after say a big earthquake or something, the pellets disappearing for weeks or months at a time.
I asked our landlords and they said that the reason of shortage was the governmental program of supplying pellet stoves to government's buildings and in the same time one of the pellet factories burnt down.

Now it's much better because there's a mass migration to pellet heating and new factories are popping out.

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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by Donnybrook » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:52 pm

one of the pellet factories burnt down.
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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by john » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:37 am

Donnybrook wrote:
one of the pellet factories burnt down.
:D
A perfect example of palpable irony. :)
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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by ghibli » Sat May 12, 2018 7:52 am

On the subject of heating: Does anyone have views/info about brands of calderas for heating with radiators? Also, does any one have info about installers, aka maestros, in the Valpo region? My web searches have been great - if you live in the us or europe, but not much help for
chile. Thanks.

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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by at46 » Sat May 12, 2018 8:43 pm

ghibli wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 7:52 am
On the subject of heating: Does anyone have views/info about brands of calderas for heating with radiators? Also, does any one have info about installers, aka maestros, in the Valpo region? My web searches have been great - if you live in the us or europe, but not much help for
chile. Thanks.
You can ask mayordomos in edificios built by reputable companies, like Bezanilla or Nahmias, which company does mantenciones on their calderas. The logic being reputable construction companies will use reputable caldera crews for their buildings.

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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by ghibli » Mon May 14, 2018 9:11 pm

You are a wise being at46. Thank you indeed.

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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by CachiGringo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:35 pm

Are non-chileans exempt from paying the 20% tax on building materials?

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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:20 pm

Wonder where people hear these rumors? IVA BTW is 19%.
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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by CachiGringo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:53 pm

not hearing a rumor, just wondering since It was a new thought and this forum is somewhat hard to search. good to know, thanks

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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by admin » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:54 am

it is a sales tax. no one is exempt.

but, what chile makes up for in sales tax, it does not charge in property tax.
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Re: Construction material cost in Chile and what is available

Post by fraggle092 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:30 pm

admin wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:54 am
it is a sales tax. no one is exempt.

but, what chile makes up for in sales tax, it does not charge in property tax.
Huh?
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