Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Europe / Hungary

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Nov 2nd 2017, 12:37 pm   #1
Tugela 
Just Joined
 
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
Tugela is an unknown quantity at this point
Default House Renovations

Hello everyone
We have just bought a house in Hungary and need to do renovations to it. What I would like to know is
Where do I find a surveyor to do a topographical survey, some one to do a utilities survey and a measured building survey.
Now, my son is an architect in the UK and he has said this is what I need for him to design renovations for us.
Please, does anyone know how where why and what. We are totally new to this but very excited about our recent purchase.
thank you
Tugela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2nd 2017, 1:09 pm   #2
Lt Col (Retd)
Premium Member
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 42,565
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: House Renovations

It sounds like your son is intending to design improvements and upgrades. Is that what you want?

I think "renovations" as more along the lines of replace old fittings and strutures (doors, windows, flooring, wiring, plumbing, etc.) with new equivalents, and I don't think you need an architect for that.
__________________
As quoted in the Grauniad.
Pulaski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2nd 2017, 11:59 pm   #3
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 889
Peter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: House Renovations

Tugela - What are you thinking of doing and where abouts are you. Some of the building methods here are quite different to those of the UK so what may be spec'ed by a UK architect could cause unnecessary expense and/or confusion here.
Peter_in_Hungary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 4th 2017, 5:20 pm   #4
Nohow Male
Just Joined
 
Joined: Jan 2017
Location: London and Badacsony area
Posts: 6
Nohow is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: House Renovations

As Peter asked, whereabouts roughly? Our experience where we are is that you get one well known surveyor who covers an area, unless you're in one of the larger cities.
Nohow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 4th 2017, 6:29 pm   #5
Tugela 
Just Joined
 
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
Tugela is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: House Renovations

We have bought in Taska .
Tugela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 4th 2017, 6:45 pm   #6
wolfi Male
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: May 2015
Location: Near the Black Forest and near the Balaton
Posts: 425
wolfi is just really nicewolfi is just really nicewolfi is just really nicewolfi is just really nicewolfi is just really nicewolfi is just really nicewolfi is just really nicewolfi is just really nicewolfi is just really nicewolfi is just really nice
Default Re: House Renovations

Are you here?
Hungary - Táska
Welcome to the Balaton southside!
We're near the eastern end, Keszthely/Hévíz.
wolfi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 4th 2017, 6:50 pm   #7
Tugela 
Just Joined
 
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 3
Tugela is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: House Renovations

No we in the uk but have bought there in taska wanting to do renovations etc etc .
Tugela is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 5th 2017, 6:27 am   #8
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 889
Peter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond reputePeter_in_Hungary has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: House Renovations

The area is outside my knowledge for electricians and plumbers (who would normally do (or get done) the utilities plans here) but I may be able to help if a structural engineer is needed. (e.g. roof calculations if you need to replace the roof or other such work)
What renovations are you planning?
Peter_in_Hungary is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   British Expats / Living & Moving Abroad / Europe / Hungary


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 7:37 pm.


Powered by vBulletin: ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 1999-2010 BritishExpats.com