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Old Apr 24th 2008, 9:24 pm
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Have been visiting Puerto Banus for the last 4 years or so, most recenty last week.I stayed at a friends apartment on the La Quinta golf resort.What I have notice is that there is so much golf and even more golf complexes being built.As a floor and wall tiler (specialist in Natural Stone, Slate , Porcelain etc ) I would like to price these jobs up but wouldnt know where to begin.Any Ideas would be much appreciated!
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Old Apr 24th 2008, 9:42 pm
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Have been visiting Puerto Banus for the last 4 years or so, most recenty last week.I stayed at a friends apartment on the La Quinta golf resort.What I have notice is that there is so much golf and even more golf complexes being built.As a floor and wall tiler (specialist in Natural Stone, Slate , Porcelain etc ) I would like to price these jobs up but wouldnt know where to begin.Any Ideas would be much appreciated!
The way the market is in building in Spain now you would have no chance. Thousands of Spanish builders are looking for work due to the cutbacks.
Also the government has changed the rules about allowing golf resorts in future.
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Old Apr 24th 2008, 9:49 pm
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Yeah a cabbie told me about the goverment making changes about golf complexes.He also told me that there are ways around it for the resorts to get permission to build these golf courses with the promise of having housing built on them.Never mind...
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The way the market is in building in Spain now you would have no chance. Thousands of Spanish builders are looking for work due to the cutbacks.
Also the government has changed the rules about allowing golf resorts in future.
This morning I went with a friend of mine around a show apartment on the old Wimbledon FC grounds. The entire complex is about 60% completed and thus lots of builders and fitters around..

Amazed to see a fair chunk of Spanish plated cars in the parking area, seems some of them are coming over here looking for work now.
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Why not go self employed. There is always a need for a tiler who can lay a good floor etc. People are always changing the floor tiles so do not despair.
Blanket advertise in the freebies and you never know. Good luck.
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Old Apr 25th 2008, 9:43 am
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Morning people!I am self employed in the uk but want to get into the big stuff such as golf complexes and developers.Trying my hardest over here to get in with companies but it not what you know its who you know and backhanders.Also I would like to move to Spain , Im a quarter Spanish and feel like its in me to discover my roots!
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there is a lot of competition for tilers (well all trades really) from other Brits as well as the Eastern Europeans who will work for a lot less than some Brits

what would you expect to earn per m2 ?
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it dpends what the tile is , marble slate etc??I know its not the same here in the uk.
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For the developments and urbanisations, one main contractor has the entire job with trades like tiling being carried out "in house" or subcontracted out to specialists (the cheapest bidder per sq m!). You would need to get yourself employed by one of these contractors. Have a look in the yellow pages for especialistas en pavimento, revestimiento, azulejos, gres etc.
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Old Apr 28th 2008, 6:42 pm
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Many thanks my friend.My brother is going out to La Quinta apartments in puerto banus next week so will see if he can find anything out.
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