Costa Rica Custom Home Builder
When building a custom home in Costa Rica, security and quality are the main factors to take in consideration. The difference between building a home in your home country compared to building real estate in Costa Rica is: the building regulations and property owner rights are probably much different. The bottom line is: you will need a home builder to assist you. There are many benefits you can reap by hiring a custom builder from a Costa Rica construction company. You will have someone who can communicate to the builders and other employees, who knows about permits and regulations and comparable material costs. Structures in our country are mainly built from concrete due to its durability and low cost, and wood, which is more common in the northern hemisphere but not as easy to come by here, and can get very expensive.
You may also notice a difference in space distribution. Most residences here open right into the living room. Homes typically have one dining room and if the kitchen is large enough, it may have bar stools at a counter or a breakfast table. Residences generally lack attics and basements. Most of the simpler homes boast tin roofs and no ceiling, whereas a quality custom builder will let you know that although common, it is not recommended for the inside sections of your dwelling since it provides no insulation and on rainy days it could seem like you live inside a tin drum. Instead of basements, some homes have a crawl space between the floor and the ground, but most are built on concrete foundations and have polished concrete floors. Concrete is a common material used in custom building here. Kitchen counters, seats and benches are usually made out of concrete when the residence is built; the same applies for some closets. Concrete helps insulate and isolate noise and weather conditions. You can get your builder to recommend artisans and woodworkers who can make custom cabinets, doors, furniture and windows at reasonable prices, sometimes even cheaper than store-bought.
A builder can assist you through the bureaucracy of building permits, ground visits and social security payments for your workers. They can oversee the material quality and correct procedures to use them. You may have top quality sand, mortar, or rock, but inadequate manipulation of the mix can negatively affect resistance and quality. In electric installations sometimes lower resistance wiring is used instead of the one necessary for the corresponding electric load. A builder can notice these deviations and make sure that your custom home is built to your specifications and standards. Our agents can help you find a quality builder to help you through the building process, so you get involved only as much as you want to. If you do not feel up to the challenge of a custom built residence, you can buy Costa Rica luxury real estate built to specifications already established, and you may even be able to choose the structural finishes.