CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS IN CEBU

#1 07 January 2011 20:44:22

California Kid

CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS IN CEBU

I am having difficulty finding information on the web with regard to custom home builders in Cebu. We would like to find beach front property and have a home built. Who would you all consider 2 to 3 respected builders in this area?

#2 08 January 2011 06:29:43

fear4freedom

Re: CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS IN CEBU

California Kid wrote:

I am having difficulty finding information on the web with regard to custom home builders in Cebu. We would like to find beach front property and have a home built. Who would you all consider 2 to 3 respected builders in this area?

I am moving there in March! I will be starting a service company! I have extensive experience in homebuilding! I am a master of "thrift" and conservation! You can see my work that I have done myself at [moderated: no free ads]. You could hire a person like me to oversee the entire operation! I will be staying in Cebu for sometime! I may move there indefinately! If I can save you 30k while making a small profit, I would be very interested in doing so! I would just oversee the operations. I would order your materials. I would hire and fire your contractors! I would be your mediator and analyst! Let me know if you are interested.

Thank you,
Craig Fear

#3 14 January 2011 03:30:31

Tropicalpenpals

Re: CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS IN CEBU

The issue in Cebu is often the contractors can't be trusted there are "some" but i find most people won't put their name to a contractor as trust is difficult especially when offering a reference. I live in Minglanilla and have had several buildings built and can provide you with someone who has their own construction company. Now the issue is most people here are not used to working to Western standards infact far from it. Which is why you need someone on site at all times to monitor progress to keep your costs under control and make sure nothing is missing (e.g. reducing the size of rebars in the concrete to pocket money on the difference). Although others may have worked in the construction field doesn't mean it will work well here as materials and equipment aren't so easy to source as well as labour methods. E.g. most tiling people look to put a 1" skim on top made of concrete that then gets tiled even though adhesive is available the skill levels here and understanding of a 5mm tile bed isn't understood by most tradesmen.

#4 15 January 2011 01:53:10

pinaymentor
pinaymentor
Alabang, Philippines

Re: CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS IN CEBU

I will send you info with a trusted group. We will build a retirement community in the highlands and we found a trustworthy group to work with.

Send me your info on a private message so I can forward it to him as well. Or, if you prefer, you can contact him yourself.
I am married to a Californian and moved back here permanently last year. We were able to buy a house and lot here in Alabang area at a really good price and had it renovated. My husband is creating a self-sustaining, energy independent housing here in the Metro area and soon in some beach front,and other communities. He has integrated different technologies from US, Australia and China that will make our life here in the Philippines more affordable, self-sustaining, energy independent from the major electric utility companies and water companies. Our Alabang house is our model house and I can't wait to get it completed.

Hope to see you when we go visit Cebu!

Pinaymentor

#5 04 February 2013 21:47:43

Rockmonkey
Rockmonkey
Alameda

Re: CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS IN CEBU

I'm retired with limited funds.  Looking for a way to build/upgrade inlaws house on 900.00/mo. They live in cement block house with second story covered with metal roof, as you can see i don't know too much.  There is limited land available to expand.. desired location is in Oslob/ CEBU

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