Category Archives: 2014

December Update

Progress has continued well in December, but of course it’s a short month for us all, something to do with a holiday called Christmas. Work continued right up to the 18th of the month, we have been advised by the … Continue reading

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November Update

Well it’s been another busy month, progress has been good, although it seems a bit slower than last month. We think that has been because, as when the walls and roof go on, you see a lot of change quickly, now … Continue reading

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October Trip

As mentioned in previous blogs we had always planned to visit during the last week of October. The timings of our visits this year has seemed to tie in quite nicely with the building progress, or maybe it just that … Continue reading

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Monday Meeting

Whenever we make the trip to Portugal whilst the build is on, we always make sure we get in a meeting with Marco the builder and Paulo the Project Manager, to make sure that we clear as many of the … Continue reading

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October Update

Well what a difference a month makes! After the last couple of months when you will have read that progress has been extremely slow, well this month has been the complete opposite. At the beginning of the month the Project … Continue reading

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September Update

After our site meetings in August we knew that nothing much would happen on the actual site until October, or until the fabricated steel roof structure arrived on site. Although there was some discussion about getting a bit more of … Continue reading

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Electrical Connection

Just a short blog about getting the electric reconnected, in case you have to do anything similar. We feel we have to emphasise once again that having a project management team in country that are familiar with local services etc … Continue reading

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August Trip

We had always planned to make a visit in August; the exact timing was down to ensuring that we coincided with our very good friends Jules and Andy’s trip so we could meet up for a few beers and a … Continue reading

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August Update

As for most of mainland Europe, August is the main holiday month for the Portuguese, either they go away or family that work away, in places like France return to their families in Portugal, builders included. So it was no … Continue reading

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July Update

Well July was a month of very mixed emotions. At the start of the month things seemed to be progressing reasonably well, you will see from the photo that the builders started to put the reinforcing steels on the roof, … Continue reading

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