I had made contact with an English builder who is now operating in Portugal before we left and arranged to meet with him whilst we were in the Country this trip. I called him today and arranged to meet him at the plot to discuss some finer details on the Friday. I had already emailed him a full set of plans before leaving the UK.
Marc and Mieke had also mentioned about a local builder they trusted and we arranged to go with them to the home of the builder in the evening, we did and it took us quite a while to raise anyone. Eventually the wife and daughter I think came out to advise that he was on a job and after a couple of calls it was agreed that he would come to Quinta ponte nova the next day between 6 pm.