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Hi Everyone, just wanted to say if anyone is looking for a builder for small jobs such as plastering,dividing walls in plaster board, landscaping or excavation work, I am available and have a small excavator ideal for digging out internal floors a

Sun, 05/23/2010 - 06:10

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Sun, 03/04/2012 - 07:21

Hi, I am a builder working here in Italy and in my experience you have to install the igloo and ventilate to the outside. The minimum height igloo you can use to have a recognised ventilated floor is 15cm, this can help with shallow foiundation depth. Good Luck! Tony

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Sun, 03/04/2012 - 07:13

Hi Bella, Welcome to the forum! where are you thinking of settling? you could do worse tha check out the area of Citta di Castello here in Northern Umbria close to the border of Tuscany! I have a project underway that will be available in a couple of years if your interested? give me a shout for some details!   Cheers Tony

Sat, 11/20/2010 - 06:24

Hi, I am also about to undertake a restoration project and have planned to use underfloor heating, which I have already bought, but would be really interested in more info on geothermal technology,equipment and hearing from anyone who can recomend a good (reasonably priced!)installation company.   Thanks

Sun, 01/31/2010 - 12:42

 Hi Jimmy, sorry to hear about your wifes health problems, i really do wish you both all the luck in the world! We moved to Italy 2 years ago and have 2 children now aged 9 and 5, so have gone through the settling in scenario and I have to say neither of our kids found it difficult, mainly because Italians are so welcoming and the schools in particular are incredibly warm places, it was immediatley apparent by the way the kids were greeted each morning by their teacher with a big hug and a kiss that they really do care about the kids in their care! As for work, we are doing a similar type of thing, I have bought a large farmhouse that we are converting into letting apartments for either holiday makers or local Italians depending on which we have more luck attracting! One thing I wanted to tell you was that if you decide to make the move, i have a project underway at the moment, which is for sale in the small town of Selci, just outside Citta di Castello in Umbria, it is a 140sqm house that is being converted into 2 appartments for sale or rental to the local market. Local rent in this area should see a rental income of between 350 and 400 €pm for each appt, and demand is quite high here in this area particularly as mortgages are hard to come by at the moment due to the financial crisis. if you are interested drop me a line and i can give you the details?   Best of luck with everything. Tony and Natasha

Mon, 01/18/2010 - 08:27

  Hi Jane, welcome to Umbria! We have a group of friends based in Citta di Castello who have just started a childrens saturday club to ensure the kids keep up with their english!! as after 6 months both of ours were fluent Italian speakers! we meet on Saturday mornings and the parents normally head of to a bar fr a coffee and a catch up! dont know how far away you are but I am sure you wouls be most welcome to join us! are you south of Perugia?   Ciao!