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Hi, Me and my husband moved to Sardinia last year, he is from Sassari and I am from the north of England, we have a 3 month old baby boy who born in Alghero.

Wed, 05/12/2010 - 16:27

I was wondering if anyone has managed to buy traditional cast iron radiators new at a reasonable price in Italy or have them delivered here, again at a reasonable price.

Tue, 05/04/2010 - 18:23

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Wed, 05/12/2010 - 16:03

Thanks, we don't want to restore even though we have been able to find them, like you said the cost and hassle isn't worth it, and we have seen then from Italian companies but they just seem a lot more than the UK but it seems like we'll either end up paying it in delivery if we go through the UK, I'll keep looking, I know they take longer to heat up but we just prefer them, probably will end up with aluminum though! big sigh…

Tue, 05/04/2010 - 18:12

Hi, Me and my husband are also in the process of a renovation however our costs have been kept down because him and his family have been doing the work, this has been slow but we're getting there. However, it makes some things considerably cheaper if you are 'resident' in Italy - at the said address, for example, our quote to have the house connected to electricity was 2500€ but came down to 500€ when we switched our residency there, also, if the you are not resident at the property you will pay a higher electric rate??? I find these things very strange. Anyway, I had trouble becoming resident here, even though the consulate told me they had an obligation to the commune were very picky, in the end I just waited until I had my marriage certificate (to an Italian), therefore got my Italian health card, the European Health Card from the UK just didn't seem to cover much, not pregnancy anyway, and also, you seem to have to contribute towards practically everything here anyway unless you are resident and unemployed… I don't know if any of his is of help, but we were also able to pay a 4% tax, instead of 20% on all finished products we buy for our house because it is our first house, I don't know if you would be eligible for this or if you have to be resident, the Notaio produces a certificate for you, I doubt owning a property in the UK counts here. Good luck.