The building process

Building your dream home in Costa del Sol: A guide to success.

If you have been thinking of building a new house or refurbishing an existing one in Spain, you will interested in the building process: time, cost, people and documents involved. 
Every work will have its own steps to follow. We have summarised the most common and important things you should consider.

How to get your new home in 10 steps:​

1. We have a meeting to get to know your thoughts, needs and dreams. 

2. We prepare a summary of fees and cost estimate for your project. 

3. We check the possibilities to make your ideas real and often offer more than you expected. We develop your idea and make it real. 

4. We prepare the project and calculate a bill of quantities . Along this process, we may need to have other companies who do their part. We will help you to find the best companies for it and help you with the language if it is needed, although you are responsible for the contract with them. 

5. Once we have the project ready, we need to submit it to the Architect’s Assosiation. They will check that everything is included in the project. 

6. We will ask for several quotes from construction companies. We can help you to select one of them, but it will be always your decision. 

7. We will help you to apply for the building Licence from the Town Hall and after you have paid the taxes and we have permission, we can start the works. 

8. Once the works start, we control that they are done according to the project and building regulations.

9. When the works have finished, we will submit a final documentation to the Town Hall. Once the Town Hall has checked this, you will have your Licence of First Occupation. When you have the Licence, you have to register the house.

10. You can move in and enjoy your new home!

What other services do I need?

There are some services related to the new construction that you need to take into consideration.
You may need some, all or none of them for your project.

Topographic study

This survey provides accurate and comprehensive information about the natural and man-made features of the terrain. It includes details such as elevation, contours, vegetation, water bodies, buildings, and other relevant elements.

The primary goal of a topographic survey is to create a precise representation of the land's three-dimensional characteristics, helping in the planning and design of construction projects, land development, and environmental assessments.

Geotechnical study

The geotechnical report will include: location and surface conditions, subsurface exploration data and interpretation and analysis of data.

It gives us the resistant characteristics of the ground and helps to calculate the adequate foundation .

Decennial insurance

It is a mandatory policy for property developers. It provides a ten-year coverage period, safeguarding against significant structural defects.

Enforced by the Building Regulation Law, this insurance addresses key structural issues and covers repair or reconstruction costs. It not only offers financial assurance to developers but also ensures quality housing for buyers, meeting legal requirements and providing a decade-long safety.

Technical Control Organism

It is an external company who is responsible for the review and control of the quality of the works.
- They inform the insurance company responsible for the Decennial insurance. That way, they verify that the risk for what they are covering the house is under the normal limits.
- It is a garanty for the owner of the house and also for the possible new owner if you decide to sell it.

Control of materials

There are laboratories that control the materials used in the works. Carrying out an adequate quality control of the materials used in the works, in addition to being mandatory by law, is of paramount importance to guarantee the solidity and reliability of the construction.

Other special things

If you want to have any special type of installation or if you want to build your house in a part of the city under archeological protection, you will need some more services.

For this kind of specific questions, we aim you to contact us and we will help you.

For every specific case, we can guide you through the process, so do not hesitate to contact us to ask about your project or idea.