Work experience in the construction industry, since 2002, the high technical literacy of our specialists and the level of documentation provided to the customer, as well as the use of only modern high-quality materials in the construction of facilities – these are the main weighty arguments that speak in favor of our construction company.
Today, the company has an extensive staff of architects, civil engineers and other qualified specialists, as well as its own construction crews and the latest construction equipment, which allows for work of any complexity.
Participation in such large government facilities as:
- Port in the city of Kalamata
- City Hall in the city of Naxos
- Airport of Paros
- Roads in the city of Naxos
- Bio-treatment facilities of the whole island of Koufonisi
- Development and coordination with the customer of the architectural concept of the object
- Approval of the project by supervisors
- Obtaining permission to build a facility in Greece
- Control over the construction of an object in Greece
- Turnkey delivery of the facility
To purchase a plot in Greece, you need to consider that land in Greece is measured not by the hundreds and hectares that are familiar to us, but by streams.
1 stirrup – 10 acres – 1000 m2
1 ha – 10 stirrups – 100 hectare – 10 000 m2
We’ll immediately clarify that the “building coefficient” is a value that determines the maximum permissible area of a building, the construction of which is possible on this site. This ratio depends on the type of plot that you plan to purchase.
In Greece, land plots are divided into 2 types of Icopedo (οικόπεδο) and agrotemahio (αγροτεμάχιο) – a plot outside the village, i.e. unscheduled, located outside the city building.
The coefficient for a plot of land located within the boundaries of a settlement ranges from 0.4 to 2.4. For example, if the area of your site is 300 m2, then with a coefficient of 0.7 it is possible to build a house of 300 * 0.7 = 210 m2, and with a coefficient of 1.7 – 300 * 1.7 = 510 m2.
To build on a site outside the village, i.e. on agrotemahio, you need to have a plot of 4000 m2 or more.
- Land area 4000 m2 – house area – 200 m2
- Land area 4000-8000 m2 – house area – 200 m2 + remaining after 4000 m2 sq.m. multiplied by 0.02.
Example: plot area 6500 m2 – house area 200 m2 + (6500-4000) * 0.02 = 250 m2.
- The area of the plot is 8000 or more – the area of the house is 280 m2 + the remaining after 8000 m2 multiplied by 0.01.
Example: the area of the plot is 10,500 m2 – the area of the house is 280 m2 + (10500-8000) * 0.01 = 305 m2.
Allowed the construction of 2 floors.
Obtaining a Certificate of Fitness from the State Archaeological Service
The whole territory of Greece is divided into several archaeological zones of varying intensity. Since Greece is a country with a very rich archaeological history, it is in the interests of the buyer to have such a Certificate in hand before purchasing the site. If your site is still located in a similar zone, and even if you have such a Certificate, be prepared for the fact that before the escalator works begin, officials from the Archaeological Service will visit your site, who will make single measurements on the site. In the worst case, if they find something (for example, a small fragment of some ancient household utensils), they freeze the construction and you can’t even resell the land.
Obtaining a Certificate of Fitness from the State Forest Service
The Forest Code of Greece has dozens of volumes and in many ways contradicts itself. This is a very delicate question, since large projects have been frozen more than once with the light hand of a “forest” official. But not everything is so hopeless. There are many details, subtleties and contradictions, therefore, with the appropriate desire, any official can issue both a positive and a negative decision on a particular site. Remember that in the “forest zone” in Greece is included and the area with small bushes. If there is some non-agricultural vegetation on the site that you want to purchase and this site is located outside the Master Plan for urban development, there are three possible options for the development of the situation. A. Fortunately for you, the vegetation on the site has not yet been characterized. It is always easier to get a positive decision from the Forest Service to an uncharacterized site than to insist on a review of their decision. B. The most difficult case is when the characterized state forest is located on the site. This implies a lot of restrictions up to a complete ban on construction. Firstly, in order to buy such a plot, it is necessary to obtain a Certificate from the appropriate service stating that the State does not apply for this forest zone. Secondly, it is necessary to submit a request for a review of the decision on this forest zone. The resolution of the issue in the event of a non-judicial proceeding may drag on for a year and a half, and in the case of a legal dispute with the state, for several years. Of course, such difficulties are beyond the power of the common owner. If we are talking about a major project that will bring a lot of jobs for the region, as well as give growth to the development of the infrastructure of the region, then a positive answer is almost guaranteed. B. Absolutely neutral situation – there is a characterized private forest on the site. For example, you buy a plot of 4000 m2, on which 1000 m2 is a private forest. This means that you cannot build anything on 1000 m2, but the overall building coefficient does not fall from this, since the data of 1000 m2 is included in this coefficient. This rule applies to plots included in the General Plan, but located outside the city building.
Documents required for a building permit
- Statement by the owner or person having a legal right to file a transfer-assignment.
- Approval of other services and bodies where necessary. Where approval by the Architecture Council is required, a statement of no appeal or a decision by PESA (Pan-Hellenic Preservation Association of Antiquities) is also provided.
- Ownership, a recent certificate of ownership or an extract from the land cadastre and an extract of the land for each property
- Evidence of legality of possible existing buildings.
- An architectural project, including the study of passive fire protection and the study of accessibility for people with disabilities, where necessary.
- Static research.
- Studies of electromechanical installations.
- Study of the energy efficiency of buildings.
- Studying project lead time.
- The study of plumbing and sewer systems.
- Investigation of active fire protection, in accordance with the requirements of fire protection, where necessary.
- Gas fuel combustion study approved by a competent gas company.
- The plan and dossier of the insurance and health of the project, where required in accordance with the provisions of Presidential Decree 305/1996 (A. 212).
- Waste Management Plan (EMP), in accordance with Joint Ministerial Decision 36259/2010 (B1313).
- A notarial declaration of foreseeable parking spaces in accordance with Section 1 of Law 1221/1981 (A 292) and a certificate of its transfer to the land registry or its registration with the Land Cadastre Division. In the case of a buyback, instead of a notarial statement, confirmation of payment of the required contribution is presented.
- Explanatory Note to Section 3 (1) of Law 1577/1985 (A 210).
- Check for making mandatory contributions by the project owner in favor of the state, EFKA (Unified Social Insurance Agency) and the municipality.
- A copy of the service receipt or invoice regarding the payment of the agreed remuneration of the engineers, together with a tax on the remuneration of the architects.
Estimated cost of work
The cost of carrying out an architectural project of a house and obtaining permission for its construction can vary from 12 to 20 thousand euros, together with state fees, depending on the complexity of the project and the size of the house and land. Plus, the project must include and pay the state a certain percentage of the amount for medical insurance for workers during future construction. But this amount is insignificant and we can not stop at this point.
The deadline for the implementation and approval of the project is from 2 to 6 months.
The price of 1 m2 of real estate under construction in Greece does not include the cost of design work and usually starts from 1000 € (the final size depends on the specifics of the property).
Consider, for example, a house (villa) of 200 sq.m. on a plot of 4000 sq.m. with pool 40 sq.m. + landscape design.
Very approximately, with good quality, the cost of building a house and a pool will be about 200,000 euros. Plus the cost of a permit for the pool (about 4-5 thousand euros). Plus the cost of landscaping, landscaping on such a large plot can be quite expensive. An equally important factor is the choice of accessories, plumbing, a fireplace, floors, kitchen furniture, lighting and fencing. Here we can only advise and express wishes, the decision is always made by the customer.
Payment for all work is done in stages. After each stage, state bodies carry out an inspection-examination of quality and compliance with standards. The process from the start of excavation to connecting the house to communications takes about 12 months. We carry out constant supervision, this is extremely important, since our main task and goal is to ensure that the erected house fully meets the project and all technical criteria. This is our image that we value and the satisfied customer who creates this image of ours. An architect is a person interested in the final result no less than the customer. Each house is his professional and personal honor, his brainchild.