I used a Bulgarian/English building company with 4 offices in Bulgaria, they work for reasonable rates, to a good standard, and give photo updates every week on their website. Personally I am over the moon with their work, their website is www.mekotek.com hope this helps.
Roughly what work did you get done by mekotek and how much did it cost? How do they deal with the financial side (how much deposit, how often do you have to pay, etc). My parents have purchased a property near Sleven (sp?) and will be getting it renovated soon, they intend to head over there in a caravan so that they can live on and supervise the site until the work is complete.
www.newbuildbulgaria.com has been going for a few years in Elhovo, but i know they only go as far as Yambol one way and Topolovgrad the other.
The consultant is English, and he gives you more than one option. I needed a new roof (so I was told), Paul came out and showed me where the problem was and quoted me a quarter of the price for a repair, guarenteed. The following year I had him back to put a bathroom in, that was good too.
I know he does not do the work, he contracts it out to professional Bulgarian companies, he will tell you that, but to be honest, I just wanted the job done, it was cheaper in the end, and I understood the whole process. I would use him again.
would the work john did for you christeen be the lovely block of apartments in albena THAT YOU DID NOT PAY FOR AS JOHN DID NOT HAVE A CONTRACT ALSO STAIRS STILL TO PAY FOUR ELECTRICITY STILL TO PAY FOR INSTALATION IS IT ALLSO TRUE YOU ARE WANTED BY INTERPOL FOR BREECH OF ORDERS AND WARENTS OUT FOR YOUR AREST IN ENGLAND FRITS MILES CLARKE BE WEARE OF THIS ENGLISH VBERY CONVINCING RIPOFF MEARCHANT
I am now having to repost this as Mekotek told me if i took the origanal post off they would come back and fix the mess they have made but they will not answer my emails
the truth is they have made a real mess of the renovation they did on our house in malomir near yambol they promised us a 3 year guarentee but will not come back to honnor it i have loads of photos should any one want to see the real quality of their work just send me an email at the pics of our house on there web site look real good but they only show you what they want you to see as for the bathroom we have got border tiles on upside down and broken and the bath is not in corectly but these are only minor probblems with the work they have done it is going to cost us a fortune to rectify there mess like i said our pictures do not tell lies
I have had to make initial legal proceedings regarding this customer, some of the comments made was for work we never even did, we did so much for this person when they moved to Bulgaria, without any thanks or even a small contribution for days and days of help and assistance.
Some people are never happy and just want freebies all the time!!
Hi there, after reading all the posts, i just wanted to say i know how most of you feel, i have looked and looked but still cant find a bulgarian builder who is any good, so im thinking of building my house myself as i am a builder.
However i need some work to help keep the wolf from my door, i dont expect UK wages but the end product will be much higher than a BG builder.
I lived in Malomir close to yambol and now own a house in slamino witch is also in the yambol area, so im looking for work in this area but will travel if i have to, thank you for reading this far, hope to hear from a few of you soon.
We'll handle projects like design, construction preparation and execution, masonry ,plumbing, electrical, outside and inside plaster, painting,inside and outside isolation,ceramic tile,roofs, attic and basement construction and remodeling and more.
We operate within a 100Km radius of the City of Pleven.
Hi mark & vicky, im not there now, im back in the uk, but i want to come back to bg soon, i met a man called kevin who lives there, i lived by a bulgarian builder called peter, hes a very good man, but i dont think i ever seen you about, what car do you drive.....
Can anyone recommend builders, ive heard such sad stories of dissapointed customers. I really wamt to get some quotes in and start work this year or early next year. Im despirate to start my life in bulgaria. please help.
we bought a house in bulgaria and i met a women [english] who has a agency that also renovates houses . i saw the houses, they are super, she has very good builders and charges a commission and she sends photo's by email of the progress of the work, and checkes the progress every day,so you don't need to pay the whole amount at once, but afther each job she pays the builder, plumber [they are good]if she is comletely satisfied with the work [high quality] and have send you the photo's, so you re fully in control yourself.the renovations are beautiful i'll give the site of hers it,s www.bulgariandreamhouse.com she also sells houses and has helped me more than anyone else in bulgary and for less money than anyone else. elhovo region .for more detailed information ask her by email, i can recommend her .
Hi Kath i have had building work completed to a high standard by BSBB building company , and they have currently upto 23 staff mixed bulgarian and english. Excellent, i know they are about to start an apartment block renovation in varna worth a call www.BSBB-bg.com
I have been there got the tee shirt ,,there are good builders here ,not all are british speaking as I am sure other people would agree ..I have met a lot of shall we call Linos who have no problem at all with taking your money ,,I will be quite happy to help anyone with there hunt for good people to do work for them and at reasonable prices ..the stories come free ..
hello brian i havent found a builder in shumen yet.im really going to go for it after christmas.i have tried emailing you on that email address but cant get through.have you found a builder yet?here is my email
Hi all,Happy new 2009y. Iliya Iliev-Yambol.We are a small building group based in Yambol.we opereit in Yambol area.We totali renovate your house like you waned.We build and renovate houses,roofs,outside and inside isolation,painting,ceramic tiles and many difrent jobs.If you are looking for a good builder and normal price,E-mail us ()
Hi, we are a small construction company specialized in construction from foundation to roof. We are working in Varna region and we are ready to start everythime new development. If someone need our servise, please do not hesitate to contact us
Hi i thought i was reading about our own dealing with metotek. Our bathroom is a mess tiles as you say are mix match and broken. Floor tiles are still breaking under foot. Thats also in the kitchen and lounge.
The three years they give you and also us i told them at the time of completion it was a joke. All i can say IS DONT USE THEM BEWARE
we have property in various regions which we are completly renovating ourselves as we are very experienced.both myself and my brother run two successful renovation businesses in kent and wiltshire working to the highest degree of finish and detail.
I agree the quality of work is not the best from many builders but its actually not surprising when you consider their history.however i do find most bulgarians will work very hard if supervised and with this in mind we are looking to act as project managers.
We will ensure work is carried out to a high standard(the use of spirit levels compulsory),ensure quality of materials is consistant with customers wishes and time scales adherd to where humanly possible.
By using local tradesmen (electricians,plumbers,roofers etc) labour costing can be negotiated and controlled.
Also once work has been completed we would ensure everything is left in a clean and tidy state.
We would also offer a caretaker service whilst the property is left unattended.
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Hi there,just to let you all know that i will be looking for building work in any area of bulgaria from may on, i will aso be bringing my mini digger with me and caravan so i can stay on site, thank you any Q's please feel free to contact me
try this company,Bulgarian prices
they had to much on last year to take our renovation on, but they did help us with finding another company. They were very helpful and I see their work popping up everywhere they will also let you view the renovation onsite
I suppose that many of you don't trust bulgarians especially for that king of services /building, legal/.
Actually we are a team of young and ambicious bulgarians from Varna and really would like to help you by providing quality and fair price.
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I had my property renovated by RB last year and really appreiciate the service I have had from them. The renovation finished in July to a great standard and a great price. We agreed a price, and later signed a contract. They had to work around us, which was hard but worth it. They even hooked up temporary fittings so we could have water and washing facilities. Since then their service has been great. They have even called to see how things are.