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Building and Renovation


Why do we do this?

In 2000 we bought a beautiful old stone house in Porec, which we renovated and eventually developed into 5 rental apartments. This took much longer than we initially envisaged due to the ‘unusual’ Croatian laws and building regulations and the red tape we faced, together with the language barrier and unforeseen problems we experienced with ‘unscrupulous’ architects and building companies.

However, our luck was to change when we met our current Project Manager (Tomi) in 2008, a carpenter who spoke English reasonably well (his English is almost word perfect now) and had lots of experience in the Croatian building trade.

Having met many expats over the years, also with their own homes in and around Porec, we realised that we weren’t the only people who had had problems sourcing trustworthy builders, painters, electricians etc and even when one could be found, they might not turn up on the pre-arranged day or time. This happens often in Croatia, as they tend to have the same laid back ‘mañana’ attitude as the Spanish, which means we really have to be firm and insist they adhere to our time constraints.

With Roy’s UK (and now Croatian) building experience and project management skills together with Tomi’s Croatian credentials, it seemed the natural to set up the building side of Feelistria in 2009. Since then we have completed many renovation and building projects in Istria and our latest project (almost finished) is the villa in Kringa.

We now specialise in high-quality design, renovation, building and repair works. With our excellent reputation, we have long since formed strong relationships with an extensive range of local contractors, tradesmen, engineers, suppliers, architects and lawyers, to deliver the best prices and the professional finish you deserve. This, together with our knowledge about local building laws and any permits or certification required means we are able to provide a one-stop-shop for all your property needs.

Whether you are planning a simple addition to your home or a complete renovation we will help you achieve the results you expect. Let us take the strain and help you design, develop and build your ideal home or repair and maintain your current home as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Please contact our Project Manager Tomi, who will co-ordinate all your requirements, achieve the best quotes and finest materials, ensuring that you receive the highest standards at all times

Do you need help with:

  • Design and building or renovation
  • Carpentry and beams
  • Tiling
  • Staircasing
  • Masonry and brickwork
  • Rendering
  • Kitchen Fitting
  • Doors, windows and shutters
  • Metalwork
  • Terraces
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing
  • Electrical and water installation or drainage
  • Painting and decorating
  • Heating and climate control
  • Konoba or barbeque area
  • Repairs (interior and exterior)

Here are just a few examples of some of the projects we have undertaken in Porec and the surrounding areas:

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