You’ve got the land, the planning designs from a professional architect, the building license is issued and now you’re looking to start building your property. Choosing a construction company in Mallorca is one of the most important decisions that you’ll ever make, particularly if you’re coming from outside Spain and your Spanish language is limited. You’ll want to make sure that you’re hiring a reliable builder that won’t let you down. It is likely to be one of the biggest expenditures of your life, so it’s important that you choose the right firm and get the quality of construction you’re looking for.
How do I find a credible construction company in Mallorca?
We’re fortunate in Mallorca to have construction companies that build with professionalism and adhere to the local legislation. However, it pays to make sure that they are fully conversant with the current laws and appear in all the relevant records. One way to check this is by getting in touch with the Accredited Companies Registry (REA) or by seeing if they’re ISO certified.
Another way to find the right builder is by listening to the advice of your architect. From past projects, they will know which construction firms work to a high level. However, if you’re still feeling unsure, you can ask your builder to speak with some of their previous clients. That way you can get a good insight into their work ethic and hear first-hand the quality of their construction.
Do they speak my language?
There is often the misconception that Spanish builders do not speak English, but in Mallorca, this isn’t entirely the case. Thanks to a rich international community, you’ll find that there is a mixture of local and expat builders. In most firms, the contractors (in charge of overseeing the project) will be able to speak in English and talk through the process with you in detail.
For other languages, you might be better choosing an expat construction firm, whose team will be able to converse in languages such as German, French and Swedish.
The service on offer
Typically, the duration of building a house usually takes in excess of a year and a half, but depending on the size of the project, it could take 2-3 years to secure the necessary permissions etc., In this time, your construction company will prepare the site, lay the foundations and build your new home. Electricity, plumbing and flooring are all part of the package, so by the end of the process your home should be ready for furnishing and fittings.
Spanish builders work hard, usually from 8am to 6pm. They are likely to disappear around 10:30 to 11am for a morning ’merienda’ and then lunch is generally a 2 hour break between 1pm and 3pm.
Founder of Alibaz, Eduardo López runs an experienced team of professional architects, builders and designers. As they are behind some of Mallorca’s most complex projects, you’ll find their signature on building sites mainly in the southwest and Palma. They are professional to work with and are a family company at heart, making them a tight-knit, trusted team. Visit their impressive offices in Poligono Son Bugadelles, just outside Santa Ponsa.
Find out more about Alibaz by visiting their hc/ portfolio below.
If you’re thinking of taking on a reformation project yourself, then DURAN are the specialists to talk to. Since their humble start in 1921, DURAN offers the very best in construction materials, furnishings and design. From any one of their showrooms (Palma, Santany, Alcúdia and Calviá) reformation enthusiasts will find an array of high-quality building materials to start constructing the perfect home. Their specialists are on-hand to help with design and there is a dedicated construction department for those who prefer to hand over the reigns to a qualified builder.
Find out more about DURAN by visiting their hc/ portfolio below.
This 100-year old family business provide all the construction materials you need to undertake your project.Son Fondo, 35, Coll d´En Rebassa, Palma
Polígono S’Olivó – 07650 Santanyí
Illes Balears, 40 – Pol. Son Bugadelles – 07180 Santa Ponça
Del Busqueret, 20 – Pol. Ca Na Lloreta – 07400 Alcudia +34 971 460 000
Mallorcan architects Alvaro Orfila and Pedro Palou founded ODS Construcción five years ago, and have fulfilled to the letter their dream of providing their clients with the perfect homes. ODS knows the importance of having a team of highly qualified technicians who take great pride in building the customer’s dream home, with perfect quality of execution. They have specialised in the construction of high-standing single-family houses with projects all over the island.
Find out more about ODS Construcción by visiting their hc/ portfolio below.
Miquel Bauzá has become an important name in the construction industry on Mallorca. His Pollensa-based firm LF91 is behind some of the most stunning properties in the north of the island. They offer the full package from initial drawings to handing over the keys which although usually takes some years, the result at the end is worth it. Born in Pollensa, Miquel also knows everything that is required to satisfy the local planning authorities. With Miquel at the helm, you are in safe hands.
Find out more about LF91 by visiting their hc/ portfolio below.
While relatively new to the Mallorca construction scene (set-up in 2011), it hasn’t taken long for Epic Constructions to establish themselves as top professionals in their field. They work hard to ensure that the process of building your new home is a stress free one, supporting you every step of the way. They collaborate with different specialised companies depending on what is required, meaning that only the very best workmanship is at your disposal.
Find out more about Epic Constructions by visiting their hc/ portfolio below.
Together, with her Mallorca Living team, editor Helen Cummins has curated a list above of the top construction companies in Mallorca. These are the builders that listen to your ideas and turn them from simple sheets of paper into beautiful Mediterranean homes. These companies are professionals at what they do and make sure that every step of the building process aligns with local planning permission. Feel rest assured that with their help your new Mallorcan home will be built efficiently and best of all, in a conscious and sustainable way.
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