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by Rampage
Mon May 27, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Air conditioning installer recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Air conditioning installer recommendation

Contact Paul at Global Ohmega Lda - great quality and good prices, with excellent follow-up.
by Rampage
Mon May 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Off shore companies
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Off shore companies

Received the same from Equiom. However Sovereign say they can assist with lawyers/notaries etc.
by Rampage
Mon May 06, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: ztv
Replies: 0
Views: 135

ztv

Anyone else having problems receiving UK tv from ztv (zpiroztv)? My screen shows 'STB blocked, call provider'. No reply to phone or email.
by Rampage
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Water Heater Serivce
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Water Heater Serivce

Many thanks Farol & Sam. Will follow up your recommendations.
by Rampage
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Water Heater Serivce
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Water Heater Serivce

We have a Chaffoteaux propane fired water heater that has gradually been losing efficiency and may require a service. Can anyone recommend a suitable service tech. for this kind of job?
Cheers!
by Rampage
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Pool cleaning
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Re: Pool cleaning

We pay our guy 70 per month (including chemicals etc.), but he also does odd jobs and fixes for no extra charge.
by Rampage
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Pool cleaning
Replies: 8
Views: 965

Re: Pool cleaning

What Roy said! And one visit all year round is adequate.
by Rampage
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: BT Sports
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: BT Sports

I use ZTV IPTV - all UK channels including Sky Sports & BT Sports + movies, box sets etc. 25 euros a month. You do need a good internet speed and bandwidth though.
by Rampage
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Parakeets on Vale do Milho
Replies: 13
Views: 1777

Re: Parakeets on Vale do Milho

There are many flocks of Green Parakeets where we used to live in Muscat, Oman. Not native and all descended from escaped cage birds. Unlike other types the Greens seem to be extremely adaptable to weather as long as there are adequate food and water sources. Bushy Park in south-west London is full ...
by Rampage
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Getting planning permission
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Getting planning permission

We used Nolasco Raposo in Carvoeiro for our house extension. He did a good job of drawing up plans, getting planning permission and arranging structural engineering assessments. I know he also does complete new builds and is recommended by estate agents in Carvoeiro. Hope this helps. Be prepared to ...
by Rampage
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Please don't slam the lid.
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Please don't slam the lid.

It is to be applauded the fact that Lagoa Camara and Carvoeiro have installed recycling bins throughout the area rather than having all waste chucked in dumpsters for landfill. However, the design on the bins has a flaw - the rubber seals on the inside of the lids perishes in no time in the Portugue...
by Rampage
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Diy materials
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Diy materials

There is also a surprisingly good hardware store in Sesmarias, going towards Ferragudo but only about 400m from the water tower. An eclectic and diverse range of materials from paint to ballroom gowns!
by Rampage
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: GLS Express parcel delivery (not)
Replies: 9
Views: 1073

Re: GLS Express parcel delivery (not)

GLS are famous for their uselessness. Unfortunately I understand that they are owned by Royal Mail so all packages to Portugal from UK will be routed using them. Direct Transport is reliable and good vfm. Been using them since we encountered similar problems with GLS.
by Rampage
Wed May 09, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Delivery to CVO from amazon
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: Delivery to CVO from amazon

Amazon has recently set up a supply centre in Portugal that will provide all services currently available from UK. Check amazon.pt.
by Rampage
Wed May 09, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: My poor cat
Replies: 6
Views: 1180

Re: My poor cat

So sorry to hear about that. Much of the traffic going past our house in Rua do Paraiso, in the section between the entrance to Villa Nova and Monte Carvoeiro, travels dangerously fast. Sooner or later there will be a serious accident at one of the junctions that enter this road. I have heard that i...