had to be re-plumbed and several waste pipes replaced. All four bathrooms/shower rooms had
to be renewed to the clients' specification, the existing kitchen converted into a
reception room, a covered terraced area had to be converted into a new kitchen, all the
internal walls re-plastered, the whole house re-tiled (270m2), certain windows and doors
replaced both internally and externally, new louvred shutters (persianas) fitted
throughout and a new two-sided log burning stove fitted in the sitting room.
In addition, the annexe, which consists of a hallway, shower room, large bedroom and
store, showed signs of damp in 2 areas. The other builders who had quoted for the work
felt that this damp was being caused by water filtration through from the terrace above.
Mick Cadwell pursued a different line of investigation however and traced the leak to the
breakdown in the waterproofing of the exterior walls at the level of the terrace above.
Cadwell Developments consulted their Architect, Tomeu Cifre Benàssar, who confirmed that
this was the case and outlined a specialist treatment to cure the problem.
Outside, the drive and path immediately adjacent to the house and past it to the swimming
pool area had to be re-paved (approx. 90m2), garden lights repaired and several more
installed, electricity taken down to the separate garage and beyond to the entrance gates
to allow the installation of electric gates.
All of this meant the project took longer to complete but did not prevent Cadwell
Developments from rising to the challenge!