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Ca'n Tirana - Cala San Vicente, Pollensa, Mallorca, Spain

Ca'n Tirana is a beautiful, stone country house with annexe, large terraces and swimming pool, originally dating from about 1920. It is set in its own, very private grounds of about 19 acres of protected woodland in an area of designated to be particular natural interest (ANEI/Area Natural de Especial Interes). The most recent modernisation work prior to its aquisition by our clients, was in 1997, when the swimming pool area was built.

The schedule of works for the house began with a complete overhaul of the services. Electricity was brought into the house in the early 1980s and the supply was insufficient for modern day living. Thus, we had to upgrade the overhead supply cable from the connection at the road up over the hillside (a total distance of about 450m), apply to increase the power supply and then re-wire the whole house.

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The house 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!

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