Most buildings have been build before 1900. This means that the state of buildings depend heavily on the maintenance of former owners/inhabitants. If you’re planning to renovate in Amsterdam, we suggest you go with an construction company or contractor that has his roots in the city, like us. We know exactly what to expect in those old buildings and can therefore better estimate the amount of work that will go into a build.
Don’t let it scare you, but for some renovations or construction work you need to get approval from the municipality. No worries. Nanterre can take care of this for you. We’ve prepared many request and have never had any troubles in getting approval. Keep in mind that it can take a while before the municipality actually approves your build, so make sure you don’t wait too long.
As stated before buildings in Amsterdam are very old. The municipality likes to keep them in a good state and doesn’t let you change just anything. Especially changes on the outside can encounter some resistance.
It all depends on how much work you have, the time it will take to accomplish the complete project and the level of quality you choose in the materials and finish. We usually come by to talk through the whole project. After this we can provide you with an estimate of the total price. When you decide to choose to work with us we will calculate a more accurate quote with all the work and material worked out in great detail.
No, not necessarily. Drawings make it easier for us to provide you with an estimate price. When you don’t have drawings of the project we can assess whether that is in fact necessary for your or not. If so, we can arrange for one of our partners to assist you. Based on the drawings we are able to make a precise quote. If drawings are not necessary we can do a rough estimate straigt away or a more detailed quote afterwards.
Yes, we love working with architects. By having a clear picture of what the end result will be it’s easier for all involved parties. We work with many different architects and appreciate the design process. It also enables us to provide you with a more accurate quote.
Not always, but in some cases it is necessary. Amsterdam is a city with very old houses, some of them are so old they protected and in that case you definitely need a building permit. Whether a building permit is necessary also depends on the type of project. Changes in the structure usually entail the need for a permit.
Wondering if you need a building permit for your project in Amsterdam? Contact us and we’ll be able to tell you if it’s necessary.