Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#423857 - 12/01/11 11:51 AM Home improvement info  
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 43
shiwa Offline
shiwa  Offline
Well we finally decided to take the plunge we are moving down there. We've been talking about this for years and so it is now a reality. The house that we are buying needs some work so I was wondering if anyone could help with the following.

Estimate for paint. We will need about 5 gallons for the exterior. And the interior will also need to be done.

Also is there someone on the island that makes thatched roofs the home has porch covering that need to be done. We can do all the work. All we will have is time at first but wanted to put it out there so that we know. I guess we could scour the island looking for palm leaves until we had enough but I figured someone had a business doing them.

Any info is appreciated.

#423862 - 12/01/11 12:53 PM Re: Home improvement info [Re: shiwa]  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,718
Amanda Syme Offline
Amanda Syme  Offline
There are big paint sales going on at the hardware stores right now. A 5 gallon bucket of white paint is about $120 Bz.

Colours are selling for around $27 per gallon. About half price.

I saw some thatch material out by the fish market area behind the old football field. Thatching is an art. Be careful who you hire.

Congratulations on moving to your new home.

#423863 - 12/01/11 01:00 PM Re: Home improvement info [Re: Amanda Syme]  
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 43
shiwa Offline
shiwa  Offline
Thanks Amanda I appreciate the info.
It gives us a rough estimate.
Thatching yes I'll have to see about that it does look like an art. If I have time maybe I'll try and perfect it or at least try it.

We are really looking forward to our new life smile

#423865 - 12/01/11 02:00 PM Re: Home improvement info [Re: shiwa]  
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,995
ragman Offline
ragman  Offline
We are doing extensive exterior painting and the "Best" Benjamin Moore exterior paint was reported to me to cost $38 bz a gallon retail in Belize City.

Formerly from somewhere on a beach in Belize
#423953 - 12/02/11 09:58 AM Re: Home improvement info [Re: shiwa]  
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 655
LaraTravelBelize Offline
LaraTravelBelize  Offline
as i recall being told, thatch can only be properly harvested during certain times of the moon phase. my recommendation to any newbies - assume you know nothing at all about anything.

#424003 - 12/02/11 10:52 PM Re: Home improvement info [Re: shiwa]  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,469
ScubaLdy Offline
ScubaLdy  Offline
THATCH Also be careful of what you buy! It needs to be NEW and cut on the full moon and not left laying on the ground. It should be bundled in bunches of 25 each. You also need poles and sticks and these too need to be cut at the right time. It doesn't cost a lot for the thatch nor for qualified people to do te job. Just be sure you get experienced people. Ask to see something they have done recently.

Take only pictures leave only bubbles
#424060 - 12/03/11 12:47 PM Re: Home improvement info [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 43
shiwa Offline
shiwa  Offline
Thanks for the information on the thatch. We will investigate more and ask around on who could do this for us.

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 277 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0