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Looking for Building Advice #497995
11/15/14 03:25 PM
11/15/14 03:25 PM
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Freezn Offline OP
Freezn  Offline OP
I am new to the forums and noticed some dated posts regarding builders architects etc.

We have photographed and knocked on doors and talked with a lot of people regarding their homes etc. We have visited at least 3 times a year during different seasons over the past 3 years and have a good idea what we a looking in our home. Now we want to start to build.

In a dated forum posted about a year ago someone wrote

'If you are planning to build on the island your plans must be drawn up by one of the 'authorized' architect. The San Pedro Town Board has a list posted in the office.'

The only issue we are having is starting the process of getting plans drawn approval etc.

Can someone explain the process required in San Pedro and is there way we can get a copy and contact some of the authorized architects?

Your help is greatly appreciated

Can't wait to leave the frozen North
Re: Looking for Building Advice [Re: Freezn] #498046
11/17/14 09:49 AM
11/17/14 09:49 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,184
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
Diane Campbell  Offline
Visit the San Pedro Housing and Planning Authority. They'll have all the info you need.

Re: Looking for Building Advice [Re: Freezn] #498056
11/17/14 12:23 PM
11/17/14 12:23 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 72
R.P. McMurphy Offline
R.P. McMurphy  Offline
[quote=Freezn].....The only issue we are having is starting the process of getting plans drawn approval etc.

This is NOT going to be your only issue, just the start of many headaches to come!

Re: Looking for Building Advice [Re: Freezn] #498060
11/17/14 01:17 PM
11/17/14 01:17 PM
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Posts: 461
cracked up Offline
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list of approved architects in the Belize phone book under: APAB (Association of professional Architects)
page 11 of the yellow pages section

Re: Looking for Building Advice [Re: Freezn] #498065
11/17/14 06:47 PM
11/17/14 06:47 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,542
Birdland - 1 mile north
ScubaLdy Offline
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I am the one who posted the warning. I had complete blue-print quality drawings but had to have an architect (one on the list) draw them up and he decided to redo them and they were kinda (lol) like mine.
There do not seem to be any codes here and standards are very different. Words do not mean the same here as in the USA. It will be very important to be here every minute of the process. I suggest you lease for at least a year before even starting the process.
Don't get me wrong - I love it here and love my house but I sure would like to start over. [Linked Image]

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Re: Looking for Building Advice [Re: ScubaLdy] #500065
01/18/15 04:24 PM
01/18/15 04:24 PM
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 1
sanpedroconstruct Offline
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Please email me at [email protected], I will have answers to your questions.

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