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  1. Yes sounds about right, when I was living in Siargao plenty of that was happening!
  2. The bar will be 2.5m high, 3m wide and 4m long. But as you said I think the Municipal / Local government / Barangay have different rules and regulations. But like Tommy said many buildings / houses here do not have permits.
  3. Yes that is what I was thinking. I have friends here that have built a house and extensions without a permit but just wanted to put on here to see what the general consensus is.
  4. Good morning everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend! I’m thinking of building a small bar in my garden no bigger than 4m x 3m and a small seating area next to it. I was wondering if anyone else built one here in Philippines? Just a few questions: - Do I need a building permit to build a small bar this size? - How much is estimated cost to build? Thinking of just using hallow blocks / concrete & keeping it simple. Any advice on this would be much appreciated.
  5. Ok thanks for the advice, much appreciated! Have a great weekend!
  6. Ok so you think I should just fit the 3 Electric shower Units first to see how they work and check the pressure. Then if the water pressure is not great add a water booster jet pump?
  7. Thanks HK, I did look at Lazada and Shopee but I don’t really trust the delivery and some don’t give you the warranty! If I buy from my local store they give me the 1 year warranty and if anything goes wrong they will be straight out to fix. Whereas if you order online it’s harder to fix, sending parts back, time consuming and some don’t have the warranty. Also had friends order from both sites and it has taken over a month for delivery to this island. But thanks for your help. I think I’m going to buy the 3 Panasonic Electric Showers from UNI Homes here in Bantayan. If the water pre
  8. Thanks everyone for your replies. The problem we have on the island is the lack of choice. We only have 2 small stores on the island selling a limited selection of heaters & showers so I don’t really have the option to buy the Stiebel Eltron. The only decent electric showers are Panasonic. Cebu City is the nearest city where you can buy most things but it’s 1 Hour ferry plus 4 hour bus each way and then we need all sorts of Passes & Certificates, then 14 days quarantine when we get back so not really an option. Maybe I go for the Electric Showers with booster Jet pumps
  9. I’ve decided that I’m going to get 3 Electric Showers and provide hot water for the 3 cottages. I have seen a Panasonic Shower with built in booster jet for faster water pressure which could be Ideal for our low pressure water. Has anyone used or have this model: Panasonic DH-3JP2P? The problem is that’s it’s much more expensive at 12,500 each. It might be less costly just getting the cheaper model for 7,500 (DH-3JL2) then fitting a booster pressure pump and compressor. Decisions, decisions, what would you do? Thanks!
  10. Thanks Jimeve, wow lots of pressure tanks to choose from at various prices. What store is that? We don’t have any stores like that here on Bantayan Island so very limited choice.
  11. Thanks for all the replies and advice, lots to take into consideration. Does anyone know how much in total this will cost me? The Panosonic showers are 7500 each so that’s 22,500. The builder has told me he will buy cables etc and install but how much is the water pressure booster pump, heaters, compressor etc? What will the total price be? Just an estimate to give me an idea. Thanks!
  12. Hi jimeve, do you know how much these cost and are they easy to install? How does it work?
  13. Thanks for your reply. We are on Bantayan Island, Cebu so we have a mixture of locals who come here for the weekend / holidays and foreign travellers who pop over to the island for a few days too. Thats what I was thinking, do they expect a decent warm shower when they stay. Some hotels / guest houses have them and some don’t. I’ve seen some Panasonic Electric showers In Uni Home for 8k that look ok, but we would have to buy them ourselves then add the cost of heaters etc and then we are not sure on how good the water pressure is going to be. Whereas if we got a standard shower the b
  14. Hello Guys, Just wanting some advice on if we should put Electric Warm showers in our new cottages when built or just standard cold showers. We recently moved into our house In March and are now building 3 new cottages just in front, so it will be the same water supply from the Municipal. When we moved in our house the water pressure and supply was almost non existence so we build a water tower with 4 barrels (2 up & 2 down) with a Sperolli Water pump (QB 60 - 220v) which helped the pressure in the house but It’s still not really strong. We are worried if we
  15. Thank you for all your replies and feedback. Yes sorry for the confusion in the Title “Nipa Huts”, that’s what my girlfriend was calling them but it’s more like a cottages I’m looking to build with concrete walls and wooden roof. I’ve had 3 different quotes varying from 100,000 to 350,000 pesos per cottage but I have a local builder coming round after the ecq has finished to have a look at the land & dimensions. He was recommended from a friend who build his westernised house here and said he was very professional and got the job done within the specified amount of time alloca
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