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by Pacific Bliss @, Monday, December 04, 2017, 11:02 (9 days ago)

Hello all

Does anyone know or reckamend a local Architect to help with house plans and building.
Thanks in advance
Michael

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Monday, December 04, 2017, 11:32 (9 days ago) @ Pacific Bliss

The best-known in the area: Enrique Zozaya 755-553-2415

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by Sydney @, Zihuatanejo Mexico, Monday, December 04, 2017, 17:08 (9 days ago) @ Pacific Bliss

Hi there! If you would add your email address, I will PM you the name of a good architect.
Sydney

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Monday, December 04, 2017, 18:02 (9 days ago) @ Pacific Bliss

I am presently using a local architect and builder to build a home and appurtenances. If you would like more info please go into your board profile and enable email and send me an email. I hesitate to give you contact numbers and email addresses in a post on a public board.

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by Pacific Bliss @, Sunday, December 10, 2017, 09:35 (3 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I am not sure if you got my email address to give info on Architect. I will be back in Zih. on Monday/Tuesday
18th&19 to close on property and was hoping to meet with someone at lot to talk about plans and design. So far
the only response has been more about who not to use? Thanks
Michael

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, December 04, 2017, 18:52 (9 days ago) @ Pacific Bliss

There are many good local architects. I like Carlos Desormaux of Calli Design and Click. (See my Services page).

But whomever you use I plead you to heed my warning. Several local architects are popular for their use of exotic woods. The problem is those exotic woods more often than not are acquired illegally. Not only does it make it difficult to replace something that might get damaged like a cabinet door, but the market for illegal exotic woods is devastating the forests of Guerrero and drying up our rivers. I even know of at least one instance where the architect at first tried to lie to their client claiming the wood was legal, finally fessing up when pressed on the issue. They don't like to admit that this is a popular practice among themselves.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you must use exotic wood PLEASE insist it be legal. Yes, it will cost you more.

Thanks for hearing me out. Best of luck with your construction.

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by victorio, Monday, December 04, 2017, 23:34 (9 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Hola
Good for you Rob. I assume the illegal woods you are talking about are mahogany or maybe mangrove. Not sure. There is absolutely no reason for using these threaten woods.There are lots of alternatives.

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by katherine @, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 06:49 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 08:43 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

While Carlos may be a good architect, I would dissuade you from having him build your home, just the drawings. this comment based on experience.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 09:21 (8 days ago) @ Curbarn

While Carlos may be a good architect, I would dissuade you from having him build your home, just the drawings. this comment based on experience.

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with Arq. Carlos. I know dozens of people who have had an excellent experience with him and his partner Arq. Jorge Espinosa. They have close to 30 years experience here in our region.

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 09:54 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Great, I can make a list of things that are wrong with my experience, but I choose just to say there are two sides to every story, my experience is recent, nuff said

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 10:18 (8 days ago) @ Curbarn

Great, I can make a list of things that are wrong with my experience, but I choose just to say there are two sides to every story, my experience is recent, nuff said

Maybe you should talk to Carlos instead if you aren't happy with his work.

I'd love to see a list of your complaints.

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 16:32 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
edited by Curbarn, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 16:40

Installed defective sinks, designed for dual taps, capped and installed single tap, installed toilets that must have sat somewhere for years, footprints ground into the seat, one toilet on upper floor installed with no wax ring, nice leakage below floor. On going electric and plumbing due to poor installation, leaks in bathroom ceiling from day one, requested black grout in pool Grout installed was not waterproof now no grout. Installed plastic cistern with seven year warranty, defective after three, no warranty, cost 10000 to remove and replace. Pump for fountain wrong horsepower. I can go on, if you like.

No doubt these are mostly engineering items, but I hired him to build the house, terrible decision. As to talking to him, we are done. I will never support him again, architect, click or either restaurant. Feel free to remove if you like., you asked for a list.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 17:49 (8 days ago) @ Curbarn

Installed defective sinks, designed for dual taps, capped and installed single tap, installed toilets that must have sat somewhere for years, footprints ground into the seat, one toilet on upper floor installed with no wax ring, nice leakage below floor. On going electric and plumbing due to poor installation, leaks in bathroom ceiling from day one, requested black grout in pool Grout installed was not waterproof now no grout. Installed plastic cistern with seven year warranty, defective after three, no warranty, cost 10000 to remove and replace. Pump for fountain wrong horsepower. I can go on, if you like.

No doubt these are mostly engineering items, but I hired him to build the house, terrible decision. As to talking to him, we are done. I will never support him again, architect, click or either restaurant. Feel free to remove if you like., you asked for a list.

I have no intention of removing it. As you said, there are 2 sides to every story. I'll allow Carlos to tell me his. Like I said, I've known Carlos for close to 3 decades and I've seen him build many projects for many extremely pleased clients. I wonder why your experience is so different from the rest?

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Wednesday, December 06, 2017, 05:21 (7 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Wonder away all you like, I am not interested in his response at this point...

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by Emmet ⌂ @, Seattle WA, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 10:29 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Carlos designed and built our house and we're quite happy. There were a few minor issues that Carlos was quick to resolve. Our neighbors truly appreciated the crew used as they were very respectful to all of our neighbors. Our house is turning eight years old this January and we're still extremely grateful to have met Carlos and chosen to work with him. AND, most of our furniture, which is amazing, came from his partner Jorge's store. They are both great to work with.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 11:02 (8 days ago) @ Emmet

Carlos designed and built our house and we're quite happy. There were a few minor issues that Carlos was quick to resolve. Our neighbors truly appreciated the crew used as they were very respectful to all of our neighbors. Our house is turning eight years old this January and we're still extremely grateful to have met Carlos and chosen to work with him. AND, most of our furniture, which is amazing, came from his partner Jorge's store. They are both great to work with.

And you just happen to have one of the most beautiful lodgings in Troncones! B-)

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by Emmet ⌂ @, Seattle WA, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 11:26 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Gracias Roberto!!!

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by Zbulldog @, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 12:16 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Wow! That would sell me.

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Tuesday, December 05, 2017, 19:20 (8 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We are in the middle (actually a lot further) of having our new house renovated.

Last week we asked for a house name sign to be created, and when asked what wood we wanted, requested Parrota. We had it explained to us what woods were protected and that correct, legal woods would be used and give us pretty much the same look while being politically correct.

Obviously, we were very pleased by the education, and are thrilled with the results. We have since learned that our Parrota wood floor is actually stained pine, and that's good news!

We are having great work done at great prices all made of "politically correct" woods. It's important!

There are very reputable wood workers out there who do great work and do public education as well.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Sunday, December 10, 2017, 10:25 (3 days ago) @ Pacific Bliss

I should be able to arrange for my builder and my architect to meet with you. I now have my plans and will share with you if you request. I need to coordinate an interpreter if you don't speak Spanish.

The architect charged 39,000 peso for the plans. I do not have a bid from the builder yet. My plans are for a rather uncomplicated two story house and swimming pool-not a carriage trade house like Zozoya.

Do you want to see the plans?

Disclosure: Builder is Uncle of my companera.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, December 10, 2017, 14:35 (3 days ago) @ Pacific Bliss

I got your e-mail, tried to answer, but can't send anything. The number about which you inquired is a local, i.e. Zihua landline.

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