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by barry james
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will wood work?
Replies: 17
Views: 2114

Re: Will wood work?

Hi Followthe sun, I also sent you a PM regarding a meeting. To answer point A, using wood. This is not something I would personally use as there are better products available to build with, not just better but also require less maintenance. B, I am not sure why you would not use drywall for the exte...
by barry james
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: Cheap labor!
Replies: 14
Views: 2328

Re: Cheap labor!

There is an expression " When you pay peanuts, you get monkeys " If you want a builder that turns up on time, get in touch with Bar the Builder, you can find us on F-Book. We provide remodel, repair and construction services to all expats living in Peru. We are qualified tradesmen from the...
by barry james
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Will wood work?
Replies: 17
Views: 2114

Re: Will wood work?

A drywall structure is certainly the way to go. I am responsible for the F-Book page Bar the Builder, we are a team of European and American tradesmen working here in Lima. We are all well experienced in building these structures and have just finished a 3 room extension to a house in San Isidro in ...
by barry james
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Gringo Acabados and ConstructionCompany
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Gringo Acabados and ConstructionCompany

Hi All, Bar the Builder as far as I know is the first gringo construction crew in Lima, Peru. We are a group of qualified tradesmen from the US and Europe. We do it all, repairs, maintenance, acabados and construction. Remodels and office fit outs and house construction and extensions. I´m doing my ...
by barry james
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Apt. Rental
Replies: 6
Views: 1232

Re: Apt. Rental

Hi clewis564,

Whats your budget ? I have a 3 bed apartment that I would like to rent it out in the centre of Miraflores.

Bar.
by barry james
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Considering moving to Lima...
Replies: 31
Views: 4095

Re: Considering moving to Lima...

Hi Guys,

It would be worth your while to get in contact with Tim Brace. He owns and operates a relocation company called Live in Lima. I have used his services and found him to be very helpful.

Barry James.
by barry james
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Home & Office Maintenance
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Home & Office Maintenance

Hi All,

Arco Acabados an enterprise owned and operated by Europeans and Americans are providing home and office maintenance. They have all the trades catered for, plumbers, carpenters, electricians.
For more information call Barry on 962675219 or e-mail [email protected]
by barry james
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: House-build guide price, Pucallpa?
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: House-build guide price, Pucallpa?

Hi Stephen, I understand your predicament. I am the general manager of a construction company owned and operated by a group of North American and European partners. I'm actually Irish, our website is http://www.arcoac.com , this will give you some information regarding the scale of work that we do. ...
by barry james
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Groups Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: The Groups Help

Hi Guys, Yes I've been working in Peru just over 2 years. A very good point about the need for this kind of paint in Asia with all the beach houses. At the risk of blowing my own trumpet, we have painted a lot of beach houses over the past two years and not one as of yet needs to be redone. This is ...
by barry james
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Groups Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: The Groups Help

Thanks chi chi, As far as I can tell, I will be the first provider of anti fungal / mould paint in Peru. However, it's not just the materials that are important but even more so is the proper application and the correct methods of preparation. Do you think the expat community would use this product ?
by barry james
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Expat Conversations
Topic: The Groups Help
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

The Groups Help

Hello to the group, Specialized Paints and Acabados After almost a year working building houses in Asia we at Arco Acabados and Construction have decided to move into the Lima market. We are a small group of Gringos who own and manage this company, we are from Ireland, Spain and the good old US of A...
by barry james
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Jobs in Peru
Topic: looking for any type of work
Replies: 17
Views: 1922

Re: looking for any type of work

Keith,

Please send an email to [email protected]
by barry james
Mon May 26, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: wall ooze
Replies: 4
Views: 942

Re: wall ooze

Not being there to see your kitchen makes it a little difficult to tell, but it could be a bust or leaking pipe.

Bar.
by barry james
Mon May 26, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: peruvian paint
Replies: 11
Views: 1352

Re: peruvian paint

Pre-mixed paint what a God send. For your primer, you should use a product called sellador, still needs to be mixed but you can roll it on very quickly. Let dry for a few hours before covering with paint. If you feel like proving that you can take this decorating to a whole new level, you can try to...
by barry james
Wed May 21, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?
Replies: 24
Views: 3659

Re: Drywall vs Brick and Motar - Which is safer for earthquake?

Drywall normally used on interior walls only. Remember, there are different types of plasterboard for different purposes. For example, we use a different type of plasterboard for the ceilings in bathrooms. Generally, where you might have a lot of steam, from a bath or a shower, the finish coat of pa...
by barry james
Tue May 20, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Expat Information
Topic: Help with Reliable Constuction Company?
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: Help with Reliable Constuction Company?

The details for Arco Acabados and Construction,

www.arcoac.com

you can contact Barry directly at,

[email protected]

A small company owned and operated by Europeans and North Americans. Trust is not an issue.

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