Building Specifications

Safety of construction
All safety rules are observed during the progress of construction, with an emphasis on the safety of residents.
These attentions also concern the standards:
Earthquake, thermal, fire safety, electrical and all regulations required under Greek and European Union law.

Quality of construction
Particular attention has been paid to the quality of construction with eponymous materials, qualified companies recognized for their professionalism with minimal maintenance cost.

Includes excavation of foundations, accesses and connections to local networks (incoming and outgoing water, electricity, and telephone and satellite reception).

The excavation will take place according to the drawings of the static study. Mechanic means are used (sledge hammer, loader, and truck) in order to determine the depth of excavation for the construction of the building. The materials of embankment will be soil products from the excavations of buildings and the embankments of floorings will be from products of excavations and fragment material of quarry suitably compacted with vibrators.
The type of land (rocky or soft soil) may influence the final price of the construction.


The main frame of the house is going to be made by reinforced concrete.
The concrete is mixed accordingly with the antiseismic study of buildings as it is worked out by the antiseismic regulations of state. Main factors that influence the antiseismic study are: seismicity of construction area, the type of building and the quality of ground. The frame of building will be from reinforced concrete C20/25 and steel of quality B500C. The floorings of buildings will be constructed by concrete of same category C25/30 and reinforcement with structural mesh T131 or T191.

The steel reinforcement of the building will be constructed according to the structural Plans of the Civil Engineer.
At the process of building with concrete, chemical admixtures are used (liquefiers) and vibrators for better workability and compression of concrete.

Special attention will be given in compaction of joints in columns and beams and anchoring in the concrete following the antiseismic regulations.


The masonry work will become accordingly with the architectural study of buildings. The brickwork will be manufactured by combination of bricks of dimensions 19x19x9 and 19x9x9 with conjunctive material of ordinary mortar. Two lentils from reinforced concrete are constructed for the support of masonry, at the height of windows (90cm) and in the height of doors and windows in height (2,20cm). The internal masonry is made from single wall. The exterior masonry is manufactured by double wall with insulation material DOW installed between the 2 layers of bricks and a thickness of 30cm.


Stone walls are min. 50cm thick, crucial to earthquake resistance. Should a tremor occur, it is crucial that the house will move as a single unit. This requires robust foundations.

The new building laws demand stone walls to be insulated. This means that the walls consist of a 50cm thick solid stone building, a 7cm thick insulation (DOW), and then a lawyer of plaster or another layer of stone (15cm thick).
There are various opinions on the best way to match stones. In general, different sizes of stone should be used so that all gaps are filled, while a high-percentage cement solution holds the stones together immovably.
Stones should be positioned horizontally, not vertically. Every square meter of wall must have at least four (4) stones that straddle its entire thickness. Walls that look attractive to the eye are not necessarily robust, load-bearing constructions.

New stone houses are usually not plastered from the outside because a stone surface is considered more aesthetically attractive than plaster.

In order to stop water penetrating the stone and cement and reaching the interior, causing dampness on inside walls, we:
- Ensure that every small gap between stones is stopped up as well as we can
- Add latex to the cement amalgam
- Spray outside walls with a matte stone varnish that does not cause darkening or shining of the wall.

After 5 years walls should be inspected and small cracks filled in.


All the walls of residences will be coated by stucco plastering of 450kg /m³ of cement. Beforehand the building will be cleaned and the walls washed in order to conserve the essential humidity required.

Plastering takes place in three layers:
1. A first layer reinforced with special nets and mortar 650kg/m3 for perfect adhesion with the masonry avoiding cracks in the event of building movements and creating a rough surface in order to accept the following layers.
2. A second layer of mortar (main layer) of thickness approximately 2cm, in order to protect the concrete and masonry from the humidity of environment (rain-sun-air).
Internally, in this layer, electric installations are placed in order to be protected and accessible.
3. A third layer of stucco plastering with fine-grained marble for the final surface so as to be as smooth as possible, in order to it accept paintings. Also, between masonry and concrete special nets are used and afterwards coat in order to avoid the cracks in the coat from contraction and expansion of building.

Before the beginning of work the building is cleaned and the walls are washed in order to succeed the essential humidity that is required.


All floors will be covered with tiles of first quality using tile adhesives and joint stuccos.
Particular attention will be paid to inclinations on balconies and terraces to ensure good drainage of rainwater.
The door sills, window sills and window sills will be in marble for absolute waterproofing of rainwater.

Types of tiles that will be used at the whole project including the house, verandas and terraces and the pool:

  • House internal (Ground floor and first floor): - until € 25/m2
  • Verandas and terraces: - until € 25/m2
  • Bathrooms: - until € 25/m2 - tiled until ceiling
  • Swimming pool: - until € 25/m2

Special, extra strong tile adhesives and joint stuccos suitable for pools will be used.
Hydraulic installations will be placed through the cement.
Marble or natural stones will be placed in windowsills and doors for the absolute tightness of residence from waters of rain.

The exterior doors and the windows will be from aluminum suitable for residential use close to the sea.
Rolling shutters will be used in the same color of the doors and windows. Double glazing is used (800mml) with suitable rubbers for the absolute tightness and heat insulation of residences.
The color of aluminum doors and windows will be white with white rolling shutters or a choice of RAL color or electrostatic painting.
The main entrance of the house will be aluminum (white or RAL) and glass according to your choice.

The installation will become accordingly with the regulations of Greek State for the best protection and safety of residents. . It is provided by the NATIONAL ELECTRICAL COMPANY to the meter within the borders of the plot and then lead to the fuse board. From there, it is then distributed to the circuit breaker and differential switch then internally distributed under sheaths and IRO tube to all areas of construction according to plans.
Essential electro stop (differential circuit breaker or connection circuit breaker) is used in the event of a short circuit. General earthing is provided by a ground stake with cut-off bar.

The installation is delivered completely according to the electrical plans and includes the following:
1. Line of cooker
2. Line of washing machine
3. Line for the boiler
4. Line of dish-washer
5. Line of solar panel
6. Lines of lights
7. Lines of sockets
8. Lines of telephone
9. Lines of satellite television
10. Lines of television in all bedrooms and living room
11. Lines for exterior lighting
12. Line for the pool
13. Line for the exterior kitchen
14. Line for doorbell
15. Line for the pressure pump next to the water tank.

All charges concerning the provision of 3 phase electricity and electricity meter installation are included in the offer.

Hydraulic installation constitutes by the installations of hot and cold water supply and by the installation of sewerage of buildings. The water will be provided by the commune and the meter will be on the road next to the entrance of the plot.

There will be a reserve tank 2000 liters with a pressure pump.

Concerning the water-supply: plastic pipes within a spiral will be used for all the internal and external facilities (WC, kitchens, central pillars) dealing with the water supply.
Separate collector for cold and hot water will exist, for better distribution of pressure in the network.
The sewerage of the residence will become from pipes PVC of heavy type F75, F100, F120 and will lead to the septic tank.

Guttering pipes will be integrated in the thermal insulation; a 160-liter solar water heater equipped with two mirror panels with electric cumulus will be installed on the roof.

All charges concerning the provision of water and water meter installation are included in the offer.


All the necessary sanitary articles will be placed in each bathroom, according with the arrangements agreed in the plans and the choices made by the Customer from the standard equipment list of the Constructor.
The price includes wall mounted or two-piece toilets.
The showers are equipped with a fixed glass panel.

All the exterior colors of buildings will be painted with acrylic plastic color or Relief of top quality from the company VIVEXROM. After cleaning the exterior surfaces, 3 layers of color will be used.
A first layer of primer with insulating material for better adhesion and penetrability will be applied, and then 2 layers of color.
All internal and external colors of the residence will be in the color of your choice.

Special attention will be given in Thermal & Water insulation of the roof and first floor terraces, according to the KENAK study of the Civil Engineer.

More specific:

Water Insulation:
• Cleaning up the surface in order to remove dust and other materials
• Rubbing of the roof with marble machinery
• Roof repair from possible cracks where necessary
• Covering of the entire roof with primer of two components
• Application of the main insulation layer of red color
• Second application of the surface with white color

Thermal Insulation:
• Installation of sheets 5cm thickness
• Installation of geotextile for the protection of the thermal insulation layer and the filtering of the raining water.
• Installation of a layer of pebbles.

The roof will be insulated against heat/cold as well as water, and the balconies are treated with a water resistant insulation.

Internal doors:
Internal doors will be in veneered MDF, color to your choice

All wardrobes in bedrooms will be in size as mentioned on the plans, ceiling height in MDF in color to your choice. All wardrobes will include handles.

The kitchen will be fitted with wooden cupboards, floor and wall from MDF, glass or tiled splash back, worktop. A double stainless sink will be installed, as well a drip tray, a holster for cutlery, a bin, piping for the dishwasher, gypsum panel over the top of the cupboards, food wagon, mechanism.


25m2 of pergolas are included in the price, wood built and with tarpaulin on top (color of your choice).
Possibility to install aluminum pergolas at an extra cost.

For the heating and cooling of the house, a heat pump is going to be installed.
Heat pumps are a proven and reliable source capable of providing year-round comfort control for your home by supplying heat in the winter and cooling in the summer. This removes the need to install a central heating system using radiators or under floor heating. They are also an option to replace air conditioning systems.
A heat pump is an electrically driven device that extracts heat from a low temperature place (a source), and delivers it to a higher temperature place (a sink).
Because most of the heat is transferred rather than generated, heat pumps are far more efficient than conventional heating technologies such as boilers or electric heaters and can be cheaper to run.
Our standard system includes a heat pump with fan coils.

Another option could be to install the system in a false ceiling circulating the air though vents placed in all the areas of the house, instead of using fan coils. This system needs a study and the cost is higher. Price upon request.

Based on the plans, concrete floor in the garage, tiled floors, walls will be plastered and painted. Plugs and lights, water tap. Price upon request.


1. Parking for 2 cars sub base, geotextile and pebbles
2. Exterior lighting on verandas (installation)
3. Exterior taps
4. Concrete access to the house and/or to the basement
5. Approximately 150m2 of tiled terraces and verandas
6. Glass or aluminum banisters for security where needed


Internal tiles are going to be placed. A machinery room will be positioned under the terrace with access with a door. All machinery for the swimming pool maintenance and the pool lighting is included.

Included in the price:
  • Roman steps
  • Tiling in and around the pool - choice of tiles
  • Shower
  • Pool lights
  • Cleaning equipment
  • All pool equipment and machinery
  • IKA (social security)
  • 24% VAT
  • Permit

For more details regarding swimming pool details, please check out our section "swimming pools" here


• Workers Security Contribution (IKA)
• For employees and subcontractors for work carried out by or on behalf of the Benakis Company.
• VAT 24%
• Guarantees
• For the frame: lifetime guarantee
• For all the rest: 2 years guarantee
• Building permit

Any items not expressly stipulated in this agreement are deemed as ‘extras' and are available at an additional cost to be mutually agreed. All extras must be paid for on pro-forma invoice prior to work being carried out with timing of payment(s) for these "extra" works issued at appropriate times to suit the construction schedule.

No additional works will be undertaken without a mutually agreed scope of work and definition of the cost of the works.

In some areas there may be a delay with electricity connections if electricity has to be brought in from a distance. Some areas may also experience water shortages especially in the peak summer months. These delays/shortages are due to new infrastructure.

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