Building Your Dream Home in Mallorca: A Step-by-Step Guide by Epic Constructions

Constructing a home from scratch is a thrilling adventure, especially on the enchanting island of Mallorca.

Whether it’s the tranquil mountains, bustling coastal areas, or the serene interior of the island, each location offers unique possibilities for building a custom home. Here at Epic Constructions, we specialize in turning your dreams into reality. This guide will walk you through each step of the process to build your house in Mallorca, with insights into associated costs and expert advice from our experienced team.

Building your home in Mallorca

1. Finding the Perfect Plot

The journey begins with selecting the ideal location. Whether you prefer the coastline, countryside, or mountain areas, the choice of location is crucial. Each plot in Mallorca comes with its own set of zoning regulations which will dictate what you can build. It's advisable to work with an architect early in this phase to understand the building regulations specific to your chosen plot. The cost of land varies greatly based on location and size, and tax rates can range from 8% if buying from a private individual to 21% VAT plus 1.5% stamp duty when purchasing through a company.

2. Choosing an Architect

Once you have your land, the next critical step is selecting an architect who can bring your vision to life. The relationship between the architect and the homeowner is pivotal. At Epic Constructions, we recommend choosing an architect whose style aligns with your vision. Our architects are skilled in modern architecture that emphasizes simplicity, natural materials, and integration with the surrounding environment. The cost for architectural services typically ranges from 7% to 12% of the material execution budget, which includes labor and materials but excludes VAT and profit margins.

3. Topographical Study

This phase involves hiring a firm to map out the land's features, such as orientation, elevation, and boundaries. This study is crucial for planning the construction and is generally carried out by professional surveyors. The cost can range from €500 to €2,000, depending on the plot's complexity and size.

4. Soil Investigation

Understanding the type of soil on your plot is essential as it affects the construction approach. A geotechnical study will reveal the soil characteristics and suggest suitable foundation solutions. This study usually costs between €2,500 and €4,000.

5. Obtaining Building Permits

With the architectural plan and soil study in hand, you can apply for a building permit. The cost and duration to obtain this permit can vary significantly by municipality, with some areas taking as long as a year or more. The permit cost is about 7% of the construction cost.

6. Choosing a Builder

While waiting for your permit, you can start soliciting bids from builders. It's advisable to request bids from multiple contractors to compare prices. The cost of construction in Mallorca is generally higher than in many other regions due to logistics and high demand, averaging around €1,800 per square meter.

7. The Role of the Technical Architect

In Spain, it is mandatory to engage a technical architect or a building engineer who will oversee the construction to ensure it complies with the architectural plans. This individual also coordinates all safety and health management aspects on-site. Their fees are usually around 5% of the material execution budget.

8. Waste Management Tax

Mallorca's local government requires a deposit based on the potential waste your construction might generate. This fee is relatively low but crucial for ensuring proper waste disposal after construction.

9. Decennial Insurance and Technical Control Agency (OCT)

In Spain, it's mandatory to secure a ten-year insurance policy that covers any significant damage due to structural defects. The OCT supervises the construction to validate the insurance coverage. This costs about 1% of the total construction budget.

10. Notary Services

Once construction is completed, you'll need a notary to legalize the building. This step includes registering the property, paying the necessary taxes, and obtaining the occupancy license. The associated costs are typically about 3% of the construction value.

11. Certificate of Habitability and Utilities Registration

Finally, you will need to obtain a habitability certificate, necessary for registering utilities. This certificate generally costs around €150, with an additional €300 per utility.

Building In Mallorca

At Epic Constructions, we understand that building a home in Mallorca is a significant investment and a personal journey. Our team is committed to guiding you through each step, ensuring that your dream home becomes a reality with as much ease and transparency as possible. From selecting the plot to moving into your newly built home, we're with you every step of the way.

At Epic Construcciones we take care of carrying out your project in the work of your dreams, we accompany clients from the conception of the first idea to the last details of its execution without any concern. We offer a personalized service for each type of work and we have the necessary resources to resolve any situation.

We coordinate and advise all types of projects and the phases that are constituted, following a well constituted process so that all the elements that are part of the creation of the work complement each other until we obtain the desired results and be able to deliver to our clients.

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At Epic Construcciones, we would like to help you answer any questions that may arise, we will be happy to listen to your ideas and to hear your opinions on our work, so we can improve day by day. You can send us your requests filling out the form below or, if you prefer, you can send us an email. You can also phone us or visit our office and meet us in person.

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