When deciding on whom to request a competitive estimate from, the safest, but by no means guaranteed approach, is to:

  • use a local Cretan builder,
  • ask your Architect/Engineer for their recommendations,
  • ask your Estate Agent if the building company with which they ‘co-operate’ would be willing to submit a competitive estimate,
  • get recommendations from local ‘ex-pats’ you can trust,
  • obtain references from builder’s previous Clients, and preferably visit a property completed by them some years ago 

Don’t’ rely, but equally don’t totally ignore, the Internet; reviews from ‘previous Clients’ can be misleading.