This section will provide prospective home owners with detailed information on the various approaches one can follow when building a home in the Cayman Islands, including the associated pros and cons on things that need to be considered.
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An inevitable truth about building, whether it be a home or commercial property, is that you will encounter hurdles along the way. For most people, it will amount to one of the most significant investments of their lives, tying them to a large debt that can take decades to pay off! However making smart and informed choices can significantly reduce the stress and associated costs of building which, for some, is a process that can last several years.
Construction horror stories or advice exchanged at dinner parties is usually not the most reliable form of information, so getting some professional guidance before beginning may help you to decide whether you have the fortitude, money and patience to weather the process. Read on for things to consider when building in Cayman.
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With the ready availability of land in the Cayman Islands, building is not just a dream, it can quite easily become a reality. Cayman is also one of the most sought after destinations in the region to build a home because of the amazing lifestyle that living here affords home owners. This section will provide prospective home owners (or builders) with detailed information on the various approaches one can follow when building in the Cayman Islands, including the associated pros and cons on things that need to be considered.
There are several general models of how construction contracts are structured and there are good reasons to recommend one over another in particular situations.
Cayman has a whole host of building professionals to choose from whether you’re seeking an architect, a general contractor, a quantity surveyor or otherwise. Read more for our recommendations.
The Cayman Islands has a wonderful selection of qualified and experienced architects and the quality and style of our architecture stands testimony to that.
A construction manager or quantity surveyor is used when setting up construction contracts. Here is a list of recommended construction managers.
Find licensed land surveyors in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman for boundary surveys, subdivision mapping, topographical surveys plus more.
Local Cayman construction companies, contractors and builders for commercial and residential building projects and renovation jobs in the Cayman Islands.
Chartered Quantity Surveyors
Need a building budget? Find chartered quantity surveyors in the Cayman Islands for property building and development cost management and consultation.
Building seem overwhelming? Find top project managers in Cayman who can oversee your building or renovation projects, while keeping the team on track!
Civil & Structural Engineers
You guide to civil engineers in Cayman who provide consulting services, geotechnical and foundation engineering, soil/piling tests plus structural reports.
Roofing contractors in the Cayman Islands who install standing seam metal roofs, shingles, installations and repairs for residential and commercial projects.
In this section we focus on primary building materials used in the Cayman Islands: concrete blocks, driveway and walkway surfacing, Insulate Concrete Forms (ICF) and spray foam.
Concrete Blocks & Pavers
Need durable building materials? Concrete blocks are used for solid construction in Cayman. Find a company that sells blocks, pavers and other materials.
Insulated Concrete Forms
Cayman is hot! Luckily insulated concrete forms helps to keep the cool air in your home. Find out why this building material is a must plus where to buy it.
Driveway & Walkway Surfacing
Driveway surfacing plus walkway resurfacing can transform the outside of your residential or commercial property. Find a company today!
Spray Foam Insulation
Using spray foam insulation when building in the Cayman Islands will reduce air leakage which can help keep those A/C costs down.
A desalination system will help you secure water resources in the event of a hurricane or another emergency.