Building a Home

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.

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.

Advice on Building your Home

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.

Building Options

There are several general models of how construction contracts are structured and there are good reasons to recommend one over another in particular situations.

Building Materials

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.

Building Professionals

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.