Articles in the ‘Building a property’ Category

The architect & the entrepreneur – Vaughan and Wendy Davies

By • Dec 5th, 2008 • Category: Building a property, Companies, People, Quinta Lifestyle

Vaughan and Wendy Davies are very much part of the local community and can often be found sipping coffee or having lunch in the heart of the resort at Quinta Shopping with work associates, friends and clients.


modern living – one man’s vision

By • Mar 10th, 2007 • Category: Building a property, Quinta Lifestyle

All of us like to shape our living space to reflect our character and personal taste. Some are talented enough to start from scratch with a blank canvas and create a dream home using state-of-the-art technology. But few of us are brave enough to ignore tradition, tear up the rule book and create a whole […]


Building a property in Portugal – bringing your plans to life

By • Mar 13th, 2005 • Category: Building a property, Companies, Quinta Lifestyle

Seamus O’Keefe has been in the Algarve for 15 years. Having worked on a major golf & leisure project as Project Manager and General Manger, launched his own company, Ibéria, in 1997 with partner Agostinho Mota. From spacious, purpose-build new offices on the outskirts of Almancil, Seamus talked about the role of a builder, changing trends and his company philosophy.


Putting your dream on paper – arqui2 architects

By • Mar 12th, 2005 • Category: Building a property, Companies, Quinta Lifestyle

Gisella Terfehr and Stewart Seaton have, as Arqudois Lda., built up an excellent reputation for designing properties which are individual and yet practical; innovative and yet respecting the traditions of the Algarve.

Having worked in the Algarve for 18 years, they have not only observed the changing face of architecture and design in this area, they have actually been working at the forefront of much of that change.


Project management – building your dream in Portugal

By • Mar 2nd, 2005 • Category: Building a property, Companies, Quinta Lifestyle

A civil engineer by profession, David Banting came to the Algarve in 1989 to oversee a large-scale project around Quinta do Lago, and stayed on. He became fully independent in 1995, and now has his own practise with on-site supervision by Rogerio Guerreiro and offices at the entrance to Quinta do Lago. He talks about the role of a Project Manager and changing trends.