We Provide a Complete Service from Design to Construction
Natura Design specialise in the design and build of one off luxury villas specifically to our clients requirements. By working together we can develop your ideas and design your perfect property. We will guide you through all aspects of the process ensuring a smooth, well-managed project.
Building your own home in Lanzarote
The Island – Why Lanzarote? There is no doubt that Lanzarote is one of the most popular destinations for anyone looking for a healthy lifestyle in the sun with its year round sunny climate, mild winters and normally not too hot summers. Often called the “Islands of eternal spring” or “Islas Fortunadas” (the fortunate Islands). Less than a four hour flight from the U.K., Lanzarote can boast a wealth of natural lunar landscape, a wide range of leisure activities including, cycling, sailing, fishing, diving and hiking, to name just a few. Lanzarote offers a good educational system up to A level in its British schools, an excellent health care infrastructure and advanced communications network. Inter Island flights are cheap enough so that visiting the other Canary Islands is a must for short breaks.
The Advantages of Building your own home.
There are many advantages to designing and building your own villa. Firstly you can choose your location, find the best views and position your new villa where you want it. Then of course you can build in all those design features you have always dreamed of, whether it’s an ultra modern look you’re after or a rustic styled house with lots of character. You can design in swimming pools with waterfalls, areas for entertaining guests, BBQ’s, decking, timbered floors and ceilings, ensuite bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes just to name a few. The possibilities are endless.
Finding the right Plot of Land
Lanzarote offers some great opportunities to buy and develop land, whether you are looking for land in one of the three main tourist resorts or further out in the countryside. There are also plots available in the exclusive areas around the Islands two Marinas; Puerto Calero (near Puerto Del Carmen) and Puerto Rubicon (Playa Blanca) and the Golf courses of Costa Teguise and Tias, depending upon availability. We work closely with the Islands main Estate Agents making it easier for us to help you find the right plot of land for your particular requirements. It is also possible to purchase land that already has a project, this will save time and it is always possible to make alterations if you are not completely happy with the design
Designing Your Home
Natura Design work closely with Lanzarote’s top architects and designers. We start by creating the Initial design, this would establish your individual specifications and budget and produce an architectural concept with provisional plans and costing. Then we move on to detailed plans and costing prepared for client approval. This includes all licenses and insurance’s, landscaping, technical fees and building costs. A detailed Architects project is then submitted to the College of Architects to be certified and then presented to the local Town Hall planning office for license approval, when approved they will issue the building license and then the building can begin.
The Construction Process
The new villa construction will be overseen by the Architect who drew up the plans and an Independent Quantity Surveyor will be allocated to oversee the project, both will make regular visits to the site to check that building standards are being adhered to.
Drawing up plans can take up to 3 months depending on alterations and client availability for meetings. The plans are then submitted to the College of Architects which will take approximately one month. The Town Hall will then take three months to approve the plans and issue the building license. The actual construction of the villa will normally take an additional six to nine months to complete, depending on the size of the project. These time scales are only approximations and can vary.