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Living & Working in the Pollensa Area This forum is for any comments, questions and advice about living (permanently or temporarily) and working in the Pollensa area. Aimed at ex-pats, property owners etc.

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Old 10-08-2018, 00:10
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We have owned an apartment in PP for 14 years and have never suffered damp, mould, or peeling paint. Yes it can be cold at night but generally the days are brighter and warmer than in the uk. We have sat on Formentor beach with cheese and wine in February with temps of 70+ degrees. There's nothing better than ramping up the heat and snuggling under a blanket when you get home after a lovely meal out. The buildings are built to keep cool though and nothing will stop your feet being cold on the tiled floors when you need to go to the loo in the middle of the night!!
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I like winter.

An old picture from my birthday holiday in February 2009, taken at formentor beach at about 10:15 in the morning.


Formentor in the winter - My Birthday visit February 2009 by Mark G., on Flickr
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it is the ground floor properties that suffer with the most damp. The higher you go the better it is.
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That's it,

Rising damp only usually rises to about 1.5 metres hence 1st floor and above are better.

The white salt deposits on damp walls are because the water rising in or on the walls contains dissolved salt.

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https://www.google.co.uk/search?ei=3....0.KI4qW3D1sb4

Also construction isn't the same as UK, not seen a damp course or a cavity wall in an old villa or town house.
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All great info and very helpful- thanks folks.

What is like living in apartment compared to UK? What are neighbours generally like?

We lived in a few in London years ago and the noise insulation always seemed to be lacking (or we always had noisy neighbours!). We've got used to living in detached in countryside over last few years and in the long-term we'd be looking for something quiet and peaceful.
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We should have a Sant Antonio forum social gathering.
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....(Straight down the air con shop saturday AM)
Probably very busy this time of year.

Choose the best make which is Daikin as if they are installed correctly they hardly ever go wrong and are very quiet and energy efficient.
I did install hundreds of these years ago for a UK company and I have a few at home that are now over 12 years old and still work perfectly.

I have seen a van with Daikin logos in pollensa, Fred Caimari , a basic website and you will find him of facebook if you search for ' Fred Caimari SLU '

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=fr...hrome&ie=UTF-8

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All great info and very helpful- thanks folks.

What is like living in apartment compared to UK? What are neighbours generally like?

We lived in a few in London years ago and the noise insulation always seemed to be lacking (or we always had noisy neighbours!). We've got used to living in detached in countryside over last few years and in the long-term we'd be looking for something quiet and peaceful.
Living in a flat is always noisier than a detached dwelling and the tiled floors male them even noisier however becaure of the port many apartments are empty for long periods.
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I sat outside La Bodeguita on the 1st of January 2018 in a cloudless, warm day. It was like a perfect spring day in Glasgow.

However..........we were across for San Atonio a couple of years back and it was cold.

I suppose like everywhere climate change affects everywhere.
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