As I wrote in the last post, the decision was made to demolish the entire building in Rukavac that I found on the lot. Before the actual demolition, I collected offers to get the best possible price.
I got in touch with five bidders who were willing to do it. Two offers were from Split and three from Vis. The prices varied.
The most expensive was as much as 5,000 euros, and the person who asked for such an amount tried to convince me that it was a very demanding job due to the steepness of the terrain and that it couldn’t be cheaper because of that and blah, blah, blah… I thought that it wouldn’t have cost nearly that much even if I had built it, let alone have to pay that much when it needs to be demolished.
However, everyone has the right to ask for as much as they want, but I immediately knew that it was not even close to a “realistic price”, so this offer was dropped at the start. Therefore, everyone who demolishes something on the Island of Vis, ask carefully about the prices so that you don’t potentially become a sheep for the shearing.
Always listen to your inner intuition and do not rush into decisions. Pomalo… as they say in Dalmatia…
Most of the offers were around 1,000 euros for that job, which in my opinion, was a realistic and fair price, so in additional conversations, I assessed the seriousness of the bidders and the possibility of coordinating the demolition and my arrival time on the island of Vis to be present at the demolition.
In the end, I decided on Pave Ivanišević, a local man and islander. And I wasn’t wrong. In fact, I would like to say that I am delighted with how well, quickly and professionally Pavo did it, so he deserves all the praise and recommendations if you are looking for/need demolition/excavation services on the island.
Everything was finished in two days, and Pave did everything himself. And demolished and then drove away and disposed of the rubble/waste material. No damage was caused. Bravo Pave!
During the demolition, I saw that I had made a good decision when I decided to demolish that basement, because the entire building was made almost without reinforcement, which is not at all suitable for today’s construction standards, let alone something additional to be built on such an unsafe building, so I strongly recommend that you do the same do the same if you have a similar case to mine.
In fact, that whole Labor day weekend on Vis was great, because I managed to do some other important work unplanned.
You will find out what it is about in the next post.