Palmex Costa Rica

BP PalmexPalmex International has been producing material for synthetic palm roofs since 1998. Based in Eastern Canada, the company has rapidly grown into a full-fledged global corporation, with large-scale palm roof projects carried out in 42 countries all around the world. From traditional homes and major holiday resorts to renowned hotel complexes, our palm roofs have exceeded owners’ expectations, provided added value to their property ensuring a substantial return on investment and enhancing their living environment without the slightest concession to their natural surroundings.

Today, the company operates globally with a network of representatives to cover the entire planet and features palmex distributors in 26 countries. The quality of its synthetic palm product line, its reliable roofing services and environmental commitment have earned our parent company the rank of world leader in palm roof construction. Being a promising business with a dynamic R&D department, it has also received public funding and recognition. We scientifically develop and manufacture high quality artificial palm and accessories, then we test them in state-of-the art laboratories. Palmex International does not display faked certification logos on its Web site. All of its products have been tested as declared…

 

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Redizon Landscape

BP redizon landscapeA Redizon Landscape project begins with a thorough site analysis. Working in close consultation with our clients, conceptual designs are developed. Once the concept is agreed upon, detailed plans are drafted for the final design. Plants and other design elements will be selected from the rich palette of materials offered by the tropics. Redizon Landscape will construct outdoor spaces developed for your lifestyle.

An inviting outdoor environment is the heart of Costa Rican living.

Professional landscape design surrounds you with Costa Rican floral color, scent and texture. With a professional Redizon blueprint in hand, your outdoor infrastructure and landscape can be installed as part of the home-building process…

…or in planned stages as your budget and timing dictates.

Do you like formal garden spaces? Or is a more natural placement of flowering plants and trees your pleasure? Redizon and its team of professionals will listen attentively to your vision. Only then will they translate your ideas into a true reflection of Costa Rican ‘Pura Vida.’

 

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Creating New Energy Through Color & Community

pueblo-alegre-houseThis past year, a dynamic group of locals and artists rallied volunteers together to make the beautification project come alive in Uvita! Known as ‘Pueblo Alegré Uvita’, the idea of ‘painting the town happy’ was inspired by the personal experience of one of Costa Ballena’s longtime residents, Karen, who witnessed the creative transformation in her hometown village on the west coast of Florida. “Color matters”, she says, “it plays a vital role in the way we feel.” Indeed, subliminally, certain colors can make people happier. The human psyche tires of dull greys, and blah browns but a vibrant yellow adds an artistic panache, and can cheer up curb appeal with the paint of a brush, making a building look revitalized, and it can do so, inexpensively!!!
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Building in the Tropics

plants-costa-ricaYou would be amazed to watch the heavy rains that pour down and the grass that soaks it all up like a sponge, at a truly amazing absorption rate. Truly blessed with lush jungles and flowing rivers, after experiencing one rainy season, it becomes obvious not only why the forests are so rich, but it also becomes clear that one must design and build in order to account for the amount of rain, and the speed at which it falls. Here are a few con-siderations to maintain a comfortable home and low maintenance lifestyle. Continue reading

Home Maintenance

Maintaining your home and property is an essential part of home ownership, no matter where you live. Repair costs can add up fast when not kept in-check; and broken seals, busted gaskets, they can add to monthly bills if the leaks go unnoticed. Proper maintenance and prevention can prove to be wise investments overtime. A crack can become a hole in no time. A general rule of thumb to be adopted towards maintaining your property, why not fix it, before it gets worse! Below are the most common home maintenance tasks for properties in the tropics. Continue reading

Building in the Tropics

In Costa Rica, and especially Costa Ballena, we can attest to the significance of the impact of the natural elements in which we live; the salty air tends to rust over any metal over time, the jungle is quick to reclaim anything left behind, and proper water management can be challenging. Time after time, we hear home owners wishing that they would have built smaller in general or with more outdoor living space. To help you get kick started on the learning curve, below are a few points worth mentioning. Continue reading

Home Maintenance

Photo by Mario Albi
Photo by Mario Albi

Maintaining your home and property is an essential part of home ownership, where proper maintenance and prevention can prove to be wise investments. With the first downpours of rainy season, deterioration caused during the summer months from the intense ultra-violet penetration reveal themselves. Luckily enough, in Costa Ballena we usually re-ceive three to four weeks of dry weather after the initial spring rains and before the heavy rains hit. This period is a great opportunity to make home improvements, to pre-pare your home in advance for the heavy rains, and to complete general maintenance on your home and property as part of preventative care as to avoid any future damage. The following are a few helpful pieces of advice to get you started. Continue reading