Frequently asked questions

About us

Aljaloca Construção Civil UniPessoal Lda was founded in 2004 by Alfredo Ferreira in Algarve, Portugal. Alfredo is originally from Porto, North Portugal. He lived in the UK for 14 years, working in the construction industry before returning to Portugal, where he launched Aljaloca.

Yes, we have an Alvara, which is the builders license required by Portuguese law. We are also fully insured.

We have our own crew, all of whom are hardworking craftsmen. Additionally, we have excellent relationships with quality subcontractors in various trades. They are specialists in their fields. They know and uphold our high standards. Furthermore, whenever we have subcontractors working on our site, we are there to oversee all work.

We speak English and Portuguese fluently. We will be sure to take the time to understand your requirements and preferences.

Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. However, we often work outside those hours, and we will respond to client inquiries whenever it is most convenient for you.

We have been doing construction for many years and have become extremely efficient. Additionally, we have established long-time relationships with suppliers and subcontractors who give us their best prices. We pass those savings on to you.

Our Services

Our capabilities are diverse. The work can be as simple as a bathroom remodel or a complete refurbishment of a property. Among the projects we routinely do are the following:

• Extensions
• Painting, inside and outside
• Roofing repairs
• Doors and windows
• Swimming pools, retiling and repairing
• Decks
• Driveways
• Walls, fences and gates
• Plumbing
• Electrical
• Air conditioning

We work throughout Algarve, Portugal including Carvoeiro, Lagoa, Portimao, Albufeira, Faro and Lagos, Monchique.

All work on new homes is guaranteed, as required by Portuguese law. For smaller projects, we also guarantee our work and will fix anything that doesn’t meet your expectations. We should point out this rarely happens, and we pride ourselves on doing the work right the first time.

We require a 10% deposit at the signing of the contract. We then provide a payment schedule before beginning a project. It specifies certain benchmarks in the construction process at which additional funds are due.

How it works

We have an in-house engineer and top architects with whom we work closely. We can put you in touch with the right professionals to get the job done.

We frequently work with customers who don’t live in the area. You don’t need to be concerned. We take care of all the details. Throughout the process we’ll keep you informed of our progress, even providing photos at each stage. And, of course, if there are any decisions to be made regarding style, we’ll consult with you before proceeding.

We are always happy to offer suggestions or handle the purchasing for you on items such as tiles, paint, lighting fixtures, kitchen appliances and more. As a licensed builder, we can often obtain products at a discounted price, savings we are happy to pass along to you.

We’ll give you a production schedule so you’ll be able to track progress at every stage. We are efficient in our work and meet our deadlines.

Not all construction companies are equal. It comes down to quality. We do the job right. We pay attention to details. We deliver on all our promises. Finally, we make the building process smooth and hassle-free for our clients.

We do. We’re experts at navigating the building process in Portugal from buying land to gaining planning permission from the local council, to building and inspections. We’ll take care of all official paperwork, ensuring you won’t encounter delays or problems down the road.

We offer a free, no-obligation estimate on work. Contact us and we’ll set up a time to chat. We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact us today for an estimate on your building project!

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If you have an upgrade you’d like to do to your existing home or have a new home or holiday villa you’d like to build from scratch, give us a call. We’ll meet with you and explain how we’d approach the work. You won’t get a hard sell from us. That’s not our style. We’ll provide good information and firm pricing that will enable you to make an informed decision.


We’ve successfully completed countless residential projects since 2004. We can do the same for you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free estimate. We look forward to hearing from you