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Project safety

1During such time as the building is being erected, all labourers shall be covered by a general civil liability insurance contract up to a total limit of liability of € 600,000. It shall cover bodily harm per person up to € 300,000, bodily harm per incident up to €600,000 and general civil liability per incident up to € 600,000. It shall also cover the project owner’s liability up to a total limit of € 400,000.

Excavations – Foundations

2Excavation work for the basements and foundations shall be carried out on all ground where the excavator can dig, in accordance with established practice and the relevant building regulations and police decrees. In general all materials excavated shall be disposed off far from the building project at locations permitted by the police.

Building frame and non-reinforced concrete

3The concrete used in the building’s load-bearing structure shall be C20/25 and the steel shall be of Greek origin (Sidenor or Thessaly Steel), S500s quality (B500C in accordance with latest ELOT standards). Ready-made factory concrete will be used with the relevant tolerance certificates. Building pillars and beams outside, where so required by the heat insulation design, shall be insulated with an insulating material 3 cm thick (DOW or Fibran). Basement walls shall have two coats of the sealant Max Seal to protect against external moisture.

Internal walls, fireplaces

4All inner and outer walls shall be made of pierced, normal fired bricks of very good quality measuring 6 x 9 x 19 cm for 6-holed bricks, 12 x 6 x 19 cm for 8-holed bricks and 12 x 9 x 9 cm for 12-holed bricks.
There shall be a wall tie 3φ8 reinforcement in all walls, at least along the top or middle of the wall or around windows. In the case of wall ties for the outer walls, the same extruded polystyrene insulation shall be installed in the walls at 3cm thick to eliminate heat bridges in the building.
A fireplace with a hearth shall be built in the living room of each home. It shall include a hearth measuring 65 x 85 cm, a throat and chimney. The materials used shall be fire-tolerant yellow Czech bricks, a metallic TABER and a chimney made of prefabricated sections of concrete with a rectangular cross section which shall be joined using strong cement mortar and affixed to the frame of the building using metal sheeting.

Plastering & plaster work

5All surfaces in the building to be plastered will be plastered with three layers of plaster reinforced with cement using mechanical and other tools in accordance with standard practice in the sector by experienced staff. Work shall be carried out as follows: A special plastering glass wool 33 cm wide and as long as need shall be placed between the first and second layers at points where there are changes in the facing materials and inside the building along the electric wiring routes to avoid cracks in the plaster.

Plumbing installations

6• Water supply facilities: Cold water will be available in the kitchens, bathroom, utility rooms and balconies. A hot and cold water tank will be placed on each level, from which each tap will be supplied independently via copper pipes lined with soft PVC. Hot water will be available from all taps in sinks and bathrooms via local 160 lt boilers for producing hot water (Class type) which will be installed at a suitable location. Hot water will be produced by the boiler using a heavy steel pipe heat alternator or electrical resistance (4 kw output with thermostat) in the case where the boiler is not functional. The hot water pipes will be straight copper pipes lined with 9mm Armaflex insulation and shall have a suitable cross section.

 Rain water facilities: Rain water will be drained from the roof and balconies of the building and in the case of horizontal sections of the building run-offs shall have a suitable incline of no less than 2% and in the case of vertical sections rain water shall be carried in vertical pipes of Greek manufacture with a rectangular cross section 6 x 10 cm which will sit on outer sides of the building and terminate at the pavement.
 Sewage and wastewater network: Sewage and wastewater shall be removed from the building via a network of horizontal and perpendicular heavyweight, straight pipes of Greek manufacture, with a nominal tolerance of 6 atm, with a circular cross section, and a diameter to be determined in the relevant design which will cross the roofs of the building at points close to the sewage drains and terminate via the ceiling of the basement in the public sewage network via an underground pipe which will be fitted at its end with a shaft 30 x 30 cm with a suitable cover device to avoid smells.

Strong and weak current electrical installations

7• Earthing the foundations: An earthing device shall be installed in the foundations in line with the approved designs / drawings accompanying the permit as the main earthing protection for the building consisting of a strip / cable with a rectangular cross-section of 30 x 3 mm of thermo-galvanised metal which is well fitted to the metal reinforcements in the foundations using suitable fasteners and which shall be properly protected against the effects of the environment. 4 power lines shall be run from the main panel with the corresponding individual fuses as follows: a) One lighting line with a timer switch for the stairwell and landings. b) One lighting line with ordinary switches for the lights in the main entrance and other communal lights, such as lights in the grounds, boiler room and engine room.c)An independent power supply line for the central heating system which will terminate at the sub-panel in the boiler room with its own fuse switches. d) An independent power supply line for lift which will terminate at the sub-panel in the engine room with its own fuse switches.

 Individual property facilities: a) An independent line with a separate 25A fuse, switch and LED for the electric cooker.
b) An independent line with a separate 20A fuse, switch and LED for the boiler which will terminate in the bathroom or WC in the apartment.
c) An independent line with a separate 16A fuse and switch, for the reinforced washing machine, electrical iron plug.
d) An independent line with a separate 10A fuse and switch for the high capacity sockets in the bedrooms.
e) Two lines with separate 10A fuses and switches for lighting and other plugs/sockets throughout the apartment. The lights, switches and other plugs (of Greek manufacturer from a recognised manufacturing firm) which are provided are as follows:
e, a) reception room – living room: two double ceiling lights and four earthed plugs.
e, b) Bedrooms: • In each bedroom there will be a simple ceiling light with two switches on opposite walls (on-off) and four earthed plugs, one of which will be for an air-conditioner of up to 9000 btu.
e, c) Kitchen: • There will be a simple ceiling light with one switch, one plug for the extractor fan, one plug for the dishwasher, and four earthed plugs for the fridge and workbench.
e, d) Bathrooms – WC: Each bathroom and WC will have a ceiling or wall light with a simple switch and plug with switch.
e, e) Corridors – Hall: Each separate corridor or hall will have a ceiling light with a simple switch. There will also be a supply for the doorbell.
e, f) Balconies:   Each balcony will have two inset ceiling lights without the light fittings with simple switches which will be inside the apartment or relevant area. There will also be an earthed plug with a lid for the balcony in front of the living room.
• Phone facilities:
The communal areas of the building, where so specified in the approved plans and drawings will have an accessible cupboard housing the connection (distributor) which will contain the OTE phone lines and two separate phone cables will be installed and fitted into the communal walls (stairwell) and will terminate at two phone sockets one near the entrance to the apartment and one in each bedroom.
• Intercom system:
A single low voltage network shall be built in the building from the central entrance to the building to each individual property suitable for creating a closed circuit for audio and visual communication purposes between the apartment and the main entrance. It is expressly stated that the purchase of intercom devices with a television screen for the apartments is not included in the price.
  Alarm system:
Piping and cabling will be installed in the building for a household alarm system. This will include a cable with magnetic contacts for all external doors and windows, and the front door, a cable for 2 space radars and a cable for the control panel keyboard.
–   Central television aerial network
The building shall include a central television aerial network built into the walls with piping and cabling which will terminate on the roof of the building, in order to connect to the central communal aerial, in line with the requirements on good and proper operation of the system.
  Electrical supplies:
Fittings (switches, plugs, sockets, button switches) shall be from the VALENA range by LEGRAND and electrical panels shall be SIEMENS or ABB metal panels.

Insulation in general – Flat roof insulation

8All surfaces of the building whether horizontal (flat roof, concrete plates in contact with ground) or vertical shall be insulated against fluctuations in temperature (heat – cold). The linear reinforced concrete elements (external shell: plates – beams – columns – walls) shall be covered by sheets of extruded polystyrene from DOW or Fibran in the thickness specified in the heat insulation design, but no less than 3 cm.
Balconies shall be insulated using a spreadable resinous form of cement applied to the entire length and breadth of the balcony. On north-facing balconies, in addition to the above, a layer of asphalt board shall be applied between the marble threshold and the balcony to ensure full waterproofing from the inside. Lastly, an asphalt-based gum (instead of ordinary silicone) shall be applied around all aluminium door and window frames to eliminate the risk of rainwater entering. Heat and water insulation for the flat roofs of the upper levels of the building shall be provided as follows:
The surface of the reinforced concrete plate shall be diligently cleaned. To construct a condensation barrier, the plate shall be covered with two layers of asphalt-based emulsion. Following that a layer of extruded polystyrene insulating sheets at least 5 cm thick from DOW or Fibran shall be installed to ensure heat protection. Following that, a balancing layer of lightweight concrete will be applied on top of the insulating sheets to form the final run-off level of the flat roof. A protective drain will be made between the walls and the flat roof, made of strong 600kg cement mortar. Immediately after that a layer of asphalt board welded down with asphalt varnish will be applied and the joins will be covered by another sheet at least 10 cm wide and these will be welded down using a blowtorch. The asphalt board will be affixed to the walls using a special sheet of galvanised steel 4 cm wide and 2 mm thick , which will be screwed down every 25 cm using shall wide-top screws which firmly affix into concrete using UPAT 5/6/35.

Decorative indents – cornices

9The ceilings of the main spaces in each residence (reception room – living room, corridors, kitchen, etc.) shall have plaster cornices with specific cross sections installed around the perimeter of the walls. At all end points and in corners putty should be applied to achieve a perfect end look. Alternatively, the installation of bulked polystyrene products is recommended, available from Rizakos in various cross sections and designs.

Railings – Bars

10Where a balcony does not have a solid protective wall decorative, safe railings shall be installed all around the edge of the balcony made of solid iron in various cross sections, electro-welded, and shall have a handrail of turned iron.

Floors – communal areas – stairs

11• Bedroom floors: All bedroom floors shall be floating, pre-polished environmentally-friendly oak floors using a special fitting system for a perfect fit and special treatment at the edges to ensure resistance to humidity and a long useful life.

 Flooring in principal living areas: All floors in the residences and in particular in the reception area, living room, corridors and kitchen shall be covered with top quality, first class ceramic enamelled tiles of Greek or European manufacture, with a nominal value of € 20 per m2 from the companies PORCELANA or KYPRIOTIS. In the bathrooms and WC in particular the floors and walls up to 2.2 m will be covered with first class top quality ceramic enamelled tiles of Greek or European manufacture with a nominal value of € 25 per m2 from the companies PORCELANA or KYPRIOTIS.
 Balcony floors: The floors of balconies shall be made of first class top quality ceramic enamelled tiles of Greek or European manufacture with a nominal value of € 20 per m2 from the companies PORCELANA or KYPRIOTIS.
 Basement and auxiliary area floors: The boiler room and engine room for the lift under the stairs in the basement shall be covered by ceramic enamelled tiles of Greek or European manufacture, second class and quality, with a nominal value of € 14 per m2 from the companies PORCELANA or KYPRIOTIS.


12Heating shall be provided by means of a single-pipe system and shall offer individually adjustable heating on each level. The hot water shall travel via a circulator and the facility shall consist of a boiler, heating oil burner, circulator, network of pipes, chimney stack, radiators, and expansion chamber (for safety purposes) and oil tank.

• Boilers: Boilers shall be steel POWERTHERM boilers whose performance rating and heated surface area is in accordance with the design and suitable for burning light impure oil. The boiler shall be fitted with a thermometer, pressure meter, outlet tap and shall be installed in line with the manufacturer’s instructions. The boiler shall be connected via valves to the network of pipes and using special equipment (ducts) to the built chimney stack. The interior shall be coated with appropriate fire-resistant lining.
• Chimneys: Chimneys shall be built of special prefabricated sections to the necessary height and cross-section in line with the design. A suitable cover will be fitted at the end.
• Burner: The burner shall be a RIELLO burner with automatic operations and a performance rating in line with the design and shall be fitted with all par and instruments needed for automatic operation, namely thermostats, heating contactors, oil filters, etc.
• Circulator pump: A silent hot water WILO circulator pump shall be installed with a performance rating and pressure operating level in line with the design.
• Network of pipes: The location and dimensions of pipes shall be as laid down in the design. Pipes inside the apartment shall be flexible polyethylene pipes without any switch along their length from the electrical valves to the radiator, shall be suitable for central heating and have a plastic spiral sheath. Central risers shall be made of steel pipes or iron pipes suitably insulated.
• Radiators: Radiators shall be panel radiators (such as Belgian THERMIC radiators) with a suitable heat output. The number and size of the radiators shall be laid down in the design. The location of pipes and radiators shall be laid down in the central heating design to cover all parts of the apartment in the best possible manner.
• Oil tank: This shall have a suitable capacity (at least 1 m3) and be made of polyethylene suitable reinforcements and the floor of the tank shall have a cleaning tap or plug. The upper part shall have a cleaning door. ½ ” pipes shall leave the tank to supply oil to the burner.

Aluminium door and window frames

13 External door and window frames for the building will be made of white aluminium profiles from EUROPA. Window panes shall consist of double heat-insulating clear glass 5mm + 12mm gap + 5mm thick, first class top quality, with a total thickness of 22 mm.
External door and window frames for the reception area and bedrooms shall be from the EUROPA 2000 series, two overlapping doors with fly screen and electric shutters, and reinforcement with a heavy-duty aluminium frame.   In the kitchen and bathroom they shall be capable of being opened inwards and with an incline, from the 500 series, fitted with fly screens.

internal wooden doors : Internal doors, which shall be installed in in a galvanised metallic false frame, which will be incorporated into the plasterwork shall be wooden doors that open inwards from a Greek manufacturer, in lacquer or polished natural wood, with a smooth surface, with a reinforced frame around the hinges and lock, and filled with inert paper beads of 10-15 mm between sheets of MDF dressed with 4 mm foil on each side of the door, with or without a ply covering, with a square or oval frame, Italian-style lock, two regulatory hinges and internal and external skirting board in natural wood or lacquer, and a MDF frame plaque suitably lined, painted with varnish or lacquer, with rubber and a 4 x 13 cm cross section. The handle will be from the German firm HOPPE manufactured in accordance with the strictest European standards.
 Reinforced doors: The front door of apartments shall be a security door from GOLDEN DOOR with a steel 20/10 frame electrostatically painted brown, with double reinforcement, a single steel electro-galvanised outer sheet, safe-type locks with a maximum security cylinder, moveable pins 20 mm thick and 4 fixed 16mm pins, partial opening mechanism, wind-angle peephole, rubber seal all around, adjustable draught excluder, and flat surface inside and outside in natural wood or while lacquer colour, internal skirting boards between the metal frame and wall, decorative wooden batten for holding the internal lining in place and handle and flap in bronze colour.
• Storeroom doors: The storeroom and boiler room doors shall be metallic with a single sheet of steel 0.5 mm thick on the outside, with special layering on the insider and a YALE lock with ventilation outlets top and bottom and a handle inside and out made of black polyamide.

Natural gas installations

14Natural gas installations at the building shall be fitted in line with the approved studies and designs and up to the point specified by the Gas Supply Company for it to accept the building for connection to the network, in other words installation of the network of pipes, earthing thereof and the chimneys.

Paint work

15All internal surfaces of plastered walls in the hall, bedrooms, kitchen, and their ceilings shall be primed with acrylic primer and then painted with emulsion paint.
All outer surfaces of plastered walls which do not have coloured plaster and all balconies shall be painted with two coats of cement paint using colours which are in line with the architectural design having first been rubbed down, holes filled in if necessary, cleaned and an undercoat of primer applied. All metal railings on the balconies will be painted with oil paint using a high tolerance, rust-resistant paint having first been rubbed down, cleaned and an undercoat applied. All other communal surfaces (basement areas, ceilings, etc.) shall be suitably prepared and then painted with emulsion paint without having been rubbed down first.

Bedroom wardrobes – kitchen cupboards

16 • Bedroom wardrobes: The bedroom cupboards shall be constructed in the openings specified in the architectural design by well-known Greek manufacturers such as ATRO – LINEA (Soft category). The frame shall be made of top class 16 mm melamine and shall consist of vertical uprights and three horizontal dividers which shall be made of melamine 18mm thick which shall be accompanied by wooden pins and metal connectors. The back shall also be made of melamine. Each wardrobe shall be 58 cm thick and shall rest of adjustable legs 7 or 10 cm high. The doors shall be from ATRO-LINEA (Soft category). Internally, the wardrobes will have 1 oval pole, 1 row of shelves and 1 inner set of drawers with 3 drawers. The width of the drawers shall be 45cm, their height 15cm and their depth 50cm. The front and top panels shall match the doors. 9.6 cm bar handles shall be provided in the colour of nickel.

• Kitchen cupboards: The Kitchen cupboards shall be constructed to the length specified in the architectural design by well-known Greek manufacturers such as ATRO – LINEA (Soft category).   The frame shall consist of 16mm melamine backed with 5mm melamine in beige colour with pre-drilled sides. The doors shall be bakelite Prima doors, with a top and bottom panel of melamine with a transparent rubber seal 10cm high and Convex bar handles 9.6 cm long in the colour of nickel.The kitchen cupboards will include 1 set of drawers, with 2 draws 12 cm high on metal runners and a stop system and 1 slide out storage cupboard. All ground cupboards or wall-mounted cupboards will have one shelf apart from the sink cupboard which will have an aluminium base. It also includes the stainless steel sink, the skirting-board, the cutlery rack, the dish rack, the bakelite work surface and the rubbish bin.

Sanitary wear and taps

17 • Bathrooms – WC: Bathroom sinks shall be made of polished porcelain (Libra model from Dolomite range by Ideal Standard), white, including a base, fully enamelled, in normal 60 x 46 cm dimensions.     The toilet bolls shall be low pressure with cisterns and plastic seats (offering a full fit) and shall be made of polished porcelain (Libra model from Dolomite range by Ideal Standard), white, fully enamelled, and in the dimensions specified in the architect’s implementation design. Baths shall be acrylic, white, in the dimensions required to fit the space (Aida model by Ideal Standard). A built-in cistern (from Grohe) shall be fitted in the WC and a wall-mounted toilet (Ariana by Grohe). Bathroom fittings shall be INOX (Astro model).

• Kitchen taps: The kitchen sink taps shall be bronze, chromed plated with a single handle for fitting over one hole, from CILA, EUROPA MIX model, and a shower function. The sink shall be INOX (Logica by Franke).