Your holiday home in Kalkan is your peaceful getaway. It's where you rest, relax and spend quality time with your family. Maybe you are considering buying a property as an investment as a holiday rental.

Tashan Construction & Design has a family history dated back to the late 1980’s - we have all the right connections and expertise with a passion of project managing your renovation or construction from start to finish.


Kemal was born in Istanbul in 1982 and graduated from High School with a first class honours degree in 2000. He was then accepted for further education in Civil Engineering in Istanbul University. Following his graduation in 2004, he worked in one of the most prestigious projects of Antalya, Palm City www.palmcity.com.tr/en/ for over a year and moved to Kalkan to establish his own business in construction, design & architecture as well as property sales and management.

As a highly motivated and respected structural engineer, he has specialized predominantly in the development of new projects with a particular focus on environmental impact and sustainability. He enjoys working in cooperation with clients and has the utmost understanding of working to budgets and timelines. Dad of two beautiful daughters, he enjoys playing the piano.


If you are in process of thinking about a design upgrade or complete renovation project or fixing a major problem such as damp and waterproofing, then complete ‘as-built’ knowledge is necessary to make sure the job is done right the first time. Well before starting your project, it is essential to know where primary systems are located and where enhancements should be made to meet highest standards.

Our initial survey offers multiple benefits such as boundary identification, location of physical structures, modelling of internal elements, accurate measurements, project estimates and improved design characteristics. Please click here to see a sample survey.
The design stage is an inventive voyage to find out all about you and what you desire in your project. It’s a very thrilling process you get to unleash your imagination and ideas onto paper and we can guide you to achieve a clear and sophisticated outcome of what your renovation needs to entail.

While this sounds simple and dreamlike, the fact is there are many questions to be answered to get this final picture of how things will all fit together. While doing this, we take into account everything we can so that your project will suit you now and far into the future. We research ideas, designs, materials, colours and many more to achieve the entire project right from the beginning.
We discuss your options, costings and budgets with you, well before the design stage begins, as well as throughout the design stage. Our attention to detail and meeting your requirements at this early stage will save you time and money.

Once a broad outline project is agreed, we provide a fully detailed cost estimate breakdown and timeline. We then discuss this with you and adjust items to meet your budget and needs. We update the costs and the timeline and keep you fully informed at all times.

Our knowledge and experience allows us to offer alternative ideas that you might not have thought of which will deliver better design concepts and improved costings. This discussion stage allows you to adjust timelines and specifications to meet your needs, putting you in control of the project, under our expert guidance. Please click here to download a sample quote.

You will benefit from a focused and determined project manager who takes full responsibility for project completion - on time, on budget and of the highest standards. Your project manager is accessible and knowledgeable handling everything from design to planning as well as coordinating times with the tradesmen. This is not a “side job” for us - we are fully committed to delivering your project at the highest standards.
This is the stage when we get technical, and we love it. We take all your ideas into consideration and make sure that each of them is physically and technically possible especially related to large renovations requiring some structural work. There are no shortcuts here - we aim to be 100% confident your home renovation will stand the test of time, no matter what the conditions.

We provide floor plans and 3D design plans. These drawings are deeply technical and for good reason, they are the touchstone of exactly how your project will come together and it is crucial that everything is correct to the most extensive of details.

Remember your experienced project manager has done this all before, so no question is too silly to ask. We are here to assist you through your renovation journey and make things understandable and as fun as possible.
The day has finally come! Our builders arrive on site, tradesmen start to buzz around and soon your renovation puzzle is starting to come together in a full stream! Each part of the design & plan process is now translated into action as your Kalkan property begins to be transformed.

We update you continually throughout the process. One single point of contact with us saves you time and effort. We will communicate and keep you completely aware of what is happening and when. Should unforeseen issues arise during the process, our expertise allows us to suggest alternative or better solutions to ensure your design project is fulfilled.

We work only in Kalkan. We know the area, the environment and the different type of properties. We employ only the best tradesmen in Kalkan. We have long established relationships and connections with local suppliers who we trust to deliver your project needs on time and at the right cost.


“ We met Kemal when we viewed his amazing Villa Arcadia which had been newly constructed and was for sale. The quality of styling, design and workmanship impressed us that when we bought Kisla Falls we knew that he was the right person to project manage the extensive work we had planned.

Kemal is one of the most respected builders in Kalkan. He is a member to the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects and has extensive knowledge about all the important build details, as well as the small stuff. He manages villa lettings so he knows what matters for villa owners. He has fantastic local contacts, tradesmen and suppliers. Kemal has a keen eye for contemporary design, renovating villas and apartments to the highest standard.

We met with Kemal at various stages of the project and he gave us extensive time talking through ideas and options, as well as costing analysis. All stages of work were costed and time planned in a detailed spreadsheet and a completion date was agreed.

The property benefitted from some significant structural changes such as walls being removed and new walls being added, to maximise space and light. Kemal took care of everything, with every inch of the property being changed and upgraded.

This is a small sample of the work he did - retiling of shower floors with non slip marble tiles, retiling of bathroom walls with marble tiles, retiling all floor with new marble flooring, new kitchens, new worktops, new furniture, new sliding doors, new balustrades, plastering throughout, repainting throughout. More is planned and we know there is only one person we would trust this work to.

Kisla Falls 100% recommends Kemal and his team for any work - big or small. ”
“ We purchased our villa in October 2018 and commissioned the original builder, Kemal Taşhan to undertake a substantial renovation project. There was a lot of work to project manage, including a complete pool refurbishment with Roman steps, gutting and then fitting two high-spec new kitchens and three new bathrooms, new windows and sliding doors on two levels, a new front wall, glass panelling on the roof terrace to open up the views, custom-made wardrobes inside the villa, new flooring and lighting and creating a balcony for one of our bedrooms. We were wary of trying to manage such a large project from the U.K but we needn’t have worried! From the beginning we felt in safe hands with Kemal. He sent us literally hundreds of photographs throughout to keep us updated on progress and communicated with us, often more than once a day regarding choices of materials and fittings. We could not fault the quality of the work that was done and Kemal had access to a large team of highly qualified tradesman and craftsmen to carry it out on our behalf.

As with any building project, we had allowed a contingency budget, but in fact the work came in right on budget and we feel that we got a truly personal service for a fraction of the cost that we would have paid in the UK. However, more than this, Kemal also helped us with many things outside of the contracted works. He took us furniture shopping in Fethiye and was able to negotiate large discounts on our behalf, he ensured that our white goods and air-conditioning were properly serviced, he arranged for our soft furnishings, curtains, outside canopies and blinds to be measured and fitted and came with us to help us with choosing fabrics and communicating with shop-owners.

We really would have been unable to complete our project without Kemal and now consider him a good friend. His team now manage our property, maintaining it and dealing with rentals on our behalf and he has been very patient in explaining everything in that respect too. If you are considering a renovation project then we could not recommend Kemal highly enough. ”
“ Over the winter months, we commissioned Kemal to carry out extensive renovations and building work in a huge unused room, under the terrace of Villa Dilara.

In the space, we created two new bedrooms, a new kitchen and a beautiful boutique spa bathroom. The brief was also to make the whole space completely wheelchair accessible. This included accessible ramps, hidden ceiling hoists and an accessible toilet. It was very important that this was all finished to a really high spec.

Kemal designed, built and managed the whole project and delivered the job on time, on spec and on budget. The completed project was beautifully designed and finished to a very high standard. His daily communication via e-mail and WhatsApp (Kalkan to London), in perfect English, was fantastic and I never once felt out of the picture. I was updated regularly with photographs and any changes or new ideas were communicated straight away. He was a pleasure to deal with. I can not recommend Kemal enough! If you are thinking of beginning a project, I would suggest speaking to Kemal first. ”
“ Kemal did a very good job during the winter after we had made our contract. It was a lot of work for both of us – we had to make a lot of decisions during the rebuilding and renovation of our villa. We noticed that he always wanted to fulfil all our wishes with the highest engagement.

In the last week of April, our suspicion and curiosity grew higher and higher! After all, when we were there, we saw that everything was done in real high quality as we discussed it. We appreciate most that Kemal was so kind to change things that looked different in reality and internet.

We also appreciate Kemal’s patience and ability to cooperate in every question we had.

Thanks for all!

P.S. Thanks for the flower shopping tours to the different places and your support to find nice flowers for planting outside! ”
“ I can highly recommend Kemal Tashan for his professionalism and expertise in his work. Having an indoor pool in our Villa we wanted an air filtration and dehumidifier system that could manage the air supply in an environmental and comfortable way - we also extended this system throughout our basement floor and into some bedrooms. Kemal was extremely easy to work with - he gave us an initial detailed report on his findings and recommendations.

Having decided on how to proceed, Kemal then kept us fully informed throughout the project timescale - sending us photos of each stage of the work and explaining on the phone any issues that we needed more explanation on - he was extremely polite, speaks English fluently so he’s very easy to communicate with and he was very approachable to our questions.

Following the installation of the system Kemal did follow up with some visits to the Villa to check on the system during the different Seasons humidity levels to align the system to work to its maximum benefit.

Kemal has a great eye for detail and that makes his workmanship and project management excellent. I hope to work again with Kemal should I need someone for future development. “

Many Thanks Kemal!