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.


“ I bought Villa Siv in October 2021. It was built in 2001 and was absolutely out-dated, with three bedrooms and only one bathroom. Outside there were no outdoor patios, except on one side of the pool, with space for only two sunbeds. I contacted several construction companies and Kalkan Redesign gave the best quote. It was very detailed and gave me no later surprises.

I had some basic thoughts about what I wanted to do with the villa in order to rebuild it to become contemporary. I gave Kemal my thoughts and he immediately transferred them into drawings and I challenged him to use his best knowledge in order to advise me how to best exploit the property.

Villa Siv was transferred from an older three bedroom villa into a contemporary four en-suite bedroom villa with large outdoor patios. The pool was also retiled and new stairs were built. Kemal is very professional, his English is fluent and I am very pleased with him. He took pictures and videos and gave me regular updates on the work progress. All my remarks and questions were rapidly dealt with. I will highly recommend him and also his brother Batuhan, who assisted me with photos, videos and creating a website for Villa Siv. Thanks a lot for your outstanding work Kemal! “
“ We bought our villa from a Whatsapp call back in May 2021. It was a massive risk for us and certainly not the normal. We flew out to Kalkan in October 2021 to see what we'd bought and it was a wreck!!!

Having met with various builders and chose Kemal and his team from Kalkan Redesign as it felt like he loved the potential as much as we did. We could not have been happier working with such a wonderful team. Kemal video called us every few days with the progress and gave us options for everything, something's we'd not even considered possible. The finish of his work is fantastic and there were no hidden costs or shock bills at the end.

We would trust Kalkan Redesign 100% with any building work/renovations - You have been an absolute pleasure working with and would not hesitate to recommend you - We are absolutely thrilled with our finished villa and thank you so much for a phenomenal job.

Do not hesitate - book the best!! “
“ We decided last year to have our villa in Kalamar renovated. We looked at one of the villas Kemal had built locally and because we were so impressed with the quality of the fixtures, fittings and workmanship we asked Kemal to take on the renovation for us.

At the initial stages of the project Kemal made many suggestions about how to best renovate the villa. He came up with imaginative ideas to remodel the whole property all of which maximised the villa’s potential to the full.

There was a totally professional approach from the outset to the completion of the work. Kemal communicated with us via WhatsApp throughout the whole project with very regular updates on progress including photos and videos so we knew what was going on every step of the way. Kemal advised us about fixtures and fittings available and all of his recommendations have been brilliant. It has to be said that he only works with quality materials. He has an excellent team of workers who take pride in the quality of their workmanship.

Kemal has been very helpful with so many things such as sourcing and taking delivery of furniture, organising the soft furnishings and taking delivery for us of many home decoration items. Nothing has been too much trouble.

To sum up it’s been an absolute pleasure working with Kemal and his team, the whole project was delivered on time and within budget. We’ve enjoyed top quality service and communication from start to finish and we now have a beautiful villa which we are very proud of.“
“ Selecting Kemal Tashan and Kalkan Redesign to renovate our villa, was the most important decision we made. From the first meeting we were so impressed with how he listened to our needs, ideas and worries. Even before the project had begun, Kemal sent us a message “Hello, it is late evening it’s raining heavily so I have come to your villa to see if the roof is watertight” we knew we had found someone diligent and hard working.

As our renovation developed, and the Pandemic struck, we were rewarded for our choice repeatedly, by events in which he went above and beyond – simply to do the best for us and the renovation. He came up with a brilliant idea to make the most of our roof space, his design ideas and input have made our villa really special.

The result is a villa we are constantly delighted by and an ongoing working relationship with a man of intellect, integrity, and expertise we now like to think of as a friend as much as the meticulous manager of a wonderful team of people who look after our villa and guests day to day. “
“ We decided to buy Villa Kevic in September 2020 in the two weeks that we were allowed to come to Turkey before the Borders were closed as the UK cases of Covid rose. We had been coming to Kalkan since 2009 and wanted an Old Town Villa and one that needed total refurbishment. We finally found the Villa but had no idea who to choose to do the work! There was a pandemic - we couldn’t leave the UK or come to Turkey so it was to the internet we looked. And came across Kemal…….and thank goodness we did!

To say it has been a truly unique and amazing experience is an understatement. We had never met and yet we got to know each other and our tastes very quickly via Facetime and Whatsapp. We have been truly delighted with how our villa transformed in six months to what we are proud to say it looks today. I cannot recommend Kemal highly enough – he was superb throughout the whole experience – the attention to detail, ideas, professionalism, quality of work, solving of design and existing problems. The options were always given with various costings (and no pressure applied) with videos of options eg of granites/pool tiles sent by Whatsapp.

Kemal’s patience, kindness and willingness to help throughout with what could have been a total disaster (given the risk we had just taken) made the whole experience pleasurable. I will always be extremely grateful and know that Kemal is there for anything in the future. Should you want to call me to discuss further please ask Kemal for my number. “
“ 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. ”
“ 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. ”
“ 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!
“ 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. ”
“ 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! ”