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Renovating & Maintaining Your French Home


Renovating and Maintaining Your French HomeFully updated and revised fourth edition. Completely redesigned. Essential reading for anyone owning or planning to buy property in France, and the most up-to-date source of practical information available. It is guaranteed to take the headache out of modernising, extending or maintaining your French home and, most importantly will save you time trouble and money!

Covering just about every question you might or should ask about buying property in France Renovating & Maintaining Your French Home is essential reading for anyone owning or planning to buy a home in France and the most up-to-date source of practical information available.

This book will help you to decide whether to buy an old or new  property a derelict one or something that's been partially or completely renovated.

With invaluable sections on finding builders and architects to quotations and warranties it's guaranteed to take the headache out of modernising, extending or looking after your French home, and, most importantly, will save you time trouble and money!

Topics covered include:
  • Choosing a property
  • Checks before buying
  • Budgeting, planning & preparation
  • Architects & builders
  • Safety & insurance
  • Materials & tools
  • The roof and external walls
  • Internal walls, doors, windows & woodwork
  • Floors & ceilings
  • Plumbing, Electricity & gas
  • Heating & air-conditioning
  • Security systems
  • Decorating
  • Swimming pools and gardens
  • Maintenance

Renovating & Maintaining Your French Home is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book about renovating and maintaining French property, containing a wealth of valuable information that isn't found in other publications!

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Renovating & Maintaining Your French Home, Fourth Edition: A Survival Handbook

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