Renovating French Property

You've bought your dream property in France and you're ready to renovate it - useful tips & info on French property renovations, French planning regulations and more...

Renovating and Maintenance of a House in France

Old French streetOften expectations are high when first looking for a home in France, but after visits to chosen areas have been made and you have looked at innumerable properties...

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The Law and Safety for your swimming pool

Swimming poolUnsure about the safety laws regarding swimming pools in France? Julie Haigh breaks them down into easy to understand facts about what you need to do to comply with the regulations...

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A Guide to Septic tanks - Fosse Septiques

septic tankAll the information, rules and regulations you need to know regarding the installation and maintenance of the septic tank or fosse septique as it's known in France...

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Your Farmhouse Renovation Project in the South of France

Old French BuildingYou have just bought your gorgeous old farmhouse in the south of France and all it needs is some renovation and 'TLC' to become the home of your dreams...

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French Siret Numbers, How to Check Them and Guide to Using Trades People

siretFrench Siret numbers are made up of 14 digits, the first 9 digits comprise the Siren number. All legitimate trades & businesses must be registered with either the Chambre de Metiers, Chambres de Commerce...

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Timber Infestation in Buildings

wood wormWood Boring Insects infest most properties in Northern France and are commonly but incorrectly generally referred to as "woodworm". In fact most damage to timberwork is in fact caused by the larvae hatched from eggs laid by the flying insects in holes and cracks in the wood, which then eat their way into the timber...

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Sandblasting

Sandblasting can be a quick and easy method of restoring wooden beams and stone work etc, this article answers some frequently asked questions about sandblasting...

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