In this detailed step-by-step description, we follow the development of a new-build from an empty plot to the approval of the building plans.
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It is becoming increasingly popular to purchase a plot of land in order to build your own property. This article guides you through your options …
If you are renovating or converting an existing building, are you under obligation to conform to laws regarding accessibility? Or is it enough to apply common sense?
France has some truly outstanding modernist and contemporary architecture, not just public buildings but also private dwellings. Many represent excellent value for money as they provide large, light, airy living spaces plus the bonus of living in an extraordinary, unique environment and a piece of architectural history.
Where is the best place to buy a ski property in France? If you love skiing you already know that here you’ll find some of the best slopes in Europe.
If you want to live in the beautiful Dordogne and enjoy the charm of its typical traditional architecture without giving up on convenience and comfort, an optimal alternative is to have your own house built exactly to your specifications.
Our growing awareness of the impact we have on our environment has led to a growing interest in eco-buildings as full-time residences. Wood is a sustainable resource and careful husbandry will allow these products to be available long after the plastic, fossil fuel created windows and doors become uneconomical.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced a “fiscal package” to reactivate the property sector in France, mostly aimed at the new build and buy-to-let sector.
Every home in France must be equipped with an independent smoke alarm (DAAF Détecteur avertisseur autonome de fumée) by March 8, 2015 at the latest. The DAAF has to comply with the norm NF EN14604 or CE EN14604 and can…
‘New build’ refers to property that is built by a developer, and which is then offered for sale. Other phrases such as ‘off-plan’ and ‘new developments’ mean essentially the same thing. Here is a true account about buying new build in France…
Once upon a time foreign purchasers were only interested in buying a magnificent maison de maître or a charming château. Not any more. As Michael Streeter reports, new build, off-plan, new developments – call them what you will – are now in vogue
The popularity of new residential developments around Lake Annecy in the Haute Savoie region of France has prompted the developer to draw up plans for several other new schemes close to what has been dubbed ‘the cleanest lake in Europe.’
Jon Prince settled in the beautiful department of Corrèze before establishing his French business early in 2009. He is now able to supply and install just about any flooring you could want.
This is a brief guide to help you decide whether you should ask an architect to help you with your project, whether you are purchasing land, building, or renovating a property.
Stephen Leitch concludes his cautionary tale of getting a new house built in the Lot. Having waited over a year to get started on the building, the actual construction of the house goes quite smoothly and is actually completed ahead of schedule. Ready to move into? Well not quite, as EDF haven’t yet connected the electricity…