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Many of the properties for sale come with that key caveat.. they ‘need work’. Our topic host shares tips for buying a property to renovate in France.
Surfaces de plancher and Emprise de Sol are the new ways of working out habitable space and footprint. As for the wider implications, well it could save you a tidy sum.
All you need to know to you find the artisan who will help you realise your dream in France – rather than wreck it. These pointers are meant to help both renovators and artisans make sure that the experience is a productive and enjoyable one.
When purchasing property in France, the transfer deed prepared by the notaire will often specify that in the event of any error in the description of any easements affecting the property, the purchaser has no right of recourse against the vendor.
The taxe d’amenagement is a planning tax in France that takes some people by surprise. A bit of research and advance notice can reduce the shock to the system.
For many who decide to purchase a property in France their preference is to find an older property that needs work either to renovate and/or extend it. Planning laws and regulations in France can seem daunting, and this is where…
We design and supply high concept, modern, classic and country style kitchens and room settings throughout the UK. We specialize in helping discerning international clients achieve their dream kitchen in France, Switzerland and other parts of the world. Studio74 now…
Steve has 30 years of experience in the heating trade as a heating engineer and shares 3 top tips to buy the right wood stove for your French home.
Two scenarios to avoid. Seeking advice and guidance at an early stage of the planning application can reduce delays and cost in the renovation process.
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…
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Kitchens are about food, family and friendship, and shared meals, stories and fun. We seek to provide the perfect backdrop for these special moments. Your kitchen should be a unique space which works perfectly and enhances your quality of life.
It’s amazing how many people have an issue with paint in France. Next to finding a good cup of tea there isn’t many things that have annoyed the average expat in France (well maybe a couple of others). French paint is renowned for being expensive and inferior to English paint…
There has been a lot of recent discussion and activity about new laws concerning fosses septiques, septic tanks on private properties. Here, we give the background to these changes.
You would be taking a risk if you employ someone in France without checking if they are registered to perform the particular line of work.
“Be prepared”. The motto is not just for the boy scouts, it particularly applies to French property renovations.
It’s not too difficult to get right but all too easy to get it wrong. Pointing a stone wall is a fairly major renovation task, but one that is not out of the reach of the competent DIY enthusiast.
Are you planning to carry out work on your home in France? Here’s why you should contact the local authorities.
If you are looking at a conversion project in France, or even a plot of land on which to build, a piece of legislation you will need to be familiar with is the certificat d’urbanisme.