Renovation in France

renovation in franceWelcome to our comprehensive guide to renovation in France. If you want to renovate your French property it can be difficult understanding the planning laws and taxes in France, as well as finding good renovation suppliers. Here you can find all the information you need when renovating your house in France, including examples of big renovation projects and advice on planning applications in France.

Please read our useful renovation articles below, but if you can't find what you're looking for you can view our full article list further down the page.

Planning Laws & Taxes

Before considering a property renovation in France you should consider the planning laws and taxes involved.

Property Renovation Advice

All the advice you need on renovating your house in France and how to deal with the construction plans for your property.

French Renovation Projects

Here are stories of real life renovation projects in France and tips on renovating your French home.

French Renovation Supplies

Here you can find suppliers that can help with your new French renovation, including kitchen, carpet and paint suppliers.

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Buying a property to renovate in France

Many of the properties for sale come with that key caveat. they ‘need work’. Our expert contributor shares tips for buying a property to renovate in France.

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Calculating habitable space

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.

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A guide to hiring an artisan

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.

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Property purchase: boundary and easement provisions

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.

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Renovating and running a gîte in France

Sue & Simon Paine, who have stylishly renovated properties near La Rochelle, answer our questions about doing up a French home and also offer some sound advice to buyers. They provide essential advice for anyone considering renovating and running a

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Brittany home renovations

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

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International Kitchen Suppliers in France

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

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Wood Stoves France

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.

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Wood Burners France

Whether it’s a contemporary or a more traditional look you are after – Woodwarm Stoves France supply innovation and attention to detail …