How to Renovate a House in France: The Essential Know-how to Create Your Dream Home in France Paperback – 1 Mar 2004
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Superbly illustrated...with an amazing glossary of building equipment terms. This book will help you avoid misunderstandings with your builders -- Ouest France (translated from the French)
The authors have a wealth of knowledge about what French renovation truly entails -- The Independent, Property Overseas
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The authors have taken what could be deemed - let's face it - a fairly tedious subject and produced a lively, accessible and thoroughly researched book.
'How to Renovate a House in France' takes you through the early processes of assessing any damage linked to your new purchase, selecting your method of renovation, and getting down to the heavy-duty business of weatherproofing roofs and walls. Next come individual sections on floors, kitchens, bathrooms, lofts, cellars (caves), gardens and swimming pools to name but a few. And finally you get lots of essential advice on the basics, such as organising insurance, sourcing materials, dealing with French plumbers, and tackling dreaded "red tape" scenarios.
Oh, and with heaps of high-quality, glossy colour photos illustrating every section, this book is gorgeous to look at.
The step by step pictures are useful too.
Super photographs and well designed lay-out, compliment a fact filled guide to making a French property dream come true. The informations all there, along with lots of inspiration.
This book has proven itself priceless, helping us purchase and renovate in France recently - proving that the details are up to date too. Tip Top Thanks !!!!!!!!!
Thanks to David Ackers and friends
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really like this book and I think it offers good ideas to those taking on a project in France.Published 7 months ago by TEN13
My partner is using this as bed time reading at the moment and every few moments he keeps telling me how useful and worthwhile this book is going to be to us!Published 8 months ago by Munchkin
Good read, covers what one might come to expect in a challenge of this magnitude. However, more information on the cost and lack of choice, on materials might be an idea. Read morePublished on 29 Jun. 2013 by Pete Madden
Good book with plenty of pictures and easy to follow notes. Very useful to help us renovate our french propertyPublished on 24 Dec. 2012 by NINA WOODWISS
Absolutely brilliant book full of practical help rather than pie in the sky ideas, saved us a lot of hassle. Read morePublished on 27 Dec. 2010 by el crafter
very well written book outlining all of the information on repairing or renovating a house in france well illustrated and written with wry humour. Read morePublished on 12 Oct. 2008 by A. West
Although this book does contain some useful, albeit superficial, information and pictures, it comes nowhere near to living up to its title. Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2008 by Amazon Customer