Peter Jensen - Maitre Artisan

Peter has Project managed and liaised with associated Trades on many renovations, conversions and extensions, since 2006 in Brittany. Peter also helps with planning applications.

Peter Jensen is a highly skilled Carpenter, Joiner and Roofing Specialist.

Peter took the apprenticeship route and trained at Aarhus College in his native country, Denmark. He spent the next 16 years working throughout Europe for large international building contractors. Works included high specification cabin interiors on luxury cruise liners, wooden chalet homes in Norway, loft conversions in Brighton and London, He also installed the gigantic glass bullet proof windows in the Met Office buildings in Exeter, UK.

Peter settled in St Nicolas du Pelem with his family in 2004 and offers the following:

  • Making and Erecting A Frames
  • Roofing - from simple roofing repairs to a whole new roof
  • Guttering - Loft Conversions - Kitchens
  • Doors - Interior, Exterior and Garage - Double Glazed Windows - Velux and Dormer Installations
  • Conservatories and Verandas
  • Staircases - Flooring - Decking
  • Dry-Wall Stud walls - Insulation - New Builds and Renovation - Project Management

Peter is happy to liaise with other Trades and can even recommend ones, if required. He does not employ or subcontract, all work is carried out by him personally - hence works are always completed to the highest standard, whether the job is large or small.

Peter Jensen is a fully French registered Artisan company, having all the correct insurances, registrations and of course, his work is guaranteed for 10 years. (Please see his notes about these French Insurance obligations below (*))

Peter is English spoken and if you would like to meet him to discuss a project you have in mind, he will be happy to listen to your ideas, give his advice and provide a free comprehensive quotation (dévis) that will detail the work and costs involved. 

Peter Jensen is a fully insured French registered Artisan.

French Insurance obligations (*)

There are 2 types of insurance an 'enterprise' must have in France, the Assurance Civile and the Assurance Decennale.

The Assurance Civile is a public liability insurance covering damage to the existing building, neighbouring buildings, persons on site and third-party claims.

The Assurance Decennale is a third-party insurance-backed 10-year warranty. It covers damage caused by any failure of the works carried out. This insurance gives you peace of mind as it covers you for the full 10 years - whether the Artisan is still trading or not. It is only available to those artisans that have proven to the insurance company that their qualifications are substantial and genuine.

Peter Jensen carries both types of Insurance for complete peace of mind and security for all.

Testimonials of Peter Jensen's work

Ian and Tina Finch - St Gelven

After discussing our renovation project with various builders and roofers in Brittany we consider ourselves very lucky to have found Peter Jensen. 

Completely undaunted at the thought of building a completely new slate roof approaching 200 square meters in size, Peter took on the project and completed it to the highest of standards in very short space of time and well within budget.

Communications throughout the work were excellent and Peter and Jacqui effectively managed the complete build program for us, ensuring that all other work being carried out on the building was done to a similar high standard. 

We cannot recommend Peter Jensen highly enough and are happy to say that as a consequence Peter and Jacqui have become good friends.  

Ian & Tina Finch.


Henryk Akielan - Duault

Having been in the construction industry for over 30 years, I have concluded that the two most reliable methods in finding a good artisan are:

  • Personal recommendation / word of mouth
  • Look at finished jobs

Peter Jensen fulfilled both of those requirements. However, there is a lot more to a good artisan and this can only be discovered when the artisan actually carries out the work. When Peter Jensen undertook my project, which was a complete demolition of the old 'dog-leg' roof and construction of new roof trusses, boarding out, slatting and guttering etc. I discovered some of his other qualities, which are as follows:

  • Extremely hard working
  • Reliable
  • Technical solutions and suggestions for any problems
  • Works in all weathers possible
  • Genuine and honest person
  • Very competitive quote with no hidden extras
  • Quality of work unquestionable

I have no hesitation in recommending Peter Jensen for any roofing project and in fact, have retained his services for some additional work which originally I did not plan to have done - but after watching him work and seeing the quality of his first project, for me, I decided he was too good to let go!!

Should you want further confirmation of Peter Jensen's ability, integrity or honesty, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or telephone - 02 96 45 52 69 when I am in Brittany.


Peter & Pauline Bates - Duault

We first became aware of Peter Jensen whilst he was re-roofing a property in the hamlet where we live - he came highly recommended by the owner of the property. We have been very impressed with Peter's craftsmanship at every stage of the renovation. To the existing property this included stripping and replacing existing roof, moving Velux windows, constructing new Lucarnes, new guttering, down pipes and ridge tiles. From plans previously approved, Peter constructed a substantial timber framed extension, complete with mortise and tenon jointed 'A' frames and massive Oak frames for the french windows. He also constructed a roof to the side extension complete with insulation and plasterboard.

We found Peter to be extremely reliable and trustworthy, in fact a true Artisan; we would definitely employ Peter for further projects and have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

Bob Daniels - Gouarec

Hi Peter, I would just like to register my appreciation for the quality of your work in re-roofing my Cottage near Gourec. The planning and completion of all the work was First Rate and achieved in good time in spite of some pretty atrocious weather. If it helps, I am more than willing to pass on this recommendation to any prospective Client you may have and if anybody wants to see the finished article I am sure it can be arranged.

Thanks once again.


Contact Peter Jensen, Carpenter, Joiner and Roofer

35 Rue du Pelem

22480 St Nicolas du Pelem


Telephone 02 96 29 51 66