Recommended local Trades people? (Arnay le duc / Autun area)

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We have had our holiday house near Igornay for 12 years and have always had plans to improve it. We are finally committing to make a start in 2017! One step closer to moving there?Really looking for recommended trades people who can speak some English and happy to use email, in following areas:- Windows & Shutters - Garden landscape (specifically creating some terraces)- Barn conversion (starting with the roof and upper floor install).If anyone can point us in the right direct we'd appreciate it!Thanks.


MJS-462688 1478203244

For garden work you could contact Jamie ( or through this site  Itinerant Child. He comes through Burgundy a couple times a year.  Good Luck with the building work, I am just up the road from you.

paul-newton-870360 1478620637

Thanks for the recommendation - I'll look him up.

Was trying to work out how to message you directly but can't seem to. Always happy to stay in touch with near-by neighbours - how far up the road are you? (we are actually in Essertenne).

If you wanted to email directly my email is Thanks.

itinerant child-414831 1479970129

Hi Paul,I am the pre-recommended Jamie :-)

I am not sure when I shall be next comping through Burgundy as all my work at this moment is in both Brittany and the south.

If you can email me on with more details about the terrace(s) you want doing then I will be able to let you know if I can do them economically and competently for you,or if it would be better to get a firm in with all the equipment that is sometime needed.

If it was a minimum of a weeks work,then I would be able to make the detour through sunny Bourgogne.

I hope that you have had luck in finding good tradesmen and do get in touch with MJS as she has many good contacts in that area.

All the very best

Jamie x

laurence-462790 1481392353

Good evening ,

Just saw your discussion and would like to introduce myself, I live in Toulon sur Arroux and my daughter goes to high school in Autun, After living in US for 25 years I came back in France few years back. I've been in the trade for 30 years and can help you with design,decision making,organisation, follow up of job site  and the choice of the right trades people . I'm fully bilingual even so I need to practice my English as not to loose it ...If you are interested to discuss your project please send a mail at I can send you some pictures from my book

Looking forward to hear from


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