Hi we have a delapidated old barn on our land a few hundred metres from the main house. To repair it will need a new roof and main walls rebuilding. Can we just knock whats left of it down or do we need to fill in more forms? Also is the building stone worth anything? how would we go about selling the stone if we decide to demolish it? thanks for any help.
Hi all, Can any one give me a rough price guide on how much it would cost to have my kitchen / diner floor leveled? Would be looking at raising it at 3" one side and approx 3 1/2 " on the other side. The room size is 6m x 4.5m. Longshot I know but maybe someone has done similar lately, thanks!
Hi, we have been let down by our regular wood supplier and the only other one advertised in Chagny has a message on the answer machine saying they have no wood as they have been let down by their supplier. Does anyone know where we can buy wood near to Chagny as we light the fire every day and use about 21/2 moules (7 stere) per winter. Just out of curiosity is there a widespread shortage or is it just locally? Thanks
Hi everyone! I'm new to France and live in a little village called Rogny Les Sept Ecluses ( area 89 yonne) also borders area45 Loire. I am trying to find a tv engineer who can come and fit a satellite dish and receiver does anyone know of someone near here who maybe speaks some English! Thanks Choclateyclaire x
Having a goog clear out and a tidy up of the garden this weekend in prepartion for Winter, In the UK I'd just hire a skip, fill it and watch it disappear. Is there anything like a skip sevice in France or is the only way to fill the car and take to the Dechetterie? Amazed skips haven't reached Burgundy yet?
Hi - when living in the UK I had a shotgun certificate and did a lot of clay shooting ( for practice etc ) - just wondered what I need to do to apply for shotgun certificate here in France - I still own a couple of shotguns kept in the UK? would it be^possible bring them over and use my UK certificates?
Hello - we are an English couple who have lived in Brittany since 2004, however we now have a sale going through on our property and are giving serious consideration to relocating to the Burgundy region. Since living here we have both been working pretty much full time within the French system, providing a gardening and property caretaking service to our clients, both English & French, and we can provide excellent references. We would like to make contact with any property owners within Burgundy who may be seeking to have an experienced, dependable and discreet couple such as ourselves in residence at their property in order to be live - in caretakers/gardeners during the owners' absence. On such a basis we would be looking to commit to a term of at least six months. As mentioned we can provide excellent references. My backgound is in commercial property project management and my wife was a supervisor for a county council in the UK. No children, just Molly our black lab. I have also obtained three horticultural certificates since living here. Copies of our CVs and references are available upon request, or alternatively initial contact can be made by ringing us on 0296 35 43 88. Thank you.
I have an overly large bathroom and plan to remove the bath and put in a shower unit, however I haven't really found an extra large shower unit and thought a wet room might look nice and be easier to keep clean has anyone had one fitted and what do you think, I have been advised its not a good idea because they always end up leaking everywhere. Thanks for any help on this!