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started by: Green Hornet · last update: 1297419438 · posted: 1297340193

Can anyone help? The boiler in our Chalet works well most of the time but then will cut out just when we most need it to be reliable ie: if we are away and the weather's very cold. Loads of plumbers have 'fixed it' but the problem remains so this year we wondered if we might just close it off and drain the system. However our plumber seemed reluctant to do this and said something about anti-freeze - which we had put in last year. Could he be trying to tell us that if there is anti-freeze in the system we just need to turn off the boiler and the water supply and all should not freeze up?

started by: ali-lou-473781 · last update: 1297419318 · posted: 1297279975

Hi, Looking for a boiler to be moved and also a new roof for a property in Messery 74140 other works also need doing . Must be fully insured etc. Thanks

started by: Roadie-480118 · last update: 1297166577 · posted: 1297111314

Can anyone recommend some builders who we can approach for some quotes to repair our roof and install some ventilation. We would like to contact some builders that people have used before and can recommend. We are looking for French or British builders.Thanks

started by: Father Ted-479332 · last update: 1296658700 · posted: 1292605816

Hi could anyone tell me if you need any planning applications approved to add decking to the front of a chalet please? Thanks

started by: trudles-480169 · last update: 1296511404 · posted: 1288897125

Do I need a permis de construire to convert an attic into bedrooms and rooms downstairs into habitable living rooms? If so can an estate agent apply on my behalf before I actually move? If other permission is needed can the agent apply for that on my behalf?

started by: jason bourne · last update: 1296486300 · posted: 1295910393

hi, im needing a local architect who is used to luxury new build chalet design who speaks english. Can anyone recommend one? Thanks

started by: strawberry-478968 · last update: 1295609748 · posted: 1295555152

How long do you have to let pine wood dry before you can burn it. I know you should not burn to much because of the sap that builds up in the chimneys but weve aquired stacks of it this year.Many thanks.

started by: strawberry-478968 · last update: 1295554753 · posted: 1295554753

Do these exist? Were looking to replace our old expensive ones in our chalet's and are looking for recommendations for more efficient ones that wont break the bank. Thanks

started by: Hammer-479068 · last update: 1295294007 · posted: 1294861385

Hi were thinking of having one of the above put in after this season but are a little confused as to the difference and pros and cons to them all. What are the considerations to think of when planning for an exterior installation etc. Any help appreciated

started by: cupcake-478249 · last update: 1292880796 · posted: 1292880796

Can anyone please suggest a very hard wearing varnish that I can use on kitchen work surfaces.I used to use an extremely hard wearing 2 pack (varnish with a hardener) floor varnish in the UK, But I am struggling to find a similar product here.So any help will be appreciated.

started by: cherveux-480239 · last update: 1291206154 · posted: 1291206154

Although many readers may be aware,there maybe those who are not, about a change in legislation regarding house sales. As from 1st January 2011 it is a legal requirement to display on any house in France advertised for sale ,either privately,or by an agent,a DPE rating ( diagnostic performance énergétique). This has been a requirement as part of the DDT (Dossier de Diagnostic Technique),obligatory for some while,but now has to be displayed at the time of advertising.

started by: deniseacamara-479686 · last update: 1290684815 · posted: 1290680231

I have been let down by the plumber I am looking for a plumber to do quite a lot of work on a hotel in Morzine heating, shower instalation etc for immediate start,contact me on 0609961271 Denise

started by: Handel · last update: 1289906387 · posted: 1289822418

Hi Im looking for a builder who specialises in soundproofing and general building. Thanks

started by: trudles-480169 · last update: 1288901182 · posted: 1288815436

Hi first posting coming up. Just viewed a very nice chalet close to Tignes and are wanting to put an offer on it. Is it customary as in the UK to put in a cheeky offer at first as we know we are the only ones intrested in it and its been on the market a while. Thanks for any help.

started by: Roadie-480118 · last update: 1287608666 · posted: 1287522591

We are buying a new house in the Alps, Collonges-sous-Saleve area and have been told that the internal walls will have 'crepe' on them, too much like artex for me! We were told that alternatives would be very, very expensive. All I wanted was smooth walls like we have in the UK. Is this possible over here? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

started by: hobbit-479309 · last update: 1287588639 · posted: 1287588639

I've done quite a bit of reading but don't feel that much wiser! Has anyone had fitted any solar panels in the Alps? This would be a newbuild. Really interested to hear of anyones stories - was it worth it? Enterprises they would recommend? anything really...

started by: snowbabe · last update: 1286960711 · posted: 1285866401

Hi im looking for the above to give me some ideas for my chalets for the new season. I know of a few but they are so expensive. Any ideas welcomed!!!

started by: Handel · last update: 1286819060 · posted: 1286819060

Can anybody recommend a furniture self storage facility in the Haute Savoie, pref near to Annecy but will travel further to find one. Thanks

started by: Buffy-479712 · last update: 1286707694 · posted: 1286565140

Has anyone out there had a satellite dish fitted? I live in area 73 and I have a dish and a box but I am looking for someone to fit and get my tv up and runing with uk channels. Many thanks.

started by: annika-480073 · last update: 1286449537 · posted: 1286283199

Hello everyone! Could you please share contacts of plummers to check heating system, preferably english speaking :) but any would be good. Thanks! annika

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