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started by: Katefagalde · last update: 1640782248 · posted: 1640782248

Retired couple looking for long term rental in the Gard region. Preferably semi rural. minimum 2 bedrooms, furnished or not. Garden and garage or storage.Please contact Kate Fagalde on cmfagalde@yahoo.co.uk 

started by: GRios · last update: 1635851624 · posted: 1635851624

Hello - Has anyone installed Infrared radiators in their home? We are looking into buying Redwell or Herschel radiators, but was hoping for some feedback from experienced homeowners. Any preference on brand? Is the heating effect what you were looking for?

started by: Jean-Perrochon-975338 · last update: 1634952978 · posted: 1604218540

Hello, I thought I'd try my luck on this community site to ask if anyone would be able to recommend trustworthy builders to renovate a house and install a swimming pool in a house in Boujan-sur-Libron, just outside Béziers? I'm planning a move to the area next year and need to organise site visits and quotes on a house I'm interested in. Thank you! 

started by: Bertha-Walker-910720 · last update: 1630940135 · posted: 1517215500

Does anyone know where I can get the paint stripped off 6 doors? They have been painted several times. Back in the UK I got doors stripped by a firm who used some kind of paint stripping acid bath - and they came out a real treat. Thanks.

started by: Sanchez-Manning-1000430 · last update: 1628808211 · posted: 1628808211

Hi everyone,This is just a little post to spread the word that make partner is moving his painting and decorating business to the Languedoc-Roussillon region.We will be based near Beziers but he's definitely willing to travel to other parts of the region as long as the commute time is not too excessive.He's very experienced and currently works on mainly domestic properties in Richmond, South-West London.This is a link to his website https://paintedlondon.co.uk/ and to his facebook page if you want to take a look at some of his work https://www.facebook.com/paintedlondon/We will be moving the business to France from mid-December and he will be available to take on any jobs from then.So if anyone living in the Languedoc-Roussillon area does have a decorating job that they need a great painter and decorator for please get in touch at hello@paintedlondon.co.ukBest wishes,Sanchez

started by: Lynda & Martin · last update: 1623269654 · posted: 1288438644

We have a large very old inglenook type stone fireplace. In two places the stone is crumbling to powder and almost looks as if it is being eaten! Don't know if there is such a thing as a bug that eats into stone.Any information would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

started by: maggie1949 · last update: 1602832442 · posted: 1517072662

I have a villa in the Carcassonne region and i am  thinking ahead when my pool will be up and running.  I rent it out for a few weeks only each year and the chap who looks after it charges me 25 euros each visit but if someone is there he charges 33 euros a visit.  As he visits three times a week during the very hot season this came to  99 euros each week.  I have been trying to find costs online, only expats are advertising and some of the charges are way over the top.  Am i paying about the right amount or can someone give me an idea of costs etc.  Only eight years ago it was 15 euros a week so the increase is phenomenal!!!!!  Thanks

started by: duxsi · last update: 1597270297 · posted: 1597270297

Hello.Has anyone had any  success buying cast iron radiators from the UK and installing them in a French home?We are renovating a home and the 20+ radiators were cracked, rusted etc. The home has a a completely new heating system and piping (multicouche).We tried restoring the original ones but it ended up being a disaster with the usual shady actors.Buying restored radiators in France has been an exercise in patience, and they seem to be overpriced.Any advice / lessons would be most appreciated.Thanks

started by: Richard-Canning-966713 · last update: 1595413781 · posted: 1595413781

Hi we live in Montazels, does anyone know of a builder who could repair a collapsed wall. Many thanks Richard

started by: Dagmar-Jones-964086 · last update: 1592758876 · posted: 1592758876

Hi, we are about to buy a house in Minervois with an empty 10x5 pool. It needs a new liner. We know nothing about pools. I have done a little research but would really appreciate overall advice on - well, everything! For instance, would it be worth getting an automatic chlorine top-up gadget? Or considering converting to salt? We will not always be there, and it would seem this would mean maintenance could be on a weekly basis? Any hints and tips would be thankfully received!

started by: Susie-Clark-941305 · last update: 1563274479 · posted: 1563274479

Hi there,I have a house in 47180 (near Marmande) and rent it for the summer. Does anyone have a recommendation for a pool maintenance person or company please?Many thanks!Susie 

started by: Susan-McAvoy-940970 · last update: 1562780272 · posted: 1562780272

Looking for a cleaner for a private home.   Must be reliable. House is near Quillan. 

started by: jstarkes · last update: 1550962921 · posted: 1548678883

started by: NeilSete · last update: 1550588983 · posted: 1540769137

The roof of my flat in Sete is leaking. I am pretty sure it's the surround of the velux that is the problem. I really need help to sort it. I'm in Sete from the 8-13 of November...it'd be fantastic if someone can come and have a look and, hopefully, get the job done. If these dates don't work then I can arrange for  someone else to be there. Do get in touch! Thanks, Neil

started by: Dave-Stead-925642 · last update: 1522091808 · posted: 1521632752

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started by: Laura-Shuckburgh -921270 · last update: 1520371262 · posted: 1517512983

Hi we are searching for a house around the Puivert, Chalabre region and the surrounding areas and very lean on finding a few like minded people to socialise with . We love cycling, walking  , eating good food , drinking and generally having a good laugh . We are very early on in our search but being close to a thriving village is important with people who speak English to socialise with ( until our French improves) any info would be great . Thanks 

started by: Nic -Clarke-908350 · last update: 1520350928 · posted: 1515588561

started by: victoriagrant · last update: 1519921460 · posted: 1519575521

Hello, Really need some help finding a property to rent privately close to Narbonne. We have been living in the Dordogne for 4 years and now looking to move. Really need a home home with at least 80m2 and a garden. If anyone has a property they are looking to rent please contact me. We have excellent references from our current French landlords and we are happy to pay a years rent in advance if necessary. Self employed professional couple with a small dog. Thank you so much!Esther Deneau at estherblaney1@gmail.com or on 0663958195

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