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started by: Ian-Hughes-922430 · last update: 1518849932 · posted: 1518683222

Hello...I'm here doing some renovations for some friends, I need to know where is best to go to buy things like paint, oils and stains for decking etc! Obviously in the UK there are trade centres and/or more general outlets like B&Q but I'm unsure as to what's what over here. I'm based in Lezian Corbiers so anyone in the vicinity who could point me in a direction...it'd be much appreciated. Cheers.

started by: Shazaka · last update: 1516459702 · posted: 1516459702

We have just used bjw logistics  for bringing a part load of boxes from England. We can highly recommend him. Reliable, kept in constant touch, polite and helpful and very reasonable too. Contact bjwogistics@btinternet.com. 00447854116861

started by: Neil-Watson-911108 · last update: 1507233568 · posted: 1507211882

HI,  thinking of buying a house but it needs renovated part of which is a rewire. I got a quote which I think is extortionate so was going to do it myself as I worked as an electrician in the uk. I would need to track horizontal across the wall. Is my understanding of french regs correct that i can do this by putting the cables in steel conduit that runs along the top off the wall but not below 1/8th of the total height of the wall? The house has concrete ceilings throughout! Would appreciate feed back if anyone can confirm or deny. Cheers

started by: john & sue-hall-903828 · last update: 1506348522 · posted: 1502183286

Hi, we are looking for an English speaking electrician as we would like to replace our consumer unit and have some questions to ask re some of our original wiring.  We live in Counozouls near Axat, so if anyone knows of a good electrician or is one that covers our area please reply.Many thanks

started by: Christine-Rhodes-860433 · last update: 1502192502 · posted: 1502192502

Hi, I am looking for some to reupholster two arm chairs for me, is there anybody who knows of someone who can do this sort of work, I live not far from Carcassonne in the Minervois. Thank you all in advance Chris

started by: Ruth1961-499511 · last update: 1501751390 · posted: 1501519827

Hi I am hoping for some advice. I got our bathroom refurbished during Jan 2016.  Unfortunately the shower has leaked since then. I meet with the guy that installed the bathroom last September and he advised that there was not a problem.  It just needed to dry out properly and that perhaps an extractor fan would help.  My husband and myself think that they may have not sealed the walls first before putting the tiles on.  We have since sealed the grout but I have just arrived out at our holiday house to find the shower is still leaking But a lot less than before.  I want to email the guy and get him over for another meeting to discuss the issue but I would like to be a bit sure of my ground.  Can I sue him, do I have to allow him to correct the problem at his expenses I assume.  Any tips or info I should put in my email would be gratefully received Thanks

started by: ashfieldsnowdrop · last update: 1501537577 · posted: 1501537577

Is there any rule of thumb for pricing of a piece of land 'terrain non constructible?'Does anyone have examples of price per  M2   ? We are looking at a piece of land in a lovely position (in Aude/Minervois area) it is overgrown has a dilapidated garage on it and is 615 M2..     any thoughts?

started by: fabouche · last update: 1500470280 · posted: 1498105128

we are hoping to find a property in this region.It needs to be fully habitable, with a garden....not on a main road and in a village. We would like 2/3 bedrooms and a small gite.The style of house ....not modern and with lots of character. Budget 300.000 euros.If you have something to sell please get in touch johnchinon@hotmail.com

started by: claretw1 · last update: 1500293745 · posted: 1500293744

Can anyone recommend an installer for a bigger dish in order to receive UK TV ?

started by: Elle-Drean-903398 · last update: 1498560572 · posted: 1498560571

I live in argens minervois and due to a series of events and being let down by several "frieinds" i find myself departing in a few days for 3 months without storage for possesions.Does anyone know or have a 10 m squared space in garage etc.... to store small boxes and two small items of furniture for three months. I will pay 400 euros a month and will pay all upfront. I am also now carless with two small kids so for an extra 300 euros would anyone be able to move it to said hypothetical storage.Just seeking a decent honorable agreement. ideally in the next two days.If anyone has any information or ideas please ring 0622728797. excuse any typos two small chimps around me.Elle

started by: RichandJude · last update: 1497041858 · posted: 1492622662

We are retiring this summer and want to rent a house and garden long term to ensure that both France and the region are suitable for us.so if you have a house that you want looked after or that you are holding off selling until the market improves do please let me know.many thanksrich 

started by: duxsi · last update: 1495810936 · posted: 1495810935

Hello folks.Can anyone recommend an asbestos removal company in the Aude region.We have a few sheets of roofing (that have flown off an out house) as well as an old chimney stack that  we would like to have removed.Thanks in advance..

started by: sarah1108 · last update: 1494339961 · posted: 1494339960

Hello, I am looking for someone to help with our salt water pool. To fit a new PH Probe and also look at the 'eco salt' system  as there is a calcium deposit in the pool (I think it probably needs the system cleaning, but not sure how)! Also to check the pump/sand filter working as it should beWe live 15 minutes from Limoux, be grateful for any advice or contact details pleasemany thx

started by: patmass · last update: 1494273207 · posted: 1494273205

Can anyone recommend a painter and a plumber in the Perpignan area?

started by: Katie -Ravenscroft -898211 · last update: 1493630245 · posted: 1492697501

hello, I'm looking to have wifi installed in my apartment in La Redorte (aude).  Can anyone advise if they know someone who can provide and install it for me.  I don't currently have a telephone - so would need to have the line opened as well. As this is a holiday home, we were wondering if there are any providers who enable payment for the months you use it only?My French is pretty basic - so it all seems rather daunting!thanksKatie

started by: catriona-allan-896035 · last update: 1491208939 · posted: 1490106078

I move out here some 10 years ago with my brother and sister. My brother died very suddenly 4 years ago and I find I am not able to do all the jobs that need done on my own, as my sister needs 2 new hips anyone know of someone who could help.

started by: annieinrp · last update: 1490700734 · posted: 1490464280

Are there any heirloom tomatoes grown here and if so where can I buy plants?

started by: Grixey2 · last update: 1490277257 · posted: 1490277257

Hi, I am looking for someone to maintain our garden every two weeks (approx 3 hours) from April to September - no grass to cut - just needs to be kept neat and tidy.  Based near Olonzac. Thanks

started by: victoriagrant · last update: 1490101486 · posted: 1490097296

Hello, I am looking for a property to rent for me and my family. Ideally with 3 bedrooms, a garage and a garden within 30 minutes of Montpellier or Nimes. I hope someone may be able to help. Otherwise does anyone know of any English speaking estate agents in the area who deal with rentals?Also, could anyone advise on the nice areas to live in the area Montpellier/Nimes? Perhaps a little north closer to the mountains?Thank you in advance. Victoria Grant     

started by: Baigie · last update: 1489762037 · posted: 1489170941

Bees - does anyone have any knowledge or contacts for advice about bees? We have noticed today bees (??) going in and out of a small hole in the external wooden skirting board below our patio doors. They look very busy! Not sure whether to ignore them or gently help them move elsewhere.... and if so, how? Grateful for any advice, thanks.

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