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started by: Derek Grimson-482574 · last update: 1159125731 · posted: 1158870342

We wish to source suppliers of water storage tanks and solar panels in the Herault region.  Would we need planning permission to install this type of system which I hope to do myself?  Also would anybody know if grants are available and which agencies we should approach?

started by: jdp123 · last update: 1157990524 · posted: 1157971242

Our neighbours are carrying out an extensive renovation of their property and have piled all the rubbish and debris near to our house.The rubbish comprises mainly of huge sandstone which falls away onto the side of our house. We have a small piece of land at the rear of our house but because of the hill we cannot get to it, they have blocked an entrance to it. The land where the mound is is owned by them.They say we can go round over their land if we so wish. But they are refusing to move it because they want to use the rubble for some future building project. Are they allowed to do this? Or does anyone know what we can do to have the mound moved so it does not present a danger to us or our property?     

started by: grossed out! · last update: 1156442655 · posted: 1155309064

how do i get rid of weavels from my cupboard? I've thrown everything away and disinfected it, what can i do to make sure they don't return?yuk!

started by: GrannyFi · last update: 1156236959 · posted: 1152283474

Can anyone give me an approximate idea of the costs of getting a telephone line and internet connection in Montpellier? (if that makes a difference) I'm looking for ways to use a laptop computer when we are down there. Are there any otherways to do it? I have to say that I'm slightly apprehensive about taking this step, as it's quite nice not being on the end of a phone, but I do miss the internet facility.ThanksGrannyFi

started by: Ferrer34 · last update: 1153919735 · posted: 1152906287

Hi there Could anyone recommend a removal company please to take stuff from Brittany to Capestang (34) ThanksHave a nice dayRocco

started by: tinkerbell-482145 · last update: 1152104752 · posted: 1151924501

With all this hot weather the water in my pool seems to be evaporating very quickly, i was wondering if there are any restrictions against my filling it up or watering my plants? in london they have had a hose pipe ban for months - are we just more organised over here in france?tinks

started by: Maybe Mover · last update: 1151610439 · posted: 1151511912

I need to purchase a stair gate. Where is there a good baby supplies shop near Nimes please?

started by: grossed out! · last update: 1145357953 · posted: 1144918329

I'm looking for advice, I have found termites in three of the beams in my living room. The beams have started to rot and will obviously need replacing. Last night i hardly slept as i was imagining these creatures crawling all over the bed. If they are in one room does this mean they will be elsewhere? what can i do to stop the spread of them? a friend of mine said once a house has been infested i can not sell it on again - is this true? any advice will be happily received, i am seeking some advice from a pest controller, but being french he can not come til tomorrow! yuk!

started by: Maybe Mover · last update: 1144649794 · posted: 1144505871

I understand that in order to complete on our house the current owner will have to supply a certificate saying that there are no termistes in the house. Does this certificate have an expiry date? is this something we will have to cover regularly?

started by: Maybe Mover · last update: 1144319828 · posted: 1143541102

Our new property has an existing pool, however we need to ensure that we meet the legislative requirements regarding safety. What on earth do I need to do? I am already very confused between alarms, covers and fences. Some shared experience would be extremely welcome.

started by: La Fille-482222 · last update: 1143306987 · posted: 1142540471

I really want one of those lovely US style spa tubs for the patio. Has anyone any experience of where to find such a thing here?

started by: Jenny H · last update: 1143303580 · posted: 1142411838

Where's can I find a good quality Summer Pool cover?

started by: Maybe Mover · last update: 1143052633 · posted: 1142176628

Can anyone recommend a good quality furniture shop? Near Montpellier. I cannot abide IKEA and would rather pay more for good quality and workmanship.

started by: Garde Girl · last update: 1142873806 · posted: 1142858437

Which is the best market in and around Nimes for buying Provencal china and baskets (the shopping and hand bag type)  

started by: Maybe Mover · last update: 1142805212 · posted: 1142756774

The house we are buying as a septic tank which, as I understand no longer complies with the wast water laws. I would like to understand what we need to do to replace the tank before I ask for companies to prepare a devis. Can anyone help?

started by: setegal · last update: 1140016405 · posted: 1140016405

Hi We recently purchased a property in Sete and would like some decorating done. I'd appreciate if anyone has any contacts they could pass on. Also we need to buy furniture and electrical goods and would love to hear any recommendations. Cheers    

started by: vixtay · last update: 1139949683 · posted: 1139847601

Hello all, Is there any computer experts out there? I need help!The Problem: I have a US Robotics Broadband Modm/Router model 9003, that gives Ethernet or USB connectivity. The adsl cable rj11 fits into the back in the adsl port and it works perfect on my laptop and networks the other 2 puters.I have just bought a Linksys Wireless G Router - WRK54G with 4 port switch and network card for my laptop. The internet port is rj45 - ethernet size.I have another laptop and a pc. I have installed the network card ok in to my main laptop (which is the only one of the 3 that I want wireless at the moment). The problem is I cannot get the Wireless router to work properly. I have followed all the instructions properly on the setup disc but it get right to the end and tells me it cant find an internet connection. What am I doing wrong? I have been able to manually get into the router configuration page 194.168.1.1 but afer that I am completely lost. I am with Virgin Broadband. My card can find the Router. When it did connect and I unpluged the Ethernet cable from the laptop, I lost internet connection. There must be something I am doing wrong. Please help if you can. A simple idiot proof walkthrough would be very much appreciated. What I need is a simple guide to which wire goes where and the configuration of the wireless router for Virgin Broadband if possible. Many thanks Chris

started by: Monty Mad · last update: 1139261792 · posted: 1139139591

I understand from their helpline that there have been issues with the system right across France yesterday and today. Anyone else had problems (although back up and running perfectly now!)

started by: cigale-482106 · last update: 1137581560 · posted: 1137490491

Hi. Can anyone tell me if there is a national plan to put all village houses on mains drainage? Thank you

started by: Maybe Mover · last update: 1137577641 · posted: 1136929978

We are considering a move to Nimes, how will we connect to the internet so that we can stay in touch with family and friends.

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