Re: General Department Information

by kevcreuse • Tue 01 Mar 2016 09:55

The area has all changed now due to this shake up?

Regions of France

The map also shows the new regions and the new capital will be Bordeaux

Forum: La Vie en Creuse
Topic: General Department Information
Replies: 8
Views: 4349

Broadband recommendations North Creuse

by kevcreuse • Tue 29 Sep 2015 09:52

Hi everyone, I am looking to install a permanent line very soon and wish to try and get hold of the best combination for broadband. I am not bothered about tv at all and the phone will not actually be used very much at all either as all chats will probably be over the broadband connection. I guess s...

Motif de la vacance

by kevcreuse • Wed 21 May 2014 16:35

Hi everyone.

this phrase is on the the tax form regarding first homes and second homes etc.

I am struggling to find exact meaning.

Does this mean..." Reason for Vacancy? "

many thanks

Kev

Forum: Langue Française
Topic: Motif de la vacance
Replies: 1
Views: 1414

Looking for Quarry Tiles

by kevcreuse • Mon 10 Dec 2007 16:42

Having decided on the good old quarry tile for the kitchen flooring I am in the process of making tentative enquiries about where these might be obtained. I'm in no rush as this wont be done till about April or May next year. If anyone has bought these recently could you give an indication of cost a...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Looking for Quarry Tiles
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: I need to 'generate' some help / advice please

by kevcreuse • Mon 19 Nov 2007 10:35

Hi, You need to work out what you consider you can get away with in terms of the power cut. To run the whole house could be quite an expensive generator. You need to look at alternatives like a gas/hob for boiling to reduce electrical requirement. If you make a list of all these items we can work ou...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: I need to 'generate' some help / advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Re: water tank

by kevcreuse • Wed 14 Nov 2007 11:21

gravity system diagram

central_heating_with_stove_back_boiler.jpg

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Water Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 2094

Re: water tank

by kevcreuse • Wed 14 Nov 2007 11:12

This diagram is generic. In france you need to ignore the low pressure from the tank to supply the hwc. This would be replaced by mains in at the bottom of the tank and hot water out of the top. In using the rayburn the radiators need to be designed to accomodate all the hot water produced. This can...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Water Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 2094

Re: 1 Million Hits

by kevcreuse • Tue 13 Nov 2007 11:26

Congratulations Dave!

Lovely friendly little site you have conceived. Very informative and well worth a visit when in times of need.

To everyone else out there please add your experiences for all to share.

Kev

Forum: Help Desk and Announcements
Topic: 8.5+ Million Hits (Page Views)
Replies: 21
Views: 8395

Re: water tank

by kevcreuse • Tue 13 Nov 2007 11:22

Hi, The chances are that the tank you have is for a low pressure system. The wood burner could use the coil possibly with all design calcs etc but the water feeding the tank must be low pressure and usually far less than their designed 10m max head. The tank will just balloon and split under the pre...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Water Tank
Replies: 5
Views: 2094

Re: Google Earth

by kevcreuse • Mon 13 Aug 2007 10:40

When you get to your approximate location you can scroll very easily to your house by holding the mouse button down and dragging to where you want to go. by expanding the screen size and getting rid of all the other bits you should find quite a reasonable picture of your pad. You can overlay maps as...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: Google Earth

by kevcreuse • Sat 11 Aug 2007 12:44

Not sure if you know but www.geoportail.fr is the French equivalent and only deals with French places so probably much better than Google earth. its in French but easy to use. you just type in your commune. if you download extra software you get 3d stuff but I haven't tried that yet. Perhaps Dave co...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 6
Views: 2242

Re: Car insurance and taxation

by kevcreuse • Tue 10 Apr 2007 11:34

I too have just started looking into this. Although i havent spent much time reading through the small print most companies seem to have a time restriction on the period you spend in the other country. This seems to be a month or three months. This is for major insurers but there must be others avai...

Re: Who the heck is out there?

by kevcreuse • Mon 05 Mar 2007 16:32

Hi, I am a sparky who carried out my apprenticeship on the local water board and my mate who i bought the house with is a carpenter joiner and cabinet maker. I will be moving out when my house is sold and will be in residence until november doing the wiring central heating bathrooms etc. We will be ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Who the heck is out there?
Replies: 33
Views: 20738

Re: Housebuying

by kevcreuse • Thu 15 Feb 2007 14:22

Hi, First I would suggest that you set out all the criteria that you "must have" to start with just like anything else. There are masses of websites selling places and all trying to make lots of money in the process. Having bought a place with no knowledge of the process was daunting, but I suggest ...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Housebuying
Replies: 25
Views: 10977

Mont Dore? Anyone been there recently?

by kevcreuse • Mon 05 Feb 2007 08:09

Just wondered if anyone from the area had been up to the mountains and seen what the skiing is like.

Amount of snow etc any places that are worth a visit whilst in that area.

regards

Kev

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: Mont Dore? Anyone been there recently?
Replies: 1
Views: 1875

Tile backer board

by kevcreuse • Mon 20 Nov 2006 09:51

Hi All,

I am going to construct a new shower cubicle in the near future and wondered if any one had experience of any other types of board other than Knauf AquaPanel. Im not making any fancy shapes just plain straight and square and just for the walls.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks

Kevin

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Tile backer board
Replies: 2
Views: 2938

Re: freeview box

by kevcreuse • Tue 26 Sep 2006 08:30

Hi, The "UK Freeview Boxes" will technically work in france by storing all the channels it can find and then displaying them. However the chances of you receiving any of the preprogrammed channels in these boxes are small. The boxes you refer to are used with a digital aerial as opposed to a satelli...

Forum: Technology Troubles
Topic: Freeview box
Replies: 29
Views: 14267

Re: No More Planning permission for Barns

by kevcreuse • Thu 26 Jan 2006 07:07

Hi Peter, I would also be very interested in this subject as the property i purchased last year has barns attached and this was the main reason for buying the place. We have spoken briefly to the mairie about possible plans and we had started penning ideas for submission to an architect. Please post...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Planning permission has now been granted
Replies: 3
Views: 3746

Re: Central Heating........LPG or Oil?

by kevcreuse • Thu 08 Dec 2005 07:08

Hi Arthur, dont know of any french systems but havent started looking. They can have enormous benefits for low running costs for low temerature systems ideally suited to underfloor heating. Although i havent had the chance to specify this sort of thing for anyone i have worked on a few. You need the...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Central Heating - LPG, Oil or Electricity?
Replies: 19
Views: 27074

Re: Central Heating........LPG or Oil?

by kevcreuse • Tue 06 Dec 2005 09:07

Hi Tony, It is a serious consideration at the moment with the abundance of this fuel available locally. I too will probably be putting in underfloor heating but not everywhere. My long term concern about the overall system is fuel choice long term. If i base a complete design around the electrical r...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Central Heating - LPG, Oil or Electricity?
Replies: 19
Views: 27074