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Re: Architect in Creuse

by PleineSaleing • Mon 13 Apr 2009 12:54

I met Karin recently and, although not currently using her services (will try DIY - under 170m2), she was extremely helpful. Thanks Karin.

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Architect in Creuse
Replies: 3
Views: 1808

Re: Planning permission / PdC

by PleineSaleing • Mon 02 Feb 2009 18:01

That is what I thought but my French is not good enough to both understand what is missing and correct it. I had already replied to their first request (which I accept my application was inadequate) for more info with CIATE report, fosse locations and more misc info. The rejection letter is still in...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Planning permission / PdC
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Planning permission / PdC

by PleineSaleing • Mon 02 Feb 2009 16:03

Please could anyone advise the current rules on obtaining appropriate permission as I am getting conflicting opinions. I have a house and barn in Creuse (23480) to renovate. The house (phase I) is about 40m2 footprint and the barn (phase II) about 60m2. I had a CU to convert the barn granted in Nov ...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Planning permission / PdC
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

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

by PleineSaleing • Sat 23 Sep 2006 01:40

Geo-thermal vs Air-to-water HPs Geo-thermal method will give greater efficiency than Air-water. The temp of the ground does not vary by a great amount throuout the seasons, whereas the air temp can easily span a 50c range across the seasons therefore causing greater fluctuations in temperature and e...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Central Heating - LPG, Oil or Electricity?
Replies: 19
Views: 27819

Solar roofing

by PleineSaleing • Thu 29 Jun 2006 20:52

Hi, I am hoping to use a new solar panel roofing system on my house and barn. It consists of solar collector on top of slab insulation with toughend glass slates on top. From the ground it should be virtually unoticable, appearing to be just a shiny slate roof, but I wondered if anyone had any ideas...

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Solar roofing
Replies: 1
Views: 2347

Choice of consumer unit

by PleineSaleing • Thu 29 Jun 2006 19:46

As it appears that UK consumer units seem significantly cheaper than the French versions is it acceptable to use the English version in France (23) with RCD & approriately rated breakers?

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Choice of consumer unit
Replies: 2
Views: 3141

Re: Damp proofing treatments

by PleineSaleing • Mon 09 Jan 2006 20:40

I don't have a damp problem but need to replace a damaged timber floor. I was plannin to use a concrete/stone floor with underfloor heating. Any comments.
Dave

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Damp proofing treatments
Replies: 9
Views: 6058

Re: renovation

by PleineSaleing • Mon 09 Jan 2006 20:21

How can I find where & when car boots (or equivalent) are held? I am between Ahun & Pontarion. Looking for a whole range of bits for a house & barn renovation. Dave

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Renovation
Replies: 6
Views: 5053

New purchase - taxation and insurance

by PleineSaleing • Wed 30 Nov 2005 19:17

I am just about to purchase a rural property for renovation.
I have been told that I may be liable for the taxation (fonciere I think) for the WHOLE year, Is that correct?

What insurance do I need (public liability etc.) and can anyone reccommend an economical source.

Thanks Dave

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