British Boiler

by chaillac1 • Sun 29 Apr 2012 20:55

Can you fit a British Boiler in France, is there any problem with gas pressure?

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: British Boiler
Replies: 2
Views: 1038

extra tax fronciere for holiday homes proposed finance bill

by chaillac1 • Fri 13 May 2011 21:32

New 'council tax' on second homes May 12, 2011 OWNERS of French second homes who live abroad could be taxed the equivalent of a second council tax on their properties. The new tax on second homes would apply to properties owned by people who are not French tax-resident and who keep them for their ow...

Re: Selling Land

by chaillac1 • Tue 31 Aug 2010 21:22

Thanks Annik, I did just that and printed them off to show the Notaire and to show I was up with the current pricing. I also had a chat with an estate agent I know who told me that the land would be constructable land as it was in the village boundries,this was also confirmed by the Notaire that it ...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Selling Land
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

Selling Land

by chaillac1 • Tue 10 Aug 2010 20:34

I have just recieved a letter from a local Notaire stating that an a neighbour who has land joining onto my 18a95ca (which i presume is the size of the plot)would like to buy it> the land is within the villabe boundaries and both neighbours adjoining already have large plots may be 3 to 4 times as b...

Forum: Property and Utilities Queries
Topic: Selling Land
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

Re: noisy neighbour

by chaillac1 • Fri 05 Jun 2009 13:43

Up date on noisy neighbour I spent whit at my place in Chaillac and there was no sign or sound of the grandson come DJ. On the Wednesday I attended a pre arranged meeting with the Deputy Mairie who informed me that they had been to see the occupants and had made it clear it was not going to be toler...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: noisy neighbour
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: noisy neighbour

by chaillac1 • Mon 27 Apr 2009 13:29

Hi Anthony, Its not so much him trying to get peoples backs up on purpose with that set aim it’s a case of him having no social skills what so ever. I think he intimidates his grandfather as he is the only one bringing wages in. He lives with his girlfriend during the week in a near by town so week ...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: noisy neighbour
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: DIY spray Foam Insulation

by chaillac1 • Fri 24 Apr 2009 22:30

the paslode framing nail gun was expensive coming in at £360 but they have a high second hand value and once you done with it you can always sell them on on ebay and get a good chunck of your outlay back.

chaillac1

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: DIY spray Foam Insulation
Replies: 16
Views: 18654

Re: DIY spray Foam Insulation

by chaillac1 • Fri 24 Apr 2009 10:56

Hi lynn over the last 6mths holiday periods I have fitted Tri iso by the same stapling method used by Speedo in his post . But this Easter / last week I managed to fit the batons for fixing my board to, the first issue here is to come to terms with just how square every think needs to look verses ch...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: DIY spray Foam Insulation
Replies: 16
Views: 18654

Re: noisy neighbour

by chaillac1 • Fri 24 Apr 2009 10:15

Thank you Dave and Thetrainspoter for your prompt reply. My communication with the With the mairie has resulted in some movement in the matter see attached letter (if I can attach it) however the secretary for the mairie has also written saying she will pass my letter on to the vice mairie who she f...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: noisy neighbour
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

noisy neighbour

by chaillac1 • Wed 22 Apr 2009 14:15

I have a problem with a real noisy neighbour, My next door neighbour is an old guy who is visited (recently every weekend from feb) by his grandson aged 27ish. Every day he is there, his grandson plays for large periods of time of up 2 to 3 hrs his music at an intolerable level not just loud but ful...

Forum: Café Creusois
Topic: noisy neighbour
Replies: 8
Views: 2191

Re: Has EDF a English help line /

by chaillac1 • Fri 13 Jun 2008 21:21

All sorted over the Whitsun holiday I tried to make an appointment to get my amps increased 2mounth before going over to France but was told that I could not make an appointment before 4 weeks of the date the work was required . So 4 weeks later i made the appointment and the edf man turned up on ti...

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Has EDF a English help line?
Replies: 14
Views: 10699

Re: log burners and chimney lining

by chaillac1 • Tue 01 Apr 2008 21:32

You should look at Page 2 on this forum under wood burning stoves you will get all the information there the main issue will be on the quality of your liner
Chaillac 1

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Log Burners and Chimney Lining
Replies: 10
Views: 6550

Re: Steep price for dormer & window

by chaillac1 • Tue 05 Feb 2008 22:36

Fingers crossed here are the pics. ok having had 4 attempts to put pics on with no sucsess if you want to see them drop me an eanil and i will forward the pics that way . They were constructed and fitted by : Jo SE-M SARL , Charpente - Couverture - Zinguerie, Rue Leon Paul Fargue - 36310 Chaillac, o...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Steep price for dormer & window
Replies: 4
Views: 4523

Re: Steep price for dormer & window

by chaillac1 • Mon 04 Feb 2008 23:49

Well i am about 11.700euro (at a real bad exchange rate) or so lighter in the bank but my Dormor windows have been fitted and here is a picture, i havent seen them in the wood, lath and tiles as yet but they do look good . It even looks like the guy has had to take off at least 5/6th of the roof off...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Steep price for dormer & window
Replies: 4
Views: 4523

Re: Steep price for dormer & window

by chaillac1 • Tue 04 Dec 2007 21:14

having looked at the replies and working out a costing for me to do it myself bringing over a builder friend i think i could do the job for around £6000 although i would save £2500 i recon it would eat up my whole year of holidays even though i am a lecturer and get 52days. So i have decided to go w...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Steep price for dormer & window
Replies: 4
Views: 4523

Steep price for dormer & window

by chaillac1 • Mon 03 Dec 2007 23:48

I have been working away fitting a very good and solid sub floor in my attic of 65 sq M and have all the planning permission granted relating to a building in an historic quater to fit 3 Dormer windows or as they are called in France Lucarne. i have recieved a quote to supply in Bois Chene (oak) and...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: Steep price for dormer & window
Replies: 4
Views: 4523

Planning application form web address

by chaillac1 • Fri 27 Jul 2007 21:25

Hi there does any one know the web address to access the on line version of the application form : declaration de travaux exemptes de permis de construire ou declaration de cloture.

i am having to re submit an application and i have lost the web address

Big Thanks, Chaillac1

Re: Has EDF a English help line /

by chaillac1 • Thu 10 May 2007 21:21

Hi , as I am currently converting the attic I recon I will eventually have to upgrade to an 18 supply But for now having had a flash of wisdom I have brought a kettle to boil on the gas hob.
its a Small world

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Has EDF a English help line?
Replies: 14
Views: 10699

Has EDF a English help line?

by chaillac1 • Mon 23 Apr 2007 20:23

I Know this is a stereotypical English question but does any one know if edf has an English speaking phone service like French telecom has and if so their number. The problem I am having is my electric keeps tripping out and my electrician has stated it is a fault with the edf trip switch on their s...

Forum: French Electrics
Topic: Has EDF a English help line?
Replies: 14
Views: 10699

Re: DIY spray Foam Insulation

by chaillac1 • Wed 21 Mar 2007 20:59

last easter i brought out 18 bags of board plaster and flew out 2 guys, hired them a car etc to slap it in as many walls i had previously boarded up... They were very good at there job but it cost a fair bit.. Since then i have learnt to plaster and have put my son through plastering school and he i...

Forum: Building and DIY
Topic: DIY spray Foam Insulation
Replies: 16
Views: 18654