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Phone numbers
London:
(00 44) 20 8677 1773
France :
(00 33)  6 6185 2018 m
(00 33)  4 9237 2809

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Other services

See below for a step by step account:

• Finding the property
• Location report
• Finding an architect
• Planning permission
• Finding a builder
• Supervising the building


Progress reports:

• First sight of the Bergerie
• Clearing the ground
• Laying the foundations
• Building the walls
• More walls !
• Ready for Christmas

Finding a French architect

French Property Renovation commissioned three architects on our request, and whilst it is true that we did ask for three different styles, we didn't expect such different approaches. One suggested the Bergerie was perfect for renovation, another said that we would be crazy to attempt such an enterprise, and the third was somewhere in the middle. We asked FPR for their view, which was to start from scratch, but recuperate as many old stones and tiles as feasible to incorporate with the new building. They also were able to advise on local style and practices, such as the shape of the Meditteranean arches, and 'Oeuil de Boeuf' oriel windows, and most importantly sound out the local Mairie as to local planning constraints.

We asked FPR to work with the architect they felt would be most suitable to draw up sketches, and once we were happy proceeded to submit our plans for approval.