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Posted by Fleurlouise - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by Fleurlouise - 3 years ago

Oh yes - silly me. I meant Thursday 12th.  Oh well - be good to see the property again at least!  

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Posted by Reveuse-918439 - 3 years ago

PS. Thursday isn't the 13th. Thursday is the 12th, Friday is the 13th.

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Posted by Reveuse-918439 - 3 years ago

Considering that tomorrow/today is a public holiday, I fear you have!

You'd need to make an appointment, and generally you should contact them several days to a week before you want the appointment, depending partly on how far they have to travel to get to you.

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Posted by Fleurlouise - 3 years ago

Thank you to all advice.  I think I have left it too late!!

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Posted by Hilary Briss - 3 years ago

And if any Tradesmen come "At the drop of a hat"ask your self WHY..!!!!

Also ask to see their insurances etc...there are a lot of cowboys out there...

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Posted by suziepops - 3 years ago

Ooh, think you'll be very lucky if you get anyone to come on Thursday.  For the fosse septique you need SPANC to come and do a soil test and they will advise you of the type of fosse septique you can instal.  Electricians can also double up as plumbers but any electricians worth their salt will be booked up for a while.  You will have to arrange a rendezvous with each and every artisan, tomorrow is a jour férié in France so you won't be able to contact them.  Unfortunately for you, this is not the UK where tradesmen come at the drop of a hat.

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Posted by Dibbyspot - 3 years ago

You do not say the purpose of your works. If the valuation is for sale there is a scale that the Notaires seem to apply check www.immobilier.notaires.fr there is a valuation used based per M2 of the property.

A fosse septic cost depends on land conditions and the size of the house, number of bathrooms etc - if you are lucky and the house is a primary residence the local Mairie may pay upto 50% as long as the SPANC contractor does the work to their time scale. A 4 bed house with simple land conditions and standard fosse costs between 6-10,000 Euros. Tip if you need ground works done in the garden have them done at the same time when the digger is on site.

For a bathroom assuming it is just simple toilet, shower/bath and sink should cost up to €3000 - excludes tiling and depending on pipe run and location in the property.

Kitchen excluding cooker/oven/hob vaires depending on size from €1000 - €5000 see IKEA.

The answer is to find a reliable set of trademen who can provide you with a Devis for the works that you want. Be very clear in what you need and if you will supply the parts. Leroy Merlin offer a 15% discount  with thier loyalty card. All works done by registered artisans are insured for 10yrs. Once you sign the Devis it is a binding contract.

A woodburner can range from €1500 - €2500 depending on type, size and condition of chimney/flue.

If you need internal works most artisans will quote on the basis of  m2. You can find plumbers who are also electricians. The trades are more split in France so if you need roofing or guttering there is a specialist artisan for this.

Bon chance