Renovation & new-build

If you want to build a new structure on your French property you will need planning permission, Arthur Cutler explains

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If you ask the right questions and apply for the correct documents, there is nothing stopping you from completing your dream renovation project in France, says Andrew Allen

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If you buy a property in the centre of an historic French town or village you may need special permission to alter windows, doors or other elements of the façade, says architect Andrew Allen

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Renovating in France

Thinking about buying a property to renovate in France? Here are five great options currently on the market.

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Buying guides

How easy is it to get planning permission to renovate a ruined house or barn in the heart of the French countryside? France-based planning expert Arthur Cutler has the answers

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Renovating in France

Finding a reliable builder or artisan in France can be a challenge, but Rosie Ellis is here to help.

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Renovating in France

France is known and envied for its sense of style and the country has certainly produced an immense amount of interior design talent, each with their unique approach. Find out a bit more about some of France’s most successful interior designers who might inspire a new look for your home.

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France

If your budget won’t stretch to a large home in France, there are ways to create more space, especially in old country properties

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Renovating in France

Seen a bargain French property that just needs a bit of work to turn it into a dream home? If your heart is set on a renovation project, do your sums first, advises architect Nick Adams

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New-build property in France

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