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Post by dorothyr » Wed 28 Nov 2007 19:21

Hello - I am new to the forum. I have searched existing threads and have not seen particular recommendations for Builders. Is this allowed? If so can anyone recommend a someone who can take down a few walls, add a conservatory, alter the layout of a kitchen and lay new floor tiles. And - yes- what seems to really upset people on the forum - we do need them to speak English.

I have seen the list on this website but are these recommendations or just opportunities for advertising.

We have a small property in St Cyprien Plage.

Dorothy : :?: :noel:

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Post by blackduff » Wed 28 Nov 2007 21:13

Hi Dorothy
Fist, check the directory part of the Anglophone-Direct. You might find someone there.

If not your fancy in the directory, you might be able to contact Nikko or Urbain. Both are German lads and both run their own business. You can meet both of them in the bar in Laroque. This place is called Casa Mimi. If you don't know where this is located, any of the locals can direct you to the bar. Mimi, from Casa Mimi, is Nikko's wife and she can tell you to contact. Urbain visits this bar most nights too.

Whether they work in St.Cyprien, I don't know. Both do a lot of work in the Alberes region.

Oh, both lads speak English.

Blackduff

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Post by Kate » Thu 29 Nov 2007 08:08

Hi
Yes, as BD says, it is worth trying our directory of even better our English speaking services in PO Life if you have that, as we check that people advertising in it speak english before we put them in. (Well, we ask - we don't actually test them!!!) The following certainly speak english (in fact most of them are english)

Hussell Building
Ceret - Phone: 0468980324 / 0615423997.
Roofing, Heavy Structural Building Works and Pre-Purchase Property Inspections Undertaken: floors, steels, terraces, facades, stone walls exposed, walls removed. Exp: 20 years England. 15 years France.
Contact us for free estimate or advice.

IGC Renovation
le village, 66300 Camélas - Phone: 06 20 84 00 24/ 06 12 14 33 69
From conception to completion...
For all your renovation and installation works : electrical, plumbing, painting, plasterwork, floor, kitchen, bathroom...

P.O.INTERIORS - email
Phone: 04 68 37 97 83 mobile:06 72 42 07 04. - Fax: 04 68 37 97 83
All carpentry work, kitchens,bathrooms, conversions and total renovation.
Fully insured and registered, 20 years experience.
References provided on request

Ian Rye CONSTRUCTION - email
Phone: 04 68 39 75 45 Mobile 0670437960
30 years of building experience, 10 year guarantee for masonry, reinforced concrete and joinery work. Extensions, improvements and repairs completed on all styles of building construction.
Siret 488 249 459 00014


P H Insulations - email
Throughout the dept 66 - Phone: + 33(0)4 68 22 56 65 Mob: 06 27 85 33 45
“I create your space” Plaster board / dry lining. Lowered ceilings/partitions. Renovation attic conversions. Painting, tiling

Best of luck

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Post by Steve » Thu 29 Nov 2007 13:39

Hi Dorothy,

I have used PH Insulations for some building work at our place & have no complaints with either his prices or the quality of work. I have also used the electrician Robert Morley who advertises on the front page who is also a very good tiler / plumber.

Steve

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Post by Marguerite & Steve » Thu 29 Nov 2007 18:48

Hi Dorothy and welcome.

We used IGC Renovation, Alexi, was excellent, very friendly, good English, kept to our budget and kept to time scale would highly recommend.
Hope this helps.

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Post by rebecca14 » Sat 31 Jul 2010 05:06

My uncle is a professional architect. Maybe he can help you with your problem. I will discuss that to him and I will get in touch with you what was the result.

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Post by Nigel » Sat 31 Jul 2010 07:42

We e used Phil Ward from St Andre....he is the best artisan ( tradesman) I have come across....everything problem has always been solved as a professional and the highest quality of work at all times...no short cuts to make it look ok but all work done to last and work prpoerly...his number is 0468 89 15 60 and 0679 38 90 06....give him a call...he will be happy to provide a quote...

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Post by opas » Sat 31 Jul 2010 08:24

rebecca14 wrote:My uncle is a professional architect. Maybe he can help you with your problem. I will discuss that to him and I will get in touch with you what was the result.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

A little late for the OP I think.........3 years later, I should hope they have a lovely finished property!
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Post by thumbelina » Sat 31 Jul 2010 09:13

rebecca14 appears to be one of these spammy things that Peter was talking about the other week. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Post by Admin » Sat 31 Jul 2010 09:18

I've deleted the hyperlink and removed rebecca from the memberlist.

Well spotted, Opas!

(Colin, not Kate, as it seems that if I post from the Admin area I metamorphose into our Dear Leader.}

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Post by thumbelina » Sat 31 Jul 2010 09:21

Admin wrote: I metamorphose into our Dear Leader.}
You'll look great in a mini skirt with high heel boots and stripy tights, I'm sure Colin! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Rose » Sat 31 Jul 2010 13:15

I used Urban the German many years ago to put up a ceiling fan. He was having some bother putting it up and some choice German swear words were coming out of his mouth. He was blaming the fan and going on about useless French fans. My brother-in-law looked up at him and calmly said, "It's says made in Germany on this box."

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Post by Kate » Sat 31 Jul 2010 14:10

You'll look great in a mini skirt with high heel boots and stripy tights, I'm sure Colin!
Probably look a damn sight better than me! :oops:
Hmmmm, well maybe not! I've seen his knobbly knees!! :lol:
My brother-in-law looked up at him and calmly said, "It's says made in Germany on this box."
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by john » Sat 31 Jul 2010 15:30

thumbelina wrote:
Admin wrote: I metamorphose into our Dear Leader.}
You'll look great in a mini skirt with high heel boots and stripy tights, I'm sure Colin! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Surely what Colin does in his spare time in the privacy of his own home is a matter for him,Thumbs!! ??

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Post by opas » Sat 31 Jul 2010 19:17

Admin wrote:I've deleted the hyperlink and removed rebecca from the memberlist.

Well spotted, Opas!

(Colin, not Kate, as it seems that if I post from the Admin area I metamorphose into our Dear Leader.}
Kate would be impressed...........1m 88(guess.........)and a bushy grey beard, though I am sure she would love your Kilt :lol:
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