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  1. I guess what the poster is saying is ...how and why hes got the barn is of no concern of yours ( and quite rightly so ) What he wanted was an answer to his question and not an episode of eastenders gossip.......   I am just guessing mind... I mean no mallace and I am not suggesting that some posters have too much time on their hands....thats not the type of guy I am... You must have a CU or you might be wasting loads of money... once you have this and you have your architec working on your plans he will tell you what works you can do and cant do.... You are right there are some works that can be started...I dont have to list them but anyone will know you can repoint a wall (pierre apparent ) weather its a barn or a house...and you can also put down a new slab etc etc.... Monti
  2. I was in La Mongie skiing just two days ago..my first time,,it was great and the area was amazing with the scenery etc....  I just dont like the style of houses...but we are all different...check it out....
  3. As a plasterer....I am suprised to read that you cant put tape on the ends of plasterboard...... That is wrong.... Use the sticky net tape ( scrim ) cover the tape with enduit, dont try to finish the job first time... just cover the tape then scrape off almost as much as you can so that all the holes in the tape are filled...then when dry, lightly sand and then coat the whole area about 6" into each board and feathering it out....its easy. then lightly sand again and paint. One other thing....take the first board and put it from the ground up...then on the second board push it up to the top and fill the bottom. Its hard to do the second board but if you have wedges ready to kick underneath when you lift it you'll be OK..( ask the wife...or better still someone elses wife!!!! ) One more one more point. If I were a beginer I think I would prefer the joints to be at the bottom as most of it will be behind furniture. People do look up more than down. I am finished..... Monti ( in a happy mood )
  4. I believe also that if the work done effects greater than 50% of the house 19.6% is charged....no matter what the age of the house is. We are just starting a renovation to a 30year old house and every single room will be renovated and every window and door and shutter changed. There is no planning permission needed, no new openings...we have been instructed by our acountants that the higher rate must apply because it will effect the whole house. This is a new one on me....you learn something every 27 seconds....ohhh I never knew that!!! there you go again! monti
  5. Hi Just wondered if there was anyone here who fished or who has fished the charente river for carp.... I am planning going next weekend...last time I went (August) there was a lot of weed which should have started to die back by now.....Just wondered if anyone could point me in the direction of a good, weedless spot???? Anywhere within 40km of Angouleme really. Heres hoping Monti
  6. Hello ... Friends of mine have moved into a house near castillon de baitille ( excuse spelling ) . They asked us to help renovate for them but its too far for us to travel... can anyone recommend a company in that area... I am just trying to help them out... not trying to be a middle man ...will put them directly in touch... Just stating everything... you have to be very careful on here.... cheers monti
  7. tj...it says on your site to use the link below... and there is no link below...at least I cant find it mate. There is no contacts..and no way to contact you through your web site. Not that I wanted to contact you I was just letting you know. Cheers monti
  8. Can I come round your house ...Point P sell it here for 18,75 a bag.... Hey tj.... I went to your site and there is no link mate... somethings not working.
  9. Hi.. What we did was we asked around the neighbours to see if anyone had a teenage child who wanted to come over and play french games for the odd hour every week.  We of course crossed their hand with silver... almost like booking a baby sitter only we were just in the next room. After a few months the grown up girl took our 10 year old shopping with her and told her what to ask for etc...and the experience was great for our daughter. It gave her a great start. Just planting a seed.. teenagers need money....you need teenagers.
  10. Its an unforgiving forum.....most would have you shot for a spelling mistake...asking people to part with their secrets, well..... who knows where it might lead....Keep your head down...lay low for a while..
  11. Thanks everyone.... It is as I expected.... I dont want to install a split system where we are now because in a few million years ( maybe even longer ) we will have finished the renovation of our house and thats where we will want a split system. I thought they might help a bit in the mean time.... never mind I'll just have to continue sitting around the house in my under pants....
  12. Hello... was wondering if anyone had bought a stand alone cooler from a brico or somewhere and weather they actually worked... If anyone can recommend a model that would be great... Thanks in advance Monti
  13. Hello... Still looking for General builders. MUST BE REGISTERED. Block laying, woodwork, plasterboarding, a labourer, etc etc... Some references required.....Start work tomorrow. The jobs are near Tocane St Apre, Riberac, Perigueux and at Neuvic and at Bergerac and at St Amand and at Brantome (soon). Contact me via our web site contact tab Monti
  14. we had the same problem... if you hunt hard enough there are places to go with the toddlers. We are in 24 so thats no good to you.... but ask everyone you meet..some one will know a place. Good luck
  15. [email protected] This guy is great......has installed for nearly everyone I know... Just outside Riberac. Monti
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