Searching for renovation, repair and construction work on the Côte d’Azur? Owners of an apartment or villa on the Côte d’Azur will face a moment when they want to change something. Or repair. Perhaps a new bathroom, a staircase to the attic or a different layout of your living room with patio doors to a nice large terrace. Technically you have to look for a reliable contractor for the larger demolition work. Then you need someone to do the stucco, a certified electrician, a painter and for the wet rooms a plumber, a tiler and so on. In France, these type of work all require skills and certificates. There are a few ‘one-stop-shops’ on the French Riviera that offer all these skills in-house. This is due to the strict regulations and many examinations that every professional or professional has to adhere to. And not everyone is waiting for a lot of work.
Renovation, repair and construction work on the Côte d’Azur
Constructing or repairing something in the South of France can, therefore, be a long way, full of frustration and disappointment. If you invite local French contractors, they most likely start to sigh in advance and it is always ‘trés compliqué’. If you have the time and inclination to check the l’equipe and keep an eye on all workers, you can have a day job here. But whatever you’re asking for: a new roof on your garage, a terrace extension or painting inside or outside, you are in all cases guaranteed to receive a very solid offer. The general idea among French suppliers on the Côte d’Azur is that foreigners have enough money and do not mind spending a few hundred euros extra. Sad but true.
If you want to renovate your home yourself, you will discover that the builder’s market exists here as Castorama and Leroy Merlin, but everything has a different name and you actually have to buy professional items elsewhere. A dark-grey facade, for example. Or underfloor heating. But where? Most people do not have sufficient technical French and that makes the search for materials for a renovation not easier.
Terrace extension Côte d’Azur
A terrace in the sun is wonderful and you quickly make a few square meters extra, for example, to place a jacuzzi or a summer kitchen. The choice for a terrace is large; you can choose maintenance-free plastic floor parts, sturdy hardwood or refined teak. In all cases, the subsurface is important. There is a solution for every taste and application and we would like to invite you to request a quotation and to compare it with a French supplier. Do not forget to ask for the delivery date; in the end, you want to be able to enjoy it on time.
Roof insulation French Riviera
With existing houses the insulation is literally far away; roof tiles lie loosely on the framework where your plasterboard is on the inside. If you want a better-insulated house, then this framework needs to be increased so that insulation can be used as glass wool. A big job where the whole roof goes off and the craftsmen directly check your gutter and any lightning rod.
Alarm systems with or without a subscription
For anyone who wants to keep an eye on their own property, there are simple Internet systems where you can view various cameras remotely. With a motion detector or ignition lock, you immediately receive a warning on your smartphone when someone enters through the garage or window. You can then call the police yourself or the neighbor to take a look. With the smartphone and the cameras, you can capture everything on video; useful for insurance. But prevention is ultimately better than cure; solid burglars and strong lights with detection detector around your house scare off most burglars.
Swimming pool solutions
In most cases, placing a swimming pool is only allowed if you have enough land. In most cases, you will not receive the permit and you will have to rely on an above-ground swimming pool. A 1 meter high inflatable round pool from China is the cheapest option, but if you prefer something beautiful that will last for many years, choose a polyester container. By digging it in around 40% for stability, you can build a beautiful terrace around it. You can embellish the pool even further by finishing it with mosaic tiles.
Interior styling Côte d’Azur
Of course, a new apartment on the French Riviera needs more than a clean white wall, stone floor tiles, and a beautifully tiled bathroom. In this state, every new-build apartment is delivered but with that, you do not yet have the right atmosphere. You can request interior advice from Jolanda Kuijer; she works closely with a team of architects and designers that create 3D designs. By composing a mood board you arrive at a style and design that gives the desired finishing touch to your apartment.
Then a budget is determined and the purchases are taken care of including delivery and installation. With an existing home, it is often possible to purchase the interior. An ideal solution provided that you naturally have the same taste as the previous owner. Don’t know what you need to achieve the desired result? Contact Jo via firstname.lastname@example.org to start the conversation.
Maintenance to Villa
Having your own house under the sun is great, but if you don’t maintain your cottage annually, it will decay faster than you think. For your Villa maintenance on the Côte d’Azur such as painting fences, walls, repairs to tile floors, emptying gutters, waterproofing basements and all other maintenance-sensitive matters, please contact us.
Network with non-French professionals
With Renovation, repair and construction work on the Côte d’Azur, we give you access to a unique network with foreign professionals who do take action. We gladly introduce you the hardworking people from Poland, the Dutch and the Filipinas. And the fun is; all these people know that with their enthusiasm and competitive price they offer a better service and end result. In addition, one always shows up, deadlines are met and the quotation is also the final price. Renovation on the French Riviera can be really different and we are going to prove that. If you don’t want a renovation, but just professional maintenance for your French Riviera villa, you can contact us too for a maintenance contract.
We share our network of refurbishment professionals who can realize everything. They are not illegal masons or dubious concrete wire-weavers but serious non-French people who are registered in France with their company. You will always receive an invoice with the VAT. Especially for our website visitors and customers we recommend a better service that makes life a lot easier for you. Fill out the contact form and we will contact you for initial intake and quotation. Our people work in Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur in the regions o6 and 83.
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