The art of finding a tradesperson in France

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Everything you need to know about finding a tradesperson in France, who you can trust, from what documents they should be able to show you before starting any work, to the final invoice.

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What you need to know about CONSUEL

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What does ‘CONSUEL’ mean? CONSUEL is the acronym for Comité National pour la Sécurité des Usagers de l’Électricité (which, for anyone still learning French, translates as ‘National Committee for the…

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Everything you need to know about ‘affouage’

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With wood burning appliances becoming more and more efficient, the ancient French tradition of ‘affouage’ – which gives individuals the right to gather wood from a local forest - is…

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What is an Artisan?

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Say the word ‘artisan’ to someone in the UK and they’ll think you're about to try and sell them an expensive loaf of bread from a ‘boutique’ bakery. Come to…

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Artisan Guide: Financial Aid for Home Improvements

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Did you know that when your customers embark on home improvements and renovations, they can claim support for their project?  The information is sometimes difficult to procure and then there…

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Transporters in France – The Facts

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Written for Artisan Central by Member Patrick Law of Patrick Transports based in Brittany. We all know the warnings about using unregistered trades, after all, Artisan Central was set up…

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Windows and Doors: UPVC versus Wood

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What are the advantages of UPVC Units compared to their timber counterparts? Artisan Central member Carl Hewson of Lion Rouge says there are many to consider…. I am often asked…

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Making Sense of Tax in France

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An introduction to the complicated world of taxation in France by Karen Jones of Karen Jones Solutions. Taxing Times – Making Sense of Tax in France There is a lot…

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