Working with Artisans

The large majority of artisans working throughout France are professional and skilled and pride themselves on delivering excellent customer service and the highest quality of workmanship. Most home owners do not experience problems but to help reduce the risks we have produced some general guidelines. These guidelines are not a substitute for any regulation or law and do not constitute legal advice.

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Working with Artisans Checklist May 2017


The checks undertaken by Artisan Central do not in any way replace the checks you should always make before entering an agreement with an artisan. The best way to ensure quality workmanship and to choose the right artisan for you is to:
  • Review the ratings left by previous customers about the member’s timekeeping and reliability, customer service, quality of work, and value for money.
  • Ask them to provide a written devis (estimate).
  • Check any business insurance policies, trade-related qualifications and accreditations stated in their member profile.
  • Call the insurance provider and check the policy is valid and covers the scope of the project.
  • Wherever possible personally view examples of the artisan’s work for customers.


Insurance – home owner responsibilities

Artisan credentials

Planning permission


Larger projects

Preparing for the project

Energy efficiency renovations

British registered builders

During the project

Payment schedules

Keeping project records

Recommended websites:
General information about assurance décennale and specific trades.
General information about assurance décennale.

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Artisan Central is a directory of pre-checked, highly skilled artisans working throughout France. Artisan Central members represent quality, skill and professionalism.

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