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Barn Conversions FRONT COVER ONLY
If you are thinking of converting a barn in France, this guide provides some practical tips.  Questions such as, "Do I need planning permission for a barn conversion?" and "how to get planning permission for a barn conversion?" Download to read our...
Date 14-11-2020
File Size 691.36 KB
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Campsites and yurts FRONT COVER ONLY
Campsites and yurts are increasingly popular for holidays in France – and are provide business opportunities, too. This guide considers the key planning issues. For example, “Do I need planning permission for a campsite or yurt?”, how to get...
Author French Plans
Date 05-01-2021
File Size 1.16 MB
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Chateau renovation FRONT COVER ONLY
For many of us, owning and renovating a French château is a dream we aspire to.  This guide considers the practical considerations involved, including how to apply for planning permission, budgeting for renovation costs, and managing a renovation...
Author French Plans
Date 05-01-2021
File Size 1.33 MB
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Equestrian Centres FRONT COVER ONLY
Setting up an equestrian centre in France may not be as simple as one would think - this short guide gives some insights into the process
Author French Plans
Date 27-07-2021
Language  English
File Size 446.84 KB
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Constructing a garden shed is a good DIY project but depending on the size and the location it may need planning permission - this short guide gives you some guidance.
Author French Plans
Date 27-07-2021
Language  English
File Size 884.08 KB
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3 things to consider before you sign FRONT COVER
Before you sign on the dotted line and commit to buy the property, there are some key things you need to think about, and of course every project is different.  In this article we highlight 3 issues to look out for.
Author French Plans
Date 27-07-2021
File Size 325.73 KB
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Arthur Cutler COVER
Arthur Cutler has been Director of French Plans since its foundation in 2003. In this interview, Arthur shares his experience of handling French Planning issues over the past two decades - and offers advice to those considering buying a French...
Date 24-11-2021
File Size 2.19 MB
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Tom Easdown COVER
Tom is an architect at French Plans. In the article, Tom talks about his family's decision to move to France and the things he particularly enjoys in his life here.
Date 24-11-2021
File Size 1.11 MB
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French Alpine property FRONT COVER ONLY
The French Alps are a popular location for UK homebuyers as well as other nationalities. If you are thinking of renovating a property or building a home in the French Alps, this document will provide you with information on some of the planning and...
Date 11-02-2022
File Size 1.9 MB
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Michael Baldwin website
Michael Baldwin is French Plans’ representative in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) region of France. In this article, Michael tells us what brought him to France and why he enjoys working as an architect, together with helping clients to...
Author French Plans
Date 13-05-2022
File Size 3.06 MB
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What is the role of the ABF front cover
The ABF is an organisation called the Architectes des Bâtiments de France. They are responsible for protecting and managing the architectural heritage of France; this article give a brief overview of their role.
Author TE
Date 24-06-2022
File Size 897.94 KB
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Swimming Pools front cover

If you are thinking of installing your own pool, there are a few things you need to consider ensuring that you comply with planning requirements.  This useful guide will show you how.

Author French Plans
Date 25-01-2023
File Size 277.81 KB
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