At Last its officially summertime. Lighter nights and spring is in the air! My Little girl has a new quad bike kindly on loan from my Brother in law...Thanks Jon. Here she is "patrolling" my neighbours field?
Well back to the business in hand and that means making some progress with the house. Now to make progress you need materials and the buy materials you need money. When I was thinking about buying a house to renovate I talked to several who were renovating or had renovated houses, and if you listened to what they said then building materials are cheap in France. Indeed one chap I spoke to pro-ported to have paid £20K for his house and renovated it all for another £20K. Now some years down the line in my own renovation I'm not sure A, How big his house was or B, what his Idea of "Fully renovated" was but in my experience, materials in France are every big as expensive as the UK. Some materials are in fact very much more expensive. Any one who has renovated a house will tell you that unless you do your homework and shop around money doesn't go very far; So when I saw a rather special deal in one of the diy stores in the UK is would have been silly not to take advantage. Now the question for the day is: Just now many rolls of insulation do you think you can fit into a Fiat Doblo?
Oh and yes there is also a full underfloor heating kit in there too! I did however get a few funny looks going through customs
I'm a computer programmer by trade and my Blogg charts the trials and tribulations of my ambitious renovation project in Normandy France. What started as a family project I continue as a single parent dad with time split between working in the UK and then looking after my two daughters and finishing the renovations I started in France...with care and with love.