20+ Incredible Farmhouse Exterior Design Ideas To Try

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It is often all too easy to become wrapped up in your optimistic hopes and dreams and not spend enough time planning the renovation and ensuring that enough finance is in place for the project to be completed. The last thing you want is to buy that perfect renovation project only to find two years down the line that the roof is still leaking because you haven’t the money to fix it as you spent it elsewhere!

In England, before you buy a property it is standard practice to send in a chartered surveyor who can estimate the various costs of building repairs. This is not the case in France. You will need to ask a local builder, architect or a British chartered surveyor in France to check the structural state of the building and estimate what the repair costs will be before you buy. You should then add at least 25% for any hidden extras that the architect/surveyor may have missed.

It is also very important that you are realistic about the time frame in which your house will be ready to move into. A job that you might expect to take six months in England will probably take a few months longer in France especially if you don’t speak the language as it will take some time to find builders who come recommended and whose work you approve of.

Once you have bought your quaint but dilapidated farmhouse in the south of France which you have chosen for its laid back atmosphere, don’t be surprised when your tradesmen adopt the same attitude in their work regime… You will have to keep on top of them at all times to ensure that the work is completed on schedule and that everyone is synchronised.