Utilities

French Property Diagnostic Surveys

Written by on February 6, 2014 in Electricity
French Property Diagnostic Surveys

When selling a property in France it is a requirement to have a variety of compulsory and advisory diagnostics reports available to the buyer (acheteur) – paid for by the seller of the property (vendeur).  One of these reports focuses on electrical safety inspection called: ‘État de l’installation intérieure d’électricité’.  If your home is over […]

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Installing electricity in France

Written by on January 13, 2014 in Electricity
Installing electricity in France

Expats seem to be inextricably drawn to older properties in France – the history and the beauty of age are a great lure. Many of us tend not to think about the electrical system that might be installed, and that’s fine, issues with electricity can be resolved. Paul Wilkins, expert electrician in France explains why […]

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French Hot Water Tanks and Tarrifs

Written by on December 14, 2013 in Electricity
French Hot Water Tanks and Tarrifs

There is a high chance that as a home owner in France, you’ll be using an electric water tank to heat your water as this is one of the most common methods for hot water needs. Paul Wilkins, English electrician in France talks about ways in which you might be able to use your French […]

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3 Phase electricity France

Written by on November 14, 2013 in Electricity
3 Phase electricity France

You buy your dream home in France, everything goes well and then you discover you have a 3 phase electricity supply. What does it mean? Is there a problem? English electrician in France Paul Wilkins says “don’t be phased” as he explains what it’s all about… It is not unusual to find that you have […]

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Installing a Microstation in France

Written by on November 8, 2013 in Renovating in France, Waste Services, Water
Installing a Microstation in France

  Donna and Dave Faulkner bought a rundown old French farmhouse in Deux-Sevres. Giving up a comfortable life style and jobs in the UK, they’ve never been deterred by any of the major renovation jobs that making this old house warm, dry and comfortable have required. With Dave working full time in France, Donna has […]

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Utilities in France

Written by on August 26, 2013 in Utilities
Utilities in France

  The majority of France’s electricity is generated by nuclear power; how you use it might be considerably different in France from your home country. You, the consumer, choose the amount of kilowatts you want to have available daily in your home and pay the appropriate tariff – the more kilowatts the higher the cost […]

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Tariffs for electricity in France

Written by on August 26, 2013 in Electricity
Tariffs for electricity in France

EDF, Electricité de france are the main supplier for electricity in France. EDF Bleu Ciel advises that they can offer two types of tariffs: Tarif Bleu whose prices are set by the authorities Mon Contrat Electricité whose prices are freely set by EDF For the Tarif Bleu offer, you have 3 options: Option Base (flat […]

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Recycling and disposing of rubbish in France

Written by on February 27, 2013 in Waste Services with 0 Comments
Recycling and disposing of rubbish in France

Reycling of goods has become increasingly important around the world and in France it is taken very seriously. Recycling policies vary from region to region but generally refuse collection services in France require you to recycle glass, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles etc. and will often reject a rubbish bin if inappropriate material is spotted in […]

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Fosse Septique France – rules and requirements

Written by on July 20, 2012 in Renovating in France, Waste Services, Water
Fosse Septique France – rules and requirements

Anyone who has a home in France and is not connected to mains sewage will be affected by the rules, requirements and legislation affecting the Fosse Septique – the alternative means of treating waste water. Who better to explain what it all means than the experts at  Fosse France Solutions who are an independent supplier […]

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The French Postal Service

Written by on November 29, 2011 in Post
The French Postal Service

French postal service: La Poste is the national postal service of France.  You’ll see their distinctive yellow post boxes (there are 125,000 in France) and delivery vans everywhere you go, in fact the sheer size of their presence may account for why La Poste is one of the most subsidised postal services in the world! La […]

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