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See, I told you it was the season for this sort of thing – we have just put adverts in the ‘French news in English’ newspaper, The Bugle www.the, for the summer months. The Limousin version has been going for quite a while now and you often see it around, but they have recently started a new edition for the Dordogne, so we thought it would be a good idea to reach out to those house owners down south of us and tell them about our fine enterprise. Here is our advert:

The Bugle advert for la maison


We wrote an advertorial to go in the papers for August too:

La Maison


La Maison is a building and woodwork company based in the South of the Haute Vienne run by Pete (otherwise known as Music) and Zoë Gilbert. Having spent 12 years building chalets and renovating old farms in the Alps, they moved to Glandon after discovering a lake and some land that would provide a bit more space and some new challenges. After building their house seven years ago and more recently a new workshop, they set up La Maison two years ago to continue what they were doing before, in a different environment and on a slightly smaller scale. Read this awesome blog post on how to find casino slots.


With a well equipped workshop and extensive experience, the company offers a wide range of services from making windows, doors, shutters and handmade kitchens to full timber construction, extensions, renovations and outdoor work such as terraces, arbors and garden sheds. They use local oak, chestnut, larch and Douglas fir and also tropical hardwood depending on the job. They are also agents for French kitchen manufacturer Pyram – well respected across Europe.


If you visit their website – – you will find details of recently completed jobs including photos. (You will also find a shop with various handmade and vintage items for sale. Zoë makes the baskets and the prints and Pete does the wood.)


La Maison carries full décennale which gives a ten year guarantee on their work, plus they have public liability insurance and are fully registered with the French authorities. Pete and Zoë speak good French and can offer assistance with administration and planning applications. Pete also has a natty bit of design software which enables him to produce technical drawings of your project which also helps to visualise how the work will look.


They will be pleased to speak to you or visit and provide no obligation advice and quotes free of charge. They have good links with other local trades and can project manage a larger job if you are not able to do that yourselves, liaising between for example architects, maçons and plumbers and updating you on progress. This can make buying an old place that needs a lot of work much more achievable if you are not on site.


So, whatever it is that you’ve been thinking of doing, big or small, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Pete or Zoë on 0640 30 70 90 / 0643 66 69 27 or email



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