Gazebo finished

Sandie + Mike

nr Ruffec, Charente |

Construction of a new gazebo in oak


We found ‘La Maison’ advert in ‘etcetera’ as we wanted a simple gazebo built, in a traditional style. We obtained other quotes as well but it basically came down to two within our budget. One was using compressed pine and ‘La Maison’ offering treated oak. However, he was based two hours away so we met in Angouleme; thoroughly enjoyed meeting the owner, ‘Music’, and paid a deposit. He kept us informed; set a date which we both exchanged weather reports on and it was pushed back one day due reports of rain on original day. He and his assistant arrived on time; quietly got on with the job; we did bribe them with lunch – always a good move, we think. The final result, finished in one day, was exemplary and astounding. We are just so delighted as is Frodo, our Briard dog, who supervised the building work! We would not hesitate in recommending any work by ‘La Maison’ as Music is a professional, caring and sensible person with lots of ideas. We have booked him for another job and if that is not recommendation enough…………