The trend for buying an old French house for renovation – whether a barn, villa, townhouse, cottage or chateau – is still strong. concept construction have many years experience working with British and French clients, bringing old French houses up to living standards expected today. We have several case studies of house renovations providing examples of work we have recently completed.
concept construction can project manage and resource your complete renovation project, or take on specific tasks to help develop your investment in France.
Our experience and skills cover the complete range of work, from major building
tasks, through to bespoke kitchen development. Invite us to quote for your building needs, such as:
- Extensions, conversions and new builds
- A full building renovation service
- Roofs, including handmade traditional oak trusses
- Brickwork and stonework
- Terraces and hard-landscaping
- Floors, tiling, walls and windows
- Groundwork and fosses
- Swimming pools
Some examples of our recent projects are shown on this page.
a beautiful setting at the heart of the Marais Poitevin
From the end of the 18th century this house has been at the heart of the hamlet, experiencing the changing life in the Marais. We have worked with the owners to bring light and a new life to the house.
We have created a large living space by bringing two smaller rooms together, replacing the floor with ash floorboards; built a staircase to provide access to the first floor where we have developed 4 bedrooms and a bathroom. The kitchen has been enhanced with a beautiful terra cotta floor.
concept construction managed and resourced this project from start to finish, completing within the agreed budget and timescale.
helping to bring a 16th century building back to life
This 16th century chateau has been restored to a provide a home and modern apartments for rental.
concept construction worked with the owner to bring life and character into the building, reroofed an outbuilding, and converted an old grange into modern apartments for rental.
The project involves a fully tiled bespoke 10 x 5 mtr infinity pool.
Also a hand crafted oak framed summer kitchen and oak framed conservatory. There is a underground structure below the upper terrace that the client will use for a new kitchen, also an underground tunnel that will link the main house to the new kitchen and incorporated within the tunnel will be the clients very own wine cellar, the tunnel will link to an oak framed porch that will be attached to the main dwelling.
There will be over 350 sqmtr of indian sand stone paving in opus pattern to finish the terraces, over 160 mtrs of new turfed garden with pop up sprinklers and programmable irrigation throughout the project.
a new house in an old shell
You couldn’t find a more complete renovation than this; some say it is actually a new build – the only original parts are some of the walls – and even these have been rebuilt in part. concept construction installed a complete new double hipped roof with hand-crafted traditional oak trusses.
The result is a house full of light and character – large windows, terra cotta floors downstairs and ash upstairs; oak beams and oak furnishings throughout; completely new services had to be brought to the site. The exposed stone downstairs provides a superb contrast with the oak furnishings and the wood burning fires; the plasterboard with oak stud work upstairs provides a warm feeling for the bedrooms and brings out the character of the oak trusses.
a quality renovation of a maison bourgeois
Set on the edge of the village of Mervent, with forests running down to the lake, this superb house needed bringing into the 21st century
concept construction worked with the clients to develop the project plan for the renovation which included terra cotta floors, new oak doors inside and out, a hand crafted kitchen from locally sourced oak and 3 new bathrooms. We also provided a range of bespoke furniture to complement the new look for the house.