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For our whole team and all the contractors that have worked with us for many years, the only thing that matters is your satisfaction.
Mrs & Mr BARRA.
Obviously and we knew it, a construction is not done in a snap of the fingers.
But what a pleasure to live in our house for two months now.
Exactly what we wanted, more than professional craftsmen, at the top seriously and a final result more than expected as the quality is there.
No regrets, both in design and in production (we always want things to go quickly but in the end given the level of quality, we tell ourselves that patience is good) and in follow-up after reception.
A big congratulations to the whole team without exception, we highly recommend.
Joselyne et Jean-Pierre
Alain et Jocelyne – Grolejac
After several stays in the SARLAT region, we decided to choose this magnificent region of PERIGORD NOIR to settle there permanently on the day of our retirement.
Several years are necessary for the proper maturation of such a project, and therefore, after many and many solutions considered, rental, purchase in the old, construction …, we opt for construction.
For some of our friends, we are embarking on an adventure …… adventurous, especially since we want “our house” with our own plans, volumes thought out by us and for us.
It was out of the question to choose a house from the catalog, where only a few customizations would be “authorized” for us, sometimes subject to added values…. !!!
The best source of local renown (commonly called the “Word of Mouth” technique) encourages us to push the door of the CONSTRUCTION PLUS premises equipped with our plan worked for days and… nights.
It is Didier who receives us:
First satisfaction: our plan … no problem. Then, spontaneously, he offers us the visit of achievements and construction sites in progress. To do this, we are going to criss-cross the region and even meet the owners there.
Undeniably, our interlocutor is passionate and proud to bring us into the field.
Second satisfaction: A personal opportunity allows us to acquire land in the town of GROLEJAC that meets our environmental criteria.
Everything is there to dive into this adventure – not so adventurous – since it is subject to the rules and framework of the Construction Contract (CCMI) that we signed in 2014.
Our project is then entrusted to Séverine who will refine our plan and this, thanks to a regular and constructive dialogue with us concerning the interior layout, and the exterior appearance (volumetry) of our new house.
At the end of 2014, the building permit was granted.
Throughout the construction process, Alain, whose technical skills are perfectly mastered, will be our contact on the ground, accompanied in complementarity by David and Cyril.
At the beginning of 2015, we are gaining a foothold in the region; We rent a house located 12 km from our site, this proximity has allowed us regular contact with local craftsmen selected by CONSTRUCTION PLUS.
12 months later, on December 22, 2015, the reception of the house is effective. Acceptance with “zero reservations” is of course impossible, and CONSTRUCTION PLUS is no exception to the rule.
We are moving in on December 23, 2015 and the few reservations mentioned at the reception are lifted very quickly following.
If the local “word of mouth” was decisive in our choice, today we are happy to be able to participate in our turn… !!!.
Jean-Pierre et Dominique –
Wishing to leave the Paris region and settle in Périgord, we took advantage of our 2007 holidays to make a first approach to local builders, CONSTRUCTION PLUS immediately seduced us with its very personalized Périgourdine achievements.
During our 2011 holidays, we met Didier who assisted and advised us in finding land, taking into account all of our requirements.
The land selected, we set up our project with David (designer / draftsman), the collaboration was perfect and resulted in a project respecting our specifications and meeting all our expectations, an Individual House Construction Contract (CCMI) was drafted to formalize our approach.
CONSTRUCTION PLUS immediately initiated the constitution of a Building Permit application file and, after obtaining it, the work began at the end of May 2012 and ended 13 months later in July 2013.
We can congratulate the quality and punctuality of all the teams of subcontractors selected by CONSTRUCTION PLUS as well as the coordination of the site carried out by the duo Alain and Cyril (site supervisors).
The companies carrying out the structural work (earthworks, masonry, carpentry, roofing, exterior joinery) intervened (under the supervision of the site supervisors) then, successively, all the finishing teams (plasterwork, insulation, electricity, heating, plumbing , toilets, tiles, earthenware) to achieve our successful achievement delivered turnkey finished paintings, ready to fit out, for the July 2013 holidays.
After some time (months) past, we are still delighted with our choices made with Construction Plus, and the good life in our realization.
Peter & Margaret – Ile of Man
My wife and I decided to contract Construction Plus to build a house for us on a plot of land that we had bought in Le Vigan, near Gourdon. We have received excellent service throughout the project:
1. Language difficulties
Our initial concern was that neither of us speaks good French, and as a result we thought that we might experience difficulties. This was not a problem. Didier Vandewynckele and other people in the company speak very good English and have been able to make sure that we have understood every part of the project.
2. Choosing a design
We looked at various designs supplied by Construction Plus, but none of them provided exactly what we were looking for. However, Didier discussed various possibilities with us and took us to see a number of properties under construction. This gave us a better idea of what we wanted. Construction Plus converted our ideas into detailed plans. After further discussions and some further alterations a final proposal was prepared for us, with an estimate of costs. There was no charge for this service.
3. The building specification
A detailed specification was provided and fully explained to us. It was the most detailed specification that we have received from a building contractor and much clearer than those that we have received from builders in England. Everything was itemised and details were included of all the materials to be used and of the allowances to be given to us for choosing tiles and bathroom fittings.
It was only when everything had been fully explained and agreed that we committed ourselves to the project, and signed the contract.
The building programme was subdivided into six stages each of which was subject to a stage payment on completion of the specified work. We were given details of a small number of possible extra costs, for example if extra digging was needed. There were no hidden costs and we knew exactly what we had to pay at each stage. It was reassuring that payments were made on completion of each stage and not in advance (which has been the case with some English building projects)
We were given an estimate of the timetable for the project (subject to weather etc). We were also informed that Construction Plus would be subject to a penalty if the building was delayed beyond a given date. Construction Plus have kept to the timetable and provided us with progress reports. We have visited France at three monthly intervals, and have had meetings to discuss progress and arrange the deadlines for us to identify the position of switches and sockets and to choose floor covering and fitments. Any queries that we have had in between our visits have been dealt with promptly and efficiently by telephone or email.
We have been impressed with the quality of the build, and the fittings. The allowance for choice of tiles and fitments has enabled us to choose items of good quality from the suppliers recommended by Construction Plus.
We are looking forward to the completion of the project in March 2007, and we have every confidence that it will be completed on time
We commenced this project with some anxieties. Past experience in England and the Isle of Man has shown us that construction rarely goes as planned. In addition we were concerned at our inability to speak French well, and our lack of knowledge of French regulations. We need not have worried! The service that we have received from Construction Plus has been exceptional. Their standards are high, and we believe that we have got good value for money. In particular we are grateful to everyone at Construction Plus for their willingness to meet our wishes and their patience in working with people who are learning to speak French.
We would recommend Construction Plus to anyone seeking to build a house in France, and have done so already. We would be pleased to show anyone around our house and answer further questions.
Sarah and Paul BURN
Philippe – Le Paillé – Domme
We would like to thank the whole team for making our dream come true!
Here are some pictures of our finished house! (At least on the outside!!)
Very close to David’s initial drawing!
We are very happy with this successful achievement.
We are also very satisfied with your services and will not fail to advertise you!
Thank you again for having completed this construction with the constraints of a fairly short deadline!
A big thank you to the navvies who really contributed to the final touch and who knew how to enhance the house!
Marc, Deborah, Benjamin & Harriet – Payrac
Dear Didier and Alain,
We would all like to thank you very much for the fantastic house you have builted for us. The house has exceeded our expectations by a huge amount, we feel that what you have created for us is a dream come true.
Your attention to detail is exeptional and we had assumed that the items within the budget would be basic, however the quality of the fittings is a very high standard certainly not basic.
The process was at no time stressful but in fact a pleasure. We actually enjoyed the visits to France to view the progress and the communication via email in Franglais with you and your staff.
We would also like to thank all your colleagues that we have dealings with Séverine, David, & Cyril. The Workmen that we met on site were all very polite and helpful too.
We felt the design process was very high tech and the CAD drawings you provided are an absolute reflection of the final result. The initial changes we requested to the design were provided immediately. We had initially had quotes from two larger companies but your planning process was far more superior and efficient.
The planning application was absolutely no problem for us as you handled everything including the extra regulations of the Architecte of Bâtiments de France.
Once again, we are totally delighted with what you have created and thank you all.
Should you require a testimonial or wish to show your work to potential clients we would be pleased to oblige. We have many photographs from start to completion. On our return to UK, we will post you a CD with all the photographs for your records.