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               Helping you with your French home


At the head of Project in France is Simon Paine. Camera shy but not work shy, Simon arrived in France in 2003 with his family and within a year had completed his first (very ambitious) gite project. In 2004 the family developed the gite business  further and continues to enjoy enormous success, thanks to Simon’s dedication, attention to detail and sheer hard work. The quality of his workmanship, and understanding of how to make a space work is what sets him apart.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Simon then set about working on new building projects and now has an impressive portfolio of restorations and renovations. He runs a hardworking team of English builders and artisans who match his standards of work and bring in specialist skills where required. Whilst he has a very ‘hands on’ approach he will also happily project manage the job for you.  

In addition to building and renovation, Simon also has experience caretaking French properties for English clients. Knowing that someone is looking after your home brings enormous peace of mind and can avoid major problems.

Simon’s passion and understanding for French buildings and design extends into the interiors where his love of antiques becomes clear. Along with his wife, Sue, he runs an antique and vintage website where you can find some fabulous original French pieces to decorate and accessorise your completed project.

If you wish to chat through your plans, would like a free estimate or have any questions at all about your building project, please call or email Simon to discuss.


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