Episode 44- Is it a bird? NO..Is it a plane? NO..it’s the best boiler in France!!!!

View to kitchen from third bedroom

View to kitchen from third bedroom

renovation, restoration, hyperventilation… France 2012

Our kitchen used to look like this-see left

Then the dining end ceiling came down and the steels went in to hold up the terrace-see belowHouse Dining Room Ceiling Steels



Then we started eco-friendly insulation of and panelling (endlessly, it seemed) the one breeze-block party wall-see belowDSC01709

Then the day came when we had to lose the beast in the cellar (big, floorstanding boiler that could heat the street) because until we did that we couldn’t work on the cave. So  we left the job with the plumber & builder over the winter because we don’t do gas.

Our plumber solemnly promised that he would take heed of my criteria of low noise levels, miserly fuel consumption, reasonable price  and discreet styling so we could box it into the kitchen without building an extension.

Then back we skipped in the spring all excited and looking forward to a safe, friendly, French boiler (by Frsiquet)that lit and worked all the time, not just when it felt like it…….




About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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