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Burgundy Made Easy

Burgundy made easy -  A City & Guilds qualified carpenter available in Burgundy, for general maintenance and property renovation. 

Based in Chagny, we cover the Saone et Loire and the Cote d'Or.

"After completing a City and Guilds apprenticeship in carpentry and joinery in the UK, I was employed by UK tour operators to maintain and upgrade their holiday properties in France.  During this time, I gained an in-depth knowledge of French building techniques and regulations and how they differ from the UK.  When the opportunity arose to continue this on a self employed basis I jumped at the chance of independence and being my own boss. 
As time went on, I met my wife, also English, who has also spent many years working in tourism in France.  After a traditional French wedding we made our home in the French Alps but with the birth of our first child we decided to purchase a home in Burgundy - habitable, in need of 'petits travaux'!!!
After converting our old 'maison Bourguignonne' into 2 modern apartments and completing our family with a second child, I decided it was time to complete my French immersion.  Armed with my 'titre de séjour' I embarked on my quest to acquire a French SIRET number.  A very lengthy episode, however, I am proud to say, I am now on personal terms with the 'Chambre des Métiers'.  Along with that elusive number, I have an 'Attestation de Comparabilite' confirming my City and Guilds qualifications are recognised in France.  I also have full 'decennale' insurance along with civil liability insurance for all my work.
A qualified City & Guilds carpenter and joiner, I also work where necessary, in conjunction with local artisans and providers.  This ensures that I provide the quality of service that you have always looked for and are entitled to receive.

I am French registered, English/French speaking with ‘assurance decennial’ and 'assurance responsabilite civile professionnelle' 

From small jobs through to large projects, the installation of a new kitchen or bathroom or the complete renovation of your French home, give me a call.

From your initial inquiry we will treat you and your French property with the respect and quality of service that you deserve.

Here in the heart of Burgundy, our goal is to help you re-design and renovate your French home easily.  We supply qualified, insured, tradesmen whose commitment to quality and service are second to none.

We listen to our clients needs and do our utmost to bring these into realisation within the specified time frame and budget, whilst at all times working within the French building regulations.

Rest assured that you will not be disappointed with our high standards of workmanship and service."


Burgundy Made Easy
6 Route de Remigny
Tel:03 85 87 14 61/06 23 99 11 33
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"Vic Thurling,


I am delighted to advice that Burgundy Made Easy have been successful in Corporate Vision’s 2015 European Corporate Excellence Awards and have won:

“Best for Interior Residential Renovations - France”

The 2015 European Corporate Excellence Awards are all about identifying and honouring the most respected companies and their C-level executives, whilst recognising and rewarding outstanding performance, success, innovation and ethics across the European business community."


"Hi Vic,
We've been in Burgundy this week - for the first time since you repaired the door and replaced the windows in the kitchen. We just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with both. Thank you for doing the work - it's such an improvement.
Hope you and Tracy are both well. Isn't the sunshine fantastic! We're only here on a flying visit this time but we're back for four weeks from late July. If you're around then would you still be interested in doing some of the other things we mentioned e.g.  bathroom mirror and lighting?
All the best,

"All in all Vic it’s perfect and I just can’t thank you enough for your hard work and your patience with me when I made changes at the last minute. It was a pleasure to have you working on the house and if you ever need any recommendations I will be only too happy to talk to future customers and show them my chalet."
Keith Walker
Les Houches

"We'll look forward to the pictures.  By the way, Dave Humphries says this is the best work he's seen by any tradesman in Burgundy.  Just thought we would pass on the compliment."
Dennis Barbour, 
La Grande Verriere



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