Dictionary of French Building Terms by Richard Wiles

By Richard Wiles

This crucial dictionary and word e-book presents each time period you want to comprehend whilst purchasing, preserving, renovating or construction a house in France. obtainable and complete, it comprises the technical phrases you will not locate in a regular dictionary for instruments and gear and each element of portray, carpentry, roofing, plumbing and drainage. It additionally equips you with terminology for making plans structural alterations akin to extensions and picking limitations. An appendix of emergency words will make this a publication you want to continue through the telephone continually. no matter if you personal a house or paintings in France, this booklet can assist you seek advice from French tradesmen with authority and stay away from high priced misunderstandings as you pull down the language barrier brick through brick.

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