FRENCH PROJECT PLANNING

Project Management & Planning Permission

Operating in the south west of France  for the past 17 years, FPP has a wealth of experience in the planning, new build and renovation business. In 2003, our company began by re-designing kitchens and bathrooms for UK clients with properties in the Charente, before specializing in barn conversions in 2008. It now covers all aspects of the design and construction process here in the  North Aquitaine region.


Working exclusively with registered tradesmen, offering fully insured ten year guarantees on all work undertaken, we provide a reliable and trustworthy service to ensure that your ideas become reality.

From project inception to translating your thoughts into actionable plans, we deal with all authorities and regulations to ensure that the finished article exceeds your expectations. We'll source all tradesmen and manage budgets prior to and during work, ensuring your project comes in on time and on budget.

Design and Build

Planning permissions

Planning permissions

Large double floor extension to an existing property


We take that sketch you drew on the back of an envelope and turn it into the home of your dreams! Full project management services ensure that your project runs smoothly from start to finish. We will deal with the entirety of the project or you can cherry pick specific services. Regular updates and teleconferencing ensure that your project comes in on time and on budget

Planning permissions

Planning permissions

Planning permissions

Planning permission ground floor plan


Let us navigate the French planning regulations for you. We will  draw up and submit applications for properties under 150 m2 and for your larger construction projects , we use accredited French architects to ensure that everything is done within the parameters of the French legal system. Competitive rates based on the size of work to be carried out ensure that our services remain affordable. 

Commercial property

Planning permissions

Drainage and Utility services

Metal structure commercial building


Having recently completed  the construction of a 1000 m2 steel structure building for mixed usage (residential and commercial) we are well versed in marrying the needs of the business and the comfort of home. Specialist steel fabricators create our buildings offsite, re-assembling them onsite and fitting them out to your specification.

Drainage and Utility services

Drainage and Utility services

Drainage and Utility services

Bio-rock compact drainage system for small gardens and under driveways

A rural property not connected to any mains drainage or utilities presents a challenge to even the most skillful renovation expert but with the connection packages we offer, we can ensure that your property meets the government requirements (whether prior to sale or prior to purchase) with modern compact systems that sit happily beneath parking areas or lawns. 

Swimming pool design

Drainage and Utility services

Swimming pool design

In-ground 8 x 5 metre pool

What property in the South of France is complete without a pool? We offer installations to fit most budgets, be it a smaller pool for cooling off  or the renovation of an old barn for indoor models. Anything is possible, let your imagination run riot!! 

Barn Conversions

Drainage and Utility services

Swimming pool design

Sitting room from a tumble down barn

  Specializing in barn conversions and renovation for the past decade, we are uniquely placed to bring a wealth of experience to any project, be it a "Grand Design" or a simple gite conversion. With our expert advice on planning and construction, turn those outbuildings into rental units or create the home of your dreams!

Project Management and Planning Tarifs

POITOU CHARENTE REGION ONLY



Planning applications

Properties totaling less than 150 m2 – 900 euros + VAT

Properties larger than 150 m2 – 3000 euros + VAT (these fees include architects drawings and Etude Thermique)


 Certificat d’Urbanisme (Outline planning consent)

From 225 euros + VAT


Declaration Prealable (Change of use, building modifications not subject to planning applications)

Fees calculated on the volume of work to be undertaken


Drainage system Applications

Standard application for an individual system 195 euros + VAT


Preliminary Project Outline

Preparation of a set of plans and preliminary costings for any building project

From 650 euros + VAT

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