I am considering the purchase of a property in the village of Saint Pe' de Bigorre in Haute Pyrenees...Can you recommend a professional carpenter or builder nearby who could help me evaluate what it would take to correct a number of carpentry or related defects in the interior of the house?
The current owner spent the past 15 years 'fixing' things or adding frames moldings. His work was well-intentioned but turned out to be sloppy, imperfect, incomplete, ugly, poor materials...
I don't believe any major works (such as roofing or plumbing) is necessary at this point.
The place looks more shabby than chic and clearly needs the attention of a perfectionist, or at least a professional.
I don't mind whether the professional is French, English or Polish...as long as it's someone with a higher standard than whomever worked on this place last.
Another project evaluation on site would consist of rejoining the adjoining, semi-detached house that was separated from the main part of the house a few decades ago with a non-stone wall...and seeing whether the levels are different, what would be required, etc.
A professional evaluation of the cost and time to bring up the workmanship of the interior angles, levels, woodwork and fixtures would be very helpful before I commit to a purchase. The evaluation could naturally turn into a contract or two for the work.
(This would not be part of the standard property inspection; I might not get that far.)
Saint Pe de Bigorre is not far from Lourdes, Pau and Tarbes.