How to learn language of French 'bricolage'

Nick Inman charts the ups and downs of doing it himself in our regular column... here, he discusses how to find the right advice

There are infuriating people who talk as if they were born knowing all about building and restoration, but most of us have to learn by taking advice and resorting to trial and error.

If you do need instruction on a topic, where can you find it?

Some of the skills needed to work on a house in France are universal and there is plenty of information about them online in English.

YouTube is overflowing with videos explaining almost any problem you care to name.

If you are doing up ...

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